by NICK BUCHANAN
Last Tuesday marked the debut of a new line of fall television shows. Fox has been hard at work, plugging its new comedy-horror series Scream Queens for the past few months. The show has gained a lot of traction virally but turned out only modest viewership ratings during its premiere. Popularity and numbers aside, though, how does the show fare in terms of quality?
Honestly, pretty well.
Spoiler alert: If you have not watched Scream Queens yet and don’t want any details revealed, do not click the “Read More” option.
compiled by ANDRE DREW
With the summer television season coming to a close, the fall season is now underway. In need of a new television show addiction, or looking forward to the return of your favorite shows? Here is a list of new shows fighting for your attention and returning shows ready for a new season.
by BRITTANY MOORE
What would you do if you were neighbors with your favorite fairy tale character? ABC’s Once Upon A Time does just that! Take a dive into Story Brooke, Maine and meet some of Disney’s notorious characters. We meet Regina Mills, played by Leann Parrila (best known for Spin City), who is the mayor of Story Brooke. Regina, the evil queen in the Enchanted Forest, has a curse to banish everyone to Story Brooke.
by NICK BUCHANAN
Just over three and a half years ago, we were introduced to a fresh-faced Lana Del Rey. She was initially ripped to shreds by critics after an awkward television debut on Saturday Night Live and scrutinized for the huge digital footprint of music released under different monikers that she left behind when she signed to a major label. Two albums, one extended play, and multiple soundtrack features later, here we are; she is now an unstoppable viral force and an unrecognizable live performer. Wasting no time atop her wave of popularity, Del Rey announced the release of Honeymoon, her third major label full-length album and fourth overall, last month. Just when her critics thought she was running out of steam, she has restocked her arsenal with all of the idiosyncrasies that set her apart.
by JC PORTIS
What’s happening folks? JC here for Tystenac’s Dragon Fire Music Reviews! This week Ian Holbrook asked me to review “Only” by Wannabe Barbie, Jimmy Brooks, Lil Wayne, and Michael Jackson clone 538.
Why did I give everyone a designated name based on a part of their personality or career other than Wayne? Well, Lil Wayne is at a point in his career where he could rap over a garbage disposal and someone would buy it. That’s not insulting his skills as a rapper, that’s just saying he’s done everything, so there’s no reason to even take a stab at him. The other three? I could go on about all day. However, that’s not what this is about. The song itself is what I am reviewing.
by ANDRE DREW
In association with the seventh annual Jazzin’ Tiffin Festival, Tiffin University hosted a workshop open to TU and Heidelberg University with featured artist Chris Standring. The session was held on Sept. 11 and was about “how to become a unique artist and stand out in today’s music industry.”
Standring’s main focus was for the students to develop their own individual selves and not to emulate their favorite artists. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, was classically trained at the London College of Music, where he further honed his skills as a jazz guitarist. He spent the decade performing at the BBC and numerous other theater orchestras in London’s West End. He later relocated to Los Angeles, where he had become a top session player from Bebe & CeCe Winans, to Jody Watley, to Carole Bayer Sager. He then teamed up with keyboardist Rodney Lee in 1996 to start jazz the group SolarSystem. After touring with trumpeter Rick Braun, Standring went solo and released his debut LP Velvet in 1999, scoring hits “Cool Shades” and “Hip Sway.”
by NICK BUCHANAN
With over 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.9 million Twitter followers, 20-year-old Internet personality Troye Sivan was guaranteed success when he dropped his debut extended play TRXYE last year. Without any promotion or a popular single on contemporary hit radio in the United States, the extended play found its way to number five on the Billboard 200. Just a year after his official entrance to the music scene, Sivan is ready to follow-up with Wild, a second extended-play stamped with the promise of more music to come in the near future.
by JC PORTIS
What’s happening folks? JC here for Tystenac’s Dragon Fire Music Reviews! This week’s song, as you can see from the title, is “What Do You Mean” by the Biebs himself.
Before we get to that though, let’s start with the rules. I grade based on past music of an artist (even though I shouldn’t), lyrical content, style, and sound of the song. I will review the third highest song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart each week until I start getting requests, whether they be old or new. My grading system will be as follows: “Bruh what was that?,” “Not hittin' my playlist but okay,” “It’ll get a replay,” and the forth and highest rating, “That’s Dragon Fire y’all!” These ratings will be based on my opinion or the opinion of other Tystenac writers, but tweet us @TUTystenac with the hashtag #DFJC to tell us your thoughts on the song. You can also tweet suggestions for the next review.
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