Hannah Schwartz

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Now Hear This! JEFF the Brotherhood with Diarrhea Planet

When: Saturday Where: The Gargoyle Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Price: Free with Wash. U. ID, $10 for the public Together as JEFF the Brotherhood since 2002, Jake and Jamin Orrall are brothers from Tennessee who use guitars, drums and a whole lot of distortion to make a psychedelic-grunge-punk sound that […]

| Cadenza Reporter

‘James Blake’ | James Blake

Gentle dubstep composer James Blake has released an EP every few months since his first, “Air & Lack Thereof,” in July 2009, and his self-titled debut LP represents a true culmination of his evolution from a haunting dubstep sound to a combination of intricate electronic beats and incredibly soulful vocals.

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Thee Oh Sees, Paper Diamond headline upcoming KWUR Week shows

its 19 year history, KWUR Week has striven to bring upcoming artists to WashU’s campus, peaking 5 years ago when concert organizers brought Of Montreal to The Gargoyle’s stage before the band made it big.

| Music Editors

Whatever happened to…the other members of Destiny’s Child?

Everyone knows Beyoncé and her former girl group Destiny’s Child— I’m still awaiting the glorious, life-making day they announce another reunion—but do the names LaTavia Roberson, LeToya Luckett and Farrah Franklin ring a bell? No? Believe it or not, before Michelle Williams was ever in the picture, Destiny’s Child consisted of Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Roberson […]

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Earth vs. the Pipettes

Now that sisters Gwenno and Ani Saunders have taken the reins on “Earth vs. The Pipettes”, the Pipettes’ fresh charm has been replaced on an album that is at once overwrought and oddly detached.

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Concert Preview: Matt Costa with Everest

Matt Costa began his career opening for Jack Johnson’s summer 2005 tour, but don’t hold that against him. So take a leisurely stroll on what promises to be a beautiful Sunday night to the Firebird and enjoy a head-bopping show that will both relax and cheer you for the week ahead.

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In defense of ‘Teen Mom’

A spinoff of “16 and Pregnant,” “Teen Mom” follows the struggles of four young girls in their day-to-day lives after giving birth. The show could easily be exploitative: These girls clearly aren’t quite mature enough to make the best decisions, and most don’t have a stable family support network to help them do so.

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September 14th: Best Coast at the Gargoyle

Bethany Cosentino, songwriter, vocalist and overall public face of her band Best Coast, recently collaborated on a song called “All Summer” with Kid Cudi and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. “All year long we wait for sun /At the beach we come undone,” she sings, her honey-colored voice steady amid church bells and pulsating beats.

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Loufest 2010

A few months ago, I was perusing Pitchfork, the influential indie music website, and saw a list of summer music festivals. One lineup caught my eye, including the likes of Titus Andronicus, Built to Spill, Jeff Tweedy, Broken Social Scene and She & Him.

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Oh my God, it’s almost 2010: Best superfluous characters on ‘Scrubs’

If there’s one show that defines the comedy sitcom of this decade, it would have to be “Scrubs.” The show’s absurd and irreverent humor propelled it to a steady eight seasons (I’m just going to ignore the fact that the creators are bringing in an entirely new cast for next year) that never fail to delight me when the reruns are on Comedy Central.

| TV Editor