The Chris Botti Effect

By ANDREW QUINTANA / Staff Writer To say I went to a Chris Botti concert this Valentine’s Day would be an egregious understatement. To say I merely witnessed a spectacular performance by one of the best trumpet players alive would also be somewhat disrespectful. I just can’t force myself to say something that isn’t completely…

Come Out and Swing!

By Sophia Hernandez / Contributing Writer On a Friday evening in FSU’s Housewright Music Building, students of all ages and majors gathered to explore the art of swing dancing. On this particular night, I was one of them. The event was enriching, positive and an all-around good time. Here’s a closer look into my experience with the…

Last Stand Radio: Episode IX

I arrived back in the dwelling and searched for the proper device project the music off of these thick, black disks. Katherine’s space was no good, there was nothing within it that the disks would fit into. I remembered the room with the various equipment that hummed when I approached it.   In the humming…

TLW Chats with the Lonely Island Boys

When you make a medley of comedy, pop songs and film, you’ll find the three actors, writers and producers–Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. You may know them as The Lonely Island Boys who write and sing parody songs such as “I Just Had Sex” or “I’m On a Boat,” or you may know…

The Truth About Music Festivals

Let’s start with this: the truth is subjective. I’ve come across several “articles” explaining what to do and what not to do at a music festival. They list steps of how to behave. They tell you what you should and should not be doing. I read them through and gave them a lot of thought…

Jam for a Good Cause

Not all students can say they go out to bars over the weekend for a good cause. Instead of feeling guilty the day after your night of funneling shots and spending your week’s worth of food money, the Global Peace Exchange (GPE) at Florida State is providing students a guilt-free opportunity to grab a beer,…

It’s Hard Not Being a Fan of Kanye West

You know it’s a good morning when you wake up to Kanye West tweets and all of a sudden you’re #blessed. It’s not because I am a fan of the infamous hip hop artist, however. As I start my day, listening to my horrid indie music playlist, I scroll through Twitter and see the feud…

Club Downunder’s Showstopping Spring Schedule

Union Productions at Florida State knows how to put on a good show. Every semester the student organization successfully provides students with easy-access entertainment, particularly with attractive bands. A lot of the shows that they put on happen at Club Downunder (CDU), which is located on campus in the student union, where FSU music junkies…

Macklemore: Fame Found in a Thrift Shop

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Macklemore not only for his musicality, but for a side noticed only some of the time: his ever-important wardrobe. Released in 2012, with almost 800 million views to date on YouTube, Thrift Shop was the key single that sent the Hip Hop Rap duo known as Macklemore &…