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Ring in the New Year with Katie Herzig’s Latest Album, “The Waking Sleep”

Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/20 at 06:04 PM

Grade: A

With 2013 rapidly approaching, an update to your music library is in order. In case you haven’t been able to come up with a New Year’s resolution yet (don’t feel bad, I haven’t either) why not make it your goal to broaden your taste in music?

Don’t know where to start?

Begin with Katie Herzig’s latest album The Waking Sleep.

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Asher Roth and The White Panda Bring The Party at Alumni Hall Last Friday

Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/10 at 11:38 AM

I hope you accepted my invitation to come out to the Asher Roth and The White Panda concert at Alumni Hall on Friday night. If you didn’t, then you made a mistake. Both Asher Roth and The White Panda established themselves as the new authorities of party music.

I was ecstatic over the fact I had been able to score a press/photo pass for the show courtesy of SPA. My VIP status enabled me to stand in front of the barricade, where I was up close and personal with the stage and the performers.

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Album Review: Nicki Minaj’s Revamped Album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up

Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/08 at 11:05 AM


Grade: A-

If you’re a fan of hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj and have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of her new material, look no further than her revamped album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up. It’s basically her sophomore album if it had taken a dose of steroids.

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Asher Roth and The White Panda are Bringing the Party to Penn State TONIGHT (12/7)

Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/07 at 12:33 PM

If you still haven’t made any plans this Friday night, then allow me to invite you to what will be one great party in State College. Sound like something you’re interest in? Of course it does. Now for the details:

Who: Asher Roth and The White Panda

What: Some killer rap and kickass party music

Where: Alumni Hall located inside the HUB

When: Friday night, 10 PM

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The Party Girl Is Back: Ke$ha’s Latest Single, “Die Young”

Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/05 at 03:28 PM

It’s been a while since KeSha, the wild child of pop music, has released any new material. The last single to air on the radio, entitled “Blow,” was back in 2011 from her EP, Cannibal.

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Album Review: Delilah’s Debut Album “From The Roots Up”

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/26 at 04:20 PM

Grade: A

About a week ago, while I was listening to music via YouTube, I began perusing through the “Recommended” section to the left of the page. I feel as though this section is often overlooked (at least it was by me) but it’s a musical goldmine. So often it has led me to fantastic artists who I would never have known about otherwise.  And, once again, the goldmine didn’t let me down.

While browsing haphazardly through a sea of unfamiliar artists, I settled on one by the name of Delilah. Her single “Shades Of Grey” was being featured and after listening to it, I knew that her music was something I wanted to investigate further. After exploring the UK-based singer-songwriter in depth, I was pleasantly surprised.

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More Music to Discover Over the Holiday: Flight Facilities

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/21 at 02:22 PM

Looking for a cool jam over the break?

Check out Flight Facilities’ single, “Crave You”. I discovered the band through Pandora after I started radio based on Lana Del Rey. There isn’t much in the way of biography on the band and from what Spotify suggests, they have only released three singles, most of which have been remixed by various DJs.

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Marina and the Diamonds’ Latest Single Gives a Guide To Breaking Hearts

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/14 at 04:00 PM

In in her newest single “How to be a Heartbreaker,” Marina and the Diamonds have the guide to breaking hearts.

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The UK’s Latest and Greatest: Emeli Sandé

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/12 at 05:23 PM

If you’re looking for a singer with powerhouse vocals, a songwriter who has mastered the ability to capture the most heartfelt of lyrics, and an album that is utterly poignant, your search ends here.

Allow me to introduce you to Emelie Sandé, the most impressive musician to come out of the UK since Adele.

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A Slice of Jamaica: The Toots and the Maytals at The State Theatre, 11/5/12 - A Review

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/07 at 04:02 PM

Seeing the Toots and the Maytals perform at The State Theatre on Monday night happened by chance.  During my first class last Thursday morning, my professor offered what would now be “two free tickets” to see the Toots and the Maytals perform as he could no longer go. “They play reggae music,” he said. Instead of allowing him to elaborate further (which may have encouraged another one of my peers to snatch the tickets before I could) I piped up. “I’ll go!”

And so the tickets were mine.

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The Toots and the Maytals Play the State Theatre, Tonight, 8PM

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/05 at 01:13 AM

If you’re looking for a taste of Jamaica in downtown State College, head to The State Theatre on tonight.

The Toots and the Maytals are performing at 8 p.m., and they’ll be heating up State College with their Caribbean flare.

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Your Feel Good Hit for the Weekend: “Ready Or Not”

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/02 at 02:22 PM

ReadyOr Not” by Bridgit Mendler has become my newest guilty pleasure. While the lyrics leave something to be desired, the beat is so damn catchy it makes up for any substance the song is lacking.

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The Awakening by James Morrison

Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/02 at 01:21 PM

Considering the hectic week I’ve had, I decided to slow things down with James Morrison.

I discovered the UK-based singer/songwriter back in 2006 when he toured with John Mayer and I fell in love. As soon as he stepped up to the microphone, introduced himself with that dreamy voice of his, and began to strum the chords to his first song, I knew that he was destined for my iPod. His first album, Undiscovered, was on repeat for the rest of the summer.

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Meet Music’s Newest Cover Girl: Birdy

Posted by Brittany Barth on 10/30 at 04:31 PM

While browsing through the Spotify Radio App, I stumbled across a gem by the name of Birdy.

Spotify was featuring her self-titled debut album, Birdy, which does not include any original songs, but covers.

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Get Ready for the Weekend with Icona Pop

Posted by Brittany Barth on 10/26 at 04:44 PM

Need a new jam to get you fired up for the weekend?

Look no further than Icona Pop.

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