Category: A & E

Nintendo published the thirteenth installment to a classic platform-based game with Kirby: Triple Deluxe on its most recent gaming system, the 3DS, and has taken advantage of the gyroscope feature to make the game more entertaining than ever.  Three Similar Games: Super Mario 3D World, Yoshi’s New Island, and Sonic Lost World  Grade: B-  Photo Credit: Nintendo

‘Kirby: Triple Deluxe’ ventures to a world beyond

Nintendo published the thirteenth installment to a classic platform-based game with Kirby: Triple Deluxe on its most recent gaming system, the 3DS, and has taken advantage of the gyroscope feature
Lykke Li presents a clouded, mysterious and haunting album that strays to the simplicities of romance. While the structures of her work are glaringly similar, the music itself should be held in high regard.   Similar Artists: Lana Del Rey, Soley, Imogen Heap  Grade: B+  Photo Courtesy of Atalntic Records

Emotion takes center stage in ‘I Never Learn’

Lykke Li’s new album drifts from dreamy to weary, blending the worlds of love and music into one.
American rock band Blondie has defined the true meaning of technology in their album, "Ghosts of Download", as they cover various themes, such as electricity, partying, and data.  Similar artists: Fleetwood Mac, The Bangles, and The Go-Go’s  Grade: B  Photo Courtesy of Eleven Seven

“Ghosts of Download” becomes the epitome of technology

1970s band Blondie leaves the rock scene and takes on a new, futuristic sound with their tenth studio album, “Ghosts of Download.
Broken Twin's debut album "May" sends listeners to a dreamy, springtime fantasy, with a dash of desolation. A relatively calm and quiet track list, this album elicits the true potential of swooning vocals and unprocessed instrumentals.  Similar artists: BRNS, Monophona, Keaton Henson  Rating: A  Photo Courtesy of Broken Twin

May portrays the essence of springtime blues

Gentle and cathartic, Broken Twin’s “May” is an album that welcomes listeners to interpret its ambivalent lyrics and expansive instrumentals.
Cloud Nothings' recently released album, "Here and Nowhere Else", is an intricate compilation that epitomizes teenage angst and collides it with the signature sound of underground grunge. "Here and Nowhere Else" revives the '90s rock sound, and brings it back into a new light. 
 Similar artists: The Strokes, Wavves, and Japandroids Rating: A

Here and Nowhere Else is nothing short of perfect

Cloud Nothings’ sixth album, Here and Nowhere Else, is an upbeat vivid accumulation of angst-ridden questionings of one’s identity, and brings back the sound of grunge.
Timber Timbre's 'Hot Dreams' emits an old-time feel that captivates listeners with its grotesque instrumentals and mangled lyrics.  Similar artists: Dead Man’s Bones, Dirty Beaches, Calexico  Grade: A  Photo Courtesy of Full Time Hobby

‘Hot Dreams’ elicits a horrific, deformed atmosphere

Timber Timbre’s new release adds to their reputation of providing the music scene with dark, ominous folk music.
A bowl of an extra large Spicy Miso ramen from Ramen Sora. Open every day of the week, many of the customers are regulars here. With consistent quality and cheerful staff, Sora continues to stay on the top.  Photo Credit: Saramei Kalaoram

No Sora No Life: Ramen Sora

In the center of the busy Chinatown District sits one of Las Vegas’s most popular eateries. For a low cost and little wait, Ramen Sora is the best ramen in
Drake Bell's new album, Ready, Steady, Go! is an eccentric combination of both the past and present, and covers themes of romance and adventure.  Similar artists: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Arctic Monkeys  Grade: A+  Photo Courtesy of Surfdog Records

Ready, Steady, Go! back into the 50’s

Drake Bell’s LP, Ready, Steady, Go! is a timeless record that takes the nostalgic era of the ‘50s and makes it new again.
A simple, text-based app with a surprisingly dark, mysterious plot.Grade: APhoto Courtesy of DoubleSpeak Games

A Dark Room (IOS) Game Review

A simple, text-based app with a surprisingly dark, mysterious plot.
Child of Light is an intriguing video game that combines both worlds of action and fairy tale. Unlike most games, Child of Light is not only a game, but a story as well.  Grade: A  Photo Courtesy of  Ubisoft Montreal

Child of Light brings classic fairy tales into a new light

"Child of Light", a platformer role-player video game, is an intriguing and peculiar mix of both action and magic, as it incorporates aspects of classic fairy tales into the world
RAC's "Strangers" is an indietronica album that is reminiscent of the hustle and bustle of nightclubs and dance parties.  Similar Artists: Great Good Fine OK, Seinabo Sey, Lincoln Jesser  Grade: B  Photo credit: Cherrytree Records

RAC’s Strangers is anything but strange

RAC's "Strangers" adds a rich of electronic vibes through indie-rock compositions.
Head or Heart is packed with emotion and is sure to be a treat for Christina Perri's longtime listeners. With the ideal mix of serenity and passion, this album is charming and widely relatable. 
 Photo Credit: Christina Perri website 
 Similar Artists: Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Kina Grannis 
 Rating: B-

‘Head or Heart’ captivates both

Christina Perri’s Head or Heart is the perfect album to listen to when lovesick.
Sohn's first album is song after song of electronic indie sounds, with each song diverse from the others with various tempos, voice delays, and instrumentals. Listeners will be anticipating the next album release. 
 Similar Artists: Foster the People, Passion Pit, Metronomy Rating: A-Courtesy of 4AD

‘Tremors’ lives up to its name

Sohn’s indie, electronic, and pop sounds all rolled together in Tremors, played into the themes of helplessness and loss, will undeniably leave the listener anticipating a second album.
Innovative and beautifully atmospheric, BADLAND sets itself apart from other side-scrolling games in the app world. While the theme seems dark and intimidating at first, the game is highly addictive and charming in many ways.Photo courtesy of Badland Gaming

BADLAND takes app games to a new level

BADLAND is full of challenging obstacles, tasteful backgrounds, and the perfect balance of peaceful and action.
If you are in the market for a spanking new set of heartthrobs, take a look at The Vamps, this years new edition of british boybands.Rating: CSimilar Artists: OneDirection, N*Sync, The Wanted

‘Meet the Vamps:’ another British boyband

The Vamps are your typical british boy band, that are sure to sweep the nation with their lopsided smiles and predictable music in no time.