The Concordiensis

Opinion: Musgraves wins with ‘Golden Hour’

Nate Olsen, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

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Country music as we knew it, can have a very polarizing effect on people. The genre-defining twang of guitars, negative habit inspiring lyrics and yodel-esk voices have made countless generations develop an urge to either squ...

Artist talk unpacks Latinx identity for a new generation

Bernadette Bruu, Arts Editor

February 11, 2019

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All art has source material outside its immediate subject. Sometimes that material is a universal human experience with love or nature, but other times it’s the legacy of colonialism in the twenty-first century. For artists Pablo He...

Can we turn the actress into the popstar?: Sia Furler attempts

Mitchell Famulare, Arts Editor

February 11, 2019

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With the new sensation of music film, whether it be the wildly successful “A Star is Born” or the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” literal and figurative definitions of the modern pop star become questioned. ...

Disco fever, bouncing synth: revisiting MJ’s “Off the Wall”

Nathan Olsen, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2019

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Being the product of Generation X parents is a very special experience. As their child you are subject to many of their specific tastes on things like food, politics and particularly music. They came of age in a tumultuous ti...

Gender ambiguity & lesbian love triangles fill “The Favourite”

Mitchell Famulare, Arts Editor

February 1, 2019

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Deemed a dark drama-comedy, Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favourite” displays an innovative look back on forgotten history. Profiling eighteenth century England under the reign of Queen Anne, the film relvolves around gossip, lust ...

“The saddest song on the saddest album:” Union alumnus’ debut

Angelica DeDona, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2019

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On New Years Day, Noiseferatu, otherwise known as Union alumnus AJ Hubbard ’18, alongside guests both living and dead, dropped his first full-length album titled, You must get discouraged! The Pepto Bismol-colored cover art sets the s...

What do they mean by “mumble rap?”: a study in culture

Sata Diakite, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2019

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Magazines, blogs and talk shows covering the music industry subject the newest generation of rappers to criticism on many grounds, but one commentary that seems to appear more than any other is the idea that these young artists...

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