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My Favorite Albums of 2018 (so far)

April 13, 2018


Filed under Austin's Music Talk

Blahsum- Moontape III- This mixtape from Blahsum, an underground rap-rock group from New York, is a psychedelic barrage of free-associative rhymes, trippy guitar solos, and twisted ramblings about drugs and apathy. I discovered this little-known tape by this little-known group through social media, ...

Local Band: Decedy

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Austin's Music Talk, Music

Deric Becker, senior, will release his first studio album with his band, Decedy, entitled 1979, on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Decedy is throwing a release party for the album on March 16 at the Firebird,  2706 Olive St, at 6:30 p.m. The tickets cost $12 at the door, and $10 in advance. Advanced tickets can ...

Review: the Black Panther Soundtrack

Review: the Black Panther Soundtrack

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under A&L, Austin's Music Talk, Music

I’m not really much of a moviegoer, and I honestly will likely not see Black Panther. Despite the rave reviews and inescapable hype, I’m just not going to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I really want to. But going to the movies costs money and it requires that I get up and leave my house, so I don’t...

Track Review: “Too Many Chances”

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Austin's Music Talk

An unreleased Travis Scott song called "Too Many Chances" just leaked. Travis has been a prominent figure in the world of hip-hop for a relatively short amount of time, but he's already made a huge impression on me and has quickly become one of my favorite artists, largely due to his production...

Review: Culture II

Review: Culture II

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Austin's Music Talk, Music

Say what you want about Southern hip-hop, but one thing is undeniable: it rules the game right now, and it shows no signs of falling off. From the controversial rise of the Geto Boys in the early 90’s, to Lil Wayne’s incessant mixtape output that defined the 2000’s, all the way to Atlanta’s ...

Review: Heaven Upside Down

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Austin's Music Talk, Music

I haven’t seen an album with this messy of a rollout since The Life of Pablo. Announced last year as Say10, the new Marilyn Manson album was slated for release on Valentine’s Day of 2017. The anticipation was killing me, and when Valentine’s Day finally rolled around, the album was nowhere t...

Artist Profile: Bigg-K

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Austin's Music Talk

Get off work around 12 a.m. Walk home, and immediately retreat to the bedroom studio. Record music until sunrise, then crash until it’s time to go to work again. Rinse and repeat. This life may sound monotonous to you, but to an artist it’s the best way to hone your craft and chase the lif...

Review: Saturation 2

Austin Woods

September 7, 2017


Filed under Austin's Music Talk, Blogs

Brockhampton is going to be big. If you haven’t heard of them yet, don’t worry. You’ll know them within the next year. But I would recommend listening to them before everyone starts bandwagoning, because you’ll never get to hear them in this state again. Actually, it’s rare that we get t...

Upcoming Concert: Bigg-K and ULE at Fubar

September 6, 2017


Filed under Austin's Music Talk

On Sept.11, Kaeyl Downey, known as Bigg-K, local rapper and 2017 MHS alumni, will play his first show at the Fubar, at 3108 Locust St. Downey will be performing along with others as part of The Showcase Tour, which showcases a variety of local acts and takes votes from audience members to determine who...

Concert Review: Lil Pump at Pop’s Nightclub

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

July 22, 2017


Filed under Austin's Music Talk

Xanax. Dyed dreads. Kurt Cobain sunglasses. This is the holy trinity of Soundcloud rap, the three ingredients needed to get a No Jumper interview and the adoration of millions of stupid Hypebeasts. In other words, the oft-sought after “clout.” I enjoy certain artists that inhabit this world. $uicideBoy$, ...

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