Jake Bugg isn’t Buggin’

By Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer Jake Bugg’s Got Jokes, but his music isn’t one. Jake Bugg’s fourth album “Hearts That Strain” was released this past September and features the country folk, americana tunes of “How Soon The Dawn,” “This Time,” and “Southern Rain.” The singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise in 2013 is gossiped to be long behind…

Sunflower Bean preforms at Elsewhere

By Alyssa Craig, Contributing Writer Sunflower Bean, a Brooklyn based rock band, gave an incredibly exciting and energetic performance at Elsewhere in Bushwick last Thursday. Frontwoman Julia Cummings’ vibrant performance gave life to the songs that she was performing. Her infectious energy radiated throughout the room and made the crowd feel genuinely excited to be there….

Jongwoo Park discusses his new book DMZ: Demilitarized Zone of Korea

By Jessica Xing, Staff Writer In part with Strand’s partnership with Steindl, a renowned international photobook publishing company, Jongwoo Park discussed his new book DMZ: Demilitarized Zone of Korea with journalist Sara Rosen on Nov. 29. His photo book focuses on the 38th parallel, the zone separating North and South Korea, depicting the unrest but…

The Hamilton Education Program Gives NYC Students Their Shot

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Theater Editor History was watching Wednesday morning when New York City students took to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater stage to perform in front of the cast of Hamilton. With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the NYC Department of Education gave 15,000 New York…

The Accidentals: On their Major-Label Debut and Eclectic Sound

By Nicole Rosenthal, Staff Writer   It is truly unprecedented to witness the three-dimensional depth–and sheer youthful talent–that is found in The Accidentals’ musicianship. Born out of friendship, a history of familial musical backgrounds and an after school music program, Michigan-based genre defying three piece The Accidentals have been stunning audiences for nearly six years….

Miguel’s “War & Leisure” Is Fueled by the Headlines

By Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer Miguel’s newest album was expected to be his major comeback. But in many ways, it marks the 32-year-old singer/songwriter’s departure. The old Miguel — who crooned “this love between you and I/is as simple as pie” on 2011’s Sure Thing and sported a near-bald scalp — has risen to becoming…

FKJ sells out the Brooklyn Steel

By Aicha Fall, Contributing Writer   Multi-instrumentalist FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) headlined a sold out show at the Brooklyn Steel this Sunday night, one of his first few stops on the second North American leg of the ‘(End Of) Album Tour.’ He has previously made his way around the world to sold out shows in…

St. Vincent Comes Home

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer St. Vincent played to a sold-out crowd at Kings Theatre in Flatbush on December 2. The show, the first of two New York performances, was a part of the “Fear the Future” tour promoting her new album, “Masseduction.” Born Annie Clark, the singer and guitarist has been called “the female…

Riverview Dives into the Darkness with new EP “Everything’s Happening”

By Connor Gatesman, Staff Writer   “Everything’s Happening” is the new self-produced extended play  from River View, the alias of Cy Alpheus Tyrrell Gowdie, a sophomore studying marketing at the Stern School of Business at NYU. The project, which dropped on November 26, is a blend of vocals with electronic rhythms which form a number…

Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo

By Devanshi Khetarpal, Staff Writer   Last Saturday, New York’s Ballet Hispanico showcased three pieces at the Apollo Theater: Bury Me Standing (1998), choreographed by Ramón Oller; Espiritu Vivo (2012), choreographed by Ronald K. Brown; and Con Brazos Abiertos (2017), choreographed by Michelle Manzanales.   Ballet Hispanico, a premier, quintessentially Latin dance organization aims to…

Is this the Last Stand for Comic Book Movies at the Oscars

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   I think the best example of how the Comic Book genre has taken over the film industry is the coverage of Disney’s growingly inevitable purchase of 21st Century Fox. Instead of selling it as “Disney might own The Simpsons”—a phrase which would have lit the world on fire a…

The Revisionist, Reactionist History of the DCEU

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer I honestly didn’t think there would be that much to saw about Justice League. When it was announced that the film was going to be less than two hours— down from an alleged cut nearing three hours— that the film was being sent out to die, a hacked up film…