Top 10 Underrated Musicians

Top 10 Underrated Musicians

The artists that should and will take the industry by storm.

There will always be more bands up and coming, but certain musicians will never get the credit they deserve. Hopefully this list will serve as a suggestion to look up each of these people.

10. Ingrid Michaelson

With hits such as "You And I" and "Be OK", she has made a decent name for herself, resulting in number ten on the list. Do I ever think she could get enough attention? No. That is why she has made it on the list. Her wit adds bonus points alongside her wisdom and clever lyrics. Highly recommended.

9. Sam Cooke

This man is a classic. He has the silkiest voice of all time, and that's saying something considering he was recording in the fifties. Mainly topping the charts with "A Change is Gonna Come", a revolutionary piece of Jazz/Pop, he is too classy to go out of style.

8. The Rumble Strips

This British rock band has made their claim by writing quirky songs about everyday things: "Alarm Clock" and "Motorcycle". Although not writing as much recently, this sound is very new and always puts the listener in a good mood.

7. Tribe Called Quest

Rap has changed subtly over the past few decades, but this band will always keep it simple and about the rhymes. Their nineties sound has crossed over unnoticed in the past few years, but they are on the up and coming, as they should be.

6. Noah and the Whale

An acquired taste at its finest. The voice of the singer is not for everyone: low and lazy. These musicians really write and perform for the artistic value, and it shows in the Rock/Pop vibe.

5. The Kooks

Do you ever feel like being both a badass and a hipster? The Kooks are an excellent band that have made less and less over the years, but never cease to impress with such classics as "Gap".

4. Born Ruffians

The meaning of this bands music is not to blend in, it is make their own sounds and make art that makes sense to them; luckily, it makes sense to me too. There are few understood lyrics from the singer, yet somehow the message always translates perfectly. This band will never stop producing music, simply because they love music, and it shows.

3. Ben Folds

Talk about a mad genius. This man is still relatively popular, but he cannot be worshiped enough for his ability to compose and write. "Trusted" and "Landed" shows lyrics that hit so close to the human experience that it shall not be matched, while "Effington" is a symphony that can't be composed by anyone other than Ben Folds.

2. Jukebox the Ghost

With their Queen-like vocals, every song that this band touches is gold. They have yet to be brought into the mainstream, and deserve to be on every radio station. Their sound could easily be classified as Pop by the standards of modern music, and will soon catch wind, trust me.

1. Watsky

This is a rapper that is more of a poet than anything. His wicked fast pace, paired with his introspective lyrics put him at the top of the list. He has his standard rap that is meant to thrill ("Whoa Whoa Whoa"), and pieces of art that will move you to tears ("Tiny Glowing Screens Part 2"). Either way, George Watsky is an artist that needs to be at the top of the charts.

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To The Senior Graduating High School In A Month

"What feels like the end, is often the beginning."

It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes. Just a little over a year ago, I was the senior that had a month left. One month left in the hometown that I grew up in. One month left with the friends that I didn’t want to leave. One month left in the place that I had called “my school” for the past four years. You are probably thinking the same things I thought whenever it came down to only 30 days left. You’re probably scared, nervous, worried, or anxious. Maybe you’re like me and are dying to get out of high school, ready to start a new chapter. Or maybe you aren’t so ready yet. Maybe you’re wishing for a little more time.

As scary as it is, this month you have left will fly by. You’ll blink and you’ll be standing in your cap and gown, waiting for your name to be called to receive your diploma. You’ll look back on your last four years at your school and wonder why time went by so fast. It’ll be bittersweet. However, trust me when I say that you have so much to look forward to. You are about to begin taking the steps to build your future. You are going to grow and learn so much more than any high school class could teach you. You are going to meet amazing people and accomplish amazing things. So, as scared as you might be, I encourage you to take that first step out of your comfort zone and face this world head on. Chase your dreams and work towards your goals. You are smart. You are brave. You are capable of achieving amazing things. All your life, the lessons you have learned have prepared you for this point in your life. You are more than ready.

There are times when you will feel alone, scared, or confused. There are times when it won’t always be easy. But those are the times when you will shine the most because I know you will work through whatever problems you may face. Don’t think of the bad times as a terrible thing. Use them all as learning experiences. As author Joshua Marine once said, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

You might think that this is the end. However, it’s not. This is only the beginning. Trust me when I say that the adventures and opportunities you are about to face are nothing compared to high school. Whether you are going to college, going to work, or something else, this is the beginning of your journey called life. It will be exciting, it will be terrifying, but it will all be worth it.

So, as you walk out of your high school for the very last time, I encourage you to take a deep breath. Relax. You’ll always have the memories to look back on from high school. But your time is now, it begins today. Embrace it.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks


Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year


Gear Up

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

I think Giannis would agree!

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