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Frost 2015: A rave to remember

Walking into the Frost Amphitheater is like entering another world. Enveloped in old-growth trees, the grassy, shade-dappled hollow is largely hidden from view, difficult to find unless you know precisely what you’re looking for. In fact, once you ascend the winding asphalt path to the very top of the amphitheater, it’s hard to believe you’re…

The future of streaming music

From LPs to cassettes to compact discs, recorded music has undergone a significant metamorphosis over the course of the 20th century. Now, in the Internet age, the way we experience music is evolving faster than ever. Download-centered platforms like iTunes have become passé, and even customizable services like Pandora have struggled to remain relevant. Digital…

Album review: Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late’

This past Friday, rapper Drake made music-industry waves when he unexpectedly released a full-length album to digital retailers. Fans rushed to download the unheralded “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late,” resulting in projected first-week sales of over 500,000 copies. Released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic records, the album’s defiant lyrics and pared-down sound make it…