Forget YOLO, it's all about Korean Pop (K-Pop) artist PSY's motto: Dress classy, dance cheesy.
Blair '01 graduate Sean Cooney's song "Brooklyn" hit 18th on the AC40 music chart on Friday. "Brooklyn" is the first track off of Cooney's latest album, "The Last Thing I Heard Before the Zombie Apocalypse."
Eric Hutchinson isn't your typical singer-songwriter. He walked away from a major label, self-released his second album and saw it skyrocket onto iTunes' Top Ten most-downloaded. And he's a Blair alum.
"Backstreet's back, all right." They said it in 1998 and they're saying it almost a decade and a half later. You heard it folks, the Backstreet Boys are in, fact, back. But wait. Don't cue the teenage, or in this case thirty-something-year-old, obsessed fans quite yet.
If one tunes to MTV on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. they will see numerous current artists and bands performing live at this year's Video Music Awards (VMAs). Among them, Green Day will be performing for their fifth time ever at the VMAs.
LMFAO - the neon-clad uncle-nephew duo behind "Party Rock" and "Sexy and I Know It" - brought its ridiculous fun to Fairfax, VA, on June 25, with a crew of back up dancers, inflatable toys and over-the-top theatrics. With one club beat blending into the next, the music wasn't all that memorable, but the two certainly knew how to put on a show and made for a entertaining night.
All Canadian actor-turned-rapper Aubrey Drake Graham had to do to put the animated crowd at Verizon Center into an absolute frenzy was utter three letters. After a minute-long, blue-lit, trancelike introduction, Drake casually walked to center stage, performed one song, then quieted his screaming fans and mentioned the three region-specific consonants that made the collective voice of the audience hoarse in a matter of seconds: "DMV."
It may not be June yet, but with APs and prom over and seniors leaving this week, it's not too early to start thinking about summer. For those of you who plan on enjoying any live music during the sunniest season of the year, combing through the countless artists performing in the D.C. area can be daunting. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood school newspaper has taken the time to sift through the masses and find a few local acts that we think Blazers will love. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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