Music Review: The National’s Sleep Well Beast

September 14, 2017 Jackson Shrout 0

Upon listening to Sleep Well Beast, I recalled Roger Ebert’s memoir Life Itself, in which he refers to cinema as “a machine that generates empathy.” Music generates empathy in much the same way, generally on a more personal scale. Considering how intrinsic sadness is to the process of empathy, most music artists will, at some point or another, bare the moroseness of their […]

Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Show

September 14, 2017 Madalyn Alfonso 0

Local musicians took the stage with some acoustic jams at New Paltz’s favorite coffee shop last Saturday. 58 Main St. is the home of studying students, blossoming friendships and, quite often, live music. New Paltz locals Ciarra Fragale, 20, and Joey […]

A Conversation with Tiny Blue Ghost

September 14, 2017 Briana Bonfiglio 0

The four acting members of Tiny Blue Ghost are huddled up on the couch of guitarist and third-year English major Dylan Fader’s tiny upstairs apartment. They’re just about to go to soundcheck for their second show of the semester and first time playing at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill—aka Snugs—as a unit. “Rock and roll!” Fader announces. “Nothing’s gonna matter for a half hour [of performing]. Trust me, guys.” Lead singer and fourth-year graphic […]