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Hypnotist to captivate Cox Capitol Theater

  Over the years, the Cox Capitol Theatre has hosted a number of unique bands, artists, and movies, and now it plans to offer an even more intriguing performer to that list. Hypnotist and comedian Gary Conrad is inviting Macon residents to share the stage with him and partake in some entertaining, ...

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Getting "OFF!" with Keith Morris

  Even at 55, frontman Keith Morris is a legend in the punk rock scene. At 25, he and guitarist Greg Ginn founded Black Flag, possibly the most important American punk band after The Ramones. He later went on to work with Circle Jerks, whose 1981 debut Group Sex rocked the hardcore punk scene. Last ...

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Mercer Players debut new play

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chad Sliger, Madelyn Fuchs, Tory Johnson, Kyle Shook, Marcella Murray, Ethan Thompson in Six Characters in Search of an Author"][/caption] The Mercer Players performed Luigi Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of An Author” forthe spring ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

No more vampires, okay?

I don’t understand this whole vampire fad. Why won’t it go away? Can someone stake it? Sure, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was awesome. But it was awesome because she was killing vampires. Nowadays, vampires are supposed to be sexy or something. No, people who want to rip your throat out are ...

Arts & Culture

Party hard with Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. isn’t your average rock star. Sure, he tours around the world playing high-energy music and singing about partying, just like many others. But the real twist to Andrew W.K. is that he’s just so damn positive about it all. None of his songs are brooding, overtly dark, or depressing. He ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Minority Report: Mixtapes

Clause 23 of Section 6 of Article 84 of the Hip-Hop Doctrine duly states, “If a rapper releases a 7 song EP in which only 3 of the songs feature rap lyrics, it is completely acceptable for fans to respond with outrage and/or denunciation of said rapper’s career.” Being the ascetic Confucian ...

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Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot, ...

Local News

Bearstock bands announced

  UPDATE: Find more information on Bearstock here! Fans of Bearstock need wait no more. On Wednesday, Quadworks held a press conference to announce the three headlining bands at this year’s music festival. Headlining the event are electro-hop group 3OH!3, Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash, and ...

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Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

TICKETS Always buy tickets from official websites. Skeezy looking ones can prove to be major rip-offs. Also be wary of buying from scalpers. Not only are they overpriced, they may misrepresent some crucial details. PLANNING At multi-stage festivals, there are always two or more bands playing at ...

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Minority Report: Steve's top music picks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single consumer, in possession of a moderate fortune ($10?), must be in want of good music. In the world of Biebers and Gagas and Waka Flocka Flames and Lady Antebellum (I actually know nothing about this group. There’s a reason this column is named “Minority ...

Arts & Culture

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

[singlepic id=41 h=390 w=weight float=none] Downtown Macon hosted the 6th annual MAGA film festival Feb. 17-20. The festival featured documentaries, student films, feature films, animation and much more. Events took place at The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The Macon Marriott Center. ...

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In search of low-fi punk rock

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most vexing, indulgent, awesome films I’ve ever seen. It was “an epic of epic epicness”, as the tagline goes. That being said, I know I am not the only one that wishes that Sex Bob-omb, the supposedly ‘terrible’ band of Pilgrim’s, was ...

Arts & Culture

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

  Miley Cyrus, who are you? No, seriously. Who are you?! Are you Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart, Destiny Ray Cyrus, Miley Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana? Or someone else? I think you’re about due for an identity crisis. I am just thinking about your baker’s dozen of personas.  Look, Miley Montana, ...

Arts & Culture

An interview with theKey

Mercer-based modern rock group theKey recently won the Georgia Lottery All Access Music Search. I sat down with guitarist Jonathan Wisdom to discuss the contest, musical influences and a new record. Eric Brown: So, tell me about how the band was founded. Who are your main influences? Jonathan Wisdom: ...

Arts & Culture

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ...

Local News

Floco’s Modern Life

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption="Promo shot of Floco Torres"][/caption] At approximately 2:52 p.m. every Friday afternoon, I feel it. By “it” I’m referring to that campus-wide anxiety “to do.” You know what I mean. You don’t really care what you do. You just want ...

Arts & Culture

Here there be Little Dragon

[caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="228" caption="A promo shot for Little Dragon"] [/caption] The Masquerade is not my favorite venue. The bathrooms look like replicas of the bathrooms at Auschwitz, the bouncers are all middle-aged men with ponytails (isn’t that illegal?) and ...

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Get your Guido on with Kathleen

All I can say about “The Jersey Shore” is “Why?” I wish that could be the entire article because I feel it encompasses my entire article perfectly. I just do not understand the mass appeal of this show. I have been fortunate enough to have only been tricked into seeing about 15 minutes of it. ...

Local News

An interview with Andy Hull

Over the past four years, Andy Hull has established a record as one of the most talented and emotionally honest emerging musicians. As the frontman for Atlanta-based rock act Manchester Orchestra, his band’s brand of intricate, stripped-down and highly charged rock leads to a multitude of critical ...

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