29 August

Review: “Sweetner” shows cohesion and growth

Ariana Grande is one of the ex-Nickelodeon acts that continue to prove to everyone why the “ex” is a good thing. Grande is always trying to move pop music forward for future generations, and her fourth studio album, “Sweetener,” was nothing different. Out of her four studio albums, this one shows the most growth and […]

20 October

Review: ‘A Love Letter to You 2’ a piece of art

The music charts have taken a sharp turn with the releases of some of the most beautiful albums of this generation. We have seen albums from “4:44” by Jay Z to “Stoney” by Post Malone. Both installments are far from similar, but for one Ohio native, rage and love combine into one beautiful project.  Trippie Redd is the latest lyrical prodigy to take the […]

27 March

Country star “comes home” to The Complex

by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis Kip Moore’s “Coming Home” concert on April 11 has been the talk of the town. As a former golfer at VSU from 2000 to 2002, Kip will return to his old stomping grounds to blaze up the complex. Students, faculty and locals alike are looking forward to hearing the country vocals of […]

24 April

Blazefest returns: VSU hosts local music festival

Written by: Abbie Baggerly  WVVS-BLAZEfm is bringing back the popular Blazefest.  Blazefest is a spring music festival featuring eight local bands and musicians.  The festival begins on the front lawn at 2 p.m. and will last until around 8:45 p.m. It is free and open to all VSU students and members of the community.  Spectators […]

10 April

‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing […]

20 February

Robot band gives new face to music industry

Written by: Joseph Albahari Daft Punk is not the only musical robot group storming the media in 2014. Z-Machine, an all-robot band created by Yoichiro Kawaguchi, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and designed by Naofumi Yonetsuka, a fellow robotics engineer of the university, has come into the spotlight. Kawaguchi and the other creators […]

30 January

Pharrell’s cap outshines Lamar’s rap

Written by: Isaiah Smart Oscars and Grammys and snubs, oh my! With the release of the awards nominations, the Oscar buzz has begun. This year, the Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” which was nominated for Best Picture in 1939. There are nine nominations for the coveted Best Picture category: […]

30 January

Local band releases first full-length album

Written by: Hillary Straba From Valdosta, the New Natives are raising the bar for local music. The local band released their first full-length, self-titled album in December. The band was founded by Jeffrey Haineault, junior computer science major, who was the former drummer for the band Ninja Gun. In 2011, Haineault recruited Taylor Patterson, senior […]

23 January

Bandits take country, add pinch of hip-hop

Written by: Jessica Ingram The Moonshine Bandits are a combination of hip-hop, rock and country. An odd combination of genres would be a first thought, but somehow they make it work in their new album “Calicountry.” The band is a duo consisting of members that go by the nicknames “Tex” and “Bird.” The album is […]