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Shawn Mendes: “It Was Just Him, His Guitar, And Some Cool Graphics”

By: Ashley Cuasquer// Laying in bed being lazy, I got a notification from Shawn Mendes’ Twitter saying that he would be going on a world tour. I immediately jumped out of bed and started screaming out of pure excitement! When he released the tickets for the New Jersey show, I begged my dad to buy tickets …

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Pitbull & Prince Royce: “I Was On My Feet And Singing My Heart Out”

By: Soremi Lockhart// There’s an indescribable feeling when you’re sitting in your seat at a concert venue. The lights suddenly cut out, the big screens light up, and the moment you’ve been waiting for finally starts to happen as the intro begins to play. All of your worries begin to fade as feelings of pure …

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Twenty One Pilots: “This Is Just The Beginning For Them”

By: Alyssa Lando// Having attended countless concerts in my life of many different artists, I know that I usually leave a show appreciating the artist way more than I did before I walked into the venue. The same thing happened last week when I saw Twenty One Pilots live for the first time at Madison …

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Mad Decent Block Party: “There’s No New York Crowd Like A Brooklyn Crowd!”

By: Arianna Berardi// DAY ONE:  Mad Decent Block Party in Brooklyn was so much fun this year! I’ve seen Alison Wonderland live a few times before, but this time felt different. She was so close to the crowd physically, and I think it just helped her get more involved in her set than ever before. …

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Drake: “He Wanted To Ensure That New York Got The Best Show Of Their Lives”

By: Samantha Moran// Although my ties to music are deeply rooted and formed by early to mid 2000’s pop-punk, there’s always been one artist who has managed to make me break that mold-an artist whose music is associated with every good, bad, and reckless decision I’ve ever made as a “young adult”. His name is …

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Drake + Future: “They Gave The Audience Exactly What They Came To See”

By: Arianna Berardi// Drake and Future definitely put on an unforgettable show at Madison Square Garden. While it was no secret that everyone wanted to see Drake, Future really delivered and gave the audience an amazing performance. The show began with Drake playing songs from his past albums along with songs from his new album, …

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Lollapalooza: “It’s A Staple In Chicago’s Epic Summer”

By: Janix Varnell// Being from the Chicagoland area, Lollapalooza is the highlight of our summer. Whether it’s just being downtown and soaking up all of the madness, or witnessing some of the greatest artists grace the stage, Lollapalooza is a staple in Chicago’s epic summer. Fortunately, this year was my first actual Lolla experience. I …

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The Ups And Downs Of Panorama 2016

By: Drew Allen// Having somehow missed out on every Governor’s Ball since it’s debut in 2011, I felt personally obligated to attend Panorama Festival. Randall’s Island would host Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, FKA Twigs, Kendrick Lamar and many other familiar faces from July 21 through July 23. After a meticulous examination of the lineup, I …