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What to expect at South By South Bend

What to expect at South By South Bend

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014

With spring finally gracing the Bend, we know two things for certain: summer is coming and so is festival season. As a self-regarded festival junkie, I cannot get enough of ‘em. Just ten days ago I was prancing along the Coachellan Polo Fields and a few weeks before, it read more

Jack is back with ‘Lazarreto’

Jack is back with ‘Lazarreto’

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014

4/5 Shamrocks Jack White’s lead single and title track off of his forthcoming album, “Lazarreto,” was released April 19, National Record Store Day. It has gained notoriety as the “world’s fastest record” — it was recorded In White’s Third Man studio the morning of the 19th on vinyl masters, read more

‘Alight’ Sheds Light On Young Artists

‘Alight’ Sheds Light On Young Artists

| Monday, April 28, 2014

  History is riddled with young artists ⎯ prodigal talents whose skills have pushed them into the eye of their communities and eventually, their nations. In the digital age, more and more of these artists are appearing. New technology allows young men and women to produce professional-grade pieces across read more

While You’re Away

While You’re Away

| Monday, April 28, 2014

  While you’re away: I have some unfortunate news. With summer arriving soon, you will be tragically without the constant stream of valued, serious opinions from the beloved and respected writers of Scene. I know campus is panicking as this realization dawns, and I am no exception. But fear read more

Festival Frills

Festival Frills

| Monday, April 28, 2014

Welcome to the brand-new experience. Air-conditioned bathrooms. Rehydration zones. Fenced-off relaxation areas with better views. Reservation-only four-course dinners. Beauty parlors sponsored by Sephora. All available at your friendly neighborhood music festival. Personally, the list above sounds like a friend describing their latest family vacation to a Cancun resort, not read more

Stop Pop Stars

Stop Pop Stars

| Monday, April 28, 2014

  Dear pop stars of the world, why does this keep happening? It has been a decade since Gwen Stefani’s use of the Harajuku Girls, her Japanese and Japanese-American backup dancers, was widely perceived as fetishizing Asian women. Just last year, the discourse surrounding Miley Cyrus’s use of black read more

Most successful soundtracks

Most successful soundtracks

| Sunday, April 27, 2014

It’s no coincidence that a lot of my favorite movies feature my favorite movie soundtracks. Music can play a huge part in setting the mood for a particular scene or even go so far as to help the filmmaker explain themes and emotion across an entire movie. Directors achieve read more

Local acts on the quad

Local acts on the quad

| Sunday, April 27, 2014

MARIA MASSA| The Observer It feels like South Quad has never been so musical. It started with late-night performances from musicians earlier this month at the “Sleepless for Syria” event, hosted by the Solidarity of Syria Coalition. Then early last week, student musicians took the South Quad stage with read more