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Drop Kick Murphys maintain Irish spirit

By By Zack Potter, Archives Manager

March 21, 2011

The Dropkick Murphys reaffirmed their status as one of the preeminent Irish rock bands this month when they released their seventh studio album, Going Out in Style.  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and National ShamrockFest, which they headlined March 12, the band is back with the blaring bagpipes,...

October Playlist of the Month

By Becky Price and Jillian Postal

October 29, 2010

“That Ain’t Me”- Lil’ Wayne featuring Jay Sean Lil’ Wayne abandons his “rock” sound on this track from his new album, I Am Not A Human Being. Returning to the style of his Tha Carter III days (think “Mr. Carter”), the rapper, who pairs up with pop sensation Jay Sean, sticks to ...

MGMT’s latest album has a new dark, strange feel

By Zack Potter Archives Manager

May 7, 2010

Ever since MGMT burst onto the scene last year with their hit debut album Oracular Spectacular, indie-music junkies have been anxious to hear how the psychedelic/electro-rock band would follow up on their surprise success.  However, fans were somewhat perplexed when on their new album, Congratulations, MGMT featured a m...

Ke$ha reveals her love of partying in debut album

By Kalli Klusaritz, Archive Manager

March 1, 2010

Somewhere between the fast-paced pop of Lady GaGa and the shocking antics of Britney Spears, 22-year-old newcomer Ke$ha has managed not only to carve out a unique niche for herself as a hedonistic, superficial party girl but she makes this status so utterly appealing that doing nothing but having fun...

The Bravery’s latest record comes with a new twist

By Tony Raffa

November 24, 2009

The Bravery is back with a new album that is sure to Stir the Blood with the same great sound they are known for but with a new twist. The Bravery’s new album will be released Dec. 1 and continues with their alternative post-punk, new wave style, but with more dark and depressing songs than bef...

The Swell Season debuts new folk album

By Andrea Mirviss

November 24, 2009

The folk group the Swell Season was born out of the romance between its two front players, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, but its sophomore album, Strict Joy, is the chronicle of their breakup. Strict Joy is by no means a typical breakup album.  It does not ask for pity, and it is not chock f...

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