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The Weeknd’s Triumph Return with “After Hours”

The Weeknd’s Triumph Return with “After Hours”

May 6, 2020

A song-by-song review of the Weeknd’s 2020 album release, and a deep dive into the meaning of each piece The Weeknd put out his highly anticipated explicit album titled “After hours” after a 5-y...

A Tribe Called Red: Revolutionizing Electronic Music

November 2, 2016

    Over the past few centuries, news stories regarding Native American or Aboriginal tr...

Aaryn’s Fall Music Picks

September 29, 2014

Shovels and Rope- Devil is All Around   Kishi Bashi- Bright Whites   Shakey Graves- Dearly Departed &n...

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‘Ghost Stories’ is a darker side of Coldplay

May 23, 2014

Though the album may feel dreary, the tracks are still solid Sean Hobbs Staff Writer Ghost Storie...

Editors Music Picks: Sean Hobbs

Editors Music Picks: Sean Hobbs

April 22, 2014

Hello readers! I'm Sean and I'm the A&E and Opinions editor for the Pioneer. My playlist is...

Shakey Graves- Built To Roam

Aaryn’s April Music Picks

April 8, 2014

Bear Hands- Giants Bear Hand's music was first featured on 1077 The End's new band discovery. Since th...

Aayn’s Music picks for March

March 11, 2014

Birmingham- Shovel and Rope Shovel and Rope is a band from  Charleston South Carolina and consists of Michael Trent and Carry Ann Hearst. The pair released their First album together, O’ Be Joyful, in 2012 debuting their song, Birmingham. Boxcar- Shovel and Rope Boxcar was first played by Hearst and Trent ...

The Justin Timberlake full 20/20 experience

October 15, 2013

Aaryn Kornbau  Staff Writer Before you knew his name, as a break out solo artist Justin Timberlake was one of your favorite bleach blond members of NSYNC. Since the band’s split in 2002 Justin Timberlake has only become an even bigger name and charmer. Justin’s first solo album “Justified” was an instant hit with “Cry me a River” and ...

‘Art Daze” brings relaxation, creativity

September 30, 2013

On the latest music scene, Justin Martin Kristoffer Hayward Staff Writer Striking out on his own, Justin Martin is booking his own gigs and gathering momentum on the local scene.  Though Martin is still with Oh Dear!, he has recently started making music on his own. Some people may recognize Martin as a student at Pierce C...

Direction’s gone south

November 30, 2012

From charming to crude, British boy band One Direction's second album does not live up to fan hype Healani Brennan Staff Writer  The latest album from One Direction has fallen musically flat. The charming British boy band (plus one Irish) first captured the hearts of teenagers everywhere with their breakout single “W...

‘Wicked’ shows audiences a new side to the land of OZ

November 10, 2012

Broadway adaption of famous book comes to Seattle to dazzle audience with references to classic 'The Wizard of OZ' Healani Brennan Staff Writer  The popular Broadway production of the novel “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire, does not fail to entertain. The show is not the most accurate depiction of the novel, but rathe...

Van Halen returns; new album, old vocalist

March 18, 2012

(Coming back with a vengeance, this rock band hits the studio to record first full-length album since 1998)   In January of 2011 the impossible had begun to happen, much to the excitement of rock fans everywhere: iconic band Van Halen was recording a new album with their original vocalist David Lee Roth. Fans thought ...

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