Posts Tagged ‘Allan Collins’

  • Writer picks favorite 2017 albums

    Dec 5, 17 • 130 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer 2017 has come and gone and what an amazing year for music it has been. Of the five or so years that I have been listening to new music every Friday, this has been the best year. So, trying to figure out my favorite 10 albums was...

  • Jaden Smith releases new hip-hop project

    Nov 30, 17 • 135 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer To be honest, I had no idea that Will Smith’s son was ever in the hip-hop game, and I can’t image that I am the only one who thought that. Jaden Smith being from a big acting family, I just assumed that he would only do...

  • Julien Baker debuts emotional album

    Nov 14, 17 • 151 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer Your reaction is probably the same as mine when asked the question: “Who in the world is Julien Baker?” When looking through albums to put onto my show at 90.5 WERG, her album artwork for “Turn Out the Lights” just drew...

  • Beck releases album ‘Colors’

    Oct 31, 17 • 128 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALAN COLLINS staff writer Beck — to be honest, what is there to say about Beck that hasn’t been already said? The Los Angeles native has jumped from one genre to the next through the 32 years that he has been performing under the Beck name. In the mid...

  • Liam Gallagher returns

    Oct 24, 17 • 167 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer That name that defined the ‘80s for British rock music, Liam Gallagher, is one of the brothers who founded the now-defunct band Oasis. They were one of the biggest bands to come out of England since The Beatles and Pink Floyd....

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    Kamasi Washington: Jazz music’s new master

    Oct 17, 17 • 230 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer Kamasi Washington is one of the very few modern jazz composers making jazz enthusiasts turn their heads and come to the realization that jazz is not dead, but it is thriving everywhere. Washington hails from Los Angeles, where he...

  • ‘Clairvoyant’ impresses

    Sep 19, 17 • 200 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer The Contortionist is just one of the bands that started in one genre, deathcore, and just couldn’t take it anymore, so they switched into a much more avant-garde sort of direction. The band’s first album, “Exoplanet,” is...

  • Gang of Youths release album

    Sep 12, 17 • 204 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by By ALLAN COLLINS staff writer Australian indie rock outfit Gang of Youths just released their second full length record, and what a record it is. The band was formed in 2012 and their first album, “The Positions,” was all around a great success but...

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    Writer reflects on top summer albums

    Sep 8, 17 • 314 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by By ALLAN COLLINS staff writer Welcome back to school Gannon University students. Let’s get right to it; here are my top 10 favorite albums from this summer. Take note that these are just my personal favorite albums. Maybe some are similar and maybe some...

  • Father John Misty returns

    Apr 26, 17 • 478 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by ALLAN COLLINS staff writer Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, recently dropped his third studio record, “Pure Comedy,” and it is something that needs to be talked about. Tillman, the ex-drummer of indie rock outfit Fleet Foxes, has quite a few...