LouFest 2016 Playlist

The 2016 LouFest lineup came out last month! Check out our Spotify playlist to get to know the artists that will be coming to Forest Park this September.

Student Life Staff

Views from the top: Life in the time of peak Drake

On April 29, Drake will release the most important album of his career. Titled “Views From the 6,” it will arrive with more anticipation and pressure than any of his eight preceding, full-length releases (three studio albums and five mixtapes).

| Staff Writer

Cadenza’s ultimate pop-punk pregame playlist

Whether you’re just as excited as I am or still need a bit more convincing, I encourage you to embrace the mid-2000s angst with this WILD pregame playlist.

| Staff Writer

Offstage: An interview with CHERUB

Before the spring concert last Thursday, I sat down with CHERUB duo Jason Huber and Jordan Kelley.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

The National Blues Museum brings living history to the blues

Recently opened, the National Blues Museum takes one Cadenza writer through a historical trip of improvisation and city-wide culture.

| Senior Editor

Sound and color: A trip through experimental films with jazz improv

. It may be hard to imagine, but before the age of recorded sound in motion pictures, a pianist, for instance, would be given a sheet of music to play along with silent films. “Sonic Visions: Experimental Film + Live Jazz” took us back to that era, but with a provocative twist: it was entirely improvised.

Alberto De La Rosa | Film Editor

All-American Rejects a good choice for nostalgic WILD

I don’t know about anyone else, but my middle school dreams are coming true. When the All-American Rejects first gained popularity in 2003, most of us were still in grade school. By the time they released the album that spawned “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and “It Ends Tonight,” we were starting to develop our individual music tastes.

| Music Editor

Cadenza’s ‘way too early’ LouFest predictions

I have examined major artists’ summer schedules and tried to pinpoint which artists the LouFest organizers will be able to target for their headlining sets. So without further ado, here are Cadenza’s “way too early” predictions for LouFest 2016.

| Staff Writer

Little Green Cars comes to the Old Rock House

Stevie Appleby, one of the lead singers of indie rock band Little Green Cars, addressed the small audience gathered at the Old Rock House this past Wednesday night with an original poem. The poem followed the first two songs of the band’s set, both tracks from their recently released album, “Ephemera.”

| Staff Writer

Q&A: Patrick Stickles seeks mutual validation through music

Patrick Stickles is the lead singer and songwriter of Titus Andronicus, a punk band from New Jersey that makes music that is big, loud and anthemic, recalling both an era when rock music defined popular culture and the independent bands, like Husker Du and the Replacements, that chafed against its commercial impulses. In anticipation of the band’s March 15 show with Craig Finn at Off Broadway, Stickles spoke with Student Life about the band’s intentions for “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” and beyond.

| Senior Cadenza Editor