Hilltop Views

FFF FEST REVIEW: Anamanaguchi

Life & Arts Editor

November 7, 2012

Anamanaguchi is as unique as their name. Their brand of electro-pop, guitar-driven rock is truly one of a kind. There are no lyrics in Anamanaguchi songs.  There are only the futuristic melodies of four friends from New York...

FFF FEST PREVIEW: Titus Andronicus

Life & Arts Editor

October 30, 2012

Besides being the name of William Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, Titus Andronicus is an up-and-coming indie punk band at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.  Titus Andronicus was formed in 2005 by five friends in Glen Rock, New...

ACL SUNDAY REVIEW: Die Antwoord

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

South Africa's Die Antwoord prides themselves on being incredibly zef--an Afrikaans word describing a counter-culture movement in which the lower classes fake wealthy lifestyles. Comprised of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-...

ACL SUNDAY REVIEW: The Avett Brothers

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

Few sounds are as distinct and soothing as the bluegrass-inspired indie folk of The Avett Brothers. Brothers Scott (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), along with Joe Kwan (cello), Bob Crawford (stand-up bass) and Jacob Edwards (d...

ACL SATURDAY REVIEW: Rufus Wainwright

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

Rufus Wainwright is our generation's Elton John. He does wonders on a piano, wears elaborate and fanciful clothing and knows how to put on a show. Wainwright donned a psychedelic zebra-striped suit as he tickled the ivories on ...

ACL FRIDAY REVIEW: Los Campesinos!

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

Los Campesinos! is an interesting act and not only because they have an exclamation point in their name. Los Campesinos! seems to defy all stereotypes. They have a Spanish name, were originally formed in England, but are more popu...

In the digital downloading age, CDs are a novelty item

Reporter

October 16, 2012

The year was 1999. It was Christmas day, the day I was to become a “cool kid,” the day I got my first CD player and CD. Although her lyrics were a bit provocative for a six-year-old, my parents chose Christina Aguilera’s...

Indie British pop band releases second album

Reporter

September 25, 2012

The xx’s sophomore album "Coexist" might lead us to believe they are not as glum as we thought.   The xx is a trio of young adults from the London area who dress in all black. Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Jamie Smith wrote their f...

Rising rock band gains new following

Reporter

September 25, 2012

Scott Terry is the leading man of Red Wanting Blue, a band from Ohio that recently gained fame with its new album, "From the Vanishing Point." Terry spoke to Hilltop Views recently about their latest album and their recent appea...

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