Music lyrics gone wrong

Brittany Rowe, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It is intriguing to hear the lyrics artists have come up with and the courage they have to express their feelings through their music. Some of the lyrics in modern day music are shocking to many, but people are adapting to the typical provocative lyrics that are accepted in music today. There are... Read more »

How the music changed RMU

Brittany Rowe, Lifestyles Contributor
March 17, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Music

The diversity at Robert Morris University has become so popular that international students are comfortable expressing themselves through a variety of music. Students who attend Robert Morris are opening themselves up to new people who inspire them to have an open mind towards music of all genres. Certain... Read more »

The Beatles are coming

The Beatles are coming

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Five years after the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson (The Day the Music Died), and not even a full year after the assassination of President John Kennedy, four British gentleman would change the mood of the United States and the Rock & Roll music scene. The... Read more »

1967 – A New Wave of Sound

1967 – A New Wave of Sound

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
February 2, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The year was 1967, the term psychedelic had become common and music was evolving once again.  The year also brought what is now known as ‘The Summer of Love’ in California. The psychedelic genre began in 1966 and in 1967, the music went mainstream.  By 1967, drugs had begun to influence songs... Read more »

The Beatles launch new album

The Beatles launch new album

Mike Funyak , Staff Writer
November 19, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Beatles have released a new album with previously unreleased tracks. The newly released album is entitled "On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2." The tracks consist of songs and dialogue The Beatles recorded at England’s BBC from 1963- 1965. In 1994, The Beatles released "Live at the BBC" to... Read more »

Music Review: Sleigh Bells

Parks Beson, Staff Writer
October 10, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On October 4, 2003, Mr. Small’s Theatre was filled with fans and the heavy rock sound of Sleigh Bells. Led by Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller, Sleigh Bells is a band known for their distorted sound and heavy beats. Appearing on the rock scene in 2009, they quickly became... Read more »

Fleetwood Mac: “Then Play On” (Deluxe Edition)

Fleetwood Mac: “Then Play On” (Deluxe Edition)

Mike Funyak , Staff Writer
October 3, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Originally released in 1969, “Then Play On” was Fleetwood Mac’s third studio album and their debut with what would become a long relationship with the label Warner/Reprise. The album marked a change in the band; founder Peter Green would depart the group after the... Read more »

Wings Fly Again

Wings Fly Again

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
September 7, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Remastered for your listening pleasure and released in May 2013, Wings 1976 live album ‘Wings Over America.’ Wings formed in 1971 by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine after the members of The Beatles went their separate ways. The album was released at the height of Wings' success due to the release... Read more »

One-of-a-kind performance by Nadav Amir-Himmel

Leah Moose and Peyton Burns, Lifestyles Editor and Contributor
April 5, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured Multimedia, Music, Photo Gallery

Robert Morris University was treated with a unique musical composition by award-winning composer and pianist, Nadav Amir-Himmel, when he visited the area. Amir-Himmel gave a never-been-heard composition he wrote specifically for the evening’s concert. Amir-Himmel said the key to finishing his compositions... Read more »

‘American Idiot’: Provocative presence in Heinz Hall

‘American Idiot’: Provocative presence in Heinz Hall

Leah Moose, Lifestyles Editor
February 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Heinz Hall was brimming with angst and punk sounds during Tuesday’s premiere of Green Day’s “American Idiot: The Musical.” The Broadway show featured the songs of the band’s award-winning album, “American Idiot,” and illustrated a down-with-the-establishment feel dating back to the early... Read more »