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Dan Reynolds Live Concert todd | Program Director
07/02/2014 | Filed In: Dan Reynolds | Imagine Dragons | Kim White

Dan Reynolds Live Concert

Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons is doing a special acoustic concert on July 17 at the Sandy Amphitheater for Kim White. More lawn seats have just been released, but they will go quickly! Get them now by clicking here.

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Six Song Mash-ups Richie T |
06/20/2014 | Filed In: mashups | Twenty One Pilots | Childish Gambino | Coldplay | Nine Inch Nails | Young The Giant | The XX | Arctic Monkeys | Oasis | Passion Pit | T.I. | Neon Trees | Paramore

Six Song Mash-ups

Have you ever wondered what one band’s song would sound like with one another artist’s music and/or lyrics mixed in? Well that is called a “mashup.” It is always interesting to hear your favorite song mixed to the music of someone else. Just like a cover song, sometimes they suck, sometimes they rock, and sometimes they’re just… “meh.” Here are six mashups that have been handpicked for your listening pleasure:

“Car Radio” by Twenty One Pilots/”Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino

This features the music of “Car Radio” with the rap melodies of Childish Gambino combined with a verse from Twenty One Pilots. You can listen to more Twenty One Pilots/Childish Gambino mashups here. They all go really well together.

“Speed Of Sound” by Coldplay/ “This Twilight” by Nine Inch Nails

We hear the sounds of Coldplay mixed with the vocals of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. If you have ever listened to the original version of “This Twilight” the instrumentals are a lot darker, giving the track a more sinister feel. Coldplay’s instrumentals provide a more upbeat version to the Nine Inch Nails song.

“Islands” by Young The Giant/“Intro” by The XX

If The XX were to put vocals to “The Intro” I’d imagine that it would sound a lot like this. Sameer Ghadia’s falsetto vocals work perfectly with the beats provided by The XX.

“Do I Wanna Know?” By Arctic Monkeys/“Waiting For The Rapture” by Oasis

It wouldn’t take a lot of effort to mash these songs together, considering they both have the same beat and tempo. Oasis’ vocals work well with the tune of “Do I Wanna Know?” as well as being mixed in with the vocals of Alex Turner.

“Little Secrets” by Passion Pit/“What You Know About That” by T.I.

This mashup changes a rap song into an extremely catchy dance song. T.I.’s rap has been mixed with the sounds of Passion Pit along with the chorus of “Little Secrets.”

“Animal” by Neon Trees/ “Still Into You” by Paramore

These two go together a little too well. It’s almost as though Neon Trees re-wrote “Animal” to the tune of “Still Into You.” Haley Williams does sing the chorus once, towards the end. Other than that, this features the vocals of Tylar Glenn with the instrumentals of Paramore. But it’s not too far off from something that Neon Trees could have written.

Do You have a favorite mashup that hasn't been included here? Let us know! We would love to hear it!

Written by: Zach McEntire(Intern)(@mcentirezach)

Edited by: Richie T  

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REVIEW: This Guy Is Currently Winning the Coldplay Hating Contest Corey O'Brien |
05/20/2014 | Filed In: Coldplay | Corey O'Brien The Quietus | Quietus | Ghost Stories | Reviews

REVIEW: This Guy Is Currently Winning the Coldplay Hating Contest

Blame Chuck Klosterman for this trend: unadulterated Coldplay hate.  When talking about the band's song "Yellow" from his book, "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs" he is annoyed by the overly-simplistic lyrics from Chris Martin by boiling down Martin's theme to "brilliantly informing us that stars in the sky are, in fact, yellow." White people culture has only been easier to make fun of since then.  Sites like Stuff White People Like would be the soft slug version and you can go on from there.  

Coldplay is releasing their new album, "Ghost Stories" today and so we are once again reminded that hate is alive and well on the internet. Mr. Agreeable's review on The Quietus of the new album on the site is something.  It must have been keyboard agony censoring all the strong and lovely words wielded to express a very defined and direct point of view about the new album.

Take it for what you will.  If you hate Coldplay or and love crass rants this review is still a bit of a drag after the first few paragraphs.  I did have some favorite lines though:

"'Another’s Arms' begins with an androgynous, anaemic yelp that is quite possibly the whitest moment in all of popular f***ing culture."

"Finally, the f***ing title track itself. Chris wonders if he himself is “just a ghost”. Tell you what, Martin, you woeful f***ing waste of a snail’s time, here’s one way of f***ing finding out - why not run into that f***ing brick wall head first? Twenty times, just to be f***ing sure?"

and

"No, as f***ing ever, Chris Martin’s here to suck all the f***ing joy out of the room like a giant f***ing Happiness Hoover!" 

Perhaps some levity might have made this review more digestible.  You may still get a chuckle out of it. Read the fully hateful review here.

I am going to put my headphones on and make up my own mind.

-Corey

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Who Is Worth More: Foo Figthers, Kanye West or Adele? Corey O'Brien |
05/20/2014 | Filed In: Money | Concerts | Foo Fighters | Coldplay | Phoenix | Vampire Weekend | Weezer

Who Is Worth More: Foo Figthers, Kanye West or Adele?

Perhaps you want to throw the best BBQ anyone on the west coast has ever seen and invite Vampire Weekend to play.  Well, it will only set you back $100,000 to $200,000.  It's about the same for Weezer.  Perhaps you are having a bachelor party and you know it won't be epic unless Tiesto provides the beats.  No problem! $200,000 to $400,000 will get it done.  Who know, maybe $50k less if you throw in a pizza and some soda pop.

Deggy Entertainment has thrown together a list of a bunch of acts to help you plan your next book club with a performance by Adele (three-quarters of a million).

Get a load of the full list here.

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Hiring: Star Wars' Cantina Needs Talent Corey O'Brien |
05/05/2014 | Filed In: Star Wars | Corey O'Brien | Ben Folds | Weird Al | College Humor | Liz Phair

Hiring: Star Wars' Cantina Needs Talent

As if you didn't get enough of "May the 4th Be With You" all over your Tweets, Facebooks and Snapchats yesterday, be on notice: it isn't the 5th you've gotta be weary of, especially in a video where Daughty is painted up like a Sith.

Small rant: three films come out in the 70's with effect and characters placed in a grand place, a place far, far away.  It had fresh-faced actors and a mythology about it.  It gave birth to fan-boy/girl culture and the world would never be the same. Some years later they make three more films, none of which anyone seemed to like.  Probably because we all carry warm and fuzzies for certain childhood things.  Hell, even I grew out of 311.  So at best, "Star Wars" is batting 50/50 and perhaps less if you count the fact that many people don't like "Jedi."  I ask that we all don't get overly excited over these new films.  

If your doctor were right half the time, you'd be a cripple.  Let's try and not let this galaxy cripple the culture and media until we see the "Episode 7."

Anyway, here is a video of Lisa Loeb, Ben Folds (who I will never tire of), Weird Al and a mixture of other trying to get in on this new bar band gig:

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