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Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Evelyn Nelson

April 26, 2019


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists. "Earth" — Lil’ Dicky ★★★☆☆ W...

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

David Bryant

April 22, 2019


Filed under Reviews

After a shower of outstanding singles throughout 2017 and a 6-track EP in 2018, Los Angeles indie rock band Wallows pulls through with their debut album “Nothing Happens.” The initial publicity from the three-man band Wallows came from vocalist and guitarist Dylan Minnette, who held a lead role ...

Local pad thai flavors vary

Local pad thai flavors vary

Noah Orloff

April 9, 2019


Filed under Reviews

I tasted vegetarian pad thai at five different local restaurants, reviewing the various components that make up a pad thai. The reviews below are not based off authenticity or traditionality — subjects that I am not qualified for — instead it is simply how much I enjoyed each dish. I acknowledge...

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

Tamar Gewirtz

March 14, 2019


Filed under City Entertainment

The film “Isn’t it Romantic” makes fun of the genre of romantic comedies and does so in a successful and hilarious way. Although it won’t be winning any Oscars for brilliance or originality, it is still worth a trip to the movie theater. The film begins with a young Natalie (Rebel Wilson) being told b...

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Jenna Cook

February 13, 2019


Filed under Reviews

As a history and fantasy enthusiast, I wanted to enjoy “The Kid Who Would Be King.” Unfortunately, there was more to critique than to praise in not only the story, but the characterization, dialogue and much more. Taking place in a modern-day politically divided United Kingdom, the film tells the...

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Zach Affeldt, the team had a successful meet against Bloomington Jefferson despite coming off of peak week which is the most intense practices of the season. “It went really well even though we were supposed to not win by as much, which was really impressive since we were comin...

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

Emma Yarger

February 7, 2019


Filed under Reviews

“Sex Education” makes a surface level attempt to break the mold and only lands with inattentive audiences. This show is one of Netflix’s most recent attempts at a hit. However, it comes off just so — as an attempt. With a storyline full of tropes it is clear the show is trying too hard. “...

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

Megan Raatz

January 23, 2019


Filed under Reviews

Going to see “Aquaman,” I knew it wasn’t going to be the best movie ever, but I still came out of the theater disappointed. DC Comics’ newest attempt at putting some backstory behind its Justice League characters falls so terribly short even a wet shirtless Jason Momoa can’t save it. If yo...

‘Roma’ proves to be everything and more

‘Roma’ proves to be everything and more

Amaia Barajas

January 22, 2019


Filed under City Entertainment

I’ve heard of “Roma” for a few weeks now and wanted to see what all the hype was about. All I have to say about the movie is, it is an amazing portrayal of life in Mexico, and it deserves all the award nominations it’s been getting. “Roma” directed by Alfonso Cuarón is a beautiful tale...

21 Savage evolves sound

21 Savage evolves sound

Amaia Barajas

January 21, 2019


Filed under Reviews

21 Savage’s sophomore album “i am>i was” proves that musicians can stay true to their roots while maturing in their sound. Since releasing his collaborative EP “Savage Mode” with Metro Boomin’ in 2016, 21 Savage has proved his talent in the rap game. With the opening reflective song...

‘When Katie Met Cassidy’ stands out

‘When Katie Met Cassidy’ stands out

Emma Yarger

January 18, 2019


Filed under Reviews

“When Katie Met Cassidy” is the rom-com we all need in our lives. This beautiful, easy read came out this past June and was featured on the podcast “The Female Gaze.” I found out about the novel when listening to an interview with the author, Camille Perri. The interview intrigued me so much ...

Series’ unfortunate conclusion satisfies expectations

Series’ unfortunate conclusion satisfies expectations

Jenna Cook

January 17, 2019


Filed under Reviews

Season three of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” brings about the end of the tale of Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny. And despite the show’s constant urging of the viewer to look away, I couldn’t slow myself down. The season starts exactly where the last one ended — on the ed...

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