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Five Albums for Women’s History Month

Five Albums for Women’s History Month

James Lepinsky

March 21, 2019


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Cat Power - Wanderer (2018) Genre: Folk, blues, indie rock Verdict: An album as personal as a whisper. In 2006, when Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Chan Marshall aka Cat Power released her album “The Greatest,” she wasn’t lying by calling herself that. I find it hard to put Cat Power with th...

The Social Dig: What Makes SXSW?

The Social Dig: What Makes SXSW?

Chanell Noise

March 20, 2019


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SXSW is several things rolled into one: music festival, large networking event, tech-forward conference and, as some might say, a “shit-show”. This year’s SXSW, held in Austin, TX from Mar. 8-17, featured new artists on official stages as well as familiar faces on unofficial stages. This conf...

Agendered and Going On a Bender: Punk Created by a Non-binary Fan, Pt.1

Agendered and Going On a Bender: Punk Created by a Non-binary Fan, Pt.1

Milo Paul

March 20, 2019


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When I was in elementary school I decided to do band along with chorus. This was a big step for a kid who only had started practicing karate for literally no reason other than to share some something with Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob. Band was different though.  I didn’t have the mindset for extracurricular activ...

CHAI and Turning Bubblegum Pop into Punk

CHAI and Turning Bubblegum Pop into Punk

Shannon Durazo

March 18, 2019


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Punk music scholars often describe the genre as more of a feeling or attitude then a music style, yet purists often have strict guidelines for what can be defined as “punk” and “not punk.” The band CHAI, technically speaking, is far outside these guidelines with their synth-driven pop ballads ...

Take it easy, man: A Defense of Genre

Take it easy, man: A Defense of Genre

Niccolò Bechtler, Web Staffer

March 7, 2019


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Genre is dead, and I say “good riddance!” Or at least that’s the popular opinion. In music journalism today, it’s regarded as an absolutely white-hot take to say that genre is a goner. Look at Medium, The Guardian, Pitchfork, even the New York Times, and you’ll find similar articles: “Death...

Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac Has “Still Got It” (Like ‘It’ Ever Left)

Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac Has “Still Got It” (Like ‘It’ Ever Left)

Elyssa Dalaker, Web Staffer

March 7, 2019


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Last Tuesday night, legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac took the stage at the Capital One Arena for a sold-out show. Decent seats were selling for $200+ apiece, but that did nothing to deter people from coming out in droves, many of whom drove several hours into D.C. to experience “An Evening with Fleetwood...

Celebrating Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour and the Reinvention of Modern Country Music

Celebrating Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour and the Reinvention of Modern Country Music

Johanna Zenn, Web staffer

March 5, 2019


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The most cliché answer to the question “what kind of music do you like?” that a person can think of is probably, “anything except rap or country.” The former is ridiculous of a multitude of reasons, and may be rooted into some sort of implicit, unexamined racism while the latter offers the ...

The Jonas Brothers Broke the Internet

The Jonas Brothers Broke the Internet

Melissa Weinstein, Web Staffer

March 4, 2019


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If you haven’t seen the numerous posts, shares, and likes from your Facebook friends just yet, let me be the first to tell you that your favorite teenage heartthrobs are getting back together. That’s right! After six long painful years, the Jonas Brothers are finally reuniting. THIS IS BIG NEWS, PE...

Concert Review: Vince Staples at the 9:30 Club

Concert Review: Vince Staples at the 9:30 Club

Sam Graziano

February 28, 2019


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I would consider myself fairly well versed in jazz and rock, both as a listener and as a musician. Using my knowledge and experience I can analyze a performance from each of these styles and talk about the achievements and shortcomings of that performance. I’ve also experienced performances of genres...

In Our Feelings: Connected vs. Connections

In Our Feelings: Connected vs. Connections

Morgan Bluma

February 28, 2019


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsZjIKHdlW0 Sorry for the delay, but I’m back and here to pull some more in-depth thoughts out of music, and this week it’s none other than One Direction. You may be thinking, “there is no way you could pull some meaningful messages out of a One Direction song”...

Why I Cover: “Wake Bake Skate” by FIDLAR

Why I Cover: “Wake Bake Skate” by FIDLAR

Milo Paul

February 26, 2019


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I take melatonin because I have hard time sleeping. Sometimes there’s no need for me to “wake” as I might end up remaining conscious all through a given night anyway. I’m straight edge and a lousy cook, so “bake” isn’t applicable to me at all in any definition of the word. I can barely...

A Show to Remember: Vince Staples at the 9:30 Club

A Show to Remember: Vince Staples at the 9:30 Club

Shannon Durazo

February 25, 2019


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Recording artist Vince Staples has come a long way since his humble beginnings in Ramona Park, Long Beach, California. The standout rapper is a cynical, compelling figure who has achieved complete creative control over his craft, and whose tweets get as much press as his singles. He has a big mouth, an even bigger brand, and kn...

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