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October 18, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Dream Theater goes the distance with new album

By | Mar 4, 2019

Deep, angelic and beautiful are the most accurate descriptions for Dream Theater’s new album, “Distance Over Time.” The progressive metal group has returned with a more simple and practical approach compared to its previous album, “The Astonishing.”
Following the release of “The Astonishing,” Dream Theater, also known as DT, received mixed feelings from fans.

Review: Singles for the week of 3/3

By | Mar 3, 2019

“Sucker”
Jonas Brothers
Released Mar. 1, 2019
Republic Records
Disney’s biggest heartthrob trio is back after six years of hiatus, marriages, children, reality shows, solo albums and other bands.

Review: Khelani’s mixtape was worth the wait

By | Mar 3, 2019

Last year was arguably one of the most successful years for R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani.

Review: How to Train Your Dragon sequel is out of this world

By | Mar 3, 2019

DreamWorks Animation is infamous for cranking out sequel after sequel.

Review: Rap duo disturbs with “Fearless Fred Fury”

By | Feb 28, 2019

The written thoughts of a psychopath over bizarre keyboard melodies may not be the average person’s idea of music, but the Insane Clown Posse is far from average, as it unquestionably demonstrates in its newest album, “Fearless Fred Fury.”
The eccentric rap duo, often referred to as “ICP,” does not disappoint in making its newest album completely freakish and downright horrifying.

Review: Sci-fi adaptation is uninspired and robotic

By | Feb 26, 2019

“Alita: Battle Angel” wears its influences proudly — maybe a little too proudly.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/22

By | Feb 25, 2019

“Feel Something”
Adam Lambert
Released Feb.

Review: “Happy Death Day 2U” is more than just a repeat

By | Feb 25, 2019

Dark comedy–slasher film “Happy Death Day 2U,” the sequel to 2017’s “Happy Death Day,” follows main character Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) as she lives the same day over and over again, each time being brutally murdered by a killer in a baby mask.

Review: Avril Lavigne comes back with empowering record

By | Feb 25, 2019

Avril Lavigne’s voice finally broke through the silence she has left her fans in for years with her new album, “Head Above Water,” released Feb.

Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.

Review: “Rainswept” is a deluge of visceral visuals

By | Feb 20, 2019

A rich landscape of beautiful, rolling hills is quickly followed by the silhouette of a man in his window — then a heart-stopping bang leads to peaceful silence.

Review: “High Flying Bird” shoots and scores

By | Feb 19, 2019

The new Netflix film “High Flying Bird,” which was shot completely on an iPhone, delves deep into the relationship between sports and the politics of the United States’ capitalist society.