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Not a ‘real’ fan

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 9
Filed under Opinion

I am a poser. By society’s standards of what a true fan is supposed to be, I am a cheap cardboard imitation, trying hard to act enthused as others passionately talk about the latest “Grey’s Anatomy” season. I have yet to decide if I am an anomaly.   I was in elementary school when my b...

Listen to yourself, not the lyrics

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under Opinion

Periodically I come across songs I used to listen to in elementary and middle school. I sang the teenage-angst-filled songs as if I knew what it was like to be in a relationship.

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Local DJ promotes Irish roots

Local DJ promotes Irish roots

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
March 23
Filed under Features

There are two stories regarding how DJ McNaughty chose his stage name. The official story: “McNaughty” derives from his Irish immigrant great-great-grandparents’ last name. The true story is that Auston Bruder found an Irish-name generator on Facebook.

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‘Anti’: different sound, same game

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under Reviews

Shrouded in rumors and controversy throughout the three years leading up to its release, “Anti” is the greatest Rihanna album that almost never happened.

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Create, motivate, graduate

Create, motivate, graduate

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
January 28
Filed under Features

Maurice Rush, a freshman English education major has been writing music for four months and started recording in Indianapolis, his hometown, with producer DJ Goodnight.

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12-band music fest returns to Garvin

12-band music fest returns to Garvin

Megan Thorne
September 16
Filed under Features

Alex Mourer said he wants ParksFest to make people as happy as possible. ParksFest will take place  at Garvin Park, featuring 12 live bands, including Shooter Jennings, Davina & The Vagabonds, Willie Watson and The Honey Vines. Mourer got involved with ParksFest after hearing about a poll sayi...

Pep band fit for students and alumni

Pep band fit for students and alumni

Ariana Beedie
November 20
Filed under Features

The USI Pep Band gives students the opportunity to play instruments without a curriculum and gives the chance to play instruments other departments don’t offer programs for. Tom Mace, Pep Band director, has led the brass section since the early 90s. “We started in Fall 1990 as the first based ...

Polar Bear Club “Death Chorus”

Jimmy Pyles
November 17
Filed under Reviews

New York five-piece post-hardcore pop-punk band Polar Bear Club dropped its fourth album “Death Chorus” this week. “Death Chorus" is very different from its past albums and the band drifted further away from its post-hardcore base, towards a predominantly pop-punk sound with an emphasis on pop....

Students choose different methods of listening

Ariana Beedie
October 9
Filed under Features

As more streaming and download sites gain popularity, music is readily available at people’s fingertips. In order for streaming sites to have artist's material available, the company has to have some sort of agreement for artists to receive payment. Many artists have submitted testimonies about...

COLUMN: River City Sound Sexy, etc.

COLUMN: River City Sound Sexy, etc.

Ariana Beedie
October 9
Filed under Features

Three local artists combine musical forces for the sake of friendship. Brent Sigler, Zach Zint and Jeremy Graham make up Sexy, etc., a jazz, funk infused trio that focuses on making music when they have time to let loose. “We’re such (a) small ensemble, but with a throwback sound,” Sigler said. ...

COLUMN: River City Sound, City Grimm

COLUMN: River City Sound, City Grimm

Ariana Beedie
September 24
Filed under Features

A local band describes itself as not so local. Jeremiah Daniels and Nick Henning developed City Grimm in 2010. The two met while playing in another band but split off to form their own unique sound. “We play noise rock and post punk,” Daniels said. “There are even some psychedelic influences.” Daniels,...

COLUMN: River City Sound Philip Lawrence

COLUMN: River City Sound Philip Lawrence

Ariana Beedie
September 18
Filed under Features

Evansville native Philip Lawrence  began writing songs at 16 when he went to Memorial High School. Since then, Lawrence has hit fame at full speed. The 39-year-old songwriter makes up one-third of the production team, Smeezingtons, along with Bruno Mars and Ari Levine. “I’ve been writing for...

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