14 New Artists of 2017

2017 has been incredibly fruitful in terms of musical releases, in particular the new acts we have been introduced to. So, in that spirit, here is The Hub@TTU’s list of exciting new artists of 2017. Happy listening. 1. Alex Lahey Hailing from Australia, Alex Lahey brings an exciting, blissful energy to indie rock. On her […]

What’s In a Name: Which Songs of the Same Name Are the Best

In the world of music, there are only so many titles that exist when naming a song, so it is inevitable that there will be some overlap. However, that does not mean all songs are equal, and the most important thing an artist can do is ensure their song is the best among all other […]

#TuneInTuesday: DAMN.

By Courtney White After posting a cryptic teaser on Instagram the morning of March 23, Kendrick Lamar released a track called “The Heart (Pt.4)” and fans went crazy. He ends the song by telling industry opponents “Y’all got ‘til April the 7th to get y’all sh*t together”. On April 7, fans were disappointed due to […]

Festival Goers Say Price of Coachella is Worth It

By Breanna Bordelon Every April thousands of concertgoers flock to Indio, California to rub shoulders with A-listers and create lifelong memories in a desert full of wonders. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival marks the pinnacle of achievement for established and up-and-coming musical talent from around the globe. The event, held on two consecutive […]

Nothing Was the Same: Drake, Kendrick and Modern Rap Beef

By Shane Longoria With the release of Drake’s “More Life,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn,” hip-hop fans are back to doing what they do best: speculating. Arguably the two biggest hip-hop artists in the industry right now, Drake and Lamar have been engaged in a rap cold war that dates back to 2013 – and fans have […]

Beats in the Books: The Library Recording Studio

By Mary Onishi The Crossroads Recording Studio is a state-of-the-art facility in Texas Tech University’s Library that has been open to students, faculty and staff for over four years. The studio is free and can be booked for up to four hours at a time. The studio gives students opportunities to engage in creative projects […]

Is Jazz in a La La Land or a Desolate One?

By Mary Onishi In Damien Chazelle’s modern musical “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a pianist passionate about saving jazz and opening his own club in Los Angeles. Sebastian’s passion is driven by the idea that jazz music is dying. But is it? Assistant Professor of Jazz at Texas Tech Ben Haugland said this […]

Garth Loved Trisha: Strong Relationship, Strong Tour

Though he has seen her perform on this tour over 300 times, country singer Garth Brooks said one performance of wife and fellow singer Trisha Yearwood blows him away each time. Even talking about it choked him up. “Just talking about it now kills me,” Brooks said. “It’s one of the most beautiful things you’ll […]

Garth Brooks: Flood of Tickets Foils Flipping Plans

By Caroline Huey Garth Brooks kicks off his five-concert stand in Lubbock Thursday night and fans are still searching for tickets. Luckily for them, it is a buyer’s market. A quick perusal of StubHub shows that tickets can be purchased for as little as $9.18 for the Thursday show. To put that price in perspective, according […]

Mural of the Story

Lubbock is known for being home to Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, but it is also rich in art, culture, and entertainment. Lubbock’s Cultural District, which includes locations in the Depot District, Texas Tech’s campus, and Art District, is home to fine arts, museums, and musical performances. The Lubbock Cultural District website describes the trendy area: “The […]

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