Ventra’s website boasts convenience, efficiency, but do students agree?

Ventra’s website boasts “With Ventra, travel throughout the Chicago area is more convenient and efficient than ever before,” but do students agree? Ventra is a fairly new payment system for the CTA that also has an optional Prepaid debit account so you can also pay bills online or get cash from an ATM for a… Continue reading Ventra’s website boasts convenience, efficiency, but do students agree?

‘Her’ explores technology-obsessed future through heartfelt romance

Imagine a world where society is so infatuated with advanced technology that computers begin to take on human traits. Such is the backdrop for Spike Jonze’s new film “Her.” Set in future Los Angeles, “Her” is a sci-fi romantic comedy with an original idea and unique vision. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Theodore Twombley, a man… Continue reading ‘Her’ explores technology-obsessed future through heartfelt romance

Katy Perry: ‘PRISM’ Album Review

“PRISM” is Katy Perry’s fourth album, featuring her already popular singles “Roar” and “Dark Horse.” The album begins with “Roar,” a poppy and catchy song that reminds listeners of several others of Perry’s past songs. The lyrics represent yet another tale of breaking free and letting her voice be heard, a theme that is very… Continue reading Katy Perry: ‘PRISM’ Album Review

Danny Brown Gets Personal on New Album

There aren’t many rappers whose favorite band is Arcade Fire, who record songs with Insane Clown Posse, or who flirt incessantly with Kathy Griffin, but Danny Brown is that rapper. As a 32-year-old rapper Brown told The Guardian, the title Old is not referring to his age but actually to the fact that he’s been… Continue reading Danny Brown Gets Personal on New Album

Sleigh Bells ‘Bitter Rivals’ Disappoints

Sleigh Bells consists of Alexis Krauss (vocalist) and Derek Miller (guitarist/producer) who formed in New York. The band combines pop and loud, grungy guitar rhythms. Today marks the release of their third album, “Bitter Rivals.” “Bitter Rivals” begins with the single also titled “Bitter Rivals” and it begins slow with snapping fingers in the background… Continue reading Sleigh Bells ‘Bitter Rivals’ Disappoints

Noah And The Whale Reminisce But Don’t Surprise On “Heart of Nowhere”

Noah and the Whale is an indie folk band from London, England that consists of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar), Tom Hobden (violin/keyboard), Michael Petulla (drums), Fred Abbott (guitar/keyboard) and Matt Owens (bass). They made their break into the folk scene in 2008 with their hit single “5 Years Time.” They have since released four albums… Continue reading Noah And The Whale Reminisce But Don’t Surprise On “Heart of Nowhere”

Diarrhea Planet New Album

Diarrhea Planet is a punk band with pop influences from Nashville, Tennessee. They are made up of guitarists Brent Toler, Evan Bird, Emmett Miller, bassist Mike Boyle, drummer Casey Weissbach and singer Hodan Dickie. In 2009, they released their debut EP “Aloha” and then spent time opening for bands such as JEFF the Brotherhood and… Continue reading Diarrhea Planet New Album

Rock The Bells Rap Music Festival Rocks The San Manuel Amphitheater

Rock the Bells is a 2-day annual rap music festival that was held in San Bernardino at the San Manuel Amphitheater this year September 7& 8 and featured over 50 performers. The first day I arrived somewhat late but managed to catch Chief Keef’s performance when he began his set at least 20 minutes later… Continue reading Rock The Bells Rap Music Festival Rocks The San Manuel Amphitheater

American Milkshake Indie Film Review

Life is defined by the events and obstacles human beings face. How people approach these experiences depends on their maturity and will lead them down a path to either their dreams or their demise. American Milkshake explores these themes as it follows the story of Jolie Jolson (Tyler Ross), a teenager in 1990’s DC with… Continue reading American Milkshake Indie Film Review