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Monday, October 27th, 2014, 1:43 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7.5
From 2001 to 2009, David Rees produced a well-known series of comics, “Get Your War On.” In 2010, he started an artisanal pencil sharpening service, where interested parties could mail their pencils to him and …


Monday, October 27th, 2014, 1:30 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Although the artist’s name is on the record, the person you hear the loudest on a recording might be the producer, the person who has a big hand in recording, mixing and mastering the record, oftentimes …


Monday, October 20th, 2014, 1:24 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 8
It’s April 3, 2011. The night before, legendary indie outfit LCD Soundsystem played their last ever show at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. The performance lasted for three hours, was streamed online at Pitchfork and …


Monday, October 20th, 2014, 12:59 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rapper and producer El-P has made the news recently as half of Run The Jewels, a rap duo consisting of he and Killer Mike, and “Meow The Jewels,” a Kickstarter-funded album that is a reimagining of …


Monday, October 6th, 2014, 11:46 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Score: 8.5
Rivers Cuomo and his band of grungy men have been in the fight for a long time, but since their stellar 1994 self-titled debut album and sophomore-slump-turned-underappreciated-classic “Pinkerton,” the group has done more falling into …


Monday, October 6th, 2014, 11:27 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

With October comes fall, with fall comes the end of the year, and with the end of the year comes “Top Albums of 2014” lists. It would be premature to compile such a list now, since …


Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 7:53 pm in News
Obama: Michaud "understands what families here in Maine are going through"
By Derrick Rossignol

Although the political rally in the Collins Center for the Arts on Friday afternoon was in support of Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign, the candidate himself admitted he may not have been the primary …


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, 2:13 pm in News
By Derrick Rossignol

Independent United States senator Angus King spoke at a rally with Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Emily Cain in front of Fogler Library at the University of Maine on Wednesday afternoon, announcing his endorsement of her.
Cain …


Monday, September 8th, 2014, 6:04 am in Opinion
By Derrick Rossignol

With “syllabus week” completed, I am reminded of all the learning opportunities available to interested minds at the University of Maine: engineering students have a variety of co-op and internship opportunities available to them thanks to …


Monday, September 8th, 2014, 12:55 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

St. Vincent was supposed to come to the Waterfront in Bangor this August. DMX was supposed to be around to “give it to ya.” Then the KahBang Music, Art and Film Festival was moved to Portland …