Music

Internet radio provides free music for all, custom stations

The Internet has been changing the music industry quickly and surely.

Probably the most noticeable aspect of this is the purchasing and downloading of music. But this isn’t the only element that is changing.

Internet radio has started to gain more and more users in the recent years.

The Noise

“The Noise” is a new feature in The Roundup created as a forum for all things music.

Every month writers Quinn McGovern ’12 and Kevin Cabano ’12 will review bands, new songs or emerging artists.

Is there a Brophy band you would like to see reviewed? E-mail your suggestions to The Noise at roundup@brophyprep.org.

New Roundup podcast offers music options, insight

This month The Roundup is introducing a segment where I run through a few new songs and artists that I may love, hate or find that students would like.

You can listen to this and clips from the songs discussed in the new podcast “The Music Sounds Better.” To download the podcast, head over to roundup.brophyprep.org and go to the Music section.

Krimzon makes comeback on center stage

Dozens of Brophy and Xavier students crowded around the doors of the Black Box Theater during the Fine Arts Extravaganza Nov. 24.

The crowd chanted as they waited for the doors to open and see “Krimzon,” better known as Connor Genta ’11, light up the stage with his new set of tracks.

The students filled the Black Box to standing room only, and 20 minutes later the star of the show dropped the mic and made his way off stage with a roar from the audience.

Solo act Owl City’s latest album not worth a hoot

Every once in a while, a musician comes along and revolutionizes music with great visionary skills, genius writing and incredible talent.

Adam Young, the musician behind Owl City, is not one of these people.

Owl City’s first major album, “Ocean Eyes,” was released on iTunes on July 14, while the physical copy was released on July 28. Owl City consists of Adam Young, and only Adam Young. He started out by writing his music in his parent’s basement.

Indie-supergroup hypnotizes thousands at Orpheum Theater

When indie-folk group Monsters of Folk rolled into downtown’s Orpheum Theater in late October, there were certainly high expectations for the group.

This was especially true in terms of what Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and M. Ward were going to achieve with their personal work.

Back in 2004 the group congregated for handful of shows under the banner “An Evening with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward,” playing as an off shoot of each of the musician’s core bands. A few years later the band reassembled for an album, and are now embarking of a world tour.

Emerging artist ‘rockets’ to the moon with new release

In a world where technology is advancing faster than the latest techno beat, new artists emerge from being a no body to popularity in seconds, just by numerous clicks on YouTube or Pandora.

One of the latest fads in the music scene these days is a single man band who uses synthesizer vocals and drum kits to make their music.

Along the lines PlayRadioplay! and Owl City, a slightly less known band by the name of A Rocket to The Moon recently emerged on to the music scene.

The best never heard

During lunch or after school, any Brophy student can hop online and download the newest music album or single and listen immediately.

However, this can mislead many avid fans of music. The large amounts of new artists emerging at any given time is a blessing and a curse for discerning ears. Fear not, there is hope because amongst the rough there is a diamond, and he goes by Drake.

Indie super group deliver monstrous debut

Musical collaborations usually turn out one of two ways. Amazing, like anything featuring Kanye West, or dreadful, like anything featuring Akon.

For indie folk super group “Monsters of Folk,” the collaboration turned out wonderfully.

Five years ago, the stars aligned when stunning folk figures, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and M. Ward collaborated for a tour under the banner “An Evening with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward” which included an appearance of the PBS program “Austin City Limits.”