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A preview of KLC radio’s annual “Sunburn”

By Brendan Nagle As the school year winds down, many Lewis & Clark students are desperate for something to relieve the stress of seven months of diligent school work. One last weekend of fun, before catastrophe strikes in the form of final exams. Luckily for them, KLC Radio’s year-end festival will return to LC! Sunburn will take place on Saturday, ... Read More »

Atlanta rapper, Father, brings an energy and flow all its own

Vulgarity delivered with nonchalance seems to be Father’s modus operandi. In the past, the Atlanta rapper (and founder of oddball hip-hop label Awful Records) has rapped about mass shootings, obscene erotic encounters, and even suicide—but always with such casualness that it can be difficult to even notice. His most recent single, “Hands,” is no different. The subject matter is exceedingly ... Read More »

Cloud Nothings lose their bite on disappointingly dull fourth LP

Leading up to Cloud Nothings’ fifth album, primary songwriter Dylan Baldi struggled with writer’s block. Writer’s block at this point in a songwriter’s career is somewhat common. Almost everyone goes through it at some point and Baldi was no different. Much like countless musicians before, he just wasn’t satisfied with what the band was producing, and was unsure of how ... Read More »

Young Thug: The artist we all need

  In a year rife with monumental steps backwards in America, the rise of Young Thug has been one of our only saving graces. Seemingly put on this earth with the sole purpose of pushing every boundary he can, Jeffery Williams is providing hip-hop with a much-needed step forward. Despite its relative youth, hip-hop has one of the richest and ... Read More »

Despite a pair of promising singles, D.R.A.M.’s debut studio album “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” disappoints

With any hit single comes the inevitable question of how to follow it up. This is the exact predicament oddball rapper/singer/dog-lover D.R.A.M. finds himself in on his debut album, “Big Baby D.R.A.M..” His double-platinum hit “Broccoli” was the indisputable song of the summer, and it shows no signs of slowing down now. The song finds D.R.A.M. and collaborator Lil Yachty ... Read More »

Revisiting the legacy of American Football as the influential band returns with a new album

For a band with very little actual music, American Football’s impact is astounding. In 1995, Mike Kinsella and Steve Lamos, following the dissolution of their band The One Up Downstairs, started to jam together and write songs. About a year later, Steve Holmes joined the band on guitar, and along with Lamos on drums and Kinsella vocals and guitars, American ... Read More »