McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Messenger Mixtape Track 06: Hey Lover! by Wabie

Messenger Mixtape Track 06: “Hey Lover!” by Wabie

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 23, 2023

The Messenger staff is back into the swing of things for the second semester and along with that comes new music for us to write to. This week, opinions editor Freedom Tomasello submitted “Hey Lover!”...

Messenger Mixtape Track 04: Skeleton by The Front Bottoms

Messenger Mixtape Track 04: “Skeleton” by The Front Bottoms

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 21, 2022

Off of their 2013 album “Talon of the Hawk,” “Skeleton” by alternative band The Front Bottoms is a loud, angst filled tirade about how unrequited love can chew at and hollow someone out,...

Last week, 88rising and Warner Records released Smithereens, the third studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Joji.

Review: Had to learn to let go

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 11, 2022

Joji has been on the rise for the past few years, thriving in the ever burgeoning alternative pop music scene. Releases like “Ballads 1” and “Nectar” show his natural talent at making dark,...

Bruno Marss 2010 debut combines elements of pop, funk, R&B, rock and other styles to create music both familiar and unlike any other artist before him.

Throwback Review: “Doo Wops And Hooligans” by Bruno Mars

Gabe Santos, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

Bruno Mars has been an iconic figure in pop culture for some time now, having released some of the biggest songs of the past decade, and is one of the loudest voices in pop music, neo soul, and R&B.  However,...

Dogpatch released their most recent single Slug​ //Mushroom earlier this summer.

Tune Into This: Dogpatch

Alayna Majkrzak, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 3, 2022

Anger is a common human emotion. It is something that every person can relate to. While many artists delve into the emotion, tearing it apart to the core to find the root of a problem, Dogpatch, an ever...

Tune In To This: Bears in Trees

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor December 2, 2021

Whether it’s the transition from being a child to a teenager or a teenager to an adult, everyone experiences growing pains. This is what the indie rock band, Bears in Trees seeks to explore by using...

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