UW-Madison alumni, staff and students weighed in on the nationwide discussions about racial prejudice at an event Wednesday evening.
UW-Madison students took a break from classes this afternoon to visit Union South for the annual study abroad fair. Hosted by International Academic Programs, the fair welcomed over 2,500 students with wanderlust.
Once again with the release of their third full-length album, Deep in the Iris, Braids have continued with their tradition of being non-traditional. The majority of the songs on this album were written in locations across the United States that foster to the members’ creativity, from a cabin in the mountains of rural Arizona to a Walden-esque homestead in Vermont. These serene environments helped contribute to the shift once again in musical style. Deep in the Iris abandons the thick electronics and instead capitalizes on gripping song topics and a more organic use of piano and rhythm.
Tyler, The Creator has always let the meaning behind his music be asserted on its own terms. He hasn’t hesitated to carry this over to his fourth and newest release, Cherry Bomb. The album features 13 songs that display Tyler’s humor, quirkiness, imagination and brilliance.
Death Grips, an experimental hip-hop group from Sacramento, California has received critical acclaim from most sources with the release of their previous three studio albums. Though they have technically been disbanded since last July, that has not stopped them from making music. Jenny Death, the second part of a two-part album called The Powers That B, is now available online and is set for official release March 31.
When George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, sat down to interview with Stereogum’s Ryan Leas, he revealed he has been through some tumultuous experiences over the last few years. From the death of three close friends, to the admittance of his father to a mental institution, Lewis definitely has accumulated some emotional baggage. Instead of allowing these conflicts to cause a bottleneck in his artistry, he has used them to spark a new flame in his musical career.
After the release of their debut album Shrines in 2012, the Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring spent three highly anticipated years expanding their sound before issuing their sophomore LP another eternity.
An 18-year-old Madison man was the victim of an attempted homicide Saturday night, which may have been connected to reports of gunshots at West Towne Mall earlier in the evening, according to a City of Madison Police Department incident report.