“I hope you accepted my invitation to come out to the Asher Roth and The White Panda concert at Alumni Hall on Friday night. If you didn’t, then you made a mistake. Both Asher Roth and The White Panda established themselves as the new authorities of party music.”
If you’re a fan of hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj and have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of her new material, look no further than her revamped album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up. It’s basically her sophomore album if it had taken a dose of steroids.”
“It’s that time of the year again, State College. Allen street looks spectacular adorned in lights and a full evergreen stands just outside the Allen Street gate. I see bright blue snowflakes on street lamps of Beaver Avenue as I walk to class each day and I could not be happier. With final papers, projects and exams looming over us, let’s take some time together to relax and enjoy some tunes before these next few weeks and think fondly about the family and friends who await us once we return home. Here are some Christmas/winter/holiday songs I hold very dear. I hope you might like them as well:”
Discover NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012. These are the songs that made us smile, cried with us, put our hands in the air and brought us back down to Earth.
Brittany Barth says the party girl is back! Check out her article on Ke$ha’s (@keshasuxx) Latest Single, “Die Young”:
Brittany Barth reviewed Delilah’s Debut Album “From The Roots Up”. See what grade she gave the album and more:
“About a week ago, while I was listening to music via YouTube, I began perusing through the “Recommended” section to the left of the page. I feel as though this section is often overlooked (at least it was by me) but it’s a musical goldmine. So often it has led me to fantastic artists who I would never have known about otherwise. And, once again, the goldmine didn’t let me down.
While browsing haphazardly through a sea of unfamiliar artists, I settled on one by the name of Delilah. Her single “Shades Of Grey” was being featured and after listening to it, I knew that her music was something I wanted to investigate further. After exploring the UK-based singer-songwriter in depth, I was pleasantly surprised.”
For the rest of her review, go here: http://wpsu.org/bluerobot/comments/album_review_delilahs_debut_album_from_the_roots_up
According to our writer, Brittany Barth, Emeli Sande is the UK’s Latest and Greatest act.
“If you’re looking for a singer with powerhouse vocals, a songwriter who has mastered the ability to capture the most heartfelt of lyrics, and an album that is utterly poignant, your search ends here.
Read the rest of Brittany’s article, here:
Here’s a preview of @mikemoyn’s review of Bruce Sprinsteen and his E Street Band from when they Rocked The BJC November 1:
“Throughout the night, Springsteen alluded to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in his home state of New Jersey. As Bruce himself explained, they are a glorified bar band who people will always associate with the Jersey Shore. Before beginning the sixth song on of the set, “My City of Ruins”, a song from his 2002 album The Rising, Springsteen said some emotional words about his hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey. He reflected on how the town had faced hard times before and he portrayed a strong belief his home city and state would remain strong and fight back against the unfortunate circumstances brought upon them.”
Read Mike’s entire article, here:
“The band originated in Jamaica in the 1960s, and began unleashing their “island sound” upon the world. The band has consisted of several members throughout the years, but the constant has always been the frontman,Frederick “Toots” Hibbert. The Toots and the Maytals have created numerous albums since their debut, with a whopping57 albums available on iTunes.
This band is no “one hit wonder”. And right here, in downtown State College, they proved why they’ve been able to be please fans for over five decades.
The State Theatre was packed with a mixed crowd of both younger and older people, and while the ages among the audience varied, we all shared the same energy. As soon as the light dimmed, the audience began to chant: “Toots! Toots! Toots!” in unison.”
To read more about Brittany Barth’s experience at The Toots and the Maytals show and to see what her thoughts are on their performance, head over to the Blue Robot Blog:
By: Brittany Barth