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The Courier

Killer Klassix; Thursday- “Full Collapse”

Killer Klassix; Thursday- “Full Collapse”

Thursday paves the way for a sound rooted in aggression and relates to fans through moments of hardship and discontent, offering solace by melody.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022
Killer Klassix: Vanilla Ice- “Hard To Swallow”

Killer Klassix: Vanilla Ice- “Hard To Swallow”

Taking influence from Nu-metal and pairing it with free-verse rap, Vanilla Ice’s “Hard to Swallow” is exactly that, faltering in every aspect of his departure; death-gripping his ego on the failure which re-launched his career.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
November 14, 2022
Killer Klassix: Coheed And Cambria– The Second Stage Turbine Blade

Killer Klassix: Coheed And Cambria– “The Second Stage Turbine Blade”

"The Second Stage Turbine Blade” is a search for an other-worldly melody that transcends the medium.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
November 14, 2022
Killer Klassix; Mock Orange’s Sixes and Nines

Killer Klassix; Mock Orange’s “Sixes and Nines”

"Sixes And Nines" delivers on some of the industry’s most musically experimental elements while putting forth their best musical foot forward in order to exhibit the fruits of undiscovered talent.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
November 7, 2022
Official album art

Taylor Swift’s Sleepless “Midnights” Shines Bright

On her latest release, Taylor Swift welcomes listeners to her after hours world at an intersection of something new and her classic sound.
Mariana Quezada, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022
Killer Klassix; “Something to Write Home About”

Killer Klassix; “Something to Write Home About”

Through melodies, experimental harmonies and heart-like rhythms, “Something To Write Home About” established the foundation for the following 20 years of an entire musical genre, including offshoots.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022
Albums Dead On Arrival- Hands Like Houses; “Anon”

Albums Dead On Arrival- Hands Like Houses; “Anon”

If a band was to give as little effort as possible, go into a recording studio and write the simplest pop rock songs ever, it would result in this album, a couple beats short of a Maroon 5 album.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022
Killer Klassix: All Hallows E.P.

Killer Klassix: All Hallows E.P.

The EP is a classic, acting as a horror movie for the ears, attaining underground fame with gamers who indulged in “The Boy Who Destroyed the World” on the “Tony Hawk’s ProSkater 3” soundtrack, and exemplifying the experimental structure of punk music as a whole.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Editor
October 24, 2022
Thomas Rhetts Bring the Nap to Me Tour

Thomas Rhett’s Bring the Nap to Me Tour

Thomas Rhett performed as part of his Bring the Bar to You tour, but his openers were more entertaining than he was.
Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor
October 24, 2022
Harry Styles Love on Tour, Night 3

Harry Styles Lights Up Chicago

After rescheduling his first concert in Chicago, Harry Styles performs an explosive show on night 3, a 10/10.
Mariana Quezada, Staff Writer
October 17, 2022
Killer Cuts:Killer Klassix

Killer Cuts:Killer Klassix

...A way to honor how age and youth, though fleeting, marks the beautiful start to the beginning of the end.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 17, 2022
In The Pit

In The Pit

Bands Moon Rules Apply, GOLD STEPS, Johnnie Guillbert and SayWeCanFly tuned guitars, warmed up voices, and prepped the angst to be let loose on stage.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 10, 2022
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