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WALK THE MOON makes a good impression with iTunes Single of the Week

WALK THE MOON makes a good impression with iTunes Single of the Week

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

WALK THE MOON’s “Shut Up And Dance” is the current iTunes Single of the Week. After a summer of opening Panic! At the Disco’s The Gospel Tour, the Cincinnati-based indie-rock band, WALK THE MOON has started to rise to prominence in the music industry. The single “Shut Up and Dance," which...

Underground History: Punk Rock

Shari Boiskin, For Eastside

November 14, 2014


Filed under Underground

The Clash. The Sex Pistols. The Ramones. The Dead Kennedys. Spiked hair. Leather jackets. Doc Martens. Piercings. Studded belts. Young people acting as mavericks, turning against the system that had chugged them out. “Where there is young people and vitality, you’re going to find punk rock,”...

Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost (2013)

Ben Silvert (’16)/ For Eastside

November 14, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Hungry Ghost (2013) is grunge rock band Violent Soho's latest album. From Queensland, Australia, the group is made up of Michael Richards on drums, Luke Henery on bass and both Luke Boerdam and James Tidswell on guitar and vocals. Violent Soho is likened to a lot of alternative rock bands of the 90...

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Mind Control (2013)

Peter Warburton (’15)/ Eastside Staff

November 14, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

What if Charles Manson, the musician and infamous serial killer, Black Sabbath and Neil Young created a band? Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats would have been the result. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats is a five-man stoner rock band with high-pitched vocals and guitars that sound like they are being played...

Master P – Gameface (2001)

Master P – Gameface (2001)

Jared Fisch, For Eastside

November 14, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Showcase, Underground

As a huge fan of rap, you will find many Master P songs on my playlist. After listening to his tenth album Gameface (2001), I was left with the tunes and catchy verses stuck in my head. To begin, in my opinion, the first song, “Take It Outside” did not get the album started off on a positive note. I ...

Logic wows with debut album

Asher Maitin ('17)/ For Eastside

November 5, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Showcase, Underground

Maryland based rapper Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name “Logic,” is making a name for himself with his debut album Under Pressure. The record was released on October 21, 2014. The album, from Def Jam recordings and produced by No. I.D. and 6ix, features songs that highlight Logic’...

XX Teens-Welcome to Goon Island (2008)

XX Teens-Welcome to Goon Island (2008)

Jayne Baran, For Eastside

November 5, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Showcase, Underground

In a generation where music is predominantly purchased online, tons of wonderful music gets overlooked. When was the last time anyone went to a record store in search of new music? In light of this observation, I checked it out to try to find some new music. While scourging through a sea of little...

Alessandro Cortini’s SONOIO releases new single “Thanks For Calling”

Jesse Stiller ('16)/ For Eastside

November 1, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

As the electronic dance music (EDM) explosion continues to gather steam, some artists are trying to create their own style, even if they were never part of electronica before. SONOIO, better known as Alessandro Cortini from the industrial metal band Nine Inch Nails, recently released a new song onto...

Will Smith – Big Willie Style (1997)

Will Smith – Big Willie Style (1997)

Jared Fisch, For Eastside

October 29, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Underground

If you like his acting, you will love his music. Will Smith will have your fingers tapping by the end of the first song. On his first solo album Big Willie Style (1997), Smith combines his aspect of rap with the beat. His catchy tunes will have most hip-hop fans humming along. Although it is slightly...

Zella Day delivers with her iTunes Song of the Week

Brooke Greenberg, For Eastside

October 23, 2014


Filed under Underground

This week’s iTunes song of this week, “Hypnotic” by up and coming artist Zella Day is soon going to be stuck in everyone’s head. This is an alternative song that is perfect for relaxing. Its dark and haunting undertones really make this song unique. The song is about a mental feeling taking over...

Sleep’s Holy Mountain is a must have for metal fans

Peter Warburton ('15)/ Eastside Staff

October 23, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Sleep is a stoner rock band that formed in Washington back in the early 1990s. It consists of Matt Pike on guitar, Al Ciserones on bass and Chris Haikus on drums. The band has a small discography comprised of three albums, but their sound and songs were revolutionary in engineering the heavy riffed Black...

Steve Albini’s band, Shellac releases new record

Peter Warburton ('15)/ Eastside Staff

October 23, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Dude Incredible (2014) is the fifth studio album by Chicago-based post-hardcore rock band Shellac. Although it had been seven years since the band’s last album Excellent Italian Greyhound (2007), on July 1st of 2014, the band announced that it had a new album in the works. The band's latest album D...

Alpha impresses with “The Impossible Thrill”

Alpha impresses with “The Impossible Thrill”

KateLynn Garden, Eastside Staff

October 16, 2014


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Music Reviews, Underground

The Impossible Thrill is a 2001 album by English group Alpha. They have yet to break out into the mainstream, although they have been making music since 1996. Specializing in trip hop and acid jazz, they have an extremely similar sound to Portishead, another English group from the same area. This LP ...

Jack White’s second solo album doesn’t dissapoint

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

August 18, 2014


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Originating from humble beginnings in 1997 Detroit, Jack White formed The White Stripes, with his ex-wife, Meg White. The White Stripes began as a band with little experience; Meg White, the sole drummer of the band, had no drumming education at all. Despite this large setback, the duo ultimately ro...

ASMR videos gain attention amongst Youtube viewers

Brielle Clearfield ('15)/ Eastside Underground Editor

June 25, 2014


Filed under Other Recent Stories, Underground

Within the past decade, Internet users from all over the globe log into the same user-friendly interface to watch videos posted on the web. Founded in 2005, Youtube has been a leading search engine for streaming videos of essentially anything. On this site, people come to watch everything from tutorials...

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