Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Dynamic Duo in Indie Pop have distinct and emotional sounds

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Music

Over the course of 2014, indie pop artists Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht recorded and released one song per month. The end result, the album “Oh Wonder,” properly named after the dynamic duo themselves, has 15 original songs that encompass a soft electro-pop vibe that is great to listen to during downtime, study sessions […]

Album Review: Flatbush ZOMBiES – 3001: A Laced Odyssey

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Zachary Searles in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Zachary Searles/News Editor In a Rolling Stone interview last month, legendary Kiss guitarist, Gene Simmons, stated that rock is dead and hip-hop is dying. Whether that’s true or not, Flatbush ZOMBiES, a hip-hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, is certainly doing their part in keeping it alive with the release of their debut album, 3001: […]

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

Byline: John Rocker “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2013 Superman film, “Man of Steel.” Snyder is once again back in the director’s chair for the sequel. There was a lot of hype building up to the release of this film. It’s important for Warner Brothers and their DC […]

PortCon prepares for event months in advance

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Byline: Amanda Melanson Portland is known for its diverse artistic and creative culture. From painter, to sculptures, to writers, there is never a dull moment in Portland’s art scene. However, it goes above and beyond a physical medium. Many people in Portland also have a strong a love of video games, sci-fi and animation. Each […]

Local filmmakers get four minutes of fame

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Staff On Thursday, March 24, Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland hosted the 4 Minute Film Festival. The organizers, David Surkin and Anna Gravél, provide local, independent filmmakers, actors and writers the opportunity to    get exposure in the community through the festival. After the films are shown, members of the audience have the […]

Thrift shop this holiday season

Posted on March 24, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

The holidays are fast approaching, in case you missed “Baby It’s Cold Outside” over pieces of pumpkin pie during the holiday. It is that time of the year that your tight college kid budget becomes something inbetween a shoestring and a broken string. There is no need to fret, a simple solution exists that will […]

Indie film on Netflix a noteworthy watch

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker Dope is an Indie film that came out last year. The reviews for this film were positive and it got an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. The story takes place in present day, but based on how the main characters are dressed, you wouldn’t believe that. The main characters are three teenagers who […]

Graduate Showcase Concert presented outstanding work

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By  Jimmy Dority While performances by USM School of Music students are always held to a high standard, this semester’s Graduate Showcase Concert was outstanding, presenting the budding expertise of some of the university’s most gifted and ambitious artists. Before the concert Ellen Chickering, Associate Professor of Voice at USM, anticipated that it would “be […]

Logic

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Music

By Matthew Craig   On Friday, March 11 the rapper Logic played a sold out show at State Theatre. Opening for him was Dizzy Wright who, also a rapper, is a much different performer than Logic. Together the two put together a very energetic show, filling State Theatre with more concertgoers than I’ve seen in […]

400 years later, Shakespeare’s memory stays alive in Portland

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Amanda Melanson The works of William Shakespeare are so deeply woven into the English-speaking world that most folks are unaware of the extent of its impact. This April 23rd marks the 400th anniversary of the passing of The Bard, and the Portland area is not letting the event go off without a bang. Three […]