“This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” the new album released by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on February 26, makes one thing brutally, inescapably clear; the duo has no intention of selling out. Over three and a half years after the release of their first album, “The Heist,” the Seattle-based rapper and producer’s latest work lives up to its title.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards air this weekend on CBS, and Cadenza will definitely be watching. Hosted by LL Cool J and featuring performances by Beyonce and Jay Z, Daft Punk, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and many more, the show is sure to be one of the biggest musical events of the year. Tune in to CBS at 7 p.m.
Unless you’ve been living at Fontbonne for the last week, you’re probably aware of the Macklemore-snowstorm-Congress of the South 40 controversy that consumed Wash. U. last weekend. A prediction of heavy snowfall forced CS40 to move WUStock indoors to the Pageant and to limit the total number of tickets to 2,000.
If you were one of the lucky 2,000 students who obtained a ticket for this year’s WUStock, you witnessed a great performance by one of the top artists in America. To attend a school at which Macklemore can be contracted to perform makes each and every one of us lucky.
“We’re sorry,” a loudspeaker-toting Council of the South 40 representative blasted into my ear on Friday, “but this is just the way it needs to be.
“Wash U Confessions,” the viral Facebook page which had close to 1,500 likes and highlighted real and mock issues within the Washington University community, was taken offline by its moderator after a racial slur was posted by accident.
Saying he had come to St. Louis with nothing more than tank tops like the one he wore on stage, Macklemore asked the crowd of screaming students if he could borrow someone’s jacket. Donning two brown faux mink coats from the audience, artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their number one hit, “Thrift Shop,” as their third number.
This weekend’s WUStock concert featuring Macklemore will be held at the Pageant due to concerns about inclement weather forecasted for Sunday afternoon, according to assistant director for Residential Life Valronica Sales. The Pageant, located on the Delmar Loop at 6161 Delmar, has a capacity of 2,000.
With the National Weather Service predicting a mix of rain and snow for the day of WUStock as of Thursday morning, student concern over Macklemore’s slated outdoor performance has mounted. But organizers say they will hold the concert on the Swamp, barring severe thunderstorms, a tornado warning or some other, similar act of nature.
Students are generally ambivalent to this year’s WUStock concert featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being rescheduled from Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, March 24. Macklemore’s agent contacted WUStock organizers last weekend requesting the change due to a conflicting publicity event.