Sometime between the rush of March 1 acceptance letters, high school graduation open houses and hysterical trips to Target with family, the incoming class of first years at St. Olaf receives its room assignments.
Beck sauntered into St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium this past Monday, Sept. 19, with his merry band of "spazoids" bent on taking Minnesota by storm. While I didn't leave feeling swept, the show undoubtedly proved one thing: Beck - born Beck Hansen - knows how to make an audience boogie.
Most Tim Burton films open with a flourish of style, utilizing crane shots, fast cut-aways and revealing character zooms. These dazzling techniques are then contrasted by a liberal use of bleak colors and tones. We see this most notably in the dreary grays in "Planet of the Apes," the slight yellows in "Sleepy Hollow," and the drowning blacks in "Batman." "Corpse Bride" is no exception to the rule.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are no longer Brooklyn's best kept secret. Red-hot raves from Pitchfork and Matthew Perpetua, the founder of the influential fluxblog, have propelled the group to the margins of the mainstream.