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April Playlist: Music to play on a rainy day

By Melodi Anahtar | April 5, 2011, 8:50 p.m. | In Music »

Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, but let's face it. The constant rain is a drag because anything worth doing is outside the confines of our houses. After all, you can only spend so much time on Facebook before you feel like a complete creep.


"Femme Fatale" delivers a new sound

By Myla Sapp | April 5, 2011, 7:17 p.m. | In Music »

Britney Spears is undoubtedly a pop culture icon. In her seventh studio album "Femme Fatale,” Britney Spears returns to the music scene with a collection of up-tempo pop singles that are packed with earworm melodies and big beats.


Valentine's Day Playlist: Not brought to you by Hallmark

By Alison Kronstadt | Feb. 14, 2011, 8:37 p.m. | In Music »

Let's face it, Valentine's Day has gotten pretty materialistic. Love is often measured by how expensive the gift is. For the single ladies or otherwise it's all about drowning yourself in ice cream and watching cheesy movies, but this writer has decided that there needs to be more to the holiday.


January Playlist: Get psyched to study

By Liv Jacobson | Jan. 4, 2011, 9:42 p.m. | In Music »

It's almost time for semester exams and Blazers are beginning to feel the stress that inevitably comes at the end of second quarter. There is good news! Inspiring, up-beat songs can help any Blazer beat the studying blues, and both classic and new pop jingles fit the bill. These terrific tunes might even help that slacking student to work hard and ace their exams.


The Wiz kid

By Eli Schwadron | Dec. 30, 2010, 5:28 p.m. | In Music »

Rocking an Orlando Magic snapback, Jordans and a pair of baggy Levis, a tall, rail-thin body emerged onto the stage behind a cloud of smoke.


A storming success

By Eliza Wapner | Nov. 17, 2010, 8:33 a.m. | In Music »

It was a dark, rainy night. Storm clouds hung low overhead. Thunder boomed and lights flashed. A sweet, beautiful voice filled the 9:30 club's venue amidst the thunder.


November Playlist: Hot tracks for cool weather

By Valerie Hu | Nov. 8, 2010, 8:59 p.m. | In Music »

It's the beginning of the second quarter and an agonizing three weeks until Thanksgiving weekend. With so much work to do, Blazers are stuck in a stressful, school-oriented mindset. Even though school is far from over, these upbeat tracks will give Blazers something to celebrate as they wait for the holiday season!


Taylor Swift decides to "Speak Now" and sing out

By Valerie Hu | Nov. 1, 2010, 2:03 p.m. | In Music »

From headlining her first sold-out Fearless concert tour to winning Album of the Year, Swift became a household name and the country pop singer-songwriter of this decade.


A new day in Sugarland

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 26, 2010, 7:34 a.m. | In Music »

Only special artists come out with albums that relentlessly add to their repertoire, making their listeners want more and more. Sugarland's senior album "The Incredible Machine" does just that.


Spooky tunes for a spooky holiday

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 4, 2010, 6:32 p.m. | In Music »

Halloween is coming up and Blazers are going to scourge stores for the craziest costumes and listen to even crazier Halloween music. Regardless of whether Blazers will spend October 31 trick-or-treating or giving out candy, Silver Chips Online provides the perfect soundtracks for endless Halloween fun. So throw on the masks, pick up that candy bowl and turn up the stereo to get in the perfect mood for the creepiest of holidays.


"A Thousand Suns" fizzles out

By Alison Kronstadt | Sept. 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. | In Music »

Musical experimentation can be good. Musical experimentation can bring a band greater fame, reach new audiences and sell more records. Simultaneously, extreme musical experimentation can break a band, especially one with a well-established fan base. Linkin Park's fifth album is almost completely different from anything Linkin Park has ever done. The outfit's risky "musical experimentation" alienates both old fans and prospective new ones, with overwrought lyrics, jarring failed attempts at artistry, and a disappointing lack of continuity and sense.


A biting good show

By Marjorie Fuchs | Sept. 13, 2010, 10:58 p.m. | In Music »

Vampire Weekend brought its charm and eclectic sound to the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 11 during its "2010 North American Tour."


It's a (Monster) ball

By Sarah Harper | Sept. 9, 2010, 2:36 p.m. | In Music »

Lady Gaga's second world tour, titled "The Monster Ball," came to the Verizon Center in D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The concert, which sold out mere minutes after tickets went on sale, combined Gaga's lyrical talent with her signature theatricality and resulted in a mind-blowing production. For a staggering three hours, the artist's blend of catchy pop choruses and glam rock hooks kept the audience on its feet and dancing.


Playlist: upbeat singles set the mood for summer break

By Mandy Xu | June 2, 2010, 10:45 p.m. | In Music »

Summer break is almost here and Blazers are already daydreaming about trips to the beach, pool parties and endless days of sunshine. True, school hasn't ended yet, but that doesn't mean that the fun can't start now.


Playlist: May brings hot weather and hotter singles

By Jenna Bushnell | May 9, 2010, 3:11 p.m. | In Music »

For some Blazers, the warm weather means one thing: blasting music from their cars with the windows down.


Playlist: New season, new artists

By Anya Gosine | April 8, 2010, 8:22 a.m. | In Music »

With the arrival of springtime, the flowers are not the only things starting to bloom. After asking Blazers for their latest music picks we compiled a list of rising hits by artists that are springing on the scene. Certainly as the weather heats up so will these songs – giving us faces to follow for many seasons to come.


Weezy turns whiny

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | March 7, 2010, 8:26 p.m. | In Music »

Despite its title, Lil Wayne's latest album, "Rebirth," evokes previous albums such as "Tha Carter III," as Wayne spits his typical lyrics about money and women. Though Wayne's attempt at a new style is admirable, "Rebirth" presents a scattered sound.


Playlist: Month of love brings unforgettable singles

By Fran Djoukeng | Feb. 28, 2010, 6:11 p.m. | In Music »

February is a time for romance and good tunes and the second month of the year welcomed a bloom of unique voices and melodies. During these past weeks, we surveyed Blazers' music docks and asked for their current track picks.


Playlist: New year brings new sounds

By Fran Djoukeng | Jan. 31, 2010, 4:56 p.m. | In Music »

At the close of 2009, pop music reigned as the leading genre but with 2010, expect a new influx of alternative styles. This month we strolled the Boulevard and asked Blazers for their track picks for January.


A spectacular feat

By Ava Wallace | Dec. 20, 2009, 10:33 p.m. | In Music »

As specks of snow fell on the ground on Friday evening, junior Zoe Kurtz led Blair's a cappella group, InToneNation, in their rendition of The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Kurtz swayed to the rhythm while behind her festive lights encircled a large, colorful banner that read "SGR Spectacular."


A lovely evening with Blair's cabaret

By Ava Wallace | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:39 p.m. | In Music »

Blair's cabaret held its first annual "Cabaret for Cancer" Friday night in the auditorium. The cabaret showcased the artistic gifts of 17 Blazers in a heartwarming show that centered on the theme "All You Need is Love." The cabaret featured 25 songs ranging from humorous show tunes to intimate ballads.


Gaga is gold

By Sophia Deng | Dec. 5, 2009, 12:03 a.m. | In Music »

There's no need to put the dancing shoes away - take two, and Gaga is just as good. In Lady Gaga's first album, "The Fame," the pop singer hypnotized the whole world with catchy hits, giving rise to teenagers everywhere belting "Just Dance" and "Papa-paparazzi."


Chillin' and representin'

By Amir Gorjifard | Nov. 30, 2009, midnight | In Music »

D.C. rapper Wale has been dominating the local underground rap scene for years, and now he has shot into mainstream music as a success. When his single, "Chillin," was released on June 2, the nation was surprised by this relatively unknown rapper and his collaboration with pop diva Lady Gaga.


"The Boy" knows just enough

By Ava Wallace | Oct. 8, 2009, midnight | In Music »

Since the release of his debut album in 2007, pop star Mika's energized songs have stolen hearts and no doubt caused fans' voices to crack when they try to sing along. Well, warm up those vocal cords, because Mika's back and he hasn't changed a bit. He's still spunky and he's still creative.


"Blueprint" for success

By Dennis Chae | Oct. 6, 2009, midnight | In Music »

Jay-Z has been in the rap game for a very long time and has been through it all - a heated feud with rapper Nas, a promotion to Chief Executive Officer of Def Jam Recordings, retirement and a comeback. Through it all, he's been able to consistently produce chart-topping albums including his 11th studio album, "Blueprint 3."

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