Category: Music

Vintage album review: Robert Johnson’s “King of the Delta Blues Singers”

Vintage album review: Robert Johnson’s “King of the Delta Blues Singers”

Arts and Entertainment- February 19, 2019

Little did he know that these humble recordings would be the difference between immortality and obscurity after a mysterious death at 27.

Newark punks Driver’s Ed stun with energetic and emotional single, “One Under”

Newark punks Driver’s Ed stun with energetic and emotional single, “One Under”

Column- February 17, 2019

Driver’s Ed has transcended their position as just another college band, becoming a totemic symbol of the power and potential success of a DIY ethos.

Uncanny and invigorating: An evening with Amen Dunes and ARTHUR (Union Transfer, Philadelphia, 1/30)

Uncanny and invigorating: An evening with Amen Dunes and ARTHUR (Union Transfer, Philadelphia, 1/30)

Column- February 14, 2019

At many points throughout the performance, the band would fully lock into a groove that had electric energy.

Mosaic’s top 50 albums of 2018

Mosaic’s top 50 albums of 2018

Column- February 14, 2019

Narrowing down the best albums of the year was a challenge but this list encapsulates the most noteworthy releases that need to be heard.

Post-release review: Grant Claytor’s “Bon” is a haunting work of nostalgia

Post-release review: Grant Claytor’s “Bon” is a haunting work of nostalgia

Column- December 3, 2018

This New Jersey-based artist attends the university and just released the song as a single with an accompanying music video for an upcoming album titled, ...

Album review: Julia Holter’s “Aviary” is a modern masterwork

Album review: Julia Holter’s “Aviary” is a modern masterwork

Column- November 12, 2018

“Aviary” serves as an important cultural document, revitalizing history and responding to the present in a way unlike anything else in recent memory.

Album review: “boygenius” is the saddest, most beautiful crossover event in indie music history

Album review: “boygenius” is the saddest, most beautiful crossover event in indie music history

Album Review- November 5, 2018

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus all hold the distinctive title of musicians whose lyrical honesty and passion for their art is so genuine ...

“But I’ve got better things to do” — musings of a “straight edge” punk

“But I’ve got better things to do” — musings of a “straight edge” punk

Column- October 29, 2018

By marking a black “X” on each hand to show their commitment to a sober lifestyle, Straight Edge punks officially took a stand to set ...

Album review: The exhilarating strangeness of Clarence Clarity’s “THINK: PEACE”

Album review: The exhilarating strangeness of Clarence Clarity’s “THINK: PEACE”

Album Review- October 15, 2018

Clarence Clarity's newest album approaches pop and R&B from an engaging, eccentric persepctive.