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

Gallery: Flint Eastwood takes control of the Majestic

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer When we saw Flint Eastwood (a.k.a. Jax Anderson) open for Pvris back in February at The Rave / Eagles Club in Milwaukee, we knew immediately we had witnessed something special. If her braided pigtails and booming voice weren’t enough to get you going, her brazen dance moves and contagious smile made for a stage presence that exuded confidence and an unmatched, … Continue reading Gallery: Flint Eastwood takes control of the Majestic

Liquid Swords, GZA

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Liquid Swords, GZA … Continue reading Liquid Swords, GZA

Complicit EP, Gang of Four

By Brendon Peppard, Contributing Writer & Mara Blumenstein, Contributing Writer SCORE: 5.5 Gang of Four has a history of acting as an outlet for western political anxiety. Entertainment!, the group’s 1979 full-length debut, was funky and neurotic. With lyrics that unite teenage angst and cold war paranoia, the album serves as a dynamic reference point for the emotional climate at the outset of the new decade. … Continue reading Complicit EP, Gang of Four