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Is there hope for rock music?

Is there hope for rock music?

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

Teach me Kendrick Lamar PLEASE

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

Sounds of the season

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

Mason band plays holiday hits

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

GM Combined choirs shine

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 ...

I’m so 3008, You So 2000 and Late: Lasso’s Throwback Playlist

I’m so 3008, You So 2000 and Late: Lasso’s Throwback Playlist

Editorial Board

April 6, 2017

Nothing takes us back to 5th grade like listening Ke$ha and Britney Spears on our mp3 players.  In an effort to compile an epic list of throwback songs, The Lasso put together our personal favorite throwbacks that were released before 2010. These are a few of our favorite songs that make us want t...

Looking back: The best hip hop albums of 2016

Looking back: The best hip hop albums of 2016

Viraj Suri

January 19, 2017

2016 has been a highlight year for hip-hop, with releases from industry juggernauts like Drake, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as surprise takeovers from the likes of Desiigner’s Panda. With 170 albums released in 2016, there are some that were straight up trash, and some that are future class...

The Lasso Holiday Playlist

The Lasso Holiday Playlist

Gabriella Stevens

December 21, 2016

Over winter break take a look at our infographic to find out what your fellow Mason students’ favorite holiday songs are. Don’t forget to check out the Lassos Holiday Spotify Playlist to listen to our pick of great holiday songs. ...

The Lasso’s 12 songs of Christmas

The Lasso’s 12 songs of Christmas

jwbrett

December 17, 2015

Do you have a Christmas playlist? Here is Lasso’s suggestions for what songs should make your list! The Little Drummer Boy What better way to wake on Christmas Day than with this upbeat song? Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande Because who doesn’t want to listen to Ari’s voice all winter break? All I wa...

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