Author: Reagan High

This Will Destroy You at Urban Lounge

Reagan High | Staff Writer | @HighReagan On Friday March 27 I saw the Texas band, This Will Destroy You. TWDY can be given the blanket term of “post-rock,” but with their last two albums they have really transcended that label. Their 2011 album Tunnel Blanket can be described as a dark and daunting ‘doomgaze’ trip (doomgaze is a fusion of doom metal and shoe gaze if you were wondering). And their latest album, Another Language, is a more upbeat interpretation of that. So when I got to Urban Lounge in Salt Lake I spent about an hour on the...

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Thoughts on Velour’s Open Mic Night and the Provo music scene

Reagan High | Staff Writer Open mic night at the Provo music venue Velour is, to be quite honest, hit or miss. I seem to always be invited by a friend every couple of weeks to this event and then consequently spend about two hours on auto-pilot while various renditions of current top 40 indie-folk pop songs are belted out to an audience of about 20 or 30 of Provo’s hippest cats. Going to open mic night at Velour had me in a reverie of thought regarding the music scene of Provo, Utah. This contemplation was in between my...

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Homeless students

Reagan High | Staff Writer     BYU contracted apartment complexes, which also house many UVU students, are selling contracts without asking the current contract owners if they would like to renew or not. This leads to students who are abruptly asked to move out, usually right around finals week. This lack of communication between apartment manager and renter creates what many in Provo/Orem know as “homeless week.” Matthew Chambers, UVU’s program director for housing and residence life, said “the main issue is that BYU and UVU’s academic calendars aren’t synced.” Living in BYU contracted housing, which is almost...

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Battle of the Bands at the Stereo Room, Round 1

Reagan High | Staff Writer Orem’s relatively new venue the Stereo Room hosted its first night of Battle of the Bands on Monday, Feb. 16th. This first round contained everything from soulful Americana to a symphonic, hard rock cello group. The four bands that played were Fyre and Reign, Split Duality, Active Strand, and Synergy. Synergy advanced on to the next round. Even though Synergy won, all of the bands that played in Round One deserve review. Fyre and Reign- This four piece spell Fyre with a “y” because one of their guitarist/vocalist is from Ireland. They plan on...

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