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Students react to Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Students react to Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Taylor Jordy

August 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Taylor Swift released her first single "Look What You Made Me Do" from her upcoming album "Reputation" at midnight. The album is set to be released on Nov. 10 and is her sixth one. Students in Jill Burns' journalism one class listened to the single today. Here's what they had to say: Do you think h...

John Mayer found everything in his “The Search For Everything” tour

John Mayer found everything in his “The Search For Everything” tour

Katie Delk

August 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Every mouth formed the words of his songs. Some tapped toes, others openly danced. On the night of August 13, the seemingly tatted hipsters and laid-back, chill folks enveloped the Amalie Arena with the blues, jazz, and soul of John Mayer. The opening act was a newly formed Boston band, The Ni...

Frank Ocean finds new role as tastemaker

Frank Ocean finds new role as tastemaker

Anthony Suarez

May 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Following the release of his debut album, Channel Orange, in July of 2012, Frank Ocean virtually disappeared from the public eye. Rumors swirled about the new music he was working on, but he continued to dodge cameras and radio waves alike. Due to frequent rumors that Frank would be releasing somethin...

Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up Amalie Arena

Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up Amalie Arena

Tegan Smith

April 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

A crowd filled with fans 40 and up, the smell of weed and floors made sticky by spilled beer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers made all of these beautiful things possible when they came to the Amalie Arena on April 27. The concert included a captivating light show, bass riffs by musician Michael "Flea" Balzary...

Bullstock comes back to USF

Bullstock comes back to USF

Juliana Lechner

April 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

USF Week came to a close with a bang, thanks to the bright lights and the mellow music of music festival Bullstock on Friday, April 7. Headlined by pop-rock group Echosmith, the lineup also boasted singer Bishop Briggs, alternative band Bad Suns and indie rockers, the Griswolds, hailing from Aus...

Future drops two albums within a span of two weeks

Future drops two albums within a span of two weeks

Lauren Komar

March 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

On Feb. 17, rapper Future released his highly anticipated album "FUTURE." As of right now, "FUTURE" is No. 2 on the billboard 200, which showcases what people view are the hottest albums currently. However, earlier (closer to when the album was released), the album made it to No. 1 on the charts....

Drake gives more mediocrity on ‘More Life’

Drake gives more mediocrity on ‘More Life’

Anthony Suarez

March 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

In the follow-up to last year’s mediocre Views, Drake crafts what he has deemed a “playlist” as opposed to a new album. More Life seems to be a measured addition to Drake’s musical legacy, incorporating more rap-heavy tracks than his previous efforts while retaining his typically emotional, relatable lyrics and sample-h...

PLAYLIST: Romance is boring

PLAYLIST: Romance is boring

Annie Aguiar

February 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Interactive, Music

"Hey Ya!," Outkast Everyone’s favorite 2000s dance song has a dark, non-traditional take on romance in its lyrics. Most listeners ignore the verses in favor of singing “alright alright alright” ad infinitum. "Marriage is for Old Folks," Nina Simone Nina Simone sings about her need for indep...

Migos releases a new album

Migos releases a new album

Anthony Suarez

February 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Since their rise in 2013 with the release of a series of club anthems including “Hannah Montana” and “Versace”, Migos have kept themselves consistently in the spotlight with an output of quotable, turn-up tracks without crafting a notable project around those tracks. That all changes, however, with Culture. Driven by t...

Soulja Boy goes to war

Soulja Boy goes to war

Anthony Suarez

February 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Questioning Soulja Boy’s influence on rap music is futile. The release of his 2007 single “Crank That” and its grassroots rise to prominence on the Internet proved to be a turning point for the way rap songs were distributed and consumed. Never before had a rapper experienced such a dramatic rise...

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