Preview: Dave Matthew’s Band comes to SPAC this summer

BY JAKE WHEELER

Every year, kids on social media say something like “FriDave” or “SaturDave.” These posts are referring to the days of summer that the Dave Matthews Band plays in the capital region. Composed of many artists, DMB is known for being unique. Infusing jazz with a grindy rock. A jam band at roots, DMB is known for their instrumental talent. The band is made up of a drummer, saxophonist, trumpet player, guitarist, bassist and violin player. Dave Matthews himself sings and plays acoustic guitar. Residing from Charlottesville, Virginia, the band is immensely influenced by classic jazz, funk and cajun music.

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Taylor Swift’s “1989”

BY JAKE WHEELER

Taylor Swift is know for her beautiful blond hair, nice white smile, and romantic country lyrics. Swift is changing her music from romantic soft country into modern pop. Her newest album, “1989,” was released on October 27. “1989” is one of the hottest albums of the year and sold over a million copies in the first week. Swift’s breaking hearts while she’s breaking the charts. “1989” is directed at a different audience than Taylor’s earlier albums. Changing her audience, Swift has landed herself on top of Billboard’s top album chart for three weeks and counting.

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Review: Boyhood

BY JAKE WHEELER

“Boyhood” is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The movie was filmed over twelve years with the same actors. The film is about a boy’s life and all the things he has done and seen over that time span. Directed by Richard Linklater, it’s a long-term project that stars actors like Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane. This movie really shows the transition from boyhood to manhood.

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