Staying local and entertained
Finding ways to pass the time in Georgetown and LexingtonBy JACKIE GONDA
Georgetown College is often a place of many opportunities and endless activities. Sounds great, but let’s be realistic; we all get bored staying in one place. Good news: there are two places close to the campus that are full of places to eat, find music, party, chill and meet new people. Those two places are Georgetown and Lexington. We all know where the first one is; we can actually walk to most of it. Most of the places in Lexington are within a 15 to 20 minute drive.
One of the biggest things our campus is missing is a pool; thankfully there is one right down the road. Besides the fact that the school shuttles students to The Pavillion (140 Pavilion Drive) to swim for 3 dollars one night a week, you can do multiple other things there. The Pavillion offers amentities such as: basketball and volleyball courts, walking track, two pools and fitness classes. Even though you can do most of this on campus, it’s still a great way to meet new people.
The Lock and Key Cafe (201 East Main Street) is said to be more than just a coffee shop. It is the hot spot for great food, smoothies and live music. Known as a place for teenagers to hang, they can find a variety of things to do. They may find a relaxing place to study and get away or a fun night filled with friends, food, and local bands.
Upbeat Cafe and Music Venue (117 N. Broadway) is known as “where old friends come to gather and strangers become new friends.” Having personally visited this venue, I fell in love. It is always booked with bands, not just with one sound like metal, but with many bands of all different sorts. There is music played and sold of many interests: folk, metal, alternative, acoustic. This is truly a place where all young adults can come and be in the scene of new music and new people.
Lexington has many places to eat: American burger joints, international food, and just plain good pizza. The best pizza place I have found is Mellow Mushroom Pizza (503 South Upper Street). It is a place for hippies to unite and chow down an some scrumptious pizzas such as Chicken Ceasar Salad , Philosopher, Kosmic Karma, and Magical Mystery Tour. They also have sandwiches, salad and a boatload of appetizers. Eat up and bring a lot of friends, because their servings are huge!
You can find all sorts of places to hang out in Georgetown and Lexington. The latter has many more places, because it is bigger, but hanging out in Georgetown is a way to meet local people and to stay close to campus!
Colour Revolt: revolting or ravishing?
American indie rock band receives 4 out of 5 starsBy PAYHTON ELLIS
After their debut, “Plunder, Beg, and Curse,” essentially failed to launch Colour Revolt onto the map of the music industry and into the eyes of the public in 2008, they were dropped from their label and the number of remaining band members dwindled from five to two. Lead-singer Jesse Coppenbarger and guitarist Sean Kirkpatrick were left without a second guitarist, a bassist and a drummer. Such an inauspicious start for the self-proclaimed indie rock band left those who had watched them evolve wondering if Colour Revolt would even survive as a group, let alone be able to produce music that would win them a notable fan-base in the future. However, not only has the band survived, but it has also managed to attract new musicians to its line-up before beginning its newest album, “The Cradle.” David Davison (previous drummer of Norma Jean and current member of Underoath), Brooks Tipton, and Hank Sullivant (ex-guitarist for MGMT) are all now new members.
The title of their second album alludes to what might be considered a rebirth of the band itself, although they hold true to their southern rock influence and soulful sound. Colour Revolt does not try to deny that they have a history, instead they embrace the fact. “The Cradle” does include a track which is an achingly personal tribute to the band’s past. The song “8 Years” recalls Colour Revolt’s earlier days and reects with a cynical sweetness on what used to be. The rough, passionate delivery of Coppenbarger’s vocals coupled with the rawness of the lyrics makes for a striking opener. The raspy and melodic signature sound that Jesse has established is apparent as he croons the chorus, “One man’s limo is another man’s hearse.” The track that the album itself was named after is one that is a direct contrast to the opener, “8 Years.” It boasts riff heavy sounds along with lyrics that are an obvious anthem to starting over. “I’ll walk into the stable, burn what I’m able then I’ll run with a cradle.”
As with most musical collaborations there are certain tracks that hit their intended mark with overwhelming accuracy, (“8 Years,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Cradle,” and “Reno”) as others on the album fall somewhat short. There are a few songs, such as ‘Each Works’ and ‘She Don’t Talk,’ that tend to allow too much wailing and too little substance. It feels as though these songs lack the same attention to detail and construction that other tracks on the album received. These tracks are overshadowed quite easily by those that come before them and those that follow on the list.
All in all, although “The Cradle” may not throw Colour Revolt directly into the lap of ultimate fame and fortune it is a solid comeback from their rocky first emergence onto the scene. This album deserves a listen, especially for those who enjoy similar artists like Manchester Orchestra, mewithoutYou, and All Get Out. “The Cradle” is worthy of three out of five stars.
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