The Spectator

Separating the art from the artist

Story by Ryan Huling, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Music is one of the few mediums that allows artists to communicate messages to people across the world. Whether a listener is an avid fan or is hearing an artist’s music for the first time, each musician has their own reputati...

E.C. Beats

E.C. Beats

April 26, 2017

What’s in that grey area of hip-hop between Macklemore and Violent Bigotry?

Story by Zack Katz, Chief Copy Editor

September 19, 2013

As a fan of contemporary hip-hop I have a confession: I can’t stand Macklemore. When I voice this opinion around friends, I’m usually met with disbelief — “what’s not to like about him?” The short answer to that question is...

Building a hip-hop scene in an unlikely city

Story by Zack Katz, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012

When describing the music scene in Eau Claire to a visitor, hip-hop is probably the last genre to come to mind. Acoustic rock, folk and country music dominate Eau Claire, but a group of students and locals, headed by sophomore...

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