The Lodge

Left to right, Joe Casey of Protomartyr, Laura Lee of Khruangbin, and Stefan Babcock of PUP. All three groups released new singles this week. Photoillustration by Owen Hewitt

Eat Stream Sleep Repeat

May 4, 2020

It’s the third week of this column now, and I’ve realized that through writing this I’ve expanded my musical horizons as I search high and low for the best tracks of the week. It’s been great ...

Left to right, Matty Healy of the 1975, masked Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest, and Hayley Williams. All three artists dropped new tracks this week. Photo Illustration by Owen Hewitt

Eat Stream Sleep Repeat

April 27, 2020

I spend a lot of time listening to music, and now that I can’t leave my house I’ve got more time than ever to dig through the virtual record crates of Spotify in search of each week’s best releases....

Left to right, Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest, Faye Webster and Declan McKenna. All three artists released new singles this week. Photo Illustration by Owen Hewitt.

Eat Stream Sleep Repeat

April 20, 2020

I spend a lot of time listening to music, and now that I can’t leave my house I’ve got more time than ever to dig through the virtual record crates of Spotify in search of each week’s best releases....

A recreation of the Tik Tok logo in reference to Keiara's series.

Keiara’s Top Ten Tik Toks:Dance challenges

April 15, 2020

Welcome back to top 10  Tik Toks with me Keiara This week’s Tik Toks will feature various dance challenges. The challenges keep coming so let’s get to my top ten dance challenges  The first da...

A recreation of the Tik Tok logo in reference to Keiara's series.

Keiara’s Top Ten Tik Toks: Coronavirus

April 9, 2020

In even the hardest times I know that Tik Tok always keeps me giggling. The first grouping of Tik Toks showcases how Americans handled the idea of the coronavirus. @clipsWhy is this so accurate &#...

The photo from the episode of Black-ish  is a flashback to a point in time when Rainbow styled Diane's hair.

Hair We Go Again

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 7, 2020, the tv show Black-ish aired a brand new episode titled “Hair Day.” Black-ish is a show that follows the life of Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Traci Ellis Ross).  This...

Bryan Stevenson's

May Justice Be Served in 2020

January 14, 2020

When I first picked up Just Mercy, I was looking for a book to read while I was traveling. By the time I finished the book a few days later, the story moved me so much that I knew I wanted to be a lawyer for...

All of the Hallmark movies Spencer suffered through and reviewed.

I WATCHED HALLMARK MOVIES SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

December 19, 2019

No matter how hard you try to escape, Hallmark movies still pop up every Christmas and spread their cheesy holiday spirit. For this issue, I was tasked with watching 10 out of the 28 Hallmark Christmas Mov...

Elton John enthusiastically plays piano for his final Memphis audience. An effect on the screen shows his piano on fire.

Elton John is STILL on Fire

November 13, 2019

“This is our last performance in Memphis, so we’re going to make it special, okay?” Sir Elton John said during his performance at the FedExForum on Oct. 30. Elton John made his first appearance in Memp...

The cover of Taylor Swift’s most recent album, “Lover.” The album was released on Aug. 23 of this year.

Taylor Swift’s “Lover:” Return or Repeat?

November 4, 2019

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” is a dreamy return to the radio that many fans will enjoy, but it does not demonstrate much significant musical growth. Since her first album release in 2006, Swift’s...

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band take a bow before playing an encore at the FedEx Forum.

Rocktober Concerts

November 4, 2019

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett and the Blackhearts brought their “Love Alive Tour” to FedEx Forum on October 4th. The show consisted of Joan Jett a...