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Ojata Records

Local rapper Shawn Who performs in a hip-hop concert at Ojata Records, a Grand Forks restaurant, comic book store and music venue.

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

As you walk through the campus of the University of North Dakota you witness many centers and groups to be a part of. With all these different interests there is usually something that one will fancy. However, there is very little clubs that have to do with music listening, vinyl and comics. Most...

The Pink Spiders

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

As time goes on it is always fun to discover new bands. Over the years I have found hundreds. Whether it be going to open acts at concerts or endless, mindless YouTube/Spotify/iTunes surfing. Somehow a band called “The Pink Spiders” alluded me. This three piece band from Nashville, Tenn. is a...

Live at the Amsterdam

Live at the Amsterdam

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

As everyone in St. Paul stepped outside on Monday, April 10, they noticed that the temperature had gone down forty degrees from the day before and was now just below freezing. The air was cold and the sky spit rain and snow. For some odd reason,  I seem to be cursed. Every time I step foot in the...

The Strokes: Is This It

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

In 2001, the band The Strokes released arguably the best and most important alternative rock albums of the 2000s. It’s clean yet punk vibe changed the face of music. Much like how The Clash rewrote punk, Nirvana rewrote grunge and The Beatles rewrote rock. This album is flawless all the way through. ...

Great night at Green Day

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

On April 1, the legendary rock band Green Day rolled into St. Paul, Minn. to their sold out show at the Excel Energy Center. The band was touring their new album “Revolution Radio,” which since its release has been a commercial success. Over the course of the tour, Green Day has had many bands ope...

Bash & Pop

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

In the early 1980s, a legendary punk band was born in Minneapolis, MN, known as The Replacements. The lineup consisted of Chris Mars on drums, Paul Westerberg on lead vocals and guitar, and two brothers. Bob Stinson who played guitar and his younger brother Tommy Stinson on bass. During their rise, ...

Wellness rocks St. Patrick’s Day

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

As night fell on the 17th of March in Minneapolis, thousands of locals took to the city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. However, about two hundred people decided to do something a little more out of the box, rather than just going to their favorite bar. These 200 some people crammed into the legendary...

Best three albums of 2016

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

Every year, my family and friends all email each other and pick their top 10 albums of the year. I wanted to take a crack at this as well, however I will keep it short, as I choose and explain my reasoning behind my top three favorite albums of 2016. Number Three - Green Day: Revolution Radio As unusua...

The Menzingers Review

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

Where do you go after your twenties are over — when the adolescence fades and you’re stuck managing the pressures of adulthood while holding onto the last breath of your youth? The Menzingers are a band that tries to tackle that very question as the underscoring theme of their new album. The Menzi...

Born to Run or Born in the USA

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

When it comes to  Bruce Springsteen, most people love the wide variety he has laid out over the years. However, the question that divides most fans is “Born to Run” or “Born in the USA?” The two albums were monumental in both Springsteen’s career and Rock ‘n’ Roll history. Each one...

Winnipeg bands rock the house

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

On Feb. 7, I had the pleasure of sitting in one of Winnipeg’s nicest theaters for one of the best rock shows to come through the city in a while. The two bands that played were Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls and The Arkells. The concert hall stage was set up with all of Frank Turner’s gear, inc...

Opening act steals the show

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

On Jan. 31, I had the pleasure of making the trek up to Winnipeg to the 110 year-old Burton Cummings Theater to see one of my favorite bands, Hollerado, and a band new to me, The Sam Roberts Band. Upon walking into the theater, we found the merch table of Hollerado. We were surprisingly greeted by N...

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