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Gangnam Style, Move Over for Harlem Shake

Gangnam Style, Move Over for Harlem Shake

February 20, 2013

By ANNE COUTURE WEB EDITOR Before January 30, 2013, no one had ever heard of Baauer’s, “Harlem Shake.” Now, it is the number one iTunes song in Australia, only ousted from the number one positio...

Controversy, Surprise at Grammys

February 14, 2013

By JOE VITALE ASSISTANT OPIONIONS EDITOR Last year, music fans watched Adele sweep the Grammys taking home six awards. Her fans, of course, experienced euphoria — their new queen was rightfully crowned. Everyone else, however, was less impressed; the lack of variety and surprises fell short of the ceremony’s hype. For the 2013, both variety and surprises were sprinkled throughout the evening, both on and off the sta...

Arts and Entertainment Looks Forward to 2013

February 6, 2013

By PATRICK DOHERTY STAFF WRITER Films: Hollywood and the independent market are looking forward to a promising year, with many well-regarded directors returning with bright expectation of future prospects After trying their hands at creating a Western, the Coen brothers now turn their eyes to Greenwich Village with Inside Llewyn Davis. Loosely based on the memoir of musician Dave Van Rock, the movie follows Oscar Isaac,...

New Single from The Strokes, “One Way Trigger,” in Review

January 30, 2013

By DEVON SHERIDAN As they tend to do whenever reports of their activity surface, The Strokes sent a ripple through the music blogosphere this weekend when they released the song “One Way Trigger” on their Soundcloud page. The first (still-unofficial) single,“One Way Trigger,” from their forthcoming album, features both more and less of the same from the band. The song opens to a harpsichord-style synth melody, ...

Toro Y Moi’s ‘Anything in Return’ in Review

January 30, 2013

By JOSEPH VITALE ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR Underneath Toro y Moi’s attempt to evoke nostalgia for sincere pop is a bold effort disguised as light funk, with an omnipresent dance influence throughout. On his third LP, Toro’s knack for layering synth beats on top of his high pitched voice (on top of some more synth beats) persists on almost every track of the album. While most develop fully as single tracks, the end result often turns out...

Second Semester Concert Guide

January 23, 2013

By NICOLE HORTON CONTRIBUTING WRITER As Fordham students return to campus after a long, relaxing break, many are looking to attend fun events such as concerts. This is a guide to diverse artists whose style cannot be limited and defined by a single genre. They embody pop, rock, country, R&B, hip-hop and electronica characteristics. They are seasoned artists and performers who will give memorable, high energy performances. Maroon...

The Weeknd’s ‘Trilogy’ in Revew

November 28, 2012

By PATRICK DOHERTY Stand-out Tracks: “House of Balloons – Glass Table Girls,” “The Birds Pt. 1+2,” and “Initiation” Abel Tesfaye took an enormous risk last year, and it played out perfectly. Throughout 2011, Tesfaye, better known by his stage-name The Weeknd, released three mix tapes for free on his website. These were not your average bedroom-produced, cheap synthetic works either; each release was hailed...

Action Bronson’s ‘Rare Chandeliers’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR Rare Chandeliersis the latest release from Action Bronson, the Queens-born Albanian-American chef/rapper. Produced by The Alchemist, it is Bronson’s first release since signing with the Warner Bros. offshoot VICE Media. At this point in his career, having signed with a major record label, Bronson finds himself at a crossroads. One of the advantages of signing a record deal is working w...

Wolfgang Gartner at Terminal 5 in Review

November 14, 2012

By CODIE LANDSMAN On Friday, Nov. 9, Hard NYC presented Wolfgang Gartner as a part of his Love & War Tour at Terminal 5, in the Meatpacking District of NYC. The 26-year old electronic DJ had the crowd captivated and crazy during his nearly three-hour set. During the show, Wolfgang dropped many of his more popular beats such as “Illmerica” and “The Way it Was”, both from his most recent album Weekend in America. One of ...

Historical Theater Now the Bronx’s Best New Music Venue

November 14, 2012

By DEVON SHERIDAN ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Four blocks from scenic Rose Hill, Fordham Road intersects with Grand Concourse in the northwest Bronx. Nowadays a hub of bustling shoppers and bargain store franchises, the Fordham Road and Grand Concourse intersection was once at the heart of a mostly residential, middle-class New York City neighborhood and a popular source of metropolitan culture and weekend entertainment fo...

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