As I approached the entrance to Sokol Auditorium, it was almost impossible to tell that a show had begun only minutes before. I breezed through the entrance to find a very short, hardly memorable set by alternative pop-rock band Shoreline Ends. After a short wait, Secondhand Serenade's John Vesley took the stage, blowing the crowd away with his acoustic guitar and heartfelt vocals.
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland will give a concert at UNO on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.
Recognized as Ireland's most distinguished choral ensemble, the group has been acknowledged internationally for its fresh and innovative sound. Travelling with the choir during its U.S. tour is composer Tarik O'Regan. O'Regan has received two British Composer Awards and two Grammy nominations. The choir will be performing his new work, "Acallam na Senórach."
It's rare that a musician releases an album and every track is brilliant, but Florence + the Machine has done just that with its latest album, "Ceremonials."
On Nov. 12, campus was as desolate as any other quiet Saturday evening, but at the heart of it, in the Strauss Performing Arts building, five men, each old enough to be my grandfather, brought a ruckus livelier than any peak hour here in Maverickland.
The American hip-hop duo from Minneapolis known as Atmosphere will take the stage at the Slowdown club on September 27. Slowdown is located downtown and doubles as a bar and music venue, so anyone under 18 years of age must have a notarized parental permission slip to attend the concert.
Whether we're popping a CD in our car stereos on the way to work or choosing a playlist for an all-night study session, all of us have our favorite artists that we continue to fall back on. Here's a list of the artists who have won that spot in our hearts… and on our iPods.