St. Louis Symphony kicks off new season with a free concert in Forest Park

The St. Louis summer drew to a close last Wednesday night as several hundred St. Louisians piled in to enjoy the St. Louis Symphony give its first free performance of the 136th season. The evening’s program included an eclectic but familiar blend of music, with a lineup that included a couple of patriotic classics, a popular spiritual hymn, one of Mozart’s most recognizable tunes and “Raider’s March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Grace Haselhorst | Contributing Writer

Judah & the Lion unleashed

lthough LouFest may already seem like a distant memory, the sound and energy of music culture lives on. During the festival, I had the opportunity to sit down with Nate Zuercher, Spencer Cross, Judah Akers and Brian Macdonald of Judah & the Lion and get their take on their rise to stardom and their experience at this particularly muddy year of LouFest.

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The best of the ‘Fest: Cadenza’s picks on who rocked the weekend

The 2016 edition of LouFest may have suffered from mud pits and a severe lack of Beyonce, but there was plenty of great music to be found among both headliners and the less well-known names on the schedule.

Album Review: GROUPLOVE’s ‘Big Mess’

When listening to an album called “Big Mess,” you would think that the songs would be disjointed and unfinished. However, quite the opposite is true with GROUPLOVE’s third studio album.

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LouFest 2016: Down and dirty, emphasis on the dirty

After two days of heavy rain, LouFest 2016 opened Saturday afternoon with the south entrance under water, most of the field destroyed and a solid few inches of mud covering every surface.

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A Q&A with iLLPHONiCS

2016 has already been a big year for the musical group iLLPHONiCS, a hip-hop fusion group hailing from mere minutes away from Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

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St. Lucia for all to see: A Q&A with frontman Jean-Philip Grobler

I had the chance to talk with St. Lucia member Jean-Philip Grobler, who shared an honest and heartfelt recount of his start in the music world and the value that music holds firm in his life with me.

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In defense of the 2016 LouFest lineup

This year’s LouFest comes amidst some grumbles from students, discontented with what they see as an underwhelming lineup—a failed follow-up to last year’s glorious festival. But this year’s LouFest doesn’t deserve the trash talk.

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Freshman musician in focus: Dylan Coe

In the summer of 2014, many bands and artists were making names for themselves or growing their fame: Ed Sheeran released x, Ariana Grande released Me Everything, and Maroon 5 released V. Dylan Coe, a current freshman at Washington University, formed the band Aced Only.

Josh Zucker | Contributing Reporter

Cadenza staff picks the songs of the summer

Summer may almost be over, but the sweet tunes that we curated during the summer will continue to warm our hearts through the fall. Here are the songs that Cadenza jammed to this summer.