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Jon Birondo '15

Jon Birondo '15
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Jon attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Grand Prairie before attending Jesuit. He began writing for The Roundup his junior year, covering his main interests: movies and music. He now heads the Arts & Entertainment section as the Co-Editor. Aside from writing, Jon is a member of the drumline, plays a variety of instruments, and is currently working on a short film. Jon hopes to attend the University of Texas to have a career in the film production business. Jon also co-founded and helps run the music review site Pretty Neat Grooves with his friend Michael White. You can find it at prettyneatgrooves.com. His favorite band is Radiohead and his favorite movie is The Social Network. He lives with his parents, two younger siblings, and dog.
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon Album Review True Panther Released March 17, 2015 Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Piano Pop, Soul, Soft Rock https://play.spotify.com/album/7elNFxdWSjWvtUP1gqyQGV For a 29 year old, Tobias Jesso Jr. has seen it all. Most singer-songwriter projects come from personal experiences, and Jesso's is a success story for the ages. Years before his sudden rise to fame, Jesso played bass in a small band called The Sessions....
Tyler, The Creator Cherry Bomb Album Review Odd Future Records/Sony Released April 13, 2015 Genre: Alternative Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Neo-Soul https://open.spotify.com/album/621OhgnZJ7Pz8iUazct1In Tyler, The Creator's immaturity can be considered as one of his strengths, and at times one of his weaknesses. The Odd Future kingpin returns with his fourth studio LP, Cherry Bomb, and the result finds the rapper advancing in terms of musicianship...
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Sour Soul Album Review Lex Records Released February 24, 2015 Genre: Hip-Hop, Jazz When I first heard of the BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah collaboration, I was enthralled. As an avid fan of the Canadian jazz trio, I was pretty excited to see them collaborate with a member of the renowned Wu-Tang Clan. BADBADNOTGOOD's main strength is pushing the limits of...
Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful Album Review Atlantic Records/Vice Records/Goliath Released March 23, 2015 Genre: Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop, Rap Rock, Pop Rap https://open.spotify.com/album/7ijgeLAW3W3vZ9jf6tozFq Acclaimed East Coast MC, and chef, Action Bronson's feature debut full length is a glitzy, robust, and lush piece of work. Bronson fuses his typical over-the-top, braggadocios lyricism and wit, with some blues rock and soul influenced instrumentals. There are...
Up and coming Dallas band If, The Band (yes, that's their name) recently released their debut EP. I got the chance to email them and ask a few questions regarding their inspirations, how they came to be, and what they have in store for the future. If, The Band is composed of: Andrew Easterling '16 - guitar/vocals Thomas Stephenson- guitar/vocals Wrigley Burris-...
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Album Review Sub Pop Records Released February 10, 2015 Genre: Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Art Folk, Indie Rock Father John Misty is in love. Madly in love. But promotional performances for Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman’s, sophomore album I Love You, Honeybear tell a different story. When the Fleet Foxes ex-drummer appeared...
D’Angelo & The  Vanguard Black Messiah Album Review RCA Records Released December 15, 2014 Genre: R&B, Noise Funk, Funk Rock, Neo Soul, Psychedelic Soul, Country Funk (?) D’Angelo is an enigma. As one of the most innovative and widely praised artists of his time, D’Angelo is oddly reclusive- always absent from the public eye. So it came as a HUGE surprise when Black Messiah dropped...
Mark Ronson Uptown Special Album Review Columbia Records Released January 13, 2015 Genre: Funk, R&B, Pop, 70s soul revival   When “Uptown Funk” first infiltrated the airwaves, I was surprised for two main reasons: first at how catchy, upbeat, and groovy the track was, and second at how absolutely no one had even heard of Mark Ronson before then. Ronson’s work has been prominently overlooked...

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