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Artist of the Week #5: The Newsboys

So far, our Artists of the Week have mostly focused on Rock groups, with a short deviation into classic show tunes with Michael Crawford.  Today, we're going to check out one of the genres on the other side of the Popular Materials desk: Gospel.

Artist of the Week#4: Mika

 

It's been pretty cold today.  Especially after the bright and warm weekend we just had, today seemed pretty bleak and depressing.  At least, I thought so.  There's something that happens in mid-winter every year.  The cold and the lack of sunlight leaves me feeling a bit depressed.  I need something to break me out of this winter funk.  And I think I might have found just the right artist.  If you're in the same boat as me, I suggest checking out our next artist of the week: Mika!

Artist of the Week #3: Michael Crawford

I love musicals!  There's something about a story set to music that always resonsates with me.  Whether I'm watching a live or recorded performance, or just listening to a CD in my car, I am always in the mood for show tunes.  This wasn't always the case, however.  For a long time, I ignored this wonderful genre of music for several reasons, the biggest being that my friends considered them uncool.  Then, in 8th grade, I happened to listen to just a few songs from The Phantom of the Opera...and I've been hooked ever since.

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Christmas Presents

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I have some good news (perhaps you could even say it was a little holiday surprise, if a few days early).  Westlake Library is providing even more ways for you to get access to the music you love, with no expense to you!  I'm sure that most of you are familiar with our Freegal program, which allows 3 free music downloads a week (no strings attached, no hidden fees, just your library card; and the downloads are yours to keep!)  Well, we have found a way to make an awesome deal like that even better!

Artist of the Week #2: They Might be Giants

The Else by They Might be Giants
 

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to the second installment of Artist of the Week!  I'm hoping to make this an ongoing series of good music and new favorites.  This past weekend, I picked up several new CDs with the hope of finding our selection for this week.  Sadly, I've been a bit busy, and didn't have the chance to listen to anything yet.  So, instead, I thought we could go with a tried and true favorite of mine: They Might be Giants!

Thank You, Dr. Keller!

December Update

Snow-Covered Tree

Happy December, everyone!  Finally, it's reached that time of year when we can justify lots of snow and cold weather.  Not that I'm happy about it, though.  The only thing I like about winter is an excuse to stay inside in my lounge clothes, reading a book and drinking hot chocolate.  I don't do well with the cold.

 

Artist of the Week #1: Soft Hearted Scientists

The Slow Cyclone by Soft Hearted Scientists

When I'm looking for a new CD, a lot of times, I go with bands that have cool cover-art or unusual names.  Does this qualify as judging a book by it's cover?  Certainly.  But, it also means that I find a lot of interesting music.  In fact, that's how I found our first Artist of the Week.

Rock n'Roll History: A Journey in Sounds

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you're having a nice start to your week!  As for me, I'm doing very well, and I have a treat to share with all of you.  Coming up on December 3rd, we have Dr. Joel Keller of Baldwin-Wallace University coming in to talk to us all about the History of Rock and Roll (from 1949-1964).  Learn all about Rock and Roll's Historical and Cultural Significance, the many types of Rock and Roll, enjoy the greatest hits and top tens from each year, and more!