Music Blog

Jazz for the jazz illiterate

By Marissa DiPilla I’ve never liked jazz. I don’t like the sound of a saxophone. I don’t like the less-than-traditional chords. I don’t even like…

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Green Day’s ¡Dos! a mix of hits and misses

By Casey Gale Only seven weeks after the release of Green Day’s ninth studio album ¡Uno!, it is already time for ¡Dos!, part two in…

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Green Day’s Uno combines old and new to pack a punch

By Casey Gale It is quite likely that the majority of those reading this review have never lived in a time when the music world…

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Cruel Summer album proves a G.O.O.D first try

By J’na Jefferson Kanye West’s long-anticipated collaboration album Cruel Summer with his label G.O.O.D Music has finally dropped, but was it worth the wait? The…

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Local Band Spotlight

By Marissa DiPilla There is a really good band based out of Philadelphia called The Defog, whom some of you might remember as the band…

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Ode to Nicki Minaj: Review and Plea from a Frustrated Ex-Fan

By J’na Jefferson Oh, Onika Maraj…what happened to you? I have been here for you since your mixtape days; the days when you were good…

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Eyes Up, Ears Open: Join the “Fun.”

By Ryan Hanratty This week I would like to make note of a band that has just begun to work in the spotlight. The indie…

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Singing for a cause

By Marissa DiPilla, Musical Director of The Rider Vibes On Saturday, February 11, The Rider Vibes, Rider’s a capella choir, sang for a very good…

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Eyes Up, Ears Open

By Ryan Hanratty So, it’s a new semester here at Rider and there is already so much happening in the music world. This week we…

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Panic! at the Disco returns to Sayreville, NJ after 5 years

By Danielle Gittleman Don’t panic! It’s been five years since rock group Panic! At The Disco began playing at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey.…

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Father and daughter connect with an appreciation for country music

By Jonathan Millen I hate country music. I always have hated country music.  I always have enjoyed hating country music.  Only now I don’t hate…

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