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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...

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, ...

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...

Cameron’s Corner, The Hold Steady

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

“She said always remember, never to trust me. She said that the first night that she met me. She said there’s going to come a time where I’m going to have to go, with whoever’s going to get me the highest” Craig Finn, front man for the band The Hold Steady sings this lyric to open up they’re...

Cameron’s Corner, The Replacements

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

The Twin Cities have always been a hot bed for music of all genres. The city’s scene has created musicians such as Doomtree, Soul Asylum, The Hold Steady, and of course, Prince. There is a stereotype that comes with your identity if you are from Minnesota. It is believed that musically we only listen...

Pat the Bunny, “Probably Nothing Possibly Everything”

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

It’s hard to go wrong with a musician who refers to himself as “Pat the Bunny.”  The man behind this intriguing stage name is folk punk musician Pat Schneeweis. Pat, best known as Pat the Bunny, got his start playing folk punk in Arizona playing random house parties and on the street. Folk...

Cameron’s Corner, “Winter Wheat ” shines through

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

The front-runner of the Winnipeg music scene is finally back with his new solo record “Winter Wheat.” Samson, a native to Winnipeg released his second solo album on Oct. 21 this year. Samson has been in two bands prior to going solo, including popular groups Propagandhi and The Weakerthans. Both wer...

Cameron’s Corner: The Clash’s “London Calling”

Cameron Campbell, Opinion writer

October 14, 2016

No other band has ever stood out more to me than The Clash. Especially their 1979 classic punk album, “London Calling.” The Clash consisted of four English punks signed to CBS records in 1977 after playing very few shows and little to no actual headlining gigs. They soon would become one of, or ma...

Cameron’s Corner: worst tribute ever

Cameron's Corner: worst tribute ever

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

Oct 23 will mark the 10th Anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s album, “The Black Parade.” This album was very influential and left a huge mark in the pop punk scene, goth scene and overall music scene. In promotion for the album hitting its first big landmark, the band is rereleasing the album fully rema...

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