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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” by Primus

As requested by a friend, I went with a song from the year 1991 as a throwback this week, and landed on one of Primus’s singles from their album Sailing the Seas of Cheese. This rock/alternative/metal/progressive band has a WEIRD sound (and the video’s probably weirder) but the sound is unique/innovative ¬†enough for me to […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Sports” by Lil Dicky

If you haven’t heard of the Philadelphia-born, San Franciso-based rapper Lil Dicky yet, you are at the least missing out on his humor, and at the most missing out on one of my favorite mixtapes/albums of the year. His lyrics are hilariously relatable (“Attached at the Hip” might be the best inner monologue ever) and […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Song by Song Album Review: Yeezus

Brought to you by popular demand (a.k.a one person put in a request), I present my song-by-song review of Kanye West’s most recent album release, Yeezus. The title rivals the name of his newborn child (North West) in dickiness, but at this point I don’t expect anything less from Kanye. He has channeled his ego […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “American” by Macklemore

A throwback by Macklemore standards. The at-the-time underground MC fills the role of Aberdeen Washington, and uses simple yet effective flows and rhymes to expose the stereotypes/truths of Right Wing America. Whether you’re offended or not, it’s funny as shit. And you should give it a listen to see how far he has come as […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities

When my sister first introduced this band to me and I heard “Safe and Sound” (the first track off their debut album), I initially thought it was super dicky for being the music behind the Yahoo! On the Road Tour Spotify commercials. I got over this gripe quickly, as this song’s vocals, horns, and synths […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “Rubberband Man” by The Spinners

The Spinners performed at Summerfest yesterday. Was anyone bold enough to witness the funky group that has been together for over 50 years? As catchy as the music is, it’s even more entertaining to watch these guys dance in such synchronization. Horns seem to be making a comeback in popular music lately, and with good […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Going Out in Style” by Dropkick Murphys

In my anticipation for seeing Dropkick Murphys for the 3rd time at this year’s Summerfest, I figured I would plug the Irish punk band for this week’s WCW. While their most popular hits include “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” from 2005 and “The State of Massachusetts” from 2007, the group continues to put out quality […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: Souls of Mischief at the Madison Majestic Theater

Although it’s been nearly a week since I went to the Souls of Mischief’s first date on their ’93 ’til Infinity Tour, the coolness of Hip-Hop as a culture and a realization about Hip-Hop concerts in general are both still fresh in my head. The tour celebrates the 20-year anniversary of Souls of Mischief’s debut […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)” as Performed by Danny Kaye and the The Andrews Sisters

We’re going wayyyyyyyyy back for the seminal Throwback Thursday. Originally written in 1947 for a Broadway musical, “Civilization” tells a story from the perspective of a indigenous (presumably jungle) native who points out the flaws in modern society and why he prefers to live a simple life. I first heard this song through the Fallout […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)” by Aerosmith

My idea with this post is to each week share a song–whether it was a single, one-hit-wonder, or b-side afterthought–that is in my opinion good and definitely not listened to as much as it should be. Through following these (hopefully) shorter posts, you may be exposed to a popular band’s deeper cuts, or discover a […]