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The Beatles Are Coming to UNH

The Beatles Are Coming to UNH

Glenn Rohrbacker

September 21, 2016

This Friday, September 23, the Beatles are coming to the University of New Haven. The occasion: a new film entitled, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years. Directed by Ron Howard, this documentary looks at the Beatles during the height of their fame during 1963-66, and how they handled life of the road...

Cast Albums You Should Listen To

Angela Tricarico

April 27, 2016

Next to Normal, Original Broadway Cast – 2009 This rock musical, by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey is absolutely haunting. It is Tony nominated and Pulitzer Prize winning. Next To Normal tells the story of the Goodman family, where matriarch Diana (Alice Ripley) is dealing with worsening bipolar disorder. The story is the toll it takes on every o...

M83’s Junk

Michael Quick

April 20, 2016

When people look back at the music of the 1980’s, they tend to see something bombastic, grand, and even a little bloated from excess, and Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez is no exception. Gonzalez and the rest of M83 have been using the eighties as a source of inspiration for more than a decade now for their...

Spotify Playlist of the Week

Michael Quick

April 20, 2016

Alright everybody, that time of the semester is here again. With finals looming over everyone’s heads, I decided to follow up my “(Not from) Concentrate” playlist with another grouping of songs to be played during study sessions. Last time around, I tried to include a lot of songs that were a little...

Spotify Playlist of the Week

Michael Quick

April 13, 2016

Follow ChargerBulletin on Spotify “Sleepy Songs” Last week, I discussed the soothing effects of the rain, and, with finals looming ominously on the horizon, I figured it was a good idea to compile a list of light, downtempo pieces to help de-stress from hours of studying and drift off into d...

ZAYN: Stepping in a New Direction

Glenn Rohrbacker

March 30, 2016

Fresh off of dropping the biggest surprise of early 2015 and breaking the hearts of fans everywhere, Zayn Malik releases his first solo album, Mind of Mine. In the 5-boy band of One Direction, Zayn was generally seen as the more mature soul of the group, but the world didn’t know him as himself, but as 1...

Spotify Playlist of the Week

Michael Quick

March 30, 2016

 “The Sounds of Spring” Follow ChargerBulletin on Spotify Despite that snow storm that we just had, spring is in fact here and the changing of the seasons is something that has inspired many an artist, the most being musicians. They have been singing about the flowers blooming and the sun ...

Top of the Charts: A Closer Look at the Top Songs of Today

Glenn Rohrbacker

March 30, 2016

“NO” Meghan Trainor #1 on iTunes “7 Years” Lukas Graham #2 on iTunes Work (feat. Drake) Rihanna #5 on iTunes Never Forget You Zara Larsson & MNEK #8 on iTunes ...

Message in a Ballad: What Music Taste Says About Compatibility

Glenn Rohrbacker

March 9, 2016

Music is an important part of so many people’s lives. Whether it be country, jazz, blues, rock, hip-hip, or pop, everybody has found their favorite type of music and it is safe to say it has helped to shape the person you are today. So wouldn’t it only make sense for it to help you find someone who...

untitled unmastered.: unapologetic.

Glenn Rohrbacker

March 9, 2016

Pull Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new record up and all you see is a vomit-green colored gradient cover, with two small words on the top left, leaving a lot to the imagination. Kendrick has wasted no time after his personal record of winning five Grammy’s a few weeks ago. On Friday, he released his...

Spotify Playlist

Michael Quick

March 9, 2016

“The Sound of Silence” Follow ChargerBulletin on Spotify Everyone leads busy lives; people go back and forth from work and school all the while listening to the hustle and bustle of the world around them. The human race, as a whole, is afraid of silence. Watch any horror movie and you’ll bec...

Spotify Playlist of the Week

Michael Quick

February 10, 2016

“Does Humor Belong in Music?” Follow ChargerBulletin on Spotify There is a very specific portion of the musical spectrum that music snobs often look down their noses at, and that is music that is intended to be humorous. Songs that exist in this realm are often brushed off as gimmick-y and...

Round Two: Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” vs. Meek Mill’s “War Pains”

Paul carbonella

February 10, 2016

The rematch is here. Last summer, the hip hop world was emboldened by a new rap beef: the struggle over legitimacy between Young Money’s resident sadboy Drake, and Maybach Music mogul Meek Mill. Like many conflicts between rhymers these days, the origins of the Drake and Meek beef started with a Twitter...

Macklemore’s “White Privilege II:” Well-Intentioned or Shortsighted?

Paul carbonella

February 3, 2016

It’s difficult to discuss Macklemore these days without being reminded of the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014 when he self-admittedly “robbed” Kendrick Lamar of the Best Rap Album award. Critics and musicians alike took to Twitter and other social media in protest, citing Mackelmore’s manicured image...

Spotify Playlist of the Week

Michael Quick

February 3, 2016

“Classical Cross Section” Follow ChargerBulletin on Spotify   Classical music is a portion of the musical spectrum that is often written off and misunderstood. The stereotypical image of old men sitting around with archaic instruments, poofy clothes, and powdered wigs always springs to...

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