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The Depot welcomes Park musicians

The Depot welcomes Park musicians

Alex Balfour

September 21, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

As Dopeamine’s most recently added member junior Marco Giovennelli rehearses with his new bandmates, he said he remains impressed with the band’s focus on continuous improvement. “I know I wasn’t with them, but last year (Dopeamine) had this show at The Depot and it wasn’t really good and...

Cut Through the Noise: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Jason Derulo (Week of Sept. 8)

Cut Through the Noise: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Jason Derulo (Week of Sept. 8)

Isaac Wert

September 8, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews, Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success.   “...Ready for It” by Taylor Swift: ★★★★ Foll...

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Isaac Wert

August 25, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Following the departure of their stand-out member, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third studio album further justifies the group’s mediocre reputation. “7/27,” Fifth Harmony’s second album, achieved moderate success. Its multi-platinum lead single, “Work From Home,” rocked ...

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

Isaac Wert

June 11, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

On her debut album, alt. R&B singer-songwriter SZA weaves thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing beats to create an opus of self-reflection. Solána Rowe, under the stage name "SZA," released her debut album “Ctrl” following two successful EPs (extended plays). Rowe, known for her raspy voice, co-wro...

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Hannah Leff and Lukas Levin

April 28, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Band teacher Steven Schmitz said he was proud when the band received a superior rating for the second year in a row and the second time in the band’s history. According to Schmitz, the band traveled to Edina High School April 24 to perform in a large group contest with other schools. “It...

Top radio stations in the Twin Cities

Top radio stations in the Twin Cities

Devin Raynor

April 28, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Pop: 97.1 - Cities 97 (5/5) Cities 97 claims to play “more music, more variety” and gives you just that. Unlike some pop stations, this one doesn’t constantly replay songs, so you can usually listen for a long time without hearing the same song twice. Plus, if the station isn’t playing a...

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson

April 27, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Life, Student Profiles

According to freshman Hannah Greenstein, growing up learning to play orchestral instruments began her love of orchestra, which made her realize she wants orchestra to be in her future. “I would hopefully like to major in music and continue (playing orchestra) professionally,” Greenstein said. ...

Pure Comedy reveals more cynicism than musical creativity

Pure Comedy reveals more cynicism than musical creativity

Samyu Yenamandra, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

In 2015, Father John Misty’s album, “I Love You, Honeybear,” gained popularity and critical acclaim. With Misty’s purpose of creating a collection of love songs for his wife, “I Love You, Honeybear” resonated with listeners with its romantic undertones. Yet, with Misty’s new album, “Pure Comed...

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra

April 17, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument so I wanted to play it to...

‘Memories…Do Not Open’ leaves no impression

‘Memories…Do Not Open’ leaves no impression

Isaac Wert

April 12, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

Stuffed to the brim with indistinguishable drops and meaningless lyrics, the Chainsmokers’ debut album fails to meet expectations set by their previous hit singles. The Chainsmokers, DJ/producer duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, first caught my attention last year when their hit ‘Roses’ from their...

Foxygen reemerges with flamboyant new record

Foxygen reemerges with flamboyant new record

Will Huyck

February 10, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Three years after its last album release, indie group Foxygen is taking the musical community by storm with their colorful, innovative new album, “Hang.” “Hang” replaces the band’s previous psychedelic, Tame Impala esque style with a forty piece orchestra, collaboration with The Flaming Lip...

Soundset brings positive energy

Amaia Barajas

May 13, 2016


Filed under City Entertainment

As senior Jonathan Ayele looks forward to his third year at Soundset, he is most excited for the upbeat atmosphere. “The energy and vibes (of Soundset) is my favorite part, since everyone is as excited as you are to be there and everyone's super happy and pumped which is like most music festivals...

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