March might be big for basketball, but it’s also big for music. The big South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is happening in Austin, TX for the next few weeks. SXSW is for music, film and interactive (apps, social mediaetc.) industries to show off what they’re working on and interact with others in their industry. The festival has been attracting bigger names recently (Coldplay, Lady Gaga and 50 Cent are all scheduled to play), but the festival is known for pushing some of the best new bands and artists into the spotlight. These are some of the bands that I’ll be looking out for in the future (you know, when I’m not crying about how far away TX is).
How exactly am I supposed to say goodbye to the last four years of my life? My experiences here have changed me completely (for the better) and I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like when I pack up my room, knowing I’m not coming back in a few months. There are also people I couldn’t imagine life without and who made my four years here some of the best.
Brooke McCarthy’s voice was pouring into the parking lot of Woods Theatre when I arrived at our interview. She was upstairs finishing a voice lesson before our interview, a hobby that clearly paid off when she won the lead role in the Department of Music and Theatre’s spring production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”
There is a divide in the world of book publishing, and no, we’re not talking about the e-reader debate. Self-publishing is taking the internet by storm, and it has readers divided.
Sab Hosted The Wakey! Wakey! Front Man In Their Concert In A Tent
On Friday, April 11, the university’s Student Activities Board (SAB) held their Concert in a Tent event with artist Michael Grubbs, the frontman of indie pop band Wakey!Wakey!.
Pollak Theatre took a trip back to the 1940s with “In The Mood,” a music revue that is in its 20th anniversary season. Audience members sang along to their favorite hits of the 1940s, complete with period costumes and a full orchestra.
PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SONGWRITERS ENTERTAIN A PACKED POLLAK THEATRE
Pollak Theatre was filled on Saturday night with a crowd ready for some acoustic music from local songwriters. Songwriters by the Sea is a series of concerts hosted by musicians Joe D’Urso and Professor Joe Rapolla, Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre. The round-robin style concert brought together three local professional musicians to play with D’Urso and Rapolla, while three university students opened up for the professionals.
Want to see a murderous plant musical? Sure, it sounds weird, but the Theatre Department has proved that it’s also pretty hilarious. “Little Shop of Horrors” will open at Woods Theatre on March 5 at 8 pm.
The third time is the charm. After less than stellar albums from Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling, a “Glee” star finally managed to release a decent album. To the surprise of no one, Lea Michele will be the first “Glee” cast member to release a successful mainstream debut with “Louder.”
The University proved that Beatlemania is alive and well on Saturday at a day-long symposium titled, “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles.” The event, which filled Wilson Hall, was sponsored by the University’s Center for Performing Arts, the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and the GRAMMY Museum. Participants listened to discussions, musical performances and some even had their brain activity mapped.