For all of the ways in which it is vastly out-of-touch, the show is oddly compelling.
Johnson dreams of a commerce-less, love-filled future while lamenting the struggles they have faced in the past and continue to face in the present day.
Within the first 30 seconds of “Time,” the idea of dichotomy is established — black and white, freedom and imprisonment, hope and hopelessness.
As we all could use some escapism right now, here’s some nostalgia straight from the simpler time of 2010.
The family exists through the television, and through that television, sitting right there on our couches, we were a part of that family. We were a part of that dream.
Kwesi Budu-Arthur, associate at the Cambridge Seven architecture firm, also acts as the curator of the firm’s art gallery. The Paul Dietrich Gallery is located inside the walls of the firm itself, and it is up to Budu-Arthur alone to curate the exhibits that he and his co-workers work with everyday.
Eminem’s Governors Ball performance was noticeably less exciting than some of the other ones of the night, but Eminem added a spark to the set whenever he performed some of his older classics much to the crowd’s enthusiasm, and he seemed to perform more passionately whenever the crowd was more engaged.
Performing with strength and fever, the richness of Khalid’s voice entranced his crowd and created a soothing yet energized tone as his set progressed, and Khalid left his crowd content.
When Pusha T took to the American Eagle Stage at Governors Ball in a last-minute replacement of the rap group BROCKHAMPTON, cheers of “Fuck Drake!” rang from audience members.
Travis Scott’s Governors Ball performance not only captivated his fans, but seized them with a fervor that was palpable from the moment that Scott took to the stage until the very end of his performance.
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Despite the heavy nature of his rock music, White was able to present his work often in a fun, almost light manner as he made sound effects into his microphone and played with a tangible passion and zest for the duration of his show.
Post Malone’s performance was a set of dichotomies—between swagger and hesitancy, apologeticness and disclaimers. Through these juxtapositions, Post Malone performed passionately, gleefully, and above all, vulnerably.
Throughout the night, Smith performed with a sleek ease as she skillfully sang pieces from her challenging repertoire.
In a world of celebrity copycat beats and autotune, it often feels like artists are growing more and more detached from their work. In my 19 years of life I have attended many concerts, but none stood out to me like Born Ruffians’ did at the Sinclair on March 23.