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Silver Warehouse

Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it,” said Stevie Wonder. Not everyone knows that UND has their own rock stars. Many of you know those men. They are walking near you on the UND campus, they are study...

UND Chamber Orchestra

UND Chamber Orchestra

Maddie Deshler, Arts & Community Writer

October 15, 2019

The lights in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall begin to dim, matching the fall’s evening darkness on October 9. The only light left is shining down on the UND Chamber Orchestra. All dressed in black, the orchestra gives off strong feelings of unity. This unity among the group becomes evident the m...

Solfege Idol

Solfege Idol

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

April 2, 2019

The battle for the golden microphone began again last Tuesday night at the Hughes Fine Arts Center during what might have been the tenth annual Solfege Idol.   “I want to say it’s been going for about ten years. It must’ve been 2009 when we started it, so this might be our tenth ann...

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 8, 2018

It’s 8:30 on a Friday night and Half Brothers Brewing Company is alive with the sound of voices and laughter flirting with one another through the air. It may feel like the second arrival of winter in April, yet thanks to the warmth of community that one feels when walking through the front doors, one fo...

Jamming in the bluegrass

Jamming in the bluegrass

Aimee Coons, Arts & Communities Writer

March 5, 2018

Bluegrass music isn’t something one would think to hear in Grand Forks, North Dakota but the Flatt Mountain Bluegrass Boys brought an excellent musical experience to their audience at Half Brothers Brewing Company Friday. Having grown up with bluegrass and country music, I was excited to hear the F...

UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble is an ensemble known for their musicianship. Having been invited to perform for various music education events throughout the state of North Dakota, this group has been selected to present performances at the 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2017 North Dakota Mus...

Ojata Records

Ojata Records

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...

A Night of Jazz at the Fritz

A Night of Jazz at the Fritz

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

On Monday night, an audience of students, parents and supporters of the music department took a break from the rain by filling the Chester Fritz auditorium to listen to the smooth musicians of the UND Jazz band. This night had been the accumulation of a semester’s worth of individual practice and group...

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. ...

Tuning into the Jazz Combo

Tuning into the Jazz Combo

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

On Tuesday night, an audience came together at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall to listen to the smooth sounds of the UND Jazz Combo Concert. The medium-sized hall, with the spotlight on the stage dramatically below the audience provided an intimate atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be both in deep...

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