The OOZ, King Krule

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor SCORE: 9.2 Wisdom and pain permeate The OOZ like cigarette smoke in a 1950s jazz club. King Krule’s second album, released after a four-year hiatus, brings the hallmarks from 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon to new levels of intimacy. Tainted by love and loneliness, The OOZ is King Krule at his most vulnerable. He spends the duration of the … Continue reading The OOZ, King Krule

Gallery: GoldLink and Masego pair up to give Madison a gilded performance

By Christiana Fowlkes, Staff Writer The first Saturday of October, GoldLink’s “At What Cost” tour took a pit stop at Madison’s Majestic Theater. The audience was in for a treat. Within the first 20 minutes of the concert, I knew I was experiencing something magical. Surprisingly, that was all because of the opening artist, Masego. While GoldLink’s performance was entertaining, it was underwhelming compared to … Continue reading Gallery: GoldLink and Masego pair up to give Madison a gilded performance

Willowbank, Yumi Zouma

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer SCORE: 5.4 Step 1: Find Yumi Zouma’s new album Willowbank Step 2: Press play Step 3: Begin uncontrollable foot tapping. Electropop group Yumi Zouma wastes no time on their new album. All the introduction needs is a single snare hit before the irresistibly smooth melody of “Depths (Pt. 1) takes over. In case your ankle wasn’t sore after the workout … Continue reading Willowbank, Yumi Zouma

Lil Pump, Lil Pump

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 3.7 Lil Pump is contagiously atrocious. The South Florida rapper submerged onto the pop-trap scene after his SoundCloud hit “ELEMENTARY” reached millions of views over a year ago. Being associated with the likes of other South Florida Internet rappers like Kodak Black, Xxxtentacion, Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral and $ki Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump earned steadfast attention with his brass … Continue reading Lil Pump, Lil Pump

Japanese Breakfast exudes joy and triumph at The Sett

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Michelle Zauner’s solo work under the guise Japanese Breakfast has been overwhelmingly, if not entirely, inspired by the death of her mother. And yet her live performance at The Sett Tuesday night told another story — one of joy and triumph.  When opener The Spirit of the Beehive began their half-hour set, the crowd consisted of a measly 50-some guests, … Continue reading Japanese Breakfast exudes joy and triumph at The Sett