Manual RedEye

Despite state law, students must still pay for AP tests

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

May 31, 2011

It started as a rumor in the halls of DuPont Manual high school; a rumor that moved through lunchroom chatter and hallway gossip; a rumor that needed verifying. “There is a Kentucky law that says the state must pay for our Advanced...

“Here We Rest” falls flat

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

May 23, 2011

Jason Isbell is probably most famous for his contribution to The Drive By Truckers. In my opinion, he was the best thing about that band. Lately, Isbell has been making music under the name of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Unfortunately...

Review: Stone Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

April 25, 2011

Recording artist Raphael Saadiq made his debut in the R&B group “Tony! Toni! Tone!” in the 1980’s. His career as a musician and a producer has made him one of the most critically acclaimed artists in the world of R&B....

Denver’s DeVotchka still on top

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

April 1, 2011

This week I’d like to talk about the Denver Colorado based indie rock group, DeVotchka. DeVotchka is an important band for a number of reasons, the first being their influences. The band draws heavily on Russian folk music,...

What’s your Angle?

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

March 17, 2011

I just streamed the long anticipated 4th release by the critically acclaimed garage rock band, The Strokes. The album is called “Angles.” And I am perplexed. After what frontman, Julian Casablancas, called a “much needed hib...

Wilco Learning How To Die

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

March 7, 2011

A friend of mine, and a fellow music snob, recently lent me a copy of a book entitled Wilco: Learning How To Die. The book is by Greg Kot, who many may recognize as the co-host of the popular NPR program, “Sound Opinions....

Flashback: Let’s Get Out of this Country

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

February 28, 2011

Let's Get Out of this Country is the 3rd studio album by Glasgow Scotland's, Camera Obscura. I think it's important to talk about this album in honor of the Sottish Pop phenomenon that has taken dominion over college campuses...

Commentary: Libya: What’s going on?

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

February 24, 2011

For the past week, the world's gaze has been fixed on the North African country known as Libya. Libya borders the Mediterranean Sea, and  is the 4th largest country in Africa, and the 17th largest in the world with an area of...

The Decemberists: “The King Is Dead.” Why I just don’t get it

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

February 21, 2011

We all know the Decemberists for their complex narrative songs and unique baroque-pop sound. Through their discography, which spans over ten years, they have never made any dramatic changes to their musical style. That is, unti...

Walk The Moon makes a giant leap

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

February 17, 2011

Lately I’ve been in to a group some people will likely be unfamiliar with. Walk The Moon is the name of the indie rock group hailing from Cincinnati Ohio. Last week, it was my great pleasure to see them open for Tokyo Police...

Eclectic Friday: I asked for the future, and she only sang me a song.

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

February 7, 2011

Fans of Manchester Orchestra are sure to enjoy the latest collaboration between Andy Hull and Kevin Devine. The band is called Bad Books and is comprised of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra members, Andy Hull, Robert McDowell...

Eclectic Friday: Flashback: The Generationals 2009 album “Con Law”

Nash Whaley, Beats Editor

January 31, 2011

One of my favorite releases of 2009 was Con Law by The Generationals. The New Orleans based indie rock duo is comprised of Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner (both former members of The Eames Era). Although the record was released in 2009,...