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The Blair Boogie: A double dose of G.O.O.D music

By Mimi Verdonk | Sept. 28, 2012, 6:10 p.m. | In Music »

Less than two weeks later, "Cruel Summer” came out, a compilation between Jay-Z's Def Jam Records and Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D) Music, Kanye West's label.

The Blair Boogie: A revolution of dance and cultural diffusion

By Lily Gates | Sept. 21, 2012, 9:33 p.m. | In Music »

Forget YOLO, it's all about Korean Pop (K-Pop) artist PSY's motto: Dress classy, dance cheesy.

Blair alum makes it big with "Brooklyn"

By Aanchal Johri | Sept. 17, 2012, 12:57 p.m. | In Music »

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."

The Blair Boogie: Alum is back in the spotlight

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 14, 2012, 11:22 p.m. | In Music »

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.

The Blair Boogie: the boys are back

By Mimi Verdonk | Sept. 7, 2012, 9:09 a.m. | In Music »

"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.

A new way for Green Day

By Caroline Gabriel | Sept. 5, 2012, 9:02 p.m. | In Music »

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: Not sorry for party rocking

By Melodi Anahtar Marjorie Fuchs | July 5, 2012, 9:21 p.m. | In Music »

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.

Drake builds the drama

By Jacob Buchholz Langston Taylor | May 28, 2012, 7:27 p.m. | In Music »

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."

Summer Concert Overview

By Richard Chen Langston Taylor | May 23, 2012, 9:25 p.m. | In Music »

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!

Bieber drops his voice, but not a hit

By Valerie Hu | April 9, 2012, 2:36 p.m. | In Music »

Now that his voice seems to have dropped a few octaves since "Baby," Bieber is making it clear that he is no longer a kid with his new single, "Boyfriend."

AKB48 blows away D.C.

By Richard Chen | April 2, 2012, 10:35 p.m. | In Music »

Japan has gifted us once again, this time with the voices and talents of the international wonder-group AKB48.

Chill tunes for a chilly day

By Mimi Verdonk | Jan. 27, 2012, 3:33 p.m. | In Music »

With finals behind us and a new semester on the horizon, now seems like the perfect time to sit back, drink a cup of Earl Gray tea and crank up the best mid-winter jams.

Sweet tunes for the holidays

By Saaraa Farooq | Dec. 27, 2011, 5:51 p.m. | In Music »

A very SCO holiday album review

By Richard Chen | Dec. 24, 2011, 9:50 a.m. | In Music »

Although holiday songs may never change, it's always refreshing to see new artists recreate the classics.

SCO's radio hit list

By Mimi Verdonk | Oct. 8, 2011, 11:15 a.m. | In Music »

It seems like radio DJs only play 15 songs over and over again, so we're here to give you the lowdown on the ones that you can still bear after a hundred listens, as well as the others that you'll want to turn down.

Fall Playlist: Getting out of that funky mood

By Saaraa Farooq | Sept. 26, 2011, 5:41 p.m. | In Music »

It's time to take a short study break and let loose with some energetic tunes and upbeat lyrics.

"Lucky" to be there

By Rachel Auerbach | Sept. 26, 2011, 5:23 p.m. | In Music »

The combination of Caillat's calm, happy songs and Mraz's spunky stage presence proved to be "A Beautiful Mess," minus the mess part.

Watch The Throne vs. Tha Carter IV

By Eli Schwadron | Sept. 15, 2011, 1:52 p.m. | In Music »

"Watch The Throne" and "Carter IV" are both solid listens – neither one falls flat under enormous hype and expectation. But which project stands out between the two to claim rap supremacy in 2011?

June Playlist: Bring on the summer

By Melissa Haniff | June 2, 2011, 12:45 p.m. | In Music »

As the final week of stress and exams approach, here are some upbeat, fun songs that'll have you ready to bust out the doors on June 16.

"Born This Way" comes to life

By Liv Jacobson | May 27, 2011, 10:44 a.m. | In Music »

Lady Gaga is known for her avant-garde fashion sense, incredible stage performances and wacky music videos. Gaga's newest album "Born This Way" is a creative step upwards and is much more than a simple pop album.

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.

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