Friday, November 26
(Highlight Reel):  Juno Award Winning Alt-Rockers DEAR ROUGE Educates Us on Social Media Usage with “Fake Fame”
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(Highlight Reel): Juno Award Winning Alt-Rockers DEAR ROUGE Educates Us on Social Media Usage with “Fake Fame”

Editor's Note:  Here at Scholastic Perspectives, we'll be examining social media usage and its impact on students coming up.  As an educator, one thing I've noticed is missing is the lack of digital citizenship that is being taught towards our students.  Because of this, students aren't socialized like they should be and major cyberbullying issues arise because of the lack of digital citizenship in the curriculum.  As educators, we need to realize that cell phones are here to stay and we need to adapt, and that's teaching students how to interact appropriately on their cell phones.  Also, set aside times to put away the cell phone and be present, especially when you're with loved ones, nature, or at concerts and other forms of entertainment.  In this highlight reel with Scholastic Perspect...
(Highlight Reel): An Educator Looks at JON STANCER and his Pedagogy on Climate Change and Toronto Music Scene
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(Highlight Reel): An Educator Looks at JON STANCER and his Pedagogy on Climate Change and Toronto Music Scene

Contributor's Note:  Welcome to the brand new Scholastic Perspectives where "We Gon' Learn."  In this "Highlight Reel" edition, we took a few minutes to talk to Toronto artist Jon Stancer about climate change and the Toronto music scene along with a tinge on mental health awareness.  In his work, Jon created a song that will create awareness about the issue of climate change. According to BBC, climate change could cause many areas to be inhabitable. Scientists and politicians around the world are making concerted efforts to combat climate change. We are seeing more extreme weather events, more wildfires and species dying off at a faster rate than at any point in recorded history. Jon Stancer's song "This Cannot Wait(Until Tomorrow)" highlights that.  In today's Highlight Reel with Scholast...
(Concert Therapy Reviews):  “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(Concert Therapy Reviews): “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)

It was a beautiful Sunday night in Minneapolis packed with just incredible music and a lovely atmosphere in my second hometown.  Transviolet headlined the "Drugs In California" tour with Lorelei Marcell and an exclusive opening set performance by local Minneapolis garage punk band Vial.  Personally, I love it when a local band gets an opportunity to shine.  This tour stopped at Studio B at Skyway Theater which is one of my favorite venues to see a show. It was one of those nights I won't soon forget.  Los Angeles by way of Boston recording artist Lorelei Marcell took the stage. Lorelei Marcell toured based off of her self-titled EP and did a couple of covers originally done by H.E.R. and Hozier(no, it wasn't the "Take Me To Church" song).  It was one of those performance where she c...
(Behind The Yearbook:  Scholastic Perspectives Podcast Ep. 2 Seasons 36):  WE TALK TO MYLES KENNEDY!
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(Behind The Yearbook: Scholastic Perspectives Podcast Ep. 2 Seasons 36): WE TALK TO MYLES KENNEDY!

Contributor's Note:  Scottie Brown talks to THE MYLES KENNEDY on the Scholastic Perspectives Podcast(formerly known as Madness To Creation) about "Ides of March", which was released awhile back via Napalm Records.  Scottie and Myles talks about mental health and the nuances behind the creative process of "Ides of March" and Myles was absolutely vulnerable in talking about mental health through the pandemic and life balance.  "The Ides of March" reached numerous Billboard chart positions including #1 in Current Hard Music in the United States, #1 Official Rock & Metal Albums in the United Kingdom, #1 Official Independent Album Chart in the U.K. and #1 Hard Music Album in Canada.  The album includes "In Stride" and the pensive ballad "Love Rain Down."  Myles puts in incredible solo w...
(Behind The Yearbook Podcast Season 2 Ep. 35):  Sarah McTaggart of TRANSVIOLET
Behind The Yearbook, Hip Hop & Pop

(Behind The Yearbook Podcast Season 2 Ep. 35): Sarah McTaggart of TRANSVIOLET

Editor's Note:  Welcome to the rebranding of what is now Scholastic Perspectives!  The reason for the rebranding, to combine education, mental health and my love for the music business all under one umbrella.  I felt Madness To Creation was getting stagnant and I wasn't feeling it, now I'm feeling this and welcoming this change.  As educators and podcasters, or whatever it is we are doing in our craft, we need to adapt to change and sail with the winds of change instead of spitting against the winds of change.  I have on a friend of mine and quite honestly one of my favorite people in the biz in vocalist Sarah McTaggart of the amazing band Transviolet for Beyond The Yearbook, a Scholastic Perspectives Podcast.  We talked about EVERYTHING in this podcast.  We talked about religion, talk...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 34):  Mike Score of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
Behind The Yearbook, Hip Hop & Pop

(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 34): Mike Score of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5zqRlA1zjSVECO1wQXVUbI?si=6f74f36852774ebc Editor's Note:  Mike Score of legendary 80's New Wave band A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS joined the Madness To Creation Podcast for the second season and 34th episode to talk about their latest offering entitled "String Theory."  This record is a reimagination of their classics and fan favorites including "Say You Love Me", "Space Age Love Song", "The More You Live, The More You Love", and their iconic classic "I Ran(So Far Away)", which fans have heard all over from The Wedding Singer to Pulp Fiction to the Grand Theft Auto Vice City video game.  With "String Theory", fans will get to hear orchestral opuses and reimaginations, which makes it a beautiful offering by A Flock Of Seagulls.  A Flock Of Seagulls will be tourin...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 33):  Viral TikTok Hip-Hop Artist COWBOY MUGSHOT
Behind The Yearbook, Hip Hop & Pop

(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 33): Viral TikTok Hip-Hop Artist COWBOY MUGSHOT

Editor's Note:  We brought on an artist that has gone viral on TikTok, mostly for his Taco Bell prank, but he's well on his way to becoming a viral sensation on TikTok and Instagram.  This artist is Cowboy Mugshot.  Cowboy Mugshot really opened up as we got going on the Madness To Creation Podcast, talking about his anxiety, to creating content and how image and his music worked hand-in-hand in his content creation on TikTok and Instagram, along with crazy stories growing up with a father, who happened to be a very famous record producer, and his singles and music videos for "Blow" and "Magazine."  Cowboy Mugshot also shared some cool stories about Post Malone and Billie Eilish.  I found Cowboy Mugshot to be such a gentle presence who is creating a larger than life persona.  Fans can f...
(Concert Therapy Reviews):  COLD Live at Underbelly in Jacksonville, Florida (9/25/2021)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(Concert Therapy Reviews): COLD Live at Underbelly in Jacksonville, Florida (9/25/2021)

It was a beautiful September night in Jacksonville, Florida and people were craving some live music. Cold delivered just that with an amazing set of new songs from the latest album The Things We Can’t Stop as well as several hits that highlight the bands two-decade career. This was a special moment for the band because it was their first hometown show since July of 2015. As the band took the stage, the excitement can be felt as the band comes out while playing an extended intro to the song “Back Home” which is the beginning track of “A Different Kind of Pain”( a little ironic as well since they were “back home”). Scooter Ward, the band’s singer and founding member takes the stage, everyone begins singing every word. He is excited to be home and the audience shares the same energy. Throu...
(Livestream Review) “Marching In Time” by TREMONTI (9/24/2021)
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(Livestream Review) “Marching In Time” by TREMONTI (9/24/2021)

Marching In Time by Tremonti is by far one of the best albums that has been released this year and now is looking to take best live stream of the year. To celebrate the release of their latest album, fans were treated to a live stream that highlighted the brand-new album while also paying homage to the past albums that the band has released. This was a juggernaut of a setlist at an amazingly valued price. Tremonti started the stream of with the intro song of their first album “A World Away” and from that moment, everyone was extremely aware that the band had passion in these new songs. Tremonti sounded so great that one would have to ask, “have they played these songs before”? Everyone involved in this stream took great care, from the camera work all the way to the musicians themselves....