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Dance style reflekts new Arcade Fire

Dance style ‘reflekts’ new Arcade Fire

By Kevin Bartelt | November 3, 2013

Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” mirrors artful dance music unlike previous indie rock albums.The almost three-year undertaking of the band’s much-anticipated double record hit stores Tuesday. The success of the 2011 Grammy-winning “The Suburbs”...

2012 offered opportunity to discover older music

By Sarah Contreras | December 5, 2012

I always look forward to December. Is it because of Christmas? Presents? Snow days? The fact that December is part of The Decemberists and they are my favorite band? Is it because I can finally justifiably utter the words “Winter is coming”? Nope....

Songs to cheer you up in gloomy weather

By Sarah Contreras | November 7, 2012

This weird transitional weather has me down. It’s gray, it’s drizzly and it gets dark at 5 p.m. I’m a big fan of breaking out my scarves and hats, but I need a little sun to counter the frost. We’ve been handed some considerably dark and dreary...

Musical crushes more about respect, less about physical attraction

By Sarah Contreras | October 17, 2012

Like any other music enthusiast, I’ve developed rather ardent crushes on a handful of musicians. There is just something about talented individuals that really revs my engine. Usually, the objects of my affection are bearded, bespectacled and wearing...