WRFL 88.1 Top-10 albums of the week

1. Stereolab, “Chemical Chords” 2. RATATAT, “LP3” 3. Daedelus, “Love to Make Music to” 4. Beck, “Modern Guilt” 5. Teenagers Responsible, “The Teenagers Responsible are Bart Simpson, Who the Hell Are You?” 6. Wolf Parade, “At Mount Zoomer” 7. Calexico, “Carried to Dust” 8. Dr. Dog, “Fate” 9. Sic Alps, “A Long Way Around to […]

On Tap for the week of Sept. 11-17

Thursday, Sept. 11 Arnett Hollow. 10 p.m., Al’s Bar. Tickets cost $3. Swear Jar, Cookie Jarvis, Mona Medusa. 8 p.m., Mad Hatter, Covington, Ky. Tickets cost $5. Dan Hicks & The Hot Lick. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., The Southgate House, Newport, Ky. Tickets cost $17 in advance, $20 at […]

Top-10 most overrated people, trends and other junk in hip-hop

By Landon Antonetti Reading The Smoking Section’s critique of Blender Magazine’s “The 33 Most Overrated People, Places, Trends and Other Junk in Rock,” made me remember just how much I love lists. So, I took heed from the TSS crew and decided to shorten it up, and turn it into a hip-hop only affair. Ladies […]

Comedian gears comedy toward students

By Kelly Wiley Performing comedy in front of a bunch of drunk people in a small Podunk town is a lot different than performing in front of college students. But comedian Keith McGill tends to gravitate towards the younger, more sober generation because they understand his comedy. “I really like college artisans because they are […]

‘LAX’ needs a prescription from Dr. Dre

By Landon Antonetti In 2005 when Jayceon Taylor dropped “The Documentary” he had G-Unit, Dr. Dre and the rest of the Interscope family at his back. Now, three years later, The Game stands alone, alienated from nearly everyone who got him started in rap. As we barrel into the fourth quarter, Mr. Taylor proves on […]

Features Brief: Ushers needed at The Lexington Opera House

The Lexington Opera House is expanding its volunteer usher staff for the 2008-09 season.  No experience is necessary and training will be provided through orientation sessions scheduled on Sept. 29, Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, all sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. The sessions are 90 minutes long and will include a tour of the newly […]

Low-grade actors, script flunk out in ‘College’

By Ricky Simpson College Starring: Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Kevin Covais Here’s where this film started off on the wrong foot: If you put out a trailer comparing your film to “Animal House” and “American Pie,” you better deliver. If I promise you “Deer Hunter,” I better not show up with, “We Were Soldiers.” In […]

‘The Dark Knight’ embedded with political issues

By Derek Miles Movies are much more than images you see unfolding on a screen in front of you. Movies have always and will always serve not only as entertainment, but also as an effective medium of getting messages across to the masses. Whether it is protest or politics, a call to attention or a […]

Surf’s Up: Ry Cuming to ride musical tidal wave to campus

By Kellie Oates People don’t usually make lasting impressions in hostels, but Ry Cuming did. The Australian native was discovered at the age of 18 in a Costa Rican hostel when a Los Angeles filmmaker found him playing guitar in the hallway, said Louise Cincala, the concert committee director for the Student Activities Board. And […]