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Hearing Gabbie Hanna “Out Loud”

Hearing Gabbie Hanna “Out Loud”

Maura Linehan

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Gabbie Hanna, a YouTube star and native of Pittsburgh, released her first song on Sept. 6, 2017. This song comes at a busy time for Hanna who is planning to release her new book, “adultolescence,” on Sept. 19. Her new song, “Out Loud,” seems to tell the story of a romance now lost. The lyrics reflect...

RMU grooves to Rock U

RMU grooves to Rock U

Maura Linehan

August 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

“There wasn't really anything here for people that weren't in professional bands, so we wanted to start a group,” Roman Iannone, a junior at Robert Morris University, said. Based on that vision, five students started a club that has become a home-grown band called “Rock University” or...

Rock University welcomes students

Rock University welcomes students

Erik Schmidt, Contributor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

What do you get when you mix engineering and students and a love of music? A rock band, of course. One new event students can look forward to during freshman orientation is a performance by RMU's new band, Rock University. This band of students was formed last semester with the help of Department...

Not so happy songs

Not so happy songs

Abigail Miller

April 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It's inevitable that popular music varies over the years, but there are some songs that stand the test of time. Listening to music, we usually enjoy the tune that is pleasing to our ears--even though the lyrics that go with it may not be so pleasant. Some songs with the happiest and catchiest beats ha...

Top albums of 2016, Part 5

Top albums of 2016, Part 5

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

2. Car Seat Headrest, “Teens of Denial” “Teens Of Denial” is a particularly ambitious album from Will Toledo’s band Car Seat Headrest. Its twelve tracks cover over 70 minutes with multiple tracks on the release exceeding eight minutes in length, yet despite this, the album never once bores...

Top albums of 2016, Part 4

Top albums of 2016, Part 4

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

4. Kanye West, “The Life Of Pablo” Kanye West’s seventh solo studio album is his messiest yet. “TLOP” is scattered, cluttered, mixed, confusing and ultimately a musical achievement. This release lists over 35 producers as collaborators on it’s massive 20 song track list as well as seemi...

Top albums of 2016, Part 3

Top albums of 2016, Part 3

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

6. Pinegrove, “Cardinal This group from Montclair, New Jersey came out of left field for me in 2016, and quite honestly, I was unsure about this release at first. Boy, oh boy, did it grow on me. Pinegrove is described on many music sites as Alt-Country but I’d argue this description as being far too...

Top albums of 2016, Part 2

Top albums of 2016, Part 2

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

8. Danny Brown, "Atrocity Exhibition" It would have been easy for Danny Brown to release an album filled with party songs and bangers to appease the wider audience he gained after “Old.” Yet Brown did what all great artists do and chose to innovate and expand upon his sound, and boy does it pay ...

Top albums of 2016, Part 1

Top albums of 2016, Part 1

Trevor Young, Contributor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

2016 was a wild year in the world of music, and while it had its fair share of disappointments, it also gave us a lot of wonderful, transformative and engaging music ranging from genres across the musical spectrum. Because of this, finding my own personal top 10 albums from the year proved to be a difficult...

Streaming vs Buying Music

Streaming vs Buying Music

Maya Ehikhamenor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

From motivating people to exercise longer in the gym to helping someone relax after a stressful day, music plays a huge role in everyday life. As years have gone by, technology has progressed and the use of it has increased. We now live in a digital age where music is accessible everywhere.The music wor...