Kid Cudi tweeted last June that his next release, Indicud, would be his own version of Dr. Dre’s 2001. Sounds like it’d be quite the undertaking, right? Well it seems Cudi forgot when he started this project that, unlike Dre, he’s a really weird dude. Indicud opens up with a heavy instrumental track titled “The [...]
In a press release posted by the Office of Public Affairs on April 12, USM announced that the School of Music would be the beneficiary of a $1 million bequest from the estate of Anne Randolph Henry. But many music students are still stuck worried about the future of the music program. In the wake [...]
Tyler, the Creator has outdone himself with Wolf, which sounds like his most engrossing work yet. The eccentric, foul-mouthed Odd Future ringleader is still rapping without a filter, but he seems to be more focused in his third release (as focused as he can be, at least). A collection of misanthropic confessions and, of course, [...]
Budget cuts at the university have affected all departments, but the School of Music may have taken a heavier blow. At the end of the semester, lecturer of music education Steve Bizub’s position will be cut, leaving the program to one professor. On Wednesday night the entrance to Corthell Hall was flooded with boisterous USM [...]
Fresh off the bus from a three-day concert tour of Northern New England, the USM Chamber Singers are back at the university and are ready for their annual spring concert. The musicians of the USM Chamber Singers are chosen through a careful audition process and represent some of the most outstanding singers at USM. The [...]
lt may be too early to call it, but I’m willing to bet that Hummingbird by Local Natives will be considered one of the best albums of the year. Local Natives’ 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor, was a hit. The melodic and energetic lyrics combined with the choir-style hooks left listeners in love with this Fleet [...]
Even though she performs under the name Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Aly Spaltro proves with her debut album Ripely Pine the she is no lamb to be led around. Spaltro taught herself to write music and sing, and until now has been releasing music recorded out of her home in Brunswick, Maine, and selling her work [...]
An honor bestowed by the Portland Music Foundation, each act will receive a showcase spot, a consultation with a national public relations agency and a stipend. For many of the chosen bands, it’s considered an honor to be selected for the festival.