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Jack M. Schroeder

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Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men Fight Darkness with Melody

As pop music continues to get moodier (see: Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Drake, and counting), some people just want to have a good time.

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From Boston Calling 2019: Sunday Sound Bites

Hits like “Primadonna” and Clean Bandit’s “Baby,” on which she is featured, were exciting to see performed live, but the highly edited, quickly changing nature imagery on the background display made little sense with her costume, dance, and overall stage.

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From Boston Calling 2019: Joyner Lucas Couldn’t Save Logic

It was utterly disgraceful how Logic could be so openly hostile with his crowd and still seek exorbitant praise.

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From Boston Calling 2019: Big Red Machine Are Who They Are

Those aspects exist in Big Red Machine, but its unifying sonic theme is that there is no real theme, that different sounds will come together and interact in new ways.

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From Boston Calling 2019: Integrating Old and New with Tame Impala

At Boston Calling, Tame Impala’s slowly changing but still recognizable Saturday night set was nothing short of breathtaking.

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Boston Calling 2019

The Harvard Crimson sends three writers — Allison J. Scharmann '21, Jack M. Schroeder '21, and Shruthi Venkata '22 — to cover Boston Calling Music Festival.

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From Boston Calling 2019: Friday Sound Bites

Not even the band could keep from nodding and dancing to their own tracks.

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From Boston Calling 2019: CHVRCHES Rise Above the Fray

Mayberry’s electrifying vocals and the band’s refusal to sink into the shadows contributed to a heartfelt and impressive set.

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Arts Playlist: 5 Songs for Daylight Savings Time

Here are five songs to help you adjust to losing an hour of sleep.

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A House Divided: &pizza and Milk Bar Review

&pizza and Milk Bar are like conjoined twins now, tied at the hip to each other’s successes. Their relationship is symbiotic.

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‘Vice’ Is Postmodern and Partisan

At its core, “Vice” is a biased work.


Courtney Barnett Brings Emotional Range to House of Blues

Over a 21-song set, Barnett and her supporting band gifted those in attendance with a mastered but at times warped performance.

Ian Askew

Artist Spotlight: Ian A. Askew ’19

Ian A. Askew ’19 is a senior in Quincy House seeking a joint concentration in Theater, Dance, & Media and History & Literature. In 2017, he founded and directed the first edition of the Harvard Black Playwrights Festival.

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Twenty One Pilots Brings the Heat to TD Garden

Even as lead singer Tyler Joseph told the crowd he’d see them again the next time around, Twenty One Pilots’ set at TD Garden felt like the end of the band.

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Portrait of an Artist: Diana Oh

Performance artist Diana Oh is currently in a season-long residency at the American Repertory Theater premiering a multi-part work titled “Clairvoyance.”