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Music Review: “Potluck” shows promise for PNTHN

Music Review: “Potluck” shows promise for PNTHN

Joshua Kayo

May 9, 2018

Dixieland is a subgenre of jazz music, rooted in New Orleans tradition. To paint a sonic picture, imagine “When The Saints Go Marching In” being played by a brass band during Mardi Gras at a local bar. This is by far the most common way that many people will be exposed to Dixieland outside of NOLA. The...

Anime is here to stay

Joshua Kayo

March 28, 2018

Michael B. Jordan, amidst his stardom from the smash-success of Marvel's "Black Panther," recently defended his long-standing obsession with anime. Anime is a form of Japanese animation that typically tells stories with themes and concepts geared toward adults. Anime's reputation has historically been...

Tweets are not knowledge

Joshua Kayo

March 4, 2018

The novel "Fahrenheit 451" is Ray Bradbury's, magnum opus that paints a dystopian picture where tangible knowledge is actively destroyed and replaced with attractive, technologically advanced placeholders to distract and control the general public. We, as a society, are obviously very far from literal...

Jazz: birthed from black genius

Jazz: birthed from black genius

Joshua Kayo

February 25, 2018

Jazz, an art form as American as apple pie and baseball, is deeply rooted in our culture. And over the course of time, it has permeated through many of the genres that we appreciate today. Jazz birthed the blues (which laid the groundwork for country music), fueled the sounds of Motown, inspires the...

Black Panther: The Album

Black Panther: The Album

Joshua Kayo

February 22, 2018

Spearheaded by Top Dawg Entertainment veteran Kendrick Lamar, "Black Panther: The Album," while not without its flaws, is the sonic embodiment of what the entire movie's well-strategized roll-out has exuded: a clear, culturally driven vision that radiates class. The production on the album, consisting...

NBC killed the radio star

NBC killed the radio star

Joshua Kayo

February 18, 2018

Music has long been revered as one of the most authentic forms of self-expression -- a medium that transcends written word. Music can evoke emotion, make one content, and demand introspection. It has served as a way for people of different backgrounds to share their past, present and, hopes for the future...

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