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Opinion: Dermot Kennedy, a new upcoming artist

Opinion: Dermot Kennedy, a new upcoming artist

By Jayden Bidle, reporter

October 7, 2019

“See I’m in love with how your soul’s a mix or chaos and art, and how you never try to keep ‘em apart.”   Born in Rathcoole, Ireland, Dermot Kennedy started playing guitar at age ten. Four years later he started writing music for fun and then eventually went on to study classical m...

Review: Tame Impala’s Album Currents

Review: Tame Impala’s Album Currents

By Hanna Green, RoundTable Media Reporter

June 14, 2019

In 2015 the rock band Tame Impala came out with a new album called Currents. Lead singer Kevin Parker wanted a change their image to seek the desire of having their music be played in dance clubs and communal settings. The album Currents is about the process of personal change and transformation wh...

Review: Tyler the Creators new album IGOR

Review: Tyler the Creators new album IGOR

By Hanna Green, Roundtable Media Reporter

June 12, 2019

Well known rapper Tyler the Creator, drops a new album called IGOR. A day before the album was released Tyler states that you should not go into it expecting a rap album. Just as Tyler said, it wasn’t mostly a rap albumn, as you could tell he focused more on the beats and the sound rather than ...

Tyler James Rocks and Rolls through High School

Tyler James Rocks and Rolls through High School

By Nic Bradley, RT Today executive producer

May 5, 2019

Middletown High School freshmen Tyler James has been playing the guitar since he was 8 years old and now is in the band "Most Wanted." RT reporter Nic Bradley sat down with him to see what his rock and roll career has done for him.

Behind the Earbuds

Behind the Earbuds

By Lucy Kiefert, Samantha Johnson, and Nancy Siguenza

January 23, 2018

Round Table reporters Lucy Kiefert, Samantha Johnson and Nancy Siguenza take to the halls of Middletown High School to gain insight on the effects of listening to music in school. For a playlist of all songs included in the piece, click here. DISCLAIMER: There is a song in this playlist labeled as explicit, but it contains no vulgarity....

Review: VanderWaal’s music is just the beginning

Review: VanderWaal’s music is just the beginning

By Freddy Roberts, Round Table PSA managing editor

December 8, 2017

A bright and wide-smiled Grace VanderWaal makes her way across the stage in front of thousands of people. The four judges notice the 12-year-old, not expecting a surprise. The teen stuns both judges and viewers at the eleventh season of the NBC TV competition show "America's Got Talent," singing an original...

Review: Dua Lipa searches self in ‘New Rules’

Review: Dua Lipa searches self in ‘New Rules’

By Lucy Kiefert, Round Table entertainment managing editor

December 5, 2017

Don’t pick up the phone. Don’t let him in. Don’t be his friend. These are the three rules Dua Lipa assigns herself in her newest single “New Rules” to prevent herself from returning to an ex she is determined not to be controlled by once again. A fast-paced song accompanied by a sweet yet...

Review: Marteen spices it up with ‘Sriracha’

By Lucy Kiefert, Round Table entertainment managing editor

October 30, 2017

With its bustling bravado, collected confidence and easy energy, Marteen’s debut single “Sriracha” is exemplary of the promising material that can be expected from the next generation of up-and-coming artists. At 16 years old, he has already opened for artists like Kehlani and Fifth Harmony,...

Vinyl makes a comeback among today’s youth

Vinyl makes a comeback among today’s youth

By Lucy Kiefert, Round Table entertainment editor

June 8, 2017

Though the average youth is satisfied with the convenient comfort of digital music, all beneath one screen and neatly packed into his virtual library, many teens and twenty-somethings long for something more tangible, something they can slide in and out of a cardboard cover with sentimental wear-and...

With new song, Lana Del Rey still hasn’t moved past the past

By Caroline Schaeffer, Round Table Reporter

March 8, 2017

Starting with the thrum of a deep string, surrealism bleeds from the slow crooning of Lana Del Rey’s voice in her new song, “Love”. Accompanied by album art from her bizarre music video, a portrait of Del Rey overlooks shots from the video surrounded by a sky of stars and planets. At first glan...

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