College bands will one day be a rare treat to share with the next generation

Finding niche “college bands” at this time of your life could be your secret rare Pokemon card that you share with the people that come after you.

| Senior Editor

This week’s concert roundup

Check out these St. Louis-area concerts before you go home for fall break (if you have time during midterm season).

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Laura Stevenson brings indie magic to the Gargoyle

Indie singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson gave an energizing and vulnerable performance to 80 Washington University students at the Gargoyle Sunday night.

Jaden Satenstein | Contributing Writer

From Bandcamp to backstage: Car Seat Headrest at Delmar Hall

Before Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo had spoken a word, I already had a sense of the performance to come—a strong, almost violent bass was blaring from the speakers. It was the kind of sound that reverberates through your body, the kind you can feel.

Aiden Blinn | Staff Writer

Hippo Campus’ sound evolves in new album ‘Bambi’

The success of “Bambi” lies in its ability to merge simplicity with complexity in terms of lyrical messages, melodies, riffs and underlying beats.

Christine Watridge | Contributing Writer

DIY, voter registration and whimsy: Diet Cig comes to Off Broadway

A spunky, punk-y duo from upstate New York, Diet Cig formed in 2014 after vocalist Alex Luciano interrupted drummer Noah Bowman’s set to ask for a cigarette lighter. Four years down the road, Diet Cig has released two EPs and one studio album to become one of the most intriguing, unique groups in the indie music scene.

Elizabeth Phelan | Contributing Writer

The Record Company takes crowd at the Pageant ‘Off the Ground’

The energy from the group was practically electric, and I found myself dancing along to almost every song, interrupted only once by two drunk, 40-year-old women who got a little too close for comfort. But you know what, it was all in the name of a good time.

Lee Whitehead | Contributing Writer

Beyond Diwali: A cappella group Sur Taal Laya goes full time

Sur Taal Laya’s signature style of arranging is to create mashups of Bollywood songs and popular English songs. This fusion creates beautiful sonic experiences that blend South Asian and American cultures.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Audiophiles: Songs to make you feel cool

Here are songs to make you feel cool as you walk across campus, so you can pretend you’re listening to the soundtrack of an indie movie about your break between classes.

Elizabeth Phelan | Contributing Writer

Follow the emerald star: Lord Huron at the Pageant

While I would love to go on and on about everything I loved about the show, I’m sure that article would be far longer than anyone would want to read on the subject. So, I’ll only mention the highlights of an already fantastic show.

| Senior Cadenza Editor