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Things to do during Week of Welcome

From staff reports

August 15, 2014

Cougs Play DayA 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a ropes obstacle course and a campus bike tour are some of many activities that will be available on Cougs Play Day, a new event hosted by University Recreation (UREC).The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug.17. Also on the schedule are several cla...

‘Plein air’ painting competition returns to Moscow

From Staff reports

July 30, 2014

Painters will once again bring their easels outdoors for the city of Moscow’s fifth annual Plein Air competition."Plein air" is French for "in open air" and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The competition, which allows painters 18 and older to paint in any medium, will take place...

Shabazz Palaces set new tone in hip hop world

ALEX SIDDONS | Evergreen columnist

July 30, 2014

Some think hip-hop has long been stuck in a creative rut, but Seattle group Shabazz Palaces is shaking up the rap game with its futuristic sound.Shabazz Palaces is often called a collective, but the group is led by two core members. The most obvious presence is rapper Ishmael Butler, also known as ...

Tour de Lentil puts ‘Cougar calves’ to the test

Tour de Lentil puts ‘Cougar calves’ to the test

PETER SINCLAIR | Evergreen reporter

July 30, 2014

Cycling enthusiasts from WSU will host a bike tour through the rolling hills of the Palouse during this year’s National Lentil Festival in Pullman.The Tour de Lentil, a decade-long tradition that usually draws in between 100 and 150 people, will take place on Aug. 23. It is organized by the WSU Cycl...

Garage rockers like to stop and smell the roses

Garage rockers like to stop and smell the roses

ALEX SIDDONS | Evergreen columnist

July 23, 2014

When I first heard PS I Love You's new album “For Those Who Stay,” I couldn't help but recall these words by Shakespeare: “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.”The band's name is unbearably sweet, but its music more closely resembles a thor...

WSU gamers smash for fun, competition pays

ANDREW BRADDOCK | Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2014

It’s dark in the room where 13 projection TVs sit flickering on plastic folding tables. Newer flat-screen models lie dormant along the walls so as not to distract from the cartoon combat that has attracted a crowd from across Washington and Idaho.Among those 60-odd gaming enthusiasts are four members o...

Local group gives ‘beer run’ new meaning

ANDREW BRADDOCK | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014

“In heaven there is no beer / That’s why we drink it here / And when we’re gone from here / our friends will be drinking all our beer.”So goes the 1956 German drinking tune that the Palouse Falls Beer Chasers have adopted as their own. The Beer Chasers, a local group of running enthusiasts w...

British duo wastes time with forgettable album

ALEX SIDDONS | Evergreen columnist

July 16, 2014

“Don't you forget about me,” goes one line from the debut self-titled album by Jungle, an electronic soul duo from London. But, I assure you, there is little on this full-length worth remembering.Jungle debuted with a veil of mystery surrounding it. The musicians were touted as two friends named J ...

16 years since last album, emo band has aged well

ALEX SIDDONS | Evergreen columnist

July 9, 2014

Sixteen years is a long time for a band to go without releasing an album. Braid's “No Coast” is its first full-length since 1998, and with time the band has changed drastically.Braid is considered an influential emo band, originally formed in 1993 by a group of college kids in Illinois. Twenty-o...

Solo musician records live, builds songs from scratch

Solo musician records live, builds songs from scratch

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

July 9, 2014

African percussion will meet American bluegrass when Arthur Lee Land performs July 11 at John’s Alley Tavern in Moscow.Land’s music represents a genre he calls AfroGrass. He drew inspiration for the sound in 2001, when he took a tour of West Africa.Land uses a computer to record himself playing a var...

Upcoming musical revisits joys, woes of childhood

ADDY FORTE | Evergreen reporter

July 9, 2014

In a world of classes, deadlines and bills, the characters of an upcoming play at the Pullman Civic Theatre seek a break from adult responsibility.Delia Ephron’s musical “How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up” will open July 11 for a two-weekend run.“A line from ...

Music round-up: Here’s what you missed from June

ALEX SIDDONS | Evergreen columnist

July 2, 2014

You can never catch all the music you want in a given month, and June was no exception. Maybe you spent your time out in the sun. Or perhaps you were moving into a new place and had to deal with unreliable internet delaying your search for new music. To compensate, let's go over some of the best albums ...

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