Album review: ‘Islands’ by Bear’s Den

No, the dining hall did not just release an album; Bear’s Den is also a legitimate band. And over the summer, Bear’s Den released a very important music video for its song “Elysium,” the newest single to be included on its fall album “Islands.”

Wesley Jenkins | Contributing Writer

Album Review: ‘1989’ by Taylor Swift

I thought she’d done it, I really did. I thought, after 10 months devoid of blockbuster albums and full of disappointment, Taylor Swift would finally give us a world-conquering record we could all get behind. See, I’d briefly reached pop nirvana after my 50th run through “Shake It Off,” and I wanted more—12 songs more, to be exact. Heck, I’d take two as effortlessly life-affirming as my retroactive songs of the summer.

| Music Editor

Dave Chappelle is coming: Get ready

Initially, Dave Chappelle was only supposed to be coming to St. Louis for a short-lived run on Halloween weekend, bringing his deft comedic skills to the Paris of the Midwest only briefly. However, those shows sold out so fast, Chappelle felt obliged to add more. And he went big: Chappelle is now playing eight shows from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, including double shows on multiple days.

| Cadenza Staff

Cadenza picks the best from WUStock Survey

Now, the survey for the spring 2015 WUStock is out, and there’s a little something for everyone on it, from pure bubblegum pop to indie rock or rap. If you’re feeling a little confused, the Cadenza staff has picked five of the best bets from the list to put on the top of your artist survey.

Fall WILD: We loved it

After the day’s festivities, WILDs in the past have always seemed like a bit of an anti-climax. Between the students who don’t make it and those who prefer enjoying the inflatable couches to dancing, the energy never seems to match the hype behind the event. This WILD was noticeably different.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Into the WILD: Behind the scenes with Social Programming Board

After months of contract negotiations and logistical planning and promotion, all seemed to be well in the hours before Childish Gambino’s headlining performance during this year’s Spring WILD. But it’s the unexpected roadblocks that test the mettle of SPB.

| Music Editor

‘Birdman’ a wild but moving mediation on the artistic process

The boundaries between fiction and fantasy are not incredibly clear in this movie, and that’s the fun of it all. As Thomson, Keaton is hilarious and disturbing, incredibly grounded and yet fantastical.

| Staff Writer

New TV series cashes in on superhero mania

This past week was a big one for Marvel. At New York Comic Con, Marvel Studios, which is currently behind the production of all the movies based on the hugely successful line of Marvel comics such as “The Avengers,” teased its eager following of fans with footage from its upcoming line of TV shows. The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be ever-expanding, and shows no signs of stopping

Kayla Hollenbaugh & Joohyeong Lee | Cadenza Staff

Album review: ‘Anything Goes’ by Florida Georgia Line

Turn on a country radio station these days and after a while you’ll feel like you’re listening to the same song about trucks and beer over and over again. A full run-through Florida Georgia Line’s new album, “Anything Goes,” produces pretty much a similar experience; only a couple of slower tracks offset the list of rollicking country songs about back roads and day drinking that all seem to blend together around about the halfway mark.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Kenan Thompson is an exciting choice for SPB fall comedy show

What do you get when you combine a big name and some serious comedic talent with a pinch of childhood nostalgia and a dash of diversity? The answer: Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live” cast member and the headliner of Social Programming Board’s recently announced fall comedy show.

| Social Media Director