Jesse McCartney brings childhood dreams to life at Shannon Hall

By Bailey Owens, Staff Writer Take yourself back to the year 2004, when pop-prince Jesse McCartney shook the hearts of girls all over the world. Now a certified gold record, “Beautiful Soul” topped charts across nations. It was this same song that Jesse played for an eclectic crowd as we ended the night in the nostalgia for the era of Disney stars who ruled the … Continue reading Jesse McCartney brings childhood dreams to life at Shannon Hall

High as Hope, Florence + the Machine

By Tyler Moore, Contributing Writer SCORE: 9.0 As many Florence + the Machine fan will think, a listen to any of their songs feels like listening to poetry being read aloud. They’ve always been known to write about personal experiences in poetic and metaphoric manners, but the London band continues to seek out deeper, more personal ways to relate their messages. The ethereal listening experience … Continue reading High as Hope, Florence + the Machine

Pray for the Wicked, Panic! at the Disco

By Tyler Moore, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.0 Panic! at the Disco has always been known to change up their sounds and emotions from album to album to always maintain a fresh face. Their sixth studio album, Pray for the Wicked, is no different. Following lead singer Brandon Urie’s Broadway ambitions in Kinky Boots this past year, it seems those experiences have manifested into style, sass and … Continue reading Pray for the Wicked, Panic! at the Disco

Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett

By Rishabh Kishore, Contributing Writer SCORE: 9.2 Courtney Barnett has been busy. After releasing her first album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, and subsequent touring, she collaborated with Kurt Vile to produce an album with both artists playing off each other’s incredible songwriting prowess. The album (Lotta Sea Lice) showed a conversational type of lyricism with a unique style of singing. For … Continue reading Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

By Tyler Moore, Contributing Writer   SCORE: 7.0 Shawn Mendes is Shawn Mendes’ self-titled third project following the albums Handwritten and Illuminate. Some have proclaimed Mendes as an icon and one of the industry’s hardest workers for already having a three albums by the age of 19.  In his self-titled album, Mendes continues his trademark of poignant songs of young love featuring an acoustic guitar here … Continue reading Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes