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Review: “In the Attic of the Universe”

The Antlers perform live at Fun Fun Fun Fest (Photo by A Horse With No Name Photography via Flickr)

Colter Adams, Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

In the midst of the current semi-apocalypse, there's a thought experiment that gives me just a little bit of joy. Lying in bed at 3:00 am, I close my eyes and imagine that, when all that is left of human civilization is fading ruins on a smoldering rock, someone is in charge of sorting through our junk. Pinching...

The Districts bring stately garage rock to 9:30 Club

The Districts perform

Colter Adams, Managing Editor

March 13, 2020

Rob Grote is pretty scrappy even for an indie-rock superstar. T-shirt half-tucked into his sweats, wild curly hair flopping, he’s the kind of guy you’d expect to lather up in reverb, and sulk-sing at the back of the stage.  But even as he ambled through his soundcheck, muttering dirty jokes into his m...

Why everyone secretly loves country music

Album covers featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dolly Parton, Old Dominion, and Carrie Underwood (Photo via Spotify)

Ella Gilmore, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

Trucks, love, work, mud, and lemonade. All are common themes in country songs from every decade. While most people associate country music with those living in the South, more “northerners” enjoy listening to country music than you may think. But what is it that makes this genre so appealing to all generat...

Match teachers to their favorite songs

Match teachers to their favorite songs

Audrey Morrison, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

How well do you know your teachers? Take this quiz and try to guess the favorite songs of nine Mason teachers. Loading…

Is there hope for rock music?

Performers on stage with colored lights

Colter Adams, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019

Sure, it might be trite to say, but rock is dead. The groups that sell out the biggest stadiums are decades past their prime. Cheap commercial pop masquerading as rock rules the airwaves, performing songs that you’re more likely to recognize from Toyota commercials than your Spotify playlists. And ...

Teach me Kendrick Lamar PLEASE

The Album of Kendrick Lamar

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

It seems that I was born two years early because Kendrick Lamar is set to be taught in classrooms for years to come. The famous rapper Kendrick Lamar, known for his inspirational songs for the black community, will be one of the newest authors added to the IB reading list for his most recent and su...

Top eight albums of 2018

Top eight albums of 2018

George Price, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019

KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS KIDS SEE GHOSTS- a supergroup formed by hip-hop legends Kanye West and Kid Cudi- has made waves in the music industry with the release of its eponymous first album. KIDS SEE GHOSTS is a fusion of rock, rap, hip, and psychedelic genres; an eclectic tapestry ...

Who is BROCKHAMPTON?

Who is BROCKHAMPTON?

George Price, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2018

[huge_it_gallery id="45"] When you see the word “Boyband” what comes to mind? One Direction? Why Don’t We? N-Sync? The Jonas Brothers? Among this list of boy bands would you consider BROCKHAMPTON in this list? BROCKHAMPTON (the all-caps is not a mistake) is a self-styled rap and R&B boyba...

Sounds of the season

The GMHS Concert Choir performs. (Photo by Tenzin Namgyel)

Clare Doss

December 21, 2017

Click on a link below to read about the December performances by our Mustang musicians.  GM Combined choirs shine by Clare Doss Mason band plays holiday hits by Claudia Gusman...

Mason band plays holiday hits

Tenor saxophonist, Kit Richards busts out a solo during “Tenor Madness” (photo courtesy: Carol Sly)

Claudia Gusman

December 21, 2017

Gowns were zipped up, tuxes were buttoned, instruments were tuned, and a nervous yet excited buzz spread through the band room as Mason’s very own prepared to deliver a successful Winter Band Concert. The schedule of the concert on December 6 was the usual, showcasing the hard work of the Percuss...

GM Combined choirs shine

The GMHS Concert Choir performs. (Photo by Tenzin Namgyel)

Clare Doss

December 21, 2017

The holiday spirit is in the air and both George Mason choirs showcased their talents Tuesday evening at the Winter Choral Concert. A traditional round called "Shalom" sung by both choirs started the evening as they entered the auditorium and went up on stage. Then followed by the singing of the natio...

Your Best of 2017 playlist

Your Best of 2017 playlist

Eleanor Kay, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2017

Click the link above to listen to our Spotify Playlist for the best songs to remember from 2017. 2017 was a very interesting year for music. Artists like Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar released new albums furthering their music careers. Harry Styles released his first solo album following ...

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