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Listen Up: The best of 2016

You shouldn’t judge an athlete by one play, a director by one scene or a carpenter by one chair. In the same vein, don’t judge a column by one week. I’ve loved writing about a great year of music, and I worked harder on a ...

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Listen Up: 2016 full of hidden gems

After the chaos and confusion of Monday morning, this article’s publication was pushed back a day. Hopefully anyone still feeling shaken up can find some relief by escaping into these records. They are two that I overlooked earlier this year, but which definitely deserve attention. ...

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Bands to battle for good cause

Students will rock out for a cause this week. The Ohio State chapter of Operation Smile will host a battle of the bands at the Ohio Union Performance Hall on Thursday. Operation Smile is an international organization that provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries ...

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Local bars host weekly trivia nights

What is the benefit of knowing things if you don’t show it off? Whether it’s dominating one’s relatives in Trivial Pursuit on family game night or showing off in the bar during trivia night, useless knowledge is never really useless. College students might be more ...

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Listen Up: Reunion and Remembrance

One could probably say that any time is an uncertain time, but Nov. 2016 suddenly feels extremely so. Still, there can be good uncertainty and bad uncertainty — the biggest music release of last week falls under good uncertainty, in the sense that it’s a ...

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Listen Up: Musicians get out the vote

Musicians have long played roles in presidential elections, with many performing concerts or releasing songs in support of one candidate or against another, or simply encouraging voter turnout. Last week, Jay Z and Beyonce stumped for Hillary Clinton, while Ted Nugent appeared with Donald Trump ...

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Listen Up: New rap shines above the rest

Rap is the most prominent genre on most music platforms — Soundcloud is flooded with amateurs, and even the stars drop music constantly through it and other outlets. With the large amount of music being released every day, it can be tough to sift through. ...

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