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Five Bands I Took Away From My Scene Phase


-Rache’ll Brown

I spent my adolescence rocking black hair and wearing way too much eyeliner. I attended the rocker-filled Warped Tour five summers in a row, and I protested the radio like it was the number one cause of death in the world. For years, my walls were plastered with posters of bands no one else had ever heard of, and I reveled in the fact that I had some sort of musical superiority over others my age. I went through stages where I only listened to metal, punk, pop punk, or alternative—basically whatever was the most obscure to my peers at the time. Looking back I’m a bit embarrassed at my snobbery (and appearance! I like to show my sorority sisters the pictures for a laugh), but in the long run I have been left with a diverse repertoire of music and love for lesser-known artists that most of my friends have never heard of. These are the bands that made the most impact on me, the bands that I still listen to today.

The Dangerous Summer

It’s safe to say this is my favorite band. They always put on a fantastic live performance, and they have such a raw and beautiful sound I don’t see how anyone could dislike their music. They just released a new song called “Catholic Girls that encapsulates the sound I admire, and I’m glad I can still call myself a fan years later.

City and Colour

Dallas Green has the voice of an angel and is one of the most talented lyricists I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. Before venturing on a solo-career full time, Green was the lead vocalist of post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. The band broke up in 2012 (and was the first band I ever saw live in April of 2007). Although City and Colour is opposite from Green’s previous work, the first time I heard “Sleeping Sickness,” I fell in love.

Say Anything

If I play their music and someone recognizes it, we are automatically best friends.  “Alive with the Glory of Love is probably my favorite song in existence, and their album …Is A Real Boy is one of my “top ten’s” (ten albums that have influenced my music taste/appreciation for music).

Senses Fail

When I first left the realm of country and pop music, I found myself watching Fuse television and listening to a lot of Senses Fail. Playing “Buried a Lie made me feel so hardcore when I was in middle school, and I still feel a little B.A. when I play them now.


I love a good female vocalist, but for me, the right one is hard to find. However, Sierra Kusterbeck blows me away every time I hear her sing. “Moments Between Sleep was my anthem, and this song is worth some attention.

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Flux Playlist: About Time For A Montage

Sometimes you just need three to five minutes to turn your life around—it sounds like it’s time for a montage. Need to study for that big test? Need to run a 10k? Need to beat that fighter in the ring? Need to clean your apartment (or yourself)?

Really, any aspect of your life can be improved with the motivational tune of a good montage song. Go run up some stairs to a government building. Slam that textbook shut. Swirl out of the dressing room in the fifth pantsuit. It’s montage time.



Push It To The Limit – Paul Engemann
Hung Up – Madonna
Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler


The Final Countdown – Europe
You’re the Best – Joe Esposito
Now You’re a Man- DVDA


Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
Never – Moving Pictures
Married Life – Michael Giacchino


Let’s Hear It For the Boy – Deniece Williams
Watch Me Shine – Joanna Pacitti
Why Can’t I – Liz Phair


I Wanna Rock – Twisted Sister
I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Flux Playlist: A Disney Disco

What do we want to be when we grow up? Obviously, we want to be college students who still listen to Disney songs. And, hey, we’ve achieved our dream!

This playlist was difficult to make: how on Earth are we supposed to pick just three Disney songs each to represent the bulk of our childhood? How can such a tiny number of songs properly convey the memories these lyrical tunes inspire in each of us? From The Little Mermaid to Ducktales to Bambi, we hope our choices are able to bring you back to a simpler time, a time of mom cutting your spaghetti and tee-ball practice. A time of Disney.


A Whole New World – Aladdin
My Lullaby – The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride
Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid


Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
Kiss The Girl – The Little Mermaid
Almost There – Princess and the Frog


I’ll Make a Man out of You – Mulan
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
Go the Distance – Hercules


Little April Shower – Bambi
So This Is Love – Cinderella


Everybody Wants To Be A Cat – The Aristocats
The Circle Of Life – The Lion King
When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinocchio


Rescue Aid Society – The Rescuers
Stand Out + Eye to Eye – A Goofy Movie
Duck Tales Theme Song – Ducktales