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Brandon Osborne

bosborne@radford.edu

Music:

Black Tide:

What do you get when you take a little of Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Megadeth and blend it together? You would get Black Tide. Black Tide consist of Gabriel Garcia (vocals and lead guitar), Austin Diaz (rhythm guitar and vocals), Zachary Sandler (bass and vocals), and Steven Spence (drums, percussion). They released their debut album, Light from Above, on March 18, 2008, through Interscope Records. Their second album, Post Mortem, was released on August 23, 2011. The band sounds raw and aggressive with their loud riffs. If you consider yourself of thrash or hard rock, you will not regret listening to Black Tide.

Old Crow Medicine Show:

Looking for something new to listen to? How about a band that has headlined the local Floydfest festival several times? Old Crow Medicine Show has a diverse sound that has been labeled from bluegrass to Americana. The band consists of Ketch Secor, Willie Watson, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Gill Landry, and Cory Younts. The guys have been playing since 1998 and remain one of music’s best kept secrets. If you’re into folk rock or anything along that nature then check out Old Crow Medicine Show and enjoy their diverse sound.

Apps:

Newsstand:

With the new IOS update for the iPhone, iTouch and iPad, users will notice they have a new app called “Newsstand.” With this new app you can get your magazines and news sources from the built-in newsstand store and read it on your device. This way there is no more clutter in your room from old magazines as you can delete them and re-download them on your device whenever. There are several publications available for the user to choose from. The app is free with the update.

Film:

George Harrison: Living in the Material World:

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s new documentary looks at the life of musician George Harrison from beginning to end. He uses interviews, concert footage, home movies, and photographs to illustrate the late great Beatles career. The documentary goes into detail to show how big spirituality was to Harrison. The documentary is mainly divided up into two parts: The Beatles, and his solo career. There are several musicians who are in the documentary to talk about what Harrison meant to them and their music, such as Tom Petty and Eric Clapton. Any fan of the Beatles or music in general will enjoy Scorsese’s amazing look at the quiet member of The Beatles.

Book:

The Best of Me:

Nicholas Sparks decided to make his latest book another reunion story, which is what The Notebook was. The major difference is that this book deals with older romance as the characters are in their forties. The story follows two young lovers who reconnect after their mentor dies. They discover that after 25 years, they both have changed but still desire to be with one another. It’s no secret that Sparks is one of the best romantic writers, and his new book will do nothing but prove he is still going strong.