As I rushed to the Rainbow Kitten Surprise concert at the Sylvee this past Monday night, I had high expectations after their gig at Majestic Theatre last year, which was full of head-bang worthy rock-inspired renditions of their classics and an intimate feel despite Sam Melo’s overwhelmingly energetic stage presence. However, this show was quite different from the last time I saw RKS — mellow undertones dominated, and I felt as though I was digging into a giant, steaming bowl of soul food during their set.
Ariana Grande ended 2018 as the most relevant pop star and for good reason. Grande released her fifth studio album, thank u, next, just over five months after the well-received Sweetener. She experienced astounding commercial success, all while crafting her unique brand and reviving pop through heavy EDM, R&B, and hip-hop influence. Following an aggressive year of personal relationships in the spotlight, Grande hinted she’d been healing in the studio. She released three singles — one, of course, the infamous title track “thank u, next” and its iconic accompanying video — in anticipation of the album.
Glorified 80s rock ‘n’ roll takes the audience back in time at the Overture Center on Feb. 7 as part of the Broadway’s tenth anniversay tour of the classic musical, “Rock of Ages.”
Although Melissa McCarthy is best known for her unfiltered, aggressive and outright hilarious performances (“Bridesmaids”, “The Heat”), it’s clearly evident that this comedic genius is quite capable of tackling dramatic, darkly comedic roles as well. Such is the case in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” from director Marielle Heller, a rather different kind of film that can best be described as pleasantly enjoyable.
As I comb through the marketing (or lack thereof) in the wake of viewing “Velvet Buzzsaw,” I’m repeatedly confounded by director Dan Gilroy’s quasi-epithetic obsession as the creator of the fantastic 2014 neo-noir “Nightcrawler". While “Nightcrawler” knows exactly what it is in both grounded characterization and sensical narrative progression, “Velvet Buzzsaw” is a gross juxtaposition to such competency.
NBC's show "The Good Place" returns for a third season that subvert our expectations and hit the reset button.
For the last episode of the investigation into the nominees for Album of the Year, we look at the last three nominees, all of whom are enjoying their first nominations in the iconic category.
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane, one of the most controversial characters of “Game of Thrones.”
Daily Cardinal video games columnist Marty Forbeck compares and contrasts the newly released remake of "Resident Evil 2" to the cherished 1998 original.
In this installment of the Grammys series, we’re looking at two more of the eight nominees for the coveted Album of the Year award: Scorpion by Drake and H.E.R.’s self-titled debut album.
Braving the fierce, dangerous conditions were some 2,000 plus fans of EDM royalty Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland – two of the genres biggest and best acts performing today.
“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” centers around human impact and natural development on different bodies of water.
Rapper Noname rocked The Sylvee with her bopping tunes that showcased her raw talent.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing all eight of the nominees in the musically and racially diverse Album of the Year category. For the first episode, we will take a look back at three albums previously reviewed by Daily Cardinal writers.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling, is the focal point of this middle-of-the-road biopic which is both beautiful to look at and hard to watch simultaneously.
This year’s Academy nominations resulted in mixed reviews over the exclusion of some great films.
"Sex Education" — the new original Netflix series — may remind you of your own humorous social struggles growing up.
This year's Oscar nominations feature several firsts and many close races.
Arts co-editor John Everman reviews the new Netflix documentary about the Fyre Festival of 2017.