Author: Jaclyn Ysaquirre

Album Review: Concrete and Gold by Foo Fighters

The legacy of rock music continues to roll with time, as bands like the Foo Fighters keep the genre alive and interesting. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl lead the group of six (Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shifett and Rami Jaffee) to the top of the Billboard charts with their latest album, “Concrete and Gold.” The American band keeps their new track list consistent with their trademark sound, but they also feature many musical guest appearances, such as Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney. In their ninth work, the Foo Fighters received musical advice from pop producer Greg...

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Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

Over the past two centuries, the open countryside of the American West has evolved from “old” to “new.” The majority of us imagine the Old West based on western movies that take place in open plains, often with a storyline concentrated on the life of a nomadic cowboy. Well, what about the New West? Filmmaker Bud Force and photographer John Langmore introduce a different angle of the West with their motion picture, “Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait” which focuses on the lives of modern day cowboys. Bud Force is a director and cinematographer based in Austin, Texas. Force graduated from...

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App Review: Mapstr

We all know that indecisive moment of figuring out what you want to do for the day or where you want to go. Mapstr is the newest map-meets-notes app that allows users to save their favorite places around the world. You are able to pin restaurants, bars, coffee shops, stores, museums or other popular places for entertainment on your own map. By saving the location, you are able to access business hours and contact information, as well as the company’s website and pictures. The app is free, and you have the option to either share your recommendations to friends...

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Album Review: Current Mood by Dustin Lynch

Tennessee native Dustin Lynch introduced his new album “Current Mood” to the country music scene just last week. While his music resembles the traditional country music traits of George Strait, Lynch combines his country roots with contemporary elements. Lynch’s popularity soared in 2012, when his self-titled album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Album Charts, and his single “Cowboys and Angels” exceeded platinum sales. His distinctive edgy style has allowed Lynch to gain more recognition in the country music industry. His latest album,“Current Mood,” is composed of various songs that describe his mood in the lyrical setting. Lynch’s...

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Paint Your Pet at Pinot’s Palette

Moms and dads of furry four-legged pets are welcome to attend the “Paint Your Own Pet” theme night at Pinot’s Palette in College Station. This paint and sip studio invites pet lovers on to learn how to paint a portrait of their furry loved one on Thursday, September 14. Formally named Pinot and Picasso, the first Pinot’s Palette affiliated studio opened up in the spring of 2009, in the unique and creative Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Just a year later, the company grew into a franchise, and it now has studios all across the country, including a location...

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