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Neil Young still rockin'

IUS Horizon

April 10, 2009

Neil Young has a mind and songwriting form that continues to youthfully sharpen with the passing of each decade. Young’s latest release, “Fork in the Road,” is a brightly wise album of dark songs about recession and its cause, which through the old man’s eyes seems to be the car industry. Since...

Pedolzki brothers production company

IUS Horizon

April 10, 2009

Many college students spend their time attempting to juggle school, work and partying. The Pedolzki brothers, Derrick and Johann, are no different. They just happen to also run a full-fledged production company and recording studio, while finding time to play hard and take classes at IU Southeast. Derrick e...

'Lonely Road' emo sound

IUS Horizon

April 5, 2009

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ sophomore release, “Lonely Road,” is a record of pristine production and talented musicianship, but each tracks lacks cohesion with the other. Their first album, “Don’t You Fake It,” was consistently emo with a tiny bit of balls and spawned the innocent hit, “Face...

'Paul's Boutique' reopens

IUS Horizon

April 5, 2009

One of the most pivotal pop rap albums, “Paul’s Boutique,” wasn’t well received when it was released in 1989, but The Beastie Boys used its sample crazy sophomore effort to develop an unusually large underground following. The album solidified their stance as one of rap and rock’s greatest...

What a drag

IUS Horizon

April 2, 2009

Screams seeped through the hallways of the Student Center on Thursday evening, March 12. Nearly 60 students, faculty and anyone who got word about the IUS Gay-Straight Alliance’s latest event, gathered in the Hoosier Room to watch the hip thrusts and lip synching of students’ Travis Goffinet and Blake Sei...

New album from Franz Ferdinand

IUS Horizon

April 2, 2009

In 2004, Franz Ferdinand, a collection of artsy-fartsy musicians from Scotland, released their debut, self titled album and had a hit with the eclectic dance/rock track, “Take Me Out.” A year later, the group released, “You Could Have it So Much Better,” and struck the charts again with “Do...

Blues rocker goes solo

IUS Horizon

April 2, 2009

The savior of neo-vintage blues/rock, independent rock pioneer and one half of the Black Keys, Dan Auerbach has been touring in support of his debut solo album, “Keep It Hid.” In between producing other roots groups, like Hacienda, and touring with his big time project, the Black Keys, Auerbach...

Living Things’ release politically driven

IUS Horizon

March 12, 2009

Calling all hipsters, rock ’n’ rollers and deep thinking political junkies, Living Things and its latest release, “Habeas Corpus,” has the heart of Dylan and the attitude of the Stooges, but sounds like neither. In a politically spirited, but economically trying time, the educated, but confused ...

Indie concert features three local favorites

IUS Horizon

March 12, 2009

In support of its latest release, “Some Kind of Salvation,” The Features dropped into Headliner’s Music Hall to cap an evening of local-brewed music on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The psychedelic Indie rockers, energetic and spastic, grooved out their easily listenable brand of new pop music. The ...

Local prog rock band has diverse background

IUS Horizon

March 12, 2009

The members of Lucky Pineapple spent their first Sunday evening of March engaged in a three hour practice. They were attempting to work out a modified set due to the anticipated absence of one of their horn players. The seven-piece, progressive rock band, whose drummer J.C. Denison and keyboard player Brian ...

IUS junior basketball player focuses on getting degree

IUS Horizon

March 7, 2009

Carlos Mitchell, junior guard for the IUS men’s basketball team, made his first start at the IUS Homecoming game against Berea his freshman year. Mitchell scored 15 points in his debut as a starter.  He  has continued to average double digit scoring in each of the last two years and was named a captai...

U2 re-creates sound on new album

IUS Horizon

March 6, 2009

With their spacey guitars, politically conscious lyrics and relentless work ethic, U2 has become one of the most popular bands ever. With their 2004 album, “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” U2 sold nine million albums, earned eight Grammys and embarked on one of the most successful world tours in...