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The way the crowd was singing along, you would never guess that Hippo Campus had just released its first full-length album less than a month ago. Hippo Campus, the young band from St. Paul, Minn., played to a sold-out Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, and the members did not hesitate to instantly hook themselves into the positive feedback loop of energy between the crowd and the stage.
The first thing anyone mentioned was the hat. To be fair, it was a bold statement hat. There was nothing cute about it. Even fedora masters like Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars would likely shy away from the extremely wide brim and unyieldingly black color.
Singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich released his album “After the Rain” in Aug. 2016. He is currently on tour and will be performing at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Chronicle spoke to Leftwich about his songwriting process, his tour and the reasons behind his hiatus.
Folk band "The Head and the Heart" released their third
album, “Signs of Light,” in early September. On Oct. 24, they played a show at
the Ritz in Raleigh. The Chronicle had a chance to speak with keyboard player
and founding member Kenny Hesley about the new album, learning to be an adult
on tour and his time at a Shaolin Temple during the band’s hiatus.
Sometimes we catch ourselves wishing there were more celebrities at South by Southwest. We instantly feel ashamed, but almost can’t help ourselves. Where are the Scarlett Johansson films? Is Matt Damon just waiting somewhere backstage?
The Chronicle was able to catch director Josh Locy’s new film “Hunter Gatherer” at its premiere at SXSW. Andre Royo, known for his work in “The Wire” and “Empire,” and George Sample III star in the film. We had the chance to sit down with Royo and Locy for an early morning conversation about the premiere, filmmaking and breaking into the industry as a student.
“Don’t Think Twice” is the second film written and directed by comedian Mike Birbiglia, and the film had its world premiere in Austin, Texas at the South By Southwest Film Festival. The Chronicle had the opportunity to sit down with Birbiglia and Gillian Jacobs (“Community,” “Love”) in a press roundtable and discussed film distribution, ensemble casts and what it means to be successful.
We were fortunate enough to see “A Stray,” which premiered at SXSW. Directed by Musa Syeed, the film centers on a Somalian refugee (Oscar-nominated Barkhad Abdi) in Minneapolis after he is kicked out of his home and picks up a stray dog. We had the chance to catch up with Syeed, Abdi and co-star Faysal Ahmed for a Q&A.
At first, it was just another out-there idea.
So, let’s get the important stuff out of the way. Leonardo DiCaprio won an Academy Award on Sunday. Yes, that Leonardo DiCaprio. America’s sweetheart. The Internet’s endless source of entertainment and memes. The man who could’ve totally fit on that piece of wood at the end of the Titanic and didn’t for some reason. The guy with this meme.
On October 10, 2015, two suicide bombs tore through the crowds at a rally for peace taking place in Ankara, Turkey, killing at least 102 people and injuring over 400.
Alongside its peer institutions, Duke is starting to encourage the development of the arts. But before one can even start to examine where the arts are at Duke, it is pretty important to look around the nation.
by Eliza Strong
It certainly doesn’t seem like it, but here we are at the end of the year. And somehow, over the smell of construction and lacking food options on campus, we can smell summer just around the corner. This will be the one. The summer of hope and love and job opportunities and cruising around the city/suburb with the windows down and hands hanging out. But, let’s be honest. It’s not summer without a playlist to accompany those long drives and bonfire-filled nights. So, in the style of our inspiration, role model and past Recess Music Editor, MC Bousquette, we are going to present you with a playlist to help your summer along.
by Eliza Strong
I am about to tell a story that I have attempted to bury deep, deep in the recesses (no pun intended) of my past. It definitely is not a fond memory, but, for the sake of this Editor’s Note, it must be told.
I struggled to write this editor’s note. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I knew that I wanted to write about relationships and romance. But, the thing was, I had already done that last semester. Sure, discussing how to make a perfect hookup playlist didn’t really delve into the nature of love, but it touched on the subject.
“Can you hear it?” I asked, looking at Andrea Patiño as she listened to her exhibit.
Eric Oberstein, Trinity '07, is the Associate Director at Duke Performances. Oberstein recently won a Latin GRAMMY award for Best Instrumental Album for producing Final Night at Birdland, from Arturo O’Farrill & the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Recess sat down with him to discuss his work at Duke and his success in the music world.
It seems that there are two universal playlists for the Duke student: the homework playlist and the hookup playlist. With the advent of services like Spotify, one can find numerous examples of either of these with a simple search. In fact, I’ve even had ads on Spotify suggest that I should listen to the “PERFECT baby-making playlist” or “enjoy these relaxing tunes while studying!”