Tagged: music


Songs of the Summer

By Rebecca Wessel | Aug. 29, 2017, 2:18 p.m.


Living for "Lust for Life"

By Sneha Ojha | Aug. 26, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Lana Del Rey initially captured the world in her first studio album "Born To Die." Her stellar 80's style voice shined in songs like "Video Games" and "Born to Die." She captivated listeners when she cleverly blended her slow vintage voice with modern, pop-inspired beats to create the hit track "Summertime Sadness." Del Rey's songs usually are filled with somber notes and dark undertones, but her highly anticipated album "Lust For Life," released on July 21, was predicted to be a more upbeat album.


Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

By Mehana Daftary | Aug. 13, 2016, 11:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.


A Musical Balancing Act

By Ellie Struewing | May 23, 2016, 6:45 p.m. | In Features »

It's one thing to have a job to make money, but often it's all too easy to get stuck in a routine and forget to be creative. "I think it's important that when people get older that they don't give up their artistic interests. Even though I'm 49, I don't think it's silly that I'm trying to play in rock and roll bands," Mayo says. Mayo is one of several teachers at Blair who have found a way to balance teaching and music.


If you want to play, you'll have to pay

By Eleanor Linafelt | March 10, 2015, 11:07 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Musicians spend hours of time, thousands of dollars and immeasurable amounts of passion and energy to record a handful of songs to release to the public. And more often than not, the very people who call themselves fans of the artists are the ones who choose to download their songs illegally.


Vinyl back for another spin

By Eleanor Linafelt | Sept. 9, 2014, 11 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

We can stream an album before it's released, we can download a song as quickly as we can press play on it and we can have music playing in our ears wherever we go. So why are vinyl and record players making a comeback?


Turning up the heat: new hot albums for this season

By Brian Le | Aug. 5, 2014, 9:46 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Whether you're on the road, on the beach or just sitting around at home, try listening to a few of these to give your day that extra boost.


Hot weather deserves hot tunes

By Rohan Oprisko | June 2, 2014, 12:58 p.m. | In Music »

Whether at the beach, at the park, in the house or in the car, as the weather gets hotter and the days get longer, there is one simple thing all humans must do: play music.


Songs for a chilly day

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 7, 2014, 6:32 a.m. | In Music »

Here's some music from SCO to help you stay cheerful and mellow in the face of brutal winter winds and equally brutal homework loads.


A perfect soundtrack for your fall 2013

By Aidan Keys | Sept. 26, 2013, 8:07 a.m. | In Music »

It's time to get focused and stay warm. It's time to read a book, curl up on your couch and drink soothing tea. It's time to think deeply. That's why jazz music is the perfect soundtrack for fall.


The Blair Boogie: Drake drops "5AM in Toronto," tries to follow up unbelievable 2012

By Langston Taylor | March 8, 2013, 7:47 p.m. | In Music »

Can Drake maintain the historic prominence and success he reached in 2012? Listen to the rapper's new single below.


The Blair Boogie: Midterm playlist

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 11, 2013, 9:03 p.m. | In Music »

Here are some songs for you to listen to while you study or during breaks so that hopefully you will wake up on Monday morning just a little more calmed and motivated.


The Blair Boogie: The top 10 pop Christmas songs, period.

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 21, 2012, 5:35 p.m. | In Music »

Let's talk Christmas music. Not carols, not hymns. Not "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "Come All Ye Faithful." In fact, nothing containing the word "ye" at all unless it's pronounced YAY and is referring to Kanye West.


The Blair Boogie: No one's thankful for this auto-tune

By Melissa Arias Lily Gates | Nov. 23, 2012, 5:28 p.m. | In Music »

Just when you thought the era of tweens producing viral videos of meaningless songs was over, Nicole Westbrook comes along with her single "It's Thanksgiving."


The Blair Boogie: Mika will "Make You Happy"

By Grace Hill | Oct. 19, 2012, 9:24 p.m. | In Music »

With his third studio album "The Origin of Love," which was released in the United States on Tuesday, British singer Mika continues to display the theatricality and unconventionality that his international fan base loves.


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 offers new art electives

By Lily Gates | Sept. 14, 2012, 9:25 a.m. | In Local »

Blair introduced Fashion Drawing and Design, Digital Art 2, Digital Photography and World Drumming to the fine arts curriculum this school year in order to give students a diverse introduction to fine arts.


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.


TechnoLogical: Why you don't own your iTunes music

By Richard Chen | Sept. 4, 2012, 1:08 a.m. | In News Blog »

30 years ago, if we were to buy Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the album was ours, there were no regulations stopping us from sharing it and giving it to someone else. Today, we aren't actually buying a digital copy of music on iTunes, but only a nontransferable license that allows us to listen to it.


The One Direction infection

By Mimi Verdonk | May 24, 2012, 1:14 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Move over Justin Bieber! Boy bands are the new big thing...again? With the introduction of England's One Direction and The Wanted to the music scene, and along with their American counterparts Mindless Behavior and Big Time Rush, boy bands have not been this big since 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. But what does this mean for the state of music? Contrary to what the screaming girls at sold out concerts might think, boy bands are nothing but trouble.


Battling stereotypes in surround sound

By Emma Bergman | Dec. 14, 2011, 11:20 a.m. | In Print Features »

The ventures of most third graders end up abandoned with gobs of Elmer's glue and a few bucks to serve as mementos of far flung dreams of greatness. When now freshmen Zeke Wapner, Ben Miller, Michael Untereiner and Ian Askew decided to start a band in the third grade, not much more was expected of them.


Silver Quill adds musical portion

By Srividya Murthy | Oct. 7, 2011, 12:01 a.m. | In Print News »

Silver Quill will integrate a music section with its present art and literature categories to encourage submissions from musically talented Blazers and to expand their readership to a broader subset of the student body.


Blair senior and graduate win NSBA Talent Search

By Stacy Mathew | Aug. 10, 2011, 10:17 a.m. | In Local »

On July 15, Jack Naden, a 2011 Blair graduate, and senior John Rose were named the High School Group winners of the Student Electronic Music Composition Talent Search for their entry, "The Song for Paris."


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