Deadline Nearing for EMP Battle of the Bands

For bands and musicians under 21 who harbor dreams of one day performing at venues like Bumbershoot, Sasquatch! Music Festival, or Capitol Hill Block Party, the Experience Music Project Museum (EMP) is an incredible opportunity. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR In 2001, the EMP kicked off a music competition called “Sound Off!,” an event open […]

Bon Iver Offers a New Sound

After a five-year hiatus, Bon Iver has once again graced their audience with yet another one of their creations. On Sept. 30, the album “22, A Million,” was made readily available where sweet melodies slowly rocked its listeners to a place of euphoric bliss. Even in light of this long awaited release, many are undecided […]

Rapper Mick Jenkins Brings the Love

Fresh off releasing his debut album, “The Healing Component,” Mick Jenkins brought down The Crocodile in a show for the ages on Thursday Sept. 29. EMILY MOZZONE • THE SPECTATOR The 25-year-old Chicago rapper started off his “Quest for Love” tour by selling out his show in Seattle. As a rising star who has just […]

Bey Gets Personal

For most musicians, it would be pompous—and probably impossible—to convince HBO executives to make their service free for a single day and debut an hour-long “visual album.” For Beyoncé, it’s entirely fitting. And as if the dramatic release of “Lemonade” wasn’t attention-grabbing enough, the lyrical content of the album is equally surprising. Beyoncé reveals in […]

Love in Harmony at the Spring Choir Concert

When the Seattle University choir performs their seasonal show this spring, love will be in the air and our ears. This year’s spring choir concert, “All Our Loves” will let love blossom like a flower in its attendees’ hearts. “It’s in our mission statement that, through outstanding, great music, we aim to bring more love […]

Listen to This: Nico

I consider the 1967 album Chelsea Girl—the debut from a wonderfully weird singer named Nico—a perfect soundtrack for springtime. It’s been a few decades since Nico passed away, but her sound has aged incredibly well. My first introduction to her music was through one of my favorite films, The Royal Tenenbaums, in which Margot Tenenbaum […]

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