This month it's not just spring fever that's hitting Drexel students: The Drexel Players and audiences alike will soon be experiencing full-blown Reefer Madness. What started as an educational film targetted towards kids in grade school wound up, through its unintentional comedy and ridiculous nature, to be a cult classic exploitation film.
The wind instrument quintet WindSync from Rice University came to Drexel April 28 while on their northeast tour. The Music Bus Tour is the result of a non-profit organization that funds a chamber music group tour, promoting community outreach and concerts in new and different venues.
On May 3, OK Go played at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia. It was their first time returning to the city since their March 2009 show, when they debuted many of the songs that eventually compromised the record "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky." Now upon the release of their third LP, the band is back with new confidence in their performance.
On May 11, Brooklyn-based band The National will release their highly anticipated fifth album entitled "High Violet," a the follow up to their 2007 breakthrough record "Boxer." For a short period of time, eager fans were able to stream the album in its entirety on "The New York Times" website.
I hate hot temperatures; well, unless I am at the beach, but in Philly we are nowhere near the actual shore, and I'm sweating. The breeze every few days is nice, but it is not nearly consistent enough. I do have a solution to the heat, though, and that's alcohol.
I, myself, am a huge comic book fan. Every Wednesday, I'm at the comic shop picking up the new issues of whatever I'm currently reading. I usually go to Brave New World on 2nd Street, but that's just my personal preference. Things like film adaptations of my favorite super heroes get me really excited, so I was ecstatic upon hearing that Marvel was going to be making an entire universe that connects the films together to eventually lead up to an Avengers movie.
When it comes to live musical performances, I think it's safe to say that originality is key. There are artists today that lack the originality to distinguish themselves from others and despite their talent, even the most rigid music snob will sneer when their names surface in conversation.