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Navigating Adulthood


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Boo – Dey

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35 Years of Failure in Cincinnati’s Jungle

 

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A few weeks ago, the Bengals made their third playoff appearance in the last three years. After winning the AFC North and showing moments of absolute domination during the season, the Bengals lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third year in a row.

It’s easy to blame the questionable play calling of Jay Gruden (Bon Voyage!) and Marvin Lewis or the third straight year of abominable post-season play by Andy Dalton, but these be scapegoats sports fans. In order to truly understand the Bungals mentality, you have to go into the owner’s booth where the delusional Mike Brown sits upon the real Iron Thrown (sorry Lannisters, but even y’all don’t know about this level of blasphemy). Read More…


Just Blowin’ Smoke

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Kacey Musgraves: The country songstress for those who hate country.

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No other music genre (juggalos not withstanding) receives the same kind of flack that country does. Whether it’s the red neck stereotypes or whatever you want to classify “Accidental Racist” as, country is always dogged for lacking innovation and being not only boring, but backwards thinking.

Well, just as one of the greats retires from the road, country is seeing an influx of young, edgier talent come in and make the much-maligned genre their own. One such artist leading the country revolution is Kacey Musgraves, a 25-year old songstress hailing from Mineola, TX, whose folksy gem “Keep It To Yourself” was one of Esquire’s “15 Great Songs Your Probably Didn’t Hear in 2013”.

What sets Musgraves, who first got noticed after finishing in seventh during the fifth season of Nashville Star, apart from the Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lamberts of the world, however, can be heard in the songs found on her breakout album Same Trailer, Different Park. Ranging from the reflective “Silver Lining” to the album’s most chant-ready track “Stupid,” Musgraves does an excellent job of balancing the dark realities of country life and her own introspection without alienating those of us unaccustomed to life in a double-wide. Read More…


Cooler Than Being Cool

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Outkast’s Mega Tour & Their Resonance In The New Age

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There are artists. There are rock stars. And then there’s Outkast, the Atlanta duo made up of André Benjamin, otherwise known as Andre 3K, Dré, Benjamin André, 3000, Three Stacks, Ice Cold, Possum Aloysius Jenkins, Dookie Blossom Gain the 3rd, or Johnny Vulture, and Antwon “Big Boi” Patton. While plenty of hip-hop stars have crossed over into the mainstream, few, if any, have had the same infectious impact that Outkast has.

This year Outkast will hit the road (along with the sky, the sea, quite possibly Mars, and a rumored headlining spot on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan), performing at 40 festivals around the globe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, including confirmed headlining spots at Coachella, Firefly, Hangout, Glastonbury, Counterpoint, and Big Guava. Essentially, if you want to see Outkast this year (assuming you’ve heard of them), you can. Read More…



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