Category: Movies & Music

Richmond group channels jam band roots on new EP

Whether playing songs that make you dance or songs that make you contemplate the message, Richmond jam band, Sully & The Odditoriums offers groovy vibes and a powerful voice. Drawing inspiration from artists such as B.B. King, The Grateful Dead and even singer-songwriter John Mayer, the band presents a singular sound that is not only pleasing to the ear but also offers a platform for social and political commentary. One of the band’s founders, Louisville native Sean Sullivan, said he draws a lot from his roles in theater for inspiration. “Educational theatre is about getting your point across or...

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Sundy Best singer’s path returns to Kentucky roots

By TAMARA KOSSATZ progress@eku.edu A singer’s combination of good looks, an eastern Kentucky accent and cowboy boots can easily draw a crowd of fans. The real charm lies in the perspective and lyrics voiced in the songs of Nick Jamerson. Die-hard followers know Jamerson as part of the duo Sundy Best, who has released four albums since forming in 2010. The first album, “Tales, Lies and Exaggerations,” was a demo recorded by Jamerson and his Sundy Best partner, Kris Bentley, at home. Their most recent album, It’s So Good LIVE!, will be available on April 22, 2016. Although success...

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DNCE takes over Spring Concert

Girls in T-shirt dresses and Chuck Taylors sheltered themselves from the rain in the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 24 as hot new artist DNCE took stage at the SAC Spring Concert. The crowd, though mostly filled with college students who remember every line of Camp Rock (myself included), featured a diverse mix of pop music fans and indie-rock festival-goers as well as the additional begrudging father taking his too-young-to-drive children to see a band that sings about sex on the beach with a cool beat. “I came here for Joe,” said Shelby Shackelford, a freshman...

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SAC snags huge concert headliner with boyband connections

Eastern’s Student Activities Council won big as they announced the Joe Jonas-led pop band DNCE would headline the SAC Spring Concert with opening act Apollo LTD. DNCE, popular for their current chart-topper Cake By The Ocean, will be performing at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their Best Tour Ever Tour before traveling as the opener for pop singer Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour. The band, founded in the summer of 2015, has only released two singles and an EP titled SWAAY, but Eastern students flooded SAC’s Twitter account with excitement...

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Five Fright Films for Halloween

By: STEPHEN McFERRONprogress@eku.edu As Charles Cyphers said in Halloween, “It’s Halloween. Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” If that’s true, you need something to give you at least one good jolt this Halloween. Here are five macabre movies that will haunt you (in a good way) on All Hallow’s Day! THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) It might be a cult film if its die-hard fans weren’t so numerous but nearly everyone has seen this 1993 stop-action classic. It has great songs, creepy animation, and fantastic voice-acting, making it the best not-a-Christmas-movie around. It stars Chris Sarandon as Jack, who...

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