The Kirkwood Call

“good kid, m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar is a must listen

Woody Kipp

November 9, 2012


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Often compared to the legendary hip-hop artist Tupac, Kendrick Lamar had a lot to live up to on his second studio album. The pressure has been on him since he emerged in late 2009 but the Compton rapper has yet to fail these expectations. It’s safe to say he went above all expectations this time, ...

Macklemore strikes gold with first album “The Heist”

Macklemore strikes gold with first album “The Heist”

Becca Gerdes, news writer

October 16, 2012


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DISCLAIMER: These are my opinions about "The Heist." Others may have different opinions; feel free to post them in the comments below.   In order to fully appreciate Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s  first album,The Heist, you need a little background information. Though he released his first...

Jay-Z releasing live EP to commemorate Barclays shows

Jay-Z releasing live EP to commemorate Barclays shows

Eli Cost, features writer

October 7, 2012


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Jay-Z recently wrapped a series of eight sold-out concerts at New York City's Barcalys Center to commemorate the transition of the New Jersey Nets to his hometown of Brooklyn. As a consolation for those fans who were unable to attend, he will be releasing a new live EP exclusively on iTunes, which...

Upcoming Concerts: October 2012

Upcoming Concerts: October 2012

Becca Gerdes, news writer

October 3, 2012


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October 3-Big K.R.I.T. at The Pageant October 6-First Aid Kit at the Firebird October 7-Tony Lucca at Old Rock House October 8-Grouplove at the Pageant October 9-Alabama Shakes at The Pageant October 12-The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads at The Pageant October 15-Band of Skulls at O...

Mumford & Sons attains near-perfection on sophomore album (UPDATED)

Mumford & Sons attains near-perfection on sophomore album (UPDATED)

Eli Cost, features writer

September 28, 2012


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“Throw your hands up in the air and scream whooooa whoa whoa!” There. Modern chorus writing for dummies. Turn the dial to any station programmed into your car stereo or download nearly any of the top ten singles on iTunes and you’ll hear something along those lines. While music of that nature...

5 Songs you should have on your iPod

5 Songs you should have on your iPod

Becca Gerdes, news writer

September 19, 2012


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DISCLAIMER: These are just my opinions about music. Others may have different opinions; feel free to post them below. Is your music library looking a little boring? Here’s five songs to add to perk it up.1. It’s Time by Imagine Dragons Easily the best song off Imagine Dragon’s first full albu...

New Single: Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean “Clique”

New Single: Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean “Clique”

Eli Cost, Features Writer

September 12, 2012


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Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the Second Golden Age of Hip-Hop. Exaggeration? Maybe. But crank your car stereo and bump the latest G.O.O.D. Music track and it becomes a vivid possibility. “Clique,” the third (official) single preceding the Sept. 18 release of Cruel Summer, is as lively a...

Beat of the Week: Of Monsters and Men – King and Lionheart (Dzeko & Torres Remix)

Beat of the Week: Of Monsters and Men – King and Lionheart (Dzeko & Torres Remix)

By Ben Kothe

March 6, 2012


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This week’s installment is a Dzeko & Torres revamp of the song “King and Lionheart” by the Icelandic indie folk group Of Monsters and Men. It’s just as catchy, heartfelt and powerful as the original, but in a way that deserves to be pumped through a car stereo on a spring afternoon. The...

Upcoming Concerts: March 2012

Upcoming Concerts: March 2012

By Ben Kothe

March 1, 2012


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March 3: Big Gigantic at The Pageant Mar 4: The Ataris at The Firebird Mar 5: Andy McKee at The Old Rock House Mar 9: Howler at The Old Rock House Mar 10: Needtobreathe with Ben Rector at The Pageant Mar 11: Pomegranates at The Firebird Mar 12: Cheap Girls at The Firebird Mar 13...

Beat of the Week: Levels (In Reverse) (George Monev Remix)

Beat of the Week: Levels (In Reverse) (George Monev Remix)

By Ben Kothe

February 29, 2012


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Over the past few months, it seems like there has been a never-ending torrent of remixes of Swedish DJ Avicii’s “Levels.” Well, producer George Monev has managed to blow most (if not all) of them out of the water with his creative twist to the explosive party anthem. It’s backward. That’s...

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