Music Review

By Michael Bergamo Motorhead – Ace of Spades Towards the end of the ‘70’s people started hearing whispers of a band called Motorhead, and their front man, Lemmy Kilmister. When the band released the album Ace of Spades in 1980, everyone knew who Motorhead was, and what they were about- not caring about anything, drinking and partying, and doing whatever they wanted. All of these band traits are heard in just about every song. Each track has the speed rock from the drums, every knob on Lemmy’s bass rig is turned to…

Gorillaz Concert Review

British Virtual Band Gorillaz Comes to Detroit by Isabella Franklin On September 18, Gorillaz, a virtual alternative rock band created by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, performed a show in Detroit as part of its current tour, Humanz. The performance featured songs from previous albums, along with songs from the band’s newest album, Humanz, accompanied by energetic special effects, an animated backdrop, and several musicians such Vince Staples, De La Soul, Danny Brown, and more. Vince Staples opened the concert at 7:30 P.M. with loud, heavy bass that…

Summer Concert Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers

By Joe Ramey On June 25th, the Red Hot Chili Peppers paid a visit to lead drummer Chad Smith’s hometown of Grand Rapids. The performance was varied, ranging from softer deep cuts to their loud and catchy hits like “Can’t Stop” and “Californication” The band was accompanied by synchronized lights dangling from the Van Andel Arena rafters, that moved according to volume and pitch of the songs. Fans hands were raised throughout the concert, holding both their lighters and their cell phones.

Expedition Baja

A new culture experience makes the author think twice about what Americans could be like By Bailey Welshans On July 30, 2017, I embarked on a week-long adventure to the poorest part of Baja California, Mexico. After a 4 a.m. wakeup call, six hours of flying, two hours of waiting in the airport, and more than four hours of driving, my team and I arrived in Vicente Guerrero – the place where we would stay that week. Our host then proceeded to tell us that we couldn’t drink the water,…

The Hidden Gems Review

Krazy Jim’s: All But Typical; Nothing But Worth It By Jillian CHESney & Jacoby Haley Prepare to be yelled at, rushed, and made fun of, but love every second of it. At Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, the staff is harsh, but the food is great. Upon entering, one is welcomed by the clean restaurant and warm scent of anything greasy. With more than two million different burger combinations, the obscure menu features an artistic take on everything they serve at the burger joint, and the choices are quite nearly endless.

Summer Movie Report

Here’s our rundown of this summer’s biggest successes and failures at the theater By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak This World War II epic follows the evacuation attempts of 400,000 stranded allied soldiers trapped in the French town of Dunkirk. Director Christopher Nolan pulls no punches in his 10th feature-length film and creates a tension-filled narrative that hooks the audience from start to finish. Rather than using dialogue, Nolan utilizes visual imagery to push the plot forward, making it a unique entry into the war film genre. Dunkirk received high praise from both fans…

Royal Blood

Royal Blood joined The Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar and others to thrill Michigan crowds over the summer by michael bergamo The night was here. The night that I’d been waiting in anticipation for three years ever since my brother had shown me the British rock-duo, Royal Blood’s self-titled album. The album that made me believe that rock wasn’t dead. My friend and I arrived at 6 p.m., to a sold out show at St. Andrews Music Hall in Detroit. I and my confidant stood in the…

The DAMN. Tour

Kendrick Lamar’s performance worth every dollar By Jillian Chesney Kendrick Lamar’s “The DAMN. Tour” opened with D.R.A.M and Travis Scott. D.R.A.M. is an artist whose acronym stands for “Does. Real. Ass. Music” and he sang many of his top hits followed by his biggest hit: “Broccoli.” He is a hip-hop nonconformist with a love of soul and has a bass as the backbone to his music. Travis Scott performed most of his concert on a black bird hanging from the ceiling. There was a spotlight attached to the bottom of…