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The Grace Space: How to View Lily Allen’s New Music Video For What It Is

Grace Stetson, Author

November 18, 2013 For the past few months, the music industry has gone a little bit off the deep-end: Robin Thicke released a song that correlated rather horrifyingly with “good girls” asking to be raped; Miley Cyrus used African-American culture to prove that she is no longer a Disney starlet, and; critics seemingly...

Barsuk Records: 15 years of Northwest Indie

Jacqueline Wade, Author

November 15, 2013

I’m pretty sure we can all remember the first time we heard a Barsuk Record artist (Death Cab for Cutie, Phantogram, Nada Surf, Mates of State, Say Hi, Ra Ra Riot--the list goes on and on). For me, I was watching the third episode of the third season of the WB’s One Tree Hill and this melancholy song came on and the lyrics resonated with me: "Always...

The Grace Space: Miscellaneous Music to Get You Through Everything

Grace Stetson, Author

November 15, 2013

If you hadn't already noticed in the past two months from my Friday blog posts that I like music, I am kind of surprised you're even able to read this (burnnnn). As we approach the end of Fall Quarter like a speed of lightening, I have become busier than usual, which is saying something. Regardless, I have still attempted to find new and awesome...

Headed Toward Competition? A Ca-Believe It!

Headed Toward Competition? A Ca-Believe It!

November 13, 2013

The a cappella craze has made a lot of noise on the Seattle University campus this year. The school’s oldest a cappella group...

The Grace Space: Musicians Are Just Like Us! (Well, Kind Of)

Grace Stetson, Author

November 8, 2013

When I was younger, I really wanted to be a singer. I don’t know exactly how this idea came about, but spending years listening to artists such as Britney Spears, Hayley Williams and Sierra Kusterbeck, I thought I had what it took to do exactly what they were doing, in place of going to college and getting a degree. Yet, as I grew, I realized how...

The Grace Space: Music for November

Grace Stetson, Author

November 1, 2013

As someone who loves music, I’m always checking calendars regarding when my favorite or up-and-coming bands are coming to the Seattle area. For all of you beautiful people who share that passion, I have complied a list of some of the acts coming to Seattle in the month of November, along with descriptions and the bands’ websites. I have added...

Rock and Roll Legend Lou Reed Dies at 71

Sheldon Costa, Author

October 28, 2013

As of Sunday, music has lost yet another great hero. Lou Reed, the pivotal figure in The Velvet Underground and arguably one of the most influential figures in rock and role history, passed away in Long Island this past Sunday. So far the details haven’t been released as to how he died, but Reed received a liver transplant back in May, and had cancelled...

The Grace Space: Music from Around the World: Great Britain

Grace Stetson, Author

October 25, 2013

If you know me, you know I love music. One other fun fact about my love for this art form is that I don’t strictly love music from one nation or area. I can bounce all around, not only depending on genre, but on country as well. For this column, I will be focusing on introducing you to some of my favorite bands and performers from Great Britain,...

The Grace Space: How to Become a God, As Told by Kanye West

Grace Stetson, Author

October 21, 2013

If you haven’t already read my column for this past Friday, you may believe this article within itself to be a joke; trust me, it is not. Hit Fix MusicYEEZUS tour poster. This past Saturday, Oct. 19, I was lucky enough to be in the presence of Yeezus himself at Key Arena—although I sat super far away—and experience what exactly it means to b...

The Grace Space: Why I–and why you should–Love Kanye

Grace Stetson, Author

October 18, 2013

This upcoming Saturday, I will be seeing Kanye West for the first time ever and I am so freaking excited. You probably wouldn't expect me to be a huge Kanye fan upon first meeting me or even after knowing me for a while, but I am a gigantic fan--and I'm not ashamed of it. Sure, Kanye had some pretty freaky moments, but the fact of the matter is,...

The Big List of Concerts

Abigail Franzwa, Author

October 16, 2013

At the start of the school year, one of the very first things I did was hunker down on the internet to decide which concerts I would be going to in the coming months. The problem is, I’ve also been trying to get a handle on my excessive spending, and I knew I couldn’t blow all my money on shows as per usual. Regardless of the fact that I think...

The Grace Space: Miscellaneous Music to Get You Through Everything

Grace Stetson, Author

October 11, 2013

Obviously, I love music. I listen to it in the morning at the gym, while I’m getting ready for class, while I’m studying in the library--you get the idea. It’s a pretty awesome distraction when you have to muster through 70 pages of reading for your next class or when you’re just trying to relax after a long day of writing essays and crying....

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