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Explore Switchfoots's 'Vices'

San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot, most notably known for their hits “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move,” have outdone their previous albums again. Their newest issue is called Vice Verses, and it has been referred to as their most personal and explorative album yet. I love the album, ...

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Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols: Learning to forgive Weezer

  I’ve been a Weezer fan for years. Probably for about a decade, to be honest. Their self-titled debut record and Pinkerton are some of the most important records in my life. But a few years ago, Weezer released Raditude, the latest in a series of records representing a severe decline in quality ...

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Hear Mutemath's 'Odd Soul'

We (Eric Brown, Liz Bibb and myself) met up with MUTEMATH’s founders, lead singer Paul Meany and drummer Darren King, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Pensacola, Florida.  We chatted about the rebuilding of their native New Orleans, festival lineups, Brian Eno, and their recollections of playing ...

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Arts & Culture

DeLuna Fest Live Blog

Sunday, 3:12 p.m. I’ve been sick all morning. Some sort of stomach flu combined with the exhaustion that comes from running across miles of sand all weekend. But today has been a pretty sparse day anyway. We interviewed Mutemath and the Constellations today, but that’s about all we’ve had time ...

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Arts & Culture

Deluna Fest

I’m not really sure if you’ve noticed, but we’re sort of into music here at The Cluster entertainment page. It’s kind of our big thing. That’s why, this fall break, we’re headed to Deluna Fest, a three day music festival on the beaches of Pensacola, Florida. And we’d like you to join ...

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Brad Pitt's home run

From the director of the award-winning Capote (2005), Bennett Miller’s Moneyball is a film suitable for sports fans. Based on the true story of Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane, the film tells of the risk one man takes to bring his club back to respectability when he believes all ...

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Arts & Culture

Q&A: Comics scribe Gail Simone

Gail Simone is one of the most high-profile women writers in the world of superhero comic. She began her career working for Marvel Comics on titles like Agent X before moving on to Secret Six and Batgirl at DC Comics. She was recently in town for the Crossroads Writers Festival, and our geek liaison Ross ...

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Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols

I’ve always been on the fence about Nirvana. On one hand, I recognize that Nevermind is probably the single most important album in over 20 years. They exploded onto the scene and changed the music industry forever — like some drugged up, diseased version of The Beatles that crawled out of a ...

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Artist Q&A: Janelle Monae

As I’m sure you’ve all heard, genre-bending singer and songwriter Janelle Monáe will be performing at the Grand Opera House this Friday, backed with indie pop act fun., as a part of Mercer’s Fall Concert. Her debut album, The ArchAndroid dropped last year and earned a Grammy nomination for Best ...

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Arts & Culture

Come here, listen to me talk

I’m so tired. My parents are vegans. They told me that they aren’t eating anything that has a mama or a daddy. I think they are crazy. On the other hand, I’m listening to a Kenny Rogers/Wyclef Jean collab, remixed with a Pharoah Monch beat. I am also drinking Wild Turkey with Apple Cider. Who ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

There's always money in the banana stand

I was about 14 years old when I saw my first Arrested Development episode. I was with my mom, watching some T.V. show on FOX when a commercial announced, “Stay tuned for Arrested.” I was expecting a show similar to COPS or America’s Most Wanted, but was in no way ready for what I was about to ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols

Welcome to Kill Your Idols. This is my third year as The Cluster’s entertainment editor, and I’ve never bothered to indulge myself with a regular column before (if you don’t count failed Reviewing Movies I’ve Never Seen, which I co-authored from time to time), and I decided it was high time ...

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Arts & Culture

Q&A: The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms are one of the most interesting new bands I’ve come across in a long time. The New Jersey duo, composed of singer/guitarist Brian Sella and Matt Uychich recently released their self-titled debut album, an absolutely mind-blowing blend of pop, rock, and old fashioned punk spirit. ...

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Lifestyle

check, please!

Downtown Macon has opened up its heart and shown the world how hard work and creativity makes a restaurant successful.  This week I explored the back alleys of downtown to find the hidden treasures that await in a little restaurant (located at 574 Mulberry Street) called Tokyo Alley. Atmosphere The ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Spotify: your new favorite thing

Reviewing results from World Beard and Mustache Championships, I can’t help but wonder why I wasn’t gifted with such talents. Instead of combing one of those monsters I was stuck on this Earth as a columnist. What horseshit. In more perfect (read: bearded) world, I’d make an unspeakable amount ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

'The Help' examines racial conflicts

Very rarely do books adapted into films end up pleasing the majority of people, especially when those films force one to think about those forbidden topics that society tries to bury and pretends no longer exist.  This summer’s The Help has done just that. The book, written by Kathryn Sockett, was ...

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