REVIEWS

          Afie Jurvanen, or more properly, “Bahamas” returns with his fourth studio album and sort of a lukewarm presentation.  Jurvanen’s style is one man, his guitar, and his voice.  Though, what has always kept Jurvanen from becoming another lost name in this oversaturated sector of music…

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They Might Be Giants (TMBG) is an alternative rock band out of New York City. They have been making music since the early 80s and are still on a roll. With their upcoming release of their new album, I Like Fun, they planned out a fifty city U.S. tour with Baton Rouge being their fifth stop. …

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Björk has done it again. In her captivating ninth studio album, "Utopia," the Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around powerhouse of a woman explores themes of nature, love, loss, and recovery.

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The retreat's name derives from Dr. Marilyn Paul's book, An Oasis in Time, How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life, a recent publishing about non-religious ways of integrating Sabbath into one’s life. 

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Claire Pendergast caught up with Rabbi Diane Elliot this Sunday, January 21st, and discussed her 3-day retreat scheduled at The Red Shoes in Baton Rouge for Friday, Jan. 26th to Sunday, Jan. 28th. 

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Singer-songwriter Sam Beam has been recording as Iron & Wine since 2002. He’s gone through a gamut of musical styles since then. Longtime listeners will know him for his whispered-vocal acoustic work on his first few albums (“The Creek Drank the Cradle,” “Our Endless Numbered Days”) or f…

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With today’s hip hop scene being male-dominated, when I heard Noname was making an appearance at Tipitina’s, I knew I would have to be there. Noname is the stage name of Fatimah Warner, a female American hip hop recording artist and poet out of Chicago, Illinois. She began her Everything is …

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As the host of The Math Lab, KLSU's dedicated math rock and noise rock show, I figured I should at least see one (hopefully more) bona fide math-y band perform if I'm going to assume the position of math rock expert. Naturally, when I saw Tera Melos and Speedy Ortiz launching a tour in suppo…

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Haley Reinhart, the ex-American Idol contestant, may have fallen off your radar, but it looks like she’s been working some magic behind the scenes.  “What’s that Sound?”, a compilation album of 1960s covers, brings out all of her talent, in representing some damn good classics.

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For the little punk rock band, Beach Slang’s newest EP, alternatively titled “Quiet Slang”, is much more emotional, and feels very personal.  Their choice to focus more on the “quieter” version of their typical “slang” brings out more of the emotional powerlessness of adolescence.

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We arrived at the festival later than we hoped on Saturday, and we were greeted with the longest lines I’d ever seen at a festival. The rumor among the people was that they were checking bags and shoes meticulously. We walked in right next to the Wisner stage to K. Flay performing a few song…

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Over the past two years doing The Math Lab, I’ve come across hundreds of albums, countless bands, dozens of EPs, and more singles than you can count. Since my first show in May of 2015, I’ve accrued over 70 gigabytes of math rock and noise rock spanning the last decade. While I’ve played alm…