Author: Katelin Aanerud

Taking a stand for the “Electric Warrior” and a group of melancholy men

On April 7, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame welcomed a group of artist to gain a spot amongst their peers. Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, and others were inducted, and now that this year’s winners are shining above the rest, it’s time to think about the nominees for the fall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been inducting the largest names in the rock industry at a rate of five to twelve names a year, the group being a mixture of solo artists and groups, since 1986. Those amongst the class of rock...

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Guitar Boogie: Chuck Berry’s legacy

Early on March 18, Chuck Berry was found dead from natural causes at his St. Louis residence. The rock ‘n roll pioneer was 90 and left behind a plethora of tunes to be admired for generations to come. Born on Oct. 18, 1926, Berry was an accomplished guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Before the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, there was him. He played and jived right next to the other greats like Little Richard and Elvis Presley. The three of them were the main pioneers of the genre and would later inspire musicians for many years. He was famous...

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50 years later: The rise of the Underground

On March 12, 1967 the Velvet Underground, along with Nico, made their big debut with the help of pop-art icon Andy Warhol. 50 years later, The Velvet Underground and Nico has stood the test of time, and stands as the perfect example of the rise of underground and independent artists. Following their signing to Verve Records, and their tour with Warhol, the legends-to-be took to the recording studio to finally lay down the notorious tunes. Complications with the lyrics, and John Cale’s singing, caused the album’s release to be pushed back but ultimately the record was published with Warhol’s...

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Hello, world. I’m your wild girl!

For years men have held the position at the top of the charts in the rock genre. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple have rocked their way to fame, but what about the ladies? Even when they did show their faces, like Janis Joplin and Joan Jett, many of them weren’t taken seriously. But, the ladies are finally hitting all the right notes and the spotlight in a compilation titled She Rocks, Vol. 1. The album released on Jan 20 features artists like Kat Dyson, Lita Ford, and Steph Paynes. And, these ladies sure can wail....

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Fluffs strut their stuff and conquer Puppy Bowl XIII

While some families sit down together to watch the annual Super Bowl, animal lovers tend to check out of the sports antics to watch the adorable Puppy Bowl. On Feb 5, Animal Planet hosted the 13th Puppy Bowl. The two-hour program was filled with pups of all shapes and sizes fighting for the title of champ, and this year team Fluff smashed team Ruff after a two-year losing streak with a final score of 93-38. As the first quarter’s players filed in we had Rory, Buttons, Parfait, Dawson, and Chicago’s own Slippers representing team Fluff. Team Ruff’s Puddles, Winter,...

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