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…

Our Generation’s Taste

The problem with music today and how our generation glorifies the seemingly untalented By Joe Ramey In a world of classics and musical talents, this generation of teenagers seems to take a liking to overly edited, and somewhat untalented artists who are just as uncreative as the last. With exceptions too few, the last decade is riddled with artists and songs that are shameful in some regards when put up against its predecessors.

Rock ‘n Roll Making Cents

DHS Students enjoyed a concert from Gooding that mixed in financial tips with head-banging music By Nick Elliott When senior Brad Larson thinks of rock and roll, many things come to mind: Stage-crawling fans, smashing guitars, roaring crowds, and radical solos. What happens when you switch out the rush smashing guitars to something dull like balancing a checkbook? On Friday, April 21, the rock and roll band Gooding came to DHS to answer that question for Larson and the rest of the students. Mixing finance and rock might come off…

Rise Of The Real

Senior McKenna Sgroi focuses on individuality with unique lyrics to pursue his life-long dream of rapping By: Marissa Rafail Sitting next to McKenna Sgroi in class, you’d assume he’s like every other student at DHS. When he leaves school and stands in front of the microphone, the real McKenna shines through as he raps to his own music. The senior dedicates most of his time working towards his long-term goal of becoming an artist and producing music. Recently having released his first studio-produced single “Rise of The Real,” Sgroi is…

Top Five Christmas Movies and Music

By Alex Strang and Nick LeBlanc Right after Thanksgiving dinner is all cleaned up and you’re on the way to go Black Friday shopping, you start to hear songs that have become all too familiar: Christmas songs.  Without missing a beat, the Christmas tunes are released into the airwaves right as the conversation with Grandma on how you need a boyfriend/girlfriend has ended and you begin to leave your creepy Uncle’s house that you barely even know. Every year, we listen to the same Christmas music and watch the same…

Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover

You may not know it, but you probably have seen or heard something that has to do with Donald Glover By Hunter Edwards Music Career Donald Glover, known as Childish Gambino when it comes to music, has been releasing music since 2009 when he dropped a pair of independent albums, Poindexter and Sick Boi, then two mixtapes, I am Just a Rapper and I am Just a Rapper 2, later in 2010. Even after three projects however, Gambino didn’t really get his start until he released the song “Freaks and…

Music Review: Melanie Martinez’s “Cry Baby”

By Abbey Dinsdale Special for The Squall “I like the idea of pop music . . . but it’s not being used the right way” Melanie Martinez, originally a contestant on The Voice, debuted with her first studio album Cry Baby on August 14, 2015. She topped the indie music charts, as well as made it to number six on Billboard, with the album. Prior to the release of  Cry Baby, Martinez had released several singles, most of which were featured on the album. Categorized as as darkwave, indie pop,…

Music Review: Rachael Yamagata’s “Elephants… Teeth Sinking Into Heart”

By Kate Montero Special for The Squall Rachael Yamagata released her first album Happenstance in 2004, on RCA Victor. It took her a total of two years to finally release a two disc masterpiece, Elephants… Teeth Sinking into Heart, because of a conflict with the label. She released Elephants… Teeth Sinking Into Heart in 2008 with Warner Bros. Record. Previously stated, the album is separated into two discs, each contrasting the other significantly. The first disc, Elephants, has a dark, haunting and intimate tone. Starting off the disc is the actual…