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The Pandemic Gifted Me Music

The Pandemic Gifted Me Music
December 7, 2020

When the pandemic first hit, I wasn’t that devastated. I obviously was scared for the world, but I wasn’t too upset about staying home. As it was said to me, the world just kind of got on my level....

Staff Picks: Our Most Admired Black Icons

Staff Picks: Our Most Admired Black Icons
February 27, 2019
Members of the Impact Staff break down their favorite Black icons in honor of Black History Month.

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet?

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet?
October 17, 2018

On Saturday October 13, I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing one of my favorite musicians in the world live in concert. Phil Collins brought his “Not Dead Yet” concert tour to the Prudential Center...

Bands FC: Bands as Soccer Clubs, Soccer Clubs as Bands

If you like two things enough, why not just put them together? For Nick Fraser, one of the co-founders of Bands FC, he took that thinking to heart.
October 4, 2018
If you like two things enough, why not just put them together? For Founder Nick Fraser, he took that thinking to heart.

“Overdose with the Holy Ghost”

September 29, 2018

"I was diggin' me a hole big enough to bury my soul. Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own"- 2009, Swimming. His music wouldn't be the same if the lyrics didn't contain experiences of his mind altering...

Pentatonix: From Reality TV Winners to Superstardom

Pentatonix: From Reality TV Winners to Superstardom
September 16, 2018

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a huge fan of the acapella group Pentatonix. Pentatonix consisting of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin “Kirstie” Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and former member...

The Art of Evolving as a Band Ft. Turnover

The Art of Evolving as a Band Ft. Turnover
With an indie rock scene in the midst of a Pax Romana, bands like Turnover are showing how change can be a godsend.
September 13, 2018
If I could apply the saying, “Don’t judge a book by the cover” to any artist or band, it would easily fall into the hands of these guys; beautiful and interesting are the best words I could use to describe the music made by Turnover. But their ability to change their sound from album to album yet still maintain this similar vibe behind them fascinates me the most. This has allowed for their continued rise in popularity.

Kacey Musgraves Voice is Vibrant in Her Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves Voice is Vibrant in Her Golden Hour
The raising country singer releases her most soulful and genre-bending album to date.
April 23, 2018

“Keep me in your glow / Cause I’m having such a good time with you,” Kacey Musgraves sings in the title track of her newly released album Golden Hour. The fourth album released by the 29 year old...

12 Mercy Musicians You Should Be Listening To

12 Mercy Musicians You Should Be Listening To
March 22, 2018
If you haven't heard, there's quite a music scene at Mercy College. From rap to rock, singer songwriter to soul, there's sure to be some tunes coming out of Mercy Studios for everyone.

7 Music Videos That Started 2018 With A Bang

7 Music Videos That Started 2018 With A Bang
March 10, 2018
Yes music videos are still alive and breathing in 2018.
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