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Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates Bring Back the 80s in Cleveland

Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates Bring Back the 80s in Cleveland

Chris Prenatt, Contributing Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

In Cleveland, OH, on Saturday night, Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates, two legendary groups from the 80s, came to rock the Quicken Loans Arena as part of their North American arena tour. Joined by 30-year-old singer/songwriter Allen Stone, the legendary groups performed to the gigantic crowd in the aren...

Primal Static shows less is more at Sugar City

Primal Static shows less is more at Sugar City

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

In the midst of their tour promoting their latest EP, Panstylistic, Primal Static decided to drop in at Buffalo's DIY art space Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.). The band played alongside other acts such as Orange Friction, The Good Neighbors, and Johnny and the Man Kids. Hailing from Austin, Texas, P...

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

It may sound like sacrilege now, but I did not care much for the first Guardians of the Galaxy, which became a huge hit in 2014.  The energetic, colorful, vibrant film was touted as a breath of fresh air by many.  But to this critic, it was just another story about a rag-tag team of anti-heroes who come tog...

With ‘Damn.’ Kenderick Lamar remains at the top of his game

With ‘Damn.’ Kenderick Lamar remains at the top of his game

Chris Prenatt, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

Kendrick Lamar gave everyone the album they've been waiting for last Friday, April 14. The album has been anxiously and hotly anticipated since Lamar surprisingly dropped the first single, "HUMBLE," March 30 to rave reviews. With the album finally out, there really is not much to say about it other...

Prenatt’s picks: 50 bands and artists to look out for in 2017 – part one

Prenatt’s picks: 50 bands and artists to look out for in 2017 – part one

Chris Prenatt, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Recent Stories, Reviews

Although a third of 2017 is behind us, there is still plenty of music to come. While most of you might be listening to your favorite bands from years ago, don't sleep on the up-and-coming talent out there that you aren't paying enough attention to. Over the course of five weeks, The Record will introduce...

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness deliver an epic show at Town Ballroom

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness deliver an epic show at Town Ballroom

Chris Prenatt, Contributing Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Recent Stories, Reviews

On Sunday night at Town Ballroom, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness performed to a sold out crowd as part of his Zombies on Broadway tour. Joined by Californian rock band Night Riots and Australian rock group Atlas Genius, McMahon and his band performed for at least two hours at the historic venue in...

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is hollow, Hollywood fodder

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is hollow, Hollywood fodder

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Recent Stories, Reviews, Uncategorized

Science fiction is a tricky craft.  On one hand, it evokes themes that make you question your own humanity.  On the other, it can just be a ploy to display big budgets with over-the-top style. Ghost in the Shell falls into both categories.  This makes the film like it had a cohesive narrative with som...

“Solitary” is three minutes of pure political punk

“Solitary” is three minutes of pure political punk

Chris Prenatt, Contributing Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

For three minutes straight, Philadelphia based punk band tardigrade. delivers another political fueled single, “Solitary.” The new single released this past Friday drives home a strong point following Trump’s win as president. The band’s last single, “Hypnopaedia,” garnered quite an impressive...

‘The Belko Experiment’ is a mildly entertaining gore-fest

‘The Belko Experiment’ is a mildly entertaining gore-fest

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

When death is on the line, only then will true humanity be revealed.  This story has been told countless time in literature and film.  The Belko Experiment is the latest to tell this story. The movie takes place at one of the many Belko Industries offices around the world.  We see the typical ...

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