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OPINION: John Mayer’s ‘Continuum’ is a smooth modern classic

John Mayer's album is a classic of mid-2000s singer/songwriter work.
JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist November 18, 2020

Rolling Stone Magazine recently released their new rendition of the “Top 500 Albums of All Time,” and there were no major shake-ups. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles...

OPINION: “After School” showcases Melanie Martinez’s signature style

Melanie Martinez's latest release highlights her original musical voice and creative style.
LAUREN PETTIT, Evergreen columnist October 5, 2020

Melanie Martinez’s unique musical style has reached the ears of fans once again with her newest release, “After School EP,” which is saturated with her personal value and meaning in life. The thought-provoking...

Jazz club keeps music going online

Virtual workshops are not the only change the WSU Jazz Society is making. Instead of the more traditional jam sessions they held pre-quarantine, the club discussed playing pre-recorded pieces for each other to receive live feedback.
KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

Whether you are a bonafide jazz connoisseur or still waiting to dip your toe in the water, the WSU Jazz Society is the place to listen and learn about jazz. “You don’t need to be a player. You just...

OPINION: ‘Imploding the Mirage’ is groundbreaking

The Killers' new album brings new styles, ideas and musical techniques to the rock genre.
JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist September 29, 2020

The Killers’ new album “Imploding the Mirage” is the shot in the arm that the music industry needed. Rock music has felt stagnant and over-produced for too long. The catchy ‘80s-style synth beats...

Dance academy offers $5 dancing classes

Festival Dance is offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz and more.
ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

The Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association will be offering $5 drop-in classes at U of I all week for all members of the community. Festival Dance, which offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap,...

POCCMB creates space for students, musicians of color

Sarina Sharpe and Miguel Carroll founded POCCMB after feeling dissatisfied with how Cougar Marching Band handled race issues.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2020

For Cougar Marching Band section leaders Miguel Carroll and Sarina Sharpe, racial issues do not stop when they step onto the field to perform at halftime.  “It’s very awkward when you’re put...

Playlist to bring summer vibes back

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DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen columnist August 26, 2020

In general, August is one of my favorite months. New school supplies, good weather and a fresh set of straight A’s to try not to ruin are just some of the highlights every fall. Luckily these are some...

Letter from the Editor: Support the arts

The Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra is one of the many organizations that had to cancel their events due to COVID-19
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor August 26, 2020

The whole purpose of the Mint section is to cover the arts and culture scene of the Palouse, and I feel like we’ve done a disservice by not mentioning one of the biggest problems affecting it right now:...

Vocalist tips to improve your singing game

Here's a few tips to make you feel like Sia in the shower.
SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist July 2, 2020

Any car ride I take, whether it’s down the street or across the state, is always accompanied by a sweet playlist I can sing my heart out to. After a couple years of voice lessons, I can now sing to my...

BLM playlist to keep your spirit alive

Nothing gives you strength like a good song or ten.
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor June 25, 2020

There’s a tweet by writer Quinta Brunson that I think about a lot: “Being black [sic] is having a good day and then seeing another black person was killed for no reason," she wrote, “then you...

Albums to get you into jazz

There's more to this genre than elevator music.
ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist June 25, 2020

It is said that jazz is the United States' only original art form. It is a music born from struggle and full of complexity, nuance and expression. However, it can be hard to start listening, as there...

‘Run The Jewels 4’ is an album for our times

Critically-acclaimed rappers Killer Mike and El-P return for their fourth album.
JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor June 11, 2020

The fourth album from rap duo Run The Jewels kicks off with the verbal equivalent of a punch in the mouth. “Scammer bliss when you puttin’ villains in charge of sh*t / All of us targeted, all we...

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