Metalcore, Moshpits, and Melee at the Masquerade

I went to hell last Thursday. It was incredibly hot and loud, with lots of shrieking, screams, spilled beer and young men furiously headbanging. Hell is one of three stages owned by the Masquerade, a historic Atlanta venue that hosts medium-profile acts which draw a crowd, but won’t sell out a stadium. Over its 28 [...]

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Campus Movie Fest Flaunts Emory’s Finest Filmmakers

It is difficult for a film on a $10 budget to suspend an audience’s disbelief. But this past Friday, perhaps bravely, perhaps foolishly, some of Emory’s most talented filmmakers gave it their best shot for Emory’s 2018 Campus Movie Fest. Surprisingly, a significant number of them succeeded. Campus Movie Fest, which takes place on dozens [...]

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Jpegmafia Levels Up With ‘Veteran’

Baltimore rapper Jpegmafia, whose stagename is often shortened to “Peggy,” refashions his usual palette of bleak digital bass into an explosively creative set of tracks on “Veteran.” From video games to wrestling theme songs to Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s screaming to Youtube gun review channels, Jpegmafia sets his creative id free by sampling anything and everything [...]

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