Hip Hop albums from the 90s to rewind

Old School rap is multifaceted. It not only has witty lyrics and poetic stories, but it also holds creative samples and heavy beats.
March 31, 2023

Review: ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’

Lana Del Rey’s latest album takes listeners on a journey of love, family, and loneliness across a 16-song long tale that lets her fans take a peek behind the iconic Americana character.
March 24, 2023

Sadie McFadden discusses growth ahead of EP

Kingston-based musician Sadie McFadden is set to release her eponymous debut solo EP. 
March 17, 2023

John Mayer goes solo and acoustic

Some may know him as the creative mastermind behind his Grammy winning “Your Body is a Wonderland” or “Waiting on the World to Change”, but regardless, John Mayer is a talent that you don’t want to miss.
Morgan Wallen made a strong return with the highly anticipated One Thing At A Time two years after his Billboard Top Country Album, Dangerous: The Double Album. 
It was worth being in Kingston for at least one night this reading week when Gnarfunkel, Nice On, and Kyra Johnson rocked the Mansion on Friday Feb. 24.
When Blake Dean heard The Band for the first time, he had yet to realize the influence the group would have on him in later years.

The effects of TikTok on music

February 17, 2023
Media is becoming more truncated than ever, with short-form entertainment becoming not only a preference but a necessity. 
This past Friday, student-led band Rooftop Caravan stormed into the Mansion with their guitars in hand and sunglasses on.
My first-time hearing ABBA was at my grandmother’s house, mixed into her oldie’s playlist with artists like Madonna, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson.
Last week was an exciting one for Charlie Houston, ArtSci’23, who got to perform with and play for her friends at The Mansion, the beloved live music venue.
When The Journal showed up to The Mansion for Tuesday night’s show featuring Kings of Queens, the bar was packed with only minutes to spare before doors opened for the concert.
2022 gave us a lot of great music—especially rap.
On King’s Disease III, Nas and Hit-Boy once again reign supreme.
Common Ground Coffeehouse’s (CoGro) Open Mic Nights are returning this month.

Review: ‘Her Loss’

November 11, 2022
The quasi-collaborative effort of Her Loss is the best album Drake has dropped since 2017’s More Life.
Windsor-based band, The Blue Stones, began touring their third and newest album Pretty Monster today.
With a new album on the horizon, Toronto-based artist Skye Wallace is set to perform in Kingston at the Broom Factory, a new, up-and-coming live music venue.
When fans met Taylor Swift at midnight, they received a sleepless night conceptualized, a whole lot of Jack Antonoff, and the sentiment “life is emotionally abusive.” It was the perfect formula.
Live performances cultivate a connection between audience and performer like no other. 
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