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That Time I Met Vampire Weekend

4 Apr

(Note: This article originally appeared in The Silhouette)

Normally, most people develop a healthy liking for a band that stretches from their angst-ridden teenage years to when they’re married with children and no longer make have time to listen to music. In opposition, a select group of fans let their mild affection evolve from a weekend pastime to a deep-rooted infatuation that pervades every waking hour. These members of society have been somewhat derogatorily dubbed fangirls/fanboys.

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Why I Am Protesting the Presidential Election

6 Nov
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“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

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Stars Announce New Record and Release Single

23 Jun

If you’re a fan of one of Montreal’s dearest indie groups, Stars, you have a new record to look forward to come September 4th. Hit the jump to check out the tracklist and listen to the new single, “The Theory of Relativity”.

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‘Anna Karenina’ Trailer Hits the Internet

23 Jun

The trailer for the 2012 adaption of Leo Tolstoy’s classic, Anna Karenina, has finally arrived, and with it a lot of excitement from the literary world.

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‘Spring Breakers’

12 May

Why see ‘Spring Breakers’, you ask?

If that Mayan Calander bullshit does in fact come true and we all die come December 21st, I’ll be terribly disappointed. Not just because I haven’t even been able to get legally inebriated with a righteous bunch of frat-boys and bops yet, but because I will miss out on what looks like a cinematic masterpiece in ‘Spring Breakers’.

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Colplay Pay Tribute to MCA

6 May

As many have heard, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys finally lost his 3-year battle with cancer on Friday, May 4th of this year. He was 47. Known for engineering such hits as “Brass Monkey” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” with his bandmates , Yauch was a driving force in blurring the color lines that were dividing hip hop from other genres. In the video above, Coldplay pays tribute to the legend by performing a beautiful piano cover of “Fight For Your Right To Party” at their Hollywood Bowl show.

Invisible Children Co-founder Found Masturbating in Public

16 Mar

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Jason Russell, a co-founder of the non-profit organization, Invisible Children, was detained by San Diego State Police Department on Thursday night. [NBC San Diego] Continue reading