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KTRU Outdoor Show to Promote Local Music, Student Installations

(04/21/17 5:51pm)

What do Chicago rappers, Houston jazz bands and South Indian religious music have in common? They will all be featured at KTRU’s upcoming 26th Outdoor Show. The all-day festival of music, food and art in the central quad will also celebrate KTRU’s 50th anniversary. The April 22 event will bring a variety of musicians to campus, and will give participants a chance to interact with various campus art organizations.

Father John Misty Worries on “Pure Comedy”

(04/12/17 11:04pm)

Following up 2015’s sophomore album “I Love You, Honeybear,” Father John Misty’s recent release, “Pure Comedy,” proves that pretentiousness sells. Father John, or Josh Tillman when not in his stage persona, is known for his pedantic diatribes on art, postmodernism and the human race at large. Although “Pure Comedy” at times feels bleak and snobbish, Misty’s lovely arrangements and biting vulnerability make the album a surprisingly enjoyable listen.