Weekend event roundup: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Check out concerts in the St. Louis area this weekend.

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

‘Thinking Out Loud’ about Ed Sheeran at Busch Stadium

After a two-hour wait, a familiar tune resonated in Busch Stadium. Ed Sheeran stepped in as he sang “Castle on the Hill,” a single from his popular 2017 album “Divide” (stylized as ÷).

Bright Chong | Contributing Writer

It’s the end of the album as we know it, and I feel fine

As streaming increasingly eclipses music purchasing, many artists are beginning to move away from releasing their music in album format, opting instead to release singles upon singles. All this change in the music industry begs the question: Are albums dying out?

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Fresh album picks: What I listened to this summer

As the weather starts to cool down and the humidity (hopefully) starts to drop, I find myself reflecting over the music I listened to this summer. Spending the summer on my own, I found myself with lots of time to listen to music and was able to make my way through a lot, both old and new.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Self-taught and self-produced: Evan Hughes releases EP ‘Dead or Alive’

We all know at least one SoundCloud rapper from high school. You know who I’m talking about—that one kid with trash beats and even worse vocals who thinks he’s going to make it in the industry with 20 followers on SoundCloud. Unlike them, Evan Hughes is the real deal.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Put this on to put you out: Albums to listen to while you go to sleep

Are you struggling to close your eyes and let the sweet, sweet relief of sleep wash over you? Is your mind rushing and you need to clear your head? Try out putting on these albums to help you fall asleep.

Best entertainment of 2016

2016 was an interesting year. Here at Cadenza, we like to think it was because of all of the stellar entertainment.

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

Kanye, Tidal and the power of musical monopoly

“My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.” With this tweet from Kanye West on Monday, we gained a true vision of what Tidal can and will be in the future of the music industry: a dictator’s dream of exclusive titles and monopolistic marketing.

| Associate Editor