#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 […]

The Sound of Lubbock

Deep in the heart of Texas is “the friendliest city in America.” Those not from the South Plains might find it hard to believe that Lubbock has more to offer than cotton, haboobs and tumbleweeds. However, there must be something worth mentioning about Lubbock because artists such as Clay Walker, Aaron Watson and Josh Abbott […]

#TuneInTuesday: Maggie Rogers

Many may be unfamiliar with the unique artist Maggie Rogers, but the 22-year-old has taken the music industry by storm. On February 16, she released her first EP, Now that the Light is Fading, featuring her hit that left Pharrell Williams speechless. Rogers has been making and producing music since she was in high school, but her […]

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