In Our Feelings: Just Groovy

In Our Feelings: Just Groovy
December 17, 2018

There really isn’t any way I can describe this song clearly. It is basically just one big groovy feel fest. I picked this song because the first line mentions Hermann Hesse who was a German-born Swiss...

A Band I Should’ve Been Loving For Years

A Band I Should’ve Been Loving For Years
December 10, 2018

I’ve been a drummer for about half my life. My involvement in playing music has greatly influenced the artists I have listened to. Most, if not all, of the music on pop radio in my formative years was...

Mirror Master

Mirror Master
December 7, 2018

There’s a lot of perks to being short, especially at a concert. For example……  well, I can’t think of any right now. However, it didn’t matter that the tallest people in North America were standing...

Bohemian Rhapsody For Dummies

Bohemian Rhapsody For Dummies
December 7, 2018

Is it cheating to talk about a movie on a music column? Especially one that just about everyone has been talking about? This past weekend, I finally found the time to pay a visit to the local movie theater,...

An “Alternative” Horoscope Because HARD TIMES Already had a Punk One

Image by Milo Paul
December 4, 2018

I know you are looking at the picture for this article thinking to yourself, “Wow, this person can really use paint on Windows 10!!” and you are damn right I can use paint. I’m not GOOD at using...

Album Review: Lawrence Rotham – I Know I’ve Been Wrong, But Can We Talk?

Album Review: Lawrence Rotham - I Know I’ve Been Wrong, But Can We Talk?
December 4, 2018

Lawrence Rotham- I Know I've Been Wrong, but Can We Talk? (Downtown) [art-pop/alt-electro] In a polished new six-song EP, Lawrence Rotham uses upbeat synth-pop numbers to tackle the most downbeat of...

Earl Sweatshirt is Back and Better Than Ever

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November 28, 2018

This Friday, November 30, Earl Sweatshirt will drop his long-anticipated fourth album, Some Rap Songs. It seems like ages since Sweatshirt, full name Thebe Kgositsile, dropped his critically acclaimed,...

Sample School: Billy Stewart

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November 26, 2018

Sampled by: Jay Electronica, DJ Premier, J. Cole, Slick Rick, Ghostface Billy Stewart grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended the Armstrong High School over in Truxton Circle. Born William Larry Stewart...

Vera Sola- Shades

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November 17, 2018

Recommended: 2, 6, 8,9; RIYL: Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Vera Sola is here with her unique distinctly southern vibe, chilling vocals, and acoustic guitars in her first album Shades,...

REVIEW: Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun

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November 16, 2018

RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Waxahatchee, Tacocat After going on a brief hiatus from 2013, Swearin’ came back and is better than ever with their new album Fall Into the Sun. It’s almost like they took...

Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

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November 15, 2018

On Saturday, November 10, Kamasi Washington and his accompanying band performed a jaw-dropping set to a sold-out crowd of over 1,000 individuals at the Lincoln Theatre on U-Street.  I was lucky enough...

Why I Cover: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones

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November 14, 2018

Blitzkrieg Bop is easy. It’s infamous for being easy. When you’re the most well-known song off the Ramones catalogue then there’s hardly anything to it—you are really fucking easy to learn, and...

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