Artist: 
The Voidz
Label: 
RCA Records

This is the premier album by The Voidz under their new name, and the used to be called Julian Casablancas and the Voidz. Most people know Juliam Casablancas from The Strokes, and there's definitely a taste of the same style of sound on this album, which is to be expected since Casablancas was the front-man for both bands. However, as a huge fan of The Strokes, I came to this album hoping to find music that was relatively the same as past tunes from Casablancas' band, especially because most are unsure whether or not to expect new music from The Strokes, but I did not find that.

Sounds Like: 
The Strokes
Sounds Like: 
Oxbow
Name: 
Chloe Hislop
Date Reviewed: 
04/15/2018

Nightwish @ The Marquee

Acts: 
Nightwish
Concert Date: 
Sun, 04/15/2018
Location: 
Marquee Theater

This weekend I had the immense privilege of seeing one of my favorite bands live. Nightwish is legendary in the symphonic metal scene. If you do not know them, I highly recommend you listen to them. I recently reviewed their greatest hits album Decades, which came out about a month ago. 

Reviewer: 
Nate Smith
Artist: 
Red Sun Rising
Label: 
Caroline Distribution

Red Sun Rising's new album Thread is a playful, energetic play on the modern alternative rock that is being played. The whole album plays with upbeat on beat measures and mixes them with off tempo, minor key choruses. This whole album screamed "Summer of My Senior Year" or some other sappy teeny bopper movie. This album feels fun and carefree in the most mature way possible. The vocalist, Mike Protich, brings energy and enthusiasm that would lacking without his vocals. My favorite thing about this album is that it is catchy like pop but sincere, unlike most pop.

Sounds Like: 
Nothing More
Sounds Like: 
Highly Suspect
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
04/15/2018
Artist: 
Eels
Label: 
E works Records

The eels Deconstruction is a 15 track album with two short instrumentals. It is the 12th studio album of a band that has been around since the mid 90's with occasional hits all along the way. The band created music that went on the Shrek soundtrack humorously enough. The Album is a studio arrangement wonder, with a full orchestra accompanying some of the works and accoustic guitar guiding the rythym.

Sounds Like: 
Flaming Lips
Sounds Like: 
Beck
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
04/13/2018
Artist: 
ISLAND
Label: 
Frenchkiss Records

Island is a UK indie rock band. Their sound involves dreamy guitars contrasting with raspy vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Cool Toned Imagine Dragons
Sounds Like: 
Rock Version of ARIZONA
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
Artist: 
Elaquent
Label: 
Urbnet

You must listen to this EP with headphones to get the full experience! This EP is a mix of hip hop, jazz and synth. It’s really pretty and soft instrumental music.

Sounds Like: 
Hip Hop Tycho
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
Artist: 
Glaze
Label: 
Self-Released

First of all, WOW THIS IS SO GOOD.

Sounds Like: 
Gleemer
Sounds Like: 
Nothing
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
Artist: 
Superorganism
Label: 
Domino Recording Co Ltd

Superorganism's self-titled album is a beautiful mixture of synth, chill beats, and fun vocals from the 17-year-old lead singer, Orono Noguchi. The album doesn't stray too far from the indie pyschedlic pop principles, making the album something easy to listen to. However, you most likely won't feel like you found a revolutionary band but that's okay! I think "Superorganism" can appeal to a lot of people because of its natural charm and typical sounds.

Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala - psychedelic pop, nonchalant vocals that you can find in a Tame Impala song
Sounds Like: 
MGMT - earlier albums and more indie pop than MGMT but still fun to listen to like MGMT
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
Artist: 
Citizen Kay
Label: 
ONETWO

Belly of the Beast by Citizen Kay is really funky. Citizen Kay, a rapper from Australia first caught public attention with his debut EP Demokracy. The music has jazz, blues and rock influences. However, a lot of the music is electronic. He has some cool keyboard riffs on his album. It is actually super refreshing to listen to. Seriously, this guy has talent. Citizen Kay’s raps are smooth, with a hint of 90’s retro sound. The album kind of sounds like Lamar's earlier To Pimp a Butterfly, but a lot less explicit and more rock influenced.

Sounds Like: 
Thundercat and Kendrick Lamar
Sounds Like: 
Briggs
Sounds Like: 
if Childish Gambino and Kanye West did something maybe?
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
Artist: 
Andrew Reed
Label: 
Artists International Publishing

As someone who likes Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, I thought to myself, what could go wrong with a long haired dude with a guitar? As it turns out, Andrew Reed is not really similar to those two artists. Andrew Reed is definitely a hippie, but an old-timey Americana one at that. With songs like "Carolina in the Morning," Reed offers a lamentation over a woman/state, accompanied by a gentle guitar strums and light percussion. Although an overall easy listening album, I did not particularly enjoy Andrew Reed's voice. It seemed a little too shaky and urgent.

Sounds Like: 
Leonard Cohen
Sounds Like: 
Johnny Cash
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
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