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Scary music

Emily Siff, Staff Writer How do you know music is scary? When the lights on the screen dim, the low bass music starts up at an irregular pace, and Hollywood’s newest monster suddenly appears, it’s pretty obvious to you that scary music is playing. But do you know this just based on visual association? Was […]

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Selena Gomez: the heart wants what it wants

Ailyn Rivera, Staff Writer Selena Gomez’s new music video for her single, The Heart Wants What It Wants, captures such a powerful and striking vulnerability that so many viewers have been able to feel at their core. During the first minute of the video, a recording of Selena speaking plays while she, crying, gets ready […]

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Taylor Swift 1989

Ailyn Rivera, Staff Writer Last monday on October 27, Taylor Swift released her well-awaited fifth studio album, 1989 and everyone is talking about it. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce a new segment on The Red Hot Read: New Music Mondays. This weekend I went and sat down to review […]

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“We Will Rock You”: A royally good time!

By Taylor Lynn-Jones, Staff Writer Over the years, more and more musicals have been created from chart-topping music. “Mamma Mia!”, using the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA, and, more recently, “American Idiot”, named for the best-selling Green Day album, are two examples. Both musicals take the music out of context and use the lyrics […]

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Let’s get it started! Acapella fest ’13

By Katherine Gross, Staff Writer The lights in the theater dimmed as the Roxbury Latin Latonics took the stage for Acapella Fest 2013 on Friday, April 5. Acapella Fest, dubbed AC Fest, is a yearly concert tradition which features various regional high school and college acapella groups, and of course, the Latonics. Clad in their […]

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A phenomenal performance

By Charlotte Edelstein, RHR Staff Like in the Avett Brothers’ Laundry Room, “Last night I dreamt the whole night long/ I woke with a head full of songs,” just as I have every night since the Avett Brothers Sunday night concert at the Bank of America Pavilion as a part of their tour to promote […]

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September live music preview

By Charlotte Edelstein, RHR Staff Semptember 6th: Sondre Lerche, Paradise Rock Club Sondre Lerche is a Norwegian singer songwriter. His most recent album is called “Sondre Lerche”. September 13th: Bon Iver, Bank of America Pavilion The American folk band Bon Iver is winner of the 2012 Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music […]

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Call Me Maybe covers spark competition

By Suma Anand, RHR Staff Is there anyone out there who hasn’t covered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”? The original video With the first humorous efforts of the Harvard baseball team, the annoyingly catchy song has spread like wildfire among college sports teams – including SMU’s women’s rowing team, UConn’s women’s rowing and basketball […]

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Top Played on iTunes: What have TRHR editors listened to the most?

By Michelle Peters, RHR Staff Emma F. – “Hey Juliet” by LMNT Zoë D. – “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Charlotte E. – “Sunshine” by Matt Costa Hadley W. – “Reverie” by Debussy Annie B. – “Gavotte en Rondeau” by Bach (from his Unaccompanied Violin Partita #3 in E Major) Maia R. – […]

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PROJECT Trio redefines music with beatboxing, street performing, and more

By Michelle Peters, RHR Staff If you ever find yourself taking the New York subway, keep your ears open. You might come across beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo in his favorite practice space. Some of you have probably seen Patillo’s beatbox flute videos, such as Inspector Gadget and the Mario Brothers Theme Song, which each have over […]

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