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The Setonian
Arts & Culture

'Modern Warfare' delivers again

So, “It’s good, but it’s Modern Warfare 2 with new maps!” is all I’ve heard from people complaining about the latest iteration of Activision’s over-hyped and over-purchased game series Call of Duty. Modern Warfare 3 is the final installment in a great trilogy that really set the bar for ...

brkndwn
Arts & Culture

'Twilight' is still the worst

In Breaking Dawn: Part 1, yes I saw Breaking Dawn, the two star-crossed lovers straight out of a sci-fi Romeo and Juliet are given yet another set of obstacles to over-come. In this installment of the popular series we see the marriage, honeymoon and the resulting child of Bella and Edward Cullen. I ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

JuBee rocks Jimmy Kimmel

A few weeks back, Macon rockers JubBe and the Morning after flew out to Seattle, performing as the opening band on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s not every day that Macon musicians get a chance to perform on national television, so naturally, we here at the Cluster were very excited for the band’s success. ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols: On Going 'Underground'

So, last week I talked about a world-famous band that I think DJs the world over ought to banish from the airwaves. This week, though, I’m going to go in a different direction to tell you all about a band that went unloved and underrated for its entire career, despite being one of the most important ...

yegodz
Arts & Culture

'Ye Gods' is irreverent, fun

In a series of vignettes entitled “Ye Gods,” senior Kyle Shook exhibits his take on some of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Jewish gods we have studied and/or worshipped since we began eating from the Tree of Knowledge as toddlers in Sunday School or sixth-graders in Gifted Literature class (thanks ...

theeagles
Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols: I hate the f'n Eagles, man

So, I started this column intending to re-examine classic albums, evaluating them in the context of their time and questioning whether or not they hold up now. And for the most part, I’ve done that. But I haven’t been as critical as I’d intended at the start. Ultimately, I concluded that most ...

Drive-By-Truckers
Arts & Culture

Drive By Truckers rock Macon

The Athens-based Southern Rock act Drive-By Truckers burned rubber in Macon, Georgia on 11-11-11 at the Cox Capitol theater. The show opens their Fall 2011 tour. It was a delightful thrillbilly experience. With songs reminiscent of Aesop’s fables, DBT's writing style waxes fables that are markedly ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Feature Fiction: I regret my decisions at this bar

To the Staff and Management of the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom,I just want to let everybody know how sorry I am for my recent behavior. While I understand that a bar is generally considered to be a place where one can “let loose,” I now realize that I might have gone overboard slightly. To help ...

batman
Arts & Culture

Now you, too, can be like Batman

OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS AWESOME. That was my thought every time I saw a new screenshot, video, or spoiler in general leading up to the October 18 release. Arkham City has easily been one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. Now, I preface this by saying that my previous top game of all time had ...

pophamculture
Macon

Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Anything worthwhile deserves protecting. I think most rational people could agree with that. Quality of life is inarguably worthwhile.  The cities that are usually rated with the highest quality of life are generally also rated the most cycling friendly cities in the world.   Because of this, I ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

'Paranormal Activity 3' will scare you

Most good ghost stories need an origin. Most of them need something that begins their mystique and horror. Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity series has become a Halloween fixture for millions of people. In now its third iteration, the original tale of Katie and her haunting has gone back to the beginning, ...

coldplay
Arts & Culture

Coldplay has room for improvement

Coldplay’s fifth studio release, titled Mylo Xyloto, will take any listener on a psychedelic trip to happiness. Expected to shoot to the top of the charts and garner several Grammy nominations, Rihanna collaborated on “Princess of China” lending unnecessary star power to an anticipated album. To ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols: Revisiting the Sex Pistols

Most of the time when people talk about the Sex Pistols, they’re not talking about the band’s music. They’re talking about the heroin, the onstage antics, the interruption of the Queen’s Jubilee celebration. And there’s good reason for that. The band’s music was, in a lot of ways, secondary ...

mutemath3
Arts & Culture

The reinvention of Mutemath

From the second the powerful chords of “Odd Soul” begin, MuteMath makes a clear statement that this third album will be their most confident and self-assured endeavor to date. Aptly titled Odd Soul, the album is the closest to the core of MuteMath when compared to their self-titled debut Mutemath ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Pensacola: a guide

It was a gorgeous Pensacola October, with warm air and a cooling ocean. Casino Island adrift in a perfect, clear blue sea.  The city itself moves like tides, with the people gently rolling in to town in the morning and away again at night. On day two of our DeLuna Fest coverage, I awoke at 7:00 A.M., ...

gurltawk
Arts & Culture

Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Looking back on this beautiful weekend spent in Pensacola at DeLuna Fest 2011, I have a lot of bedazzling memories. Framed by the emerald gulf,  DeLuna Fest's crown jewel was Girl Talk. Pittsburg native Greg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, left an engineering job to pursue a career in music. It is ...

Constellations
Arts & Culture

A conversation with The Constellations

There are a lot of different terms you could use to describe Atlanta troubadors The Constellations. Soul ,rock, psycadellic, hip-hop, and plenty of others. But no matter which term you end up going with, it’s not going to fully or accurately describe the seven-piece band. They blend genres together ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

My top 5 Deluna Fest moments

I don’t pretend to be a music aficionado. I enjoy music, and I enjoy live shows, but I most certainly am not an expert. On the one hand, this might diminish my appreciation of performances, but on the other hand, I believe it might enhance it. I am able to appreciate the show organically without being ...

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