Listen to This: Dixie Chicks

I’m from Austin, Texas, and if I were to recommend the Dixie Chicks to someone at home I’d get an eye-roll in response; whether fans of the music or not, everyone already knows who they are. But I honestly have no clue if my fellow Seattleites are aware of the greatness that is this country […]

Listen to This: Kurt Vile

Somehow I missed the memo at the end of September when Kurt Vile released “b’lieve i’m goin down…,” the sixth studio album of his solo career. I finally picked it up last week, and it’s the only thing I’ve been able to listen to since. There’s a very real possibility that I’ll soon make myself […]

Listen To This: TVOtR

One of my favorite voices in music today belongs to Tunde Adebimpe, frontman of the Brooklyn-based rock band TV On the Radio. I started listening to the band in 2008 after the release of “Dear Science,” an album that completely blew my mind and continues to do so every time I go back to it. […]

Listen to This: Grimes

My favorite weirdo is back with new music! Grimes (27-year-old Claire Boucher) released the first single from her upcoming fourth album earlier this week, and it’s a noticeable departure from her previous work. This doesn’t come as much of a shock; her last full-length album, “Visions,” is nearly four years old, and she scrapped the […]

3 Recent Releases Worth Your Time

October has been an exciting month for me as a music fan. Three artists I am wildly into released new material, and each of the albums lived up to my (unreasonably high) expectations. Without further ado, please listen to the following: Beach House // Thank Your Lucky Stars Beach House did the seemingly impossible this […]

Who Let the New Album Out? Band Member Talks New Album

Grammy Award-winning Bahamian band, Baha Men, are set to release a new album titled “Ride With Me” to mark the 15 year anniversary of their hit single, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Most Seattle University students grew up listening to the song. One of band’s vocalists, Dyson Knight, was available for a short question and […]

Seattle U Student Radio Entering a New Era

KXSU is blossoming. There may not be any cracking voices or hair emerging in new places, but Seattle University’s student run radio station is growing up; and fast. Cam Peters • The Spectator KXSU brodcasts locally on 102.1 FM, or online at ksubseattle.org. Formerly KSUB, KXSU is undergoing some dramatic changes. KXSU is Seattle U’s […]

Listen to This: Courtney Barnett

Every once in awhile, I get heavily invested in a young musician with promise and convince myself they’ll wind up with a full and impressive discography a few years down the road (so that I can then become one of those irritating people who says they’ve been a fan all along). Currently I’m placing my […]

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