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Exploring Melanie Martinez’s Album, “K-12”

by Darlene Leal
Alt-pop artist, Melanie Martinez returns with her sophomore album, K-12. The second album is an excellent predecessor as it perfectly fuses her persona from her previous album, Cry Baby to her next story about her years in primary and high-school. K-12 is much more than a concept album, it is a short film. It stars […]

Tool Returns with “Fear Inoculum”

by Darlene Leal
It’s been a long-awaited return for the fans of the metal rock band Tool, but the wait is finally over. “Fear Inoculum” dropped on Aug. 30 at midnight. The album can be streamed through Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal. With ten songs on the album, it ranges around an hour and a half long of […]

Jay-Z Receives Backlash for NFL Partnership

by Darlene Leal
On Aug. 14, NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodwell and Jay-Z announced that they would be collaborating. Jay-Z will be consulting on entertainment (including the Super Bowl halftime) along with helping the NFL promote criminal justice reform and better police community relations through their partnership campaign, “Inspire Change.” “With its global reach, the National Football League has […]

Drama Stirs Over Kid Rock’s Tweet

by Darlene Leal
Kid Rock is one of many to fall into the social media trap with his most recent tweet about popular pop star, Taylor Swift. He accused her of “sucking” up to the liberal media in order to get further ahead in Hollywood, referencing her most recent role in the upcoming rendition of “CATS (The Musical).” […]

“Tool” Returns After 14 Years

by Darlene Leal
If you’re a fan of the band Tool you’d know that previous to Aug. 2 their music was unavailable to any streaming networks but, that is no longer the case. Fans were seemingly happy to see Tool join the likes of Apple’s iTunes because quickly after they released their music, their album “Lateralus” topped number […]

Riot Fest 2019 Lineup

by Darlene Leal
The annual alternative festival returns for its fifteenth year in Chicago. Riot Fest dropped its 2019 lineup with artists such as Blink-182, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Slayer, The B-52s, and various other bands. The festival will continue to take place in Douglas Park during the month of September from the 13th through the 15th. […]