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Arts & Culture

Macon film fest returns

For years, Macon’s artistic legacy has been its music. Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, Little Richard and more all emerged onto the world stage from their humble beginnings in Macon. For the past few years, however, a group of Macon artists have been giving Macon a name as a hub for independent ...

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Popham Culture

Greetings again dear reader! Something has brought us together again, maybe fate? More likely one of the editors hand delivered this to you at Jittery Joe’s. Fate is more romantic, so I’ll just run with it. Fate brought me yet again to the truly unique sound of Electro-Swing band Caravan Palace. ...

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Arts & Culture

Brush up on the 'Hunger Games'

If you thought The Hunger Games was a children’s book, you’re absolutely right. But if you found yourself being a full-grown adult and still connecting with its intricate commentary on politics, social media, and pop culture, you’re one of the millions of fans propelling the series towards its ...

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Arts & Culture

Grammy wrapup: Adele wins

Rumor Has It Someone Like You has been wondering who decided to Take It All at the Grammys. Not only did British sensation Adele Set Fire to the stage with her first performance since her recent vocal cord surgery singing “Rolling in the Deep,” but she was the One and Only person who took every ...

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Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols: Like, whatever, man

A couple issues back, I talked about Hüsker Dü’s 1986 album New Day Rising and, more importantly, its status as a landmark record that went on the influence alternative rock for years to come. And now I’d like to go on to explain to both of my readers exactly what sort of influence SST records ...

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Arts & Culture

Popham Culture

Dear reader, I find myself ensnared in yet another deadline. My father told me that Death was the only deadline. I tried to contend with him. He responded, “Well, you’ll be dead, and that’ll be the line.” Hard to argue with that.  I could say that this fatalism inspired me in ways I am just ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols

I know it’s been a while since I tore some classic band to shreds. Lately I’ve been spending a little too much time praising my favorites instead of tearing down the much-beloved, but little-deserved icons of rock. And I had every intention to do that this week. To tell you how, for example, the ...

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Arts & Culture

Good Luck is good, clean pop-punk

When I say the words “pop-punk,” what comes into your mind? Is it visions of Warped Tour-goers, singing along to overproduced, radio hitmakers like Good Charlotte or Fall Out Boy? Well, it shouldn’t. There are plenty of bands out there that give pop-punk a good name. Bands like Bloomington, Indiana’s ...

The Setonian
Lifestyle

Check, Please! Bearfoot Tavern

Cherry Street in downtown Macon boasts several local bars and eateries with great variety for patrons to enjoy.  A new and hip place, located at the end of Cherry Street, has recently opened up to attract college students and young locals.  As most businesses in Macon, Bearfoot Tavern and its staff ...

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Arts & Culture

WWI drama in 'War Horse'

Usually, the storyline of a film about animals is predictable, heart-wrenching and sold to the audience so that any dissenters from the enthusiastic majority are judged for their apparently missing soul. War Horse is not your typical equestrian drama. Directed by the wonderful Steven Spielberg, the ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

'Old Republic' is the perfect MMO

Bioware, a company famous for its role playing games, has recently released a new PC game called Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you’ve ever dreamt of being Darth Maul or Han Solo, this game puts you in the driver’s seat of your own personal heroic story. For the past couple of weeks I was a Sith ...

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Arts & Culture

What would Hüsker Dü?

Critics have called 1991 “the year that punk broke.” Nirvana’s Nevermind rocketed to the top of the charts, exposing America to a new world of underground and alternative rock, allowing bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., and more to find a commercial audience. But Nirvana’s blend of punk ...

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Arts & Culture

Artist Q&A: Rubblebucket

Brooklyn eight-piece experiemental rock act Rubblebucket will be in Macon February 9, playing the Cox Theatre with Jubee and the Morning After and Baby Baby. We’re big fans of the band at The Cluster, and so to promote the show, I sat down with Rubblebucket trumpeteer and vocalist Alex Toth. Read ...

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Arts & Culture

Stopping SOPA

With all this horseshit about censoring the internet, I’ve got to say something. The biggest problem with the legislation to “fix” the internet (SOPA/PIPA), other than the flood of lobbying money that is maintaining congressional support of the bills, is the plain fact that the people talking ...

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Lifestyle

Check, Please!

To all of my loyal readers, I apologize for my column’s absence over the past two months.  I am very excited to again critique restaurants to better inform Mercer’s student body about where they should (or should not) choose to dine.  To herald Check, Please! back to The Cluster I chose a restaurant ...

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Arts & Culture

Popham Culture

So it goes. Drive-By Truckers loses another bassist with the departure of Shonna Tucker.  Both the announcement posted by Tucker yesterday and another posted on DBT’s website were vague. The Drive-By Trucker’s official response reads, “We all love and respect her and wish her all of the best ...

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