La, La, La Brunonia: March in music, at a glance

With March brings a new month of music, hopefully with less snow. Here are the album releases and local live shows to look forward to tide us until spring break.

New release round-up

3/2: For all the ‘Drag Race’ fans, RuPaul will be releasing Realness. This is the drag queen/model/actor/author/recording artist’s 8th studio album. Checkout Billboard’s interview and coverage here.

3/3: Canadian electronic duo, Purity Ring, are releasing their sophomore album. If you can’t wait the two days, Another Eternity can be streamed early on NPR’s First Listen.

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3/10: Madonna’s latest album, Rebel Heart, will be for sale on the tenth. Unfortunately for Madge, the albums already been leaked, without all the flash and benefit of a surprise release.

Will Butler, frontman of Arcade Fire, is also debuting his first solo album. Here’s Policy‘s homemade promo video.

3/16: The single of Modest Mouse’s new album, Strangers To Ourselves, has already hit number 1 on Alt Nation. I’m convinced it belongs on the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, but maybe that’s just me. Listen for yourself and see how much of a Tim Burton vibe you get.

3/24: New York hip-hop artist, Action Bronson, will be releasing Mr. WonderfulBritish-folk singer, Laura Marling, has Short MovieFinally, Smallpools are releasing indie-pop album, LOVETAP!

3/31: Some of the best albums this month have been saved for last. Death Cab for Cutie’s much anticipated Kintsugi will be premiering. Chris Walla, lead guitarist and producer for the band, left Death Cab while they were making this album. To cope, the band hired an outside producer for the first time. They snagged Rich Costley, of Muse, Foster the People, and Sanitgold fame. Aptly named for the situation, the album takes its title from, “Kintsugi,” an art form of repairing what’s broken.

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What to do this week: March 2 – 8

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Monday, March 2:

Event: IFF Presents: Screening of THE HUNTING GROUND
Time: 7:00 p.m
Location: Granoff, Martinos Auditorium

Bound to be one of the most important screenings on campus this year, The Hunting Ground is a “a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.”

Thursday, March 5:

Event: Women Presidents and the Changing University
Time: 5:30 p.m
Location: Granoff, Martinos Auditorium

President Christina Paxson will host a public roundtable, Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Presidents and the Changing University, with Drew Gilpin Faust (President of Harvard University), Shirley Tilghman (former President of Princeton University), and Nan Keohane (former President of Wellesley College and Duke University) to discuss the obstacles women have overcome in order to finally lead American universities while recognizing the challenges women continue to face in these leadership roles.

Event: Physical Graffiti: An Evening of DIY Tie-Dye and Led Zeppelin with Artbeat
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: List 225

“This project is called “Rock Band.” I’m talking about bands that rock; Led Zeppelin!” Blow off midterm steam with the help of Led Zeppelin and tie dye. B.Y.O. white article of clothing.

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