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Hustler Reviews: Spoon returns with “Hot Thoughts”

Hustler Reviews: Spoon returns with “Hot Thoughts”

Braden Barnett

March 20, 2017

Since 1996, Austin rock band Spoon have experimented with their sound across eight unique LPs. While they don’t reinvent the wheel every time, they really aren’t trying to; listening to a new Spoon album is always a safe bet. There’ll be funky grooves, catchy basslines, and progressively more adventur...

Greenberg at Green Hills: “Logan”

Greenberg at Green Hills: “Logan”

Jeffrey Greenberg

March 20, 2017

Anchors (Out of Four):I’ll start by saying this. “Logan” was a very good movie, both in the superhero/comic genre and in terms of cinema as a whole. Director James Mangold, who also directed its direct predecessor “The Wolverine” (2013) and the modern remake of the classic western “3:10 ...

Q&A with Grammy-nominated Vanessa Carlton

Q&A with Grammy-nominated Vanessa Carlton

Corinne Fombelle, Assistant Life Editor

March 17, 2017

Grammy-nominated Vanessa Carlton recently embarked on an approximately two-month tour to perform songs ranging from her original 2002 album, Be Not Nobody, to her newest 2015 studio album, Liberman. The Hustler was able to talk with her over the phone and get a glimpse into Vanessa’s views on her musi...

A Trip Out Of Nashville

A Trip Out Of Nashville

Rachel Sapp

March 17, 2017

It’s safe to say that two female acrobats dangling from the ceiling, large screens flashing melting religious iconography and a moshing crowd of Thursday-night partygoers is not the usual Nashville party. Nevertheless, this was the scene at Exit/In this past Thursday, and it was a prime example of t...

Five books to read before you graduate

Five books to read before you graduate

Katie Ward

March 15, 2017

As busy as we all are in college, it can be hard to find good books that are worth our hard-to-come-by free time, but that’s no reason not to read. Whether you’re looking for a summer book or some literature for your busy school days, this list is perfect for college students. All five of these give...

Q&A: The Hustler interviews DEDSA to discuss their new album, the creative process and living on Mars

Q&A: The Hustler interviews DEDSA to discuss their new album, the creative process and living on Mars

Braden Barnett

March 13, 2017

Nashville psych-rock band DEDSA are on the come-up. Made up of guitarist/vocalist Stephen DeWitt, keyboardist Robbie Ward, bassist/keyboardist Ben Carreon, and drummer Grant Bramlett, the band works together to fuse psychedelic vibes with catchy riffs and hard rock sensibilities. Before their concert at the Mer...

The Hustler Reviews: Ed Sheeran’s “÷”

The Hustler Reviews: Ed Sheeran’s “÷”

Allison Boyce, Social Media Director

March 13, 2017

We’ve been waiting almost three years since Ed Sheeran released his second album, x, in the summer of 2014. Since then, he has won two Grammys and sold almost three million copies of x, the most streamed album of 2014 on Spotify. Ed Sheeran has written songs for other artists that have gone on to b...

What to binge on Netflix over spring break

What to binge on Netflix over spring break

Dallas Shatel, Deputy Editor in Chief

March 3, 2017

Black Mirror This British sci-fi series depicts the unforeseen consequences of advanced technologies. The first season was broadcasted on British television. Netflix picked up the show and added two more seasons, each with six hour-long episodes. Each episode is a new storyline so it’s perfect if y...

Top five places to run around Nashville

Top five places to run around Nashville

Allison Boyce, Social Media Director

February 27, 2017

As a runner, I know sometimes it can be incredibly tedious to just run the same loop around campus or do a treadmill workout at the gym. It can be hard to find the time to branch out and nail down a great running route if you don’t know where to look. Around Nashville there are countless amazing run...

Vanderbilt University Theatre cast member talks about recent show “Gnit”

Vanderbilt University Theatre cast member talks about recent show “Gnit”

Jen Ondrey

February 27, 2017

This modern English adaptation by American Will Eno is based on Peer Gynt, a 19th-century work by Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright and father of dramatic realism. The play follows the life of the unpredictable figure Peter Gnit as he sets out on a quest to uncover his true self. Bumping into intera...

Romeo and Juliet performed in Neely Auditorium

Romeo and Juliet performed in Neely Auditorium

Justine Hong

February 27, 2017

Last Saturday, Actors from the London Stage, a program based in the University of Notre Dame, came to Neely Auditorium to perform Romeo and Juliet. Aware that the performance would only feature five Shakespearean British actors, I expected an unconventional rendition, but nevertheless I was not quit...

Greenberg at Green Hills: Oscar Predictions

Greenberg at Green Hills: Oscar Predictions

Jeffrey Greenberg

February 26, 2017

After another January brought underwhelming and mediocre films, the 89th Academy Awards have finally arrived, bringing with them group of critically acclaimed movies that make up for their lack of mediocrity with an irritating sense of self-importance. Don’t get me wrong, there are some really wel...

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