Shaq Diesel, Shaquille O’Neal

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. Release Date: October … Continue reading Shaq Diesel, Shaquille O’Neal

Little Dark Age, MGMT

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor SCORE: 8.4 MGMT won the hearts of a generation when they released one of the most entertaining albums of the aughts, Oracular Spectacular. When the group came onto the scene, they mixed the sounds of the ever-ubiquitous alt-rock of the times, pop, electronic and psychedelia into a concoction that hadn’t been heard before. Hits like “Time to Pretend” and “Electric … Continue reading Little Dark Age, MGMT

Gallery: Rostam seizes hearts with stunning High Noon Saloon set

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor   Maybe it was the 34-year-old D.C. native’s celestial singing voice; maybe it was the three-song encore; maybe it was the violin quartet and drum synthesizer that mimicked and recreated sounds so elegantly; maybe it was the projector displaying ethereal milieus of desert roads, cityscapes and barren skies. Whatever it was, it left a line of anxious fandom, trying to … Continue reading Gallery: Rostam seizes hearts with stunning High Noon Saloon set

We Out Here, We Out Here

By Christian Zimonick, Features Editor SCORE: 7.1 We Out Here is a compiled exposition of London’s burgeoning and experimental Jazz scene out via independent label Brownswood Recordings. Directed by saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the album is sleek, futuristic, immaculately-produced and maintains some coherence despite its huddled construction. While it pushes a few sonic boundaries, We Out Here is mostly enjoyable as a very listenable, very cool … Continue reading We Out Here, We Out Here

Gallery: Twin Peaks, Portugal. The Man jam out in sold-out Overture Hall

By Tony Holmes, Staff Writer Our friendly neighbors Twin Peaks, might have to get Modelo to sponsor them after their energetic opening set. This many tours into their career, Twin Peaks know their audience well, and they know that their audience is expecting a rowdy performance. Their success lies in their miraculous stage personas. Vocalist Clay Frankel, gets the crowd going every time with his … Continue reading Gallery: Twin Peaks, Portugal. The Man jam out in sold-out Overture Hall