Author: Sara Matthews

Local Coffee Shops

A huge pro of living in the Bryan/College Station area is the abundance of coffee. No matter what kind of ambiance you crave, BCS has a coffee shop to fit your mood. There’s something so quaint and comforting about going to a shop that isn’t part of the large corporate conglomerates. Whether you need to get work done, relax, or socialize with friends, BCS offers several places for you to get your caffeine fix in. Lupa’s Coffee, located on Texas Avenue and Southwest Parkway, not only serves great lattes, but great vibes, too. Walking into the shop instantly makes...

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Jon Wolfe at Hurricane Harry’s

Country music lovers are in for a treat! On September 21, Jon Wolfe will be putting on an energetic performance at Hurricane Harry’s. Throw on your dancing boots and get ready for one heck of a show! The Oklahoma native began creating music at a young age, but after seeing the success of fellow Oklahoman Garth Brooks, Wolfe started considering making music as a career. Wolfe’s songs are classic honky-tonk, and in a sea of other musicians’ offerings of country pop radio, they blew up the Texas country music charts and won the hearts of many in music halls...

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Album Review: “Runaway” by Passenger

Mike Rosenburg, better recognized by his stage name Passenger, has returned with another album full of his familiar sound but with the addition of Americana influence. “Runaway” is Passenger’s ninth album and still carries a feeling of raw authenticity that peers into the soul of his listeners.   This singer-songwriter is no amateur when it comes to creating music. Imagine sitting by a bonfire with a guitar and haunting vocals, or driving across America with all your windows down; that’s what this album feels like. His album touches on an array of different topics—love, self-discovery, and the beauty of...

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Live from the Underground

Live from the Underground returns September 14 at Wayside Food Park with a new and eclectic lineup. Earlier this year, the concept of this collaborative music performance was brought to life by JC Faa, also known as JC Juice, who arranged Shiner Park’s first live music event to feature exclusively student performers. The first event was such a smashing success, JC Juice decided to do it again! Live from the Underground’s lineup features five local Bryan-College Station musicians—JC Juice, James, Jay Wile, Wartime Afternoon, and Michael Witt. JC Juice shared with Maroon Weekly his motivation behind his music and...

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Star Cinema Grill—A New Way to Go to the Movies

Star Cinema Grill is stepping up the game for movie theaters in College Station by cutting out the concept of concessions and providing their guests with deluxe restaurant style meals, desserts, and appetizers. From the moment you walk in, the sophisticated and chic interior surrounds you, yet the theatre maintains an intimate feeling with their comfy recliners and smaller showrooms designed to pamper and relax. The process couldn’t be simpler—find your reserved seat at your personal table, view their extensive menu, and with the click of a button, a server will arrive to take your order. What’s Cooking Star...

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