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Album Review: Bummer But Whatever

Posted on November 04, 2014 by elledavis in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Carver Arena, Maine native relocated to West Chester, Pennsylvania for college, released an EP through his solo project, Festiva, earlier on this month.  The EP, Bummer But Whatever, gives listeners a hearty dose of lo-fi configuration in only four tracks. One of the tracks, titled, “Hell Week,” which goes against everything that could  describe lightheartedness. […]

Album Review: 1789

Posted on October 27, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture, Music

1789 was the year the French Revolution began. 1789 is also the name of the new Turny Les and Connor Bruce split album, and like the war of ten years, it’ll have you humming its melodies through the horrors of existing in disarray. Not to say that the split is by any means melancholic. Most […]

Album Review: Chinese Fountain

Posted on September 29, 2014 by elledavis in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

California has produced garage rock in prolific numbers, and the band The Growlers is one of them. This band based out of Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA just released their latest album, Chinese Fountain, on Sept. 23. They are aptly called “garage” because that’s quite literally how the original members Neilsen and the lead guitarist […]

Multicultural students discuss diversity and discrimination

Posted on September 15, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture

U.S. Census figures show that Maine is one of the least diverse states in the country estimating that 95.3 percent of Maine’s population is white. According to Reza Jalali, coordinator at the office of multicultural student affairs, Portland is slowly becoming more diverse, but that there’s still a lot of room for improvement in the […]

Students get a second ‘Taste of Portland’ at a now annual event

Posted on September 08, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture

Taste of Portland featured food trucks and vendors from around the city who gave free samples to wandering students on Thursday evening.

Last Thursday the lawn outside of Glickman Library was filled with tables and food trucks of various culinary styles during USM’s second annual Taste of Portland event. The event was so popular and well received last year that it’s back for a second time, proving yet again that an event that features free food will […]

Azaria Chamberlain set to perform last show

Posted on April 14, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture

Two USM students, Nick Decker and Chris Armstrong, have been bringing new sounds to Gorham with their band Azaria Chamberlain, but now, with only two shows left, the band is dissolving after being one of the most active bands on campus this year. Considered by some to be out of their element at USM, Decker, […]

Top 5: Food Apps

Posted on March 03, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture

In honor of Maine’s Restaurant Week, let’s take the stress out of finding somewhere delectable (and local!) to eat by exploring our top five apps that can be used to locate restaurants catering to every palate and wallet.  Many people today indulge in the technology of smartphones. This information especially serves those of this demographic, […]

National Album Review: Terrestrials is a dark and ambient musical collaboration

Posted on February 24, 2014 by elledavis in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Sunn O (pronounced as just “Sunn”) and Ulver’s drone metal collaboration, Terrestrials, is pristine.  There is a perfect combination of the two groups on this album, which was released on February 3.  With this collaboration, the two bands have come far from where they first musically started yet strike a good balance with their roots. […]

Local Album Review: The Border

Posted on February 14, 2014 by elledavis in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Successfully executing the traditionally untraditional, and predominantly disfavored, integration of punk and country genres, here’s one stampede of an album fresh out of Dirigimus, Portland’s very own DIY music cooperative.  Seriously, listen up and listen well. The Coalsack in Crux released their second album, The Border, in January, and it’s by far one of the […]