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A match made in heaven: King Gizzard and Mild High Club

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

This new release is one of my most recent favorites to hit the shelves. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has partnered with Mild High Club to create “Sketches with Brunswick East.” This could be considered one of King Gizzard’s tamer albums. This is King Gizzard’s fourth release this year, and eleventh studio album. As an up-and-coming indie band, the group has been riding the wave of popularity following the festival season this past summer. Even though this is the fourth album released in a year, this one has the most unique feel. The album opens with “Sketches of Brunswick East I,” a mellow opening that reflects an influence from Mild High Club and sets the overall tone. The structure flows like that of 1960s lounge music with influences such as bossa nova and modern electronica. It has more...

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An Educational Bar Crawl: An ode to a dirty old bar

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

I was young, didn’t look like a local and didn’t know what I wanted. I’m still fairly new to the bar scene and still technically new to drinking unless you count the hunch punch created by a panel of confused college students. I handed the bartender my ID, and he examined it three times over because I still look like a child. “Rum?” I asked. “Sure,” he said. “You got anything to put in it?” “We only got coke,” he said as he pursed his lips. This was the first interaction I had on my self-titled, “Educational Bar Crawl.” I decided that my first stop would be Brackens, a local blues bar on the downtown strip of Maryville. Dr. Carl Gombert, professor of art at Maryville College who teaches a class I am in, was performing bass there with...

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Flyte’s church-like melodies make beautiful music

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

    The first song I heard from the album was entitled “Faithless.” It was playing in my record shop as I walked in that that morning. My first assumption, based on the structure and the vocals, was that it must have been a Beatles song that I had never heard before.  However, as I listening closer, I wondered if it could be a Wings song because of how intense the harmonies were.  However, my co-workers informed me that it was a band from the U.K. by the name of Flyte . I hate to compare a band to the Beatles, which could almost be considered musical blasphemy, but there is no denying that there is major influence from the Beatles.      I immediately bought the album and have been listening to it for the past week both on my...

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New changes for counseling center

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The movement of office space in Bartlett has been an overall improvement for both Bruce Holt and his new staff. The counseling center, which used to be located on the second floor of Bartlett close to Issac’s Café is now located on the opposite side of Bartlett that used to house Residence Life, Student Government and various other organizations.  The move was mainly due to space issues, as intern Becky Livingston was using a closet as a makeshift “office.” Another issue regarding the old counseling office was the fact that it was “too visible,” according to Holt. The new space offers the opportunity for students to sit away from foot traffic and now have a waiting room where they can wait comfortably. “Students needed an overall more privacy,” Holt said. Both Holt and his co workers claimed that the...

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2017 Senior Art Exhibits

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

All photos by Clair Scott. Click to view enlarged versions.

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