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Vera Sola- Shades

Vera Sola- Shades

Olivia Heitz, Music Staffer

November 17, 2018


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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, through her label, Spectraphonic. Drawing on folk, southern, and indie styles, she tells a story...

REVIEW: Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun

REVIEW: Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun

Solenne Smith, Music Staffer

November 16, 2018


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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 this time off to take what they were and become that but more confident and innovative than before. ...

Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Current Columns

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 to be a member of that audience. The show was part of a world tour celebrating the release of his sophomore...

Why I Cover: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones

Why I Cover: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones

Milo Paul, Web Staffer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Current Columns

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 not just for guitar. A baby burping onto a bass could play you, a man banging his head against a wall...

REVIEW: Shad-A Short Story About A War

REVIEW: Shad-A Short Story About A War

Jessica Firmin, Music Staffer

November 13, 2018


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RIYL: Childish Gambino, De La Soul, Fashawn, Arrested Development You've probably heard of Shadrach Kabango, a.k.a. Shad, if you've seen his award-winning documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix. A Short Story About A War is the Canadian rapper’s first album since 2013. The album lives up to S...

REVIEW: The Jack Moves – Free Money

REVIEW: The Jack Moves – Free Money

Wesley Dankwa, Music Staffer

November 11, 2018


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RIYL: Steve Lacy, Matt Martians, Sly and The Family Stone, Funkadelic, Roy Ayers Free Money is the sophomore album released on Everloving Records of duo, The Jack Moves. Made up of Zee Desmondes (vocals and guitar) and Teddy Powell (vocals, instrumentalist, and producer). The duo hones their classic ...

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Melissa Weinstein

November 10, 2018


Filed under Current Columns

It scares me to think that there are people out there who are sitting at a desk every single day doing a job they don’t love. That thought keeps me going when people give me the infamous “aww, that’s cute” look when I tell them my dream job is to work for Spotify. A couple weeks ago, as I wa...

In Our Feelings: The Illusion of “No Regrets”

In Our Feelings: The Illusion of “No Regrets”

Morgan Bluma

November 9, 2018


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The feeling of regret is the worst. This giant pit in your stomach that won’t go away. The constant nagging of our brain over what could happen, the what ifs. It is the worst. It can haunt you for days, weeks, and, for some, years. Many songs send the message that we should live in the moment and h...

Genuinely Meaningless?

Genuinely Meaningless?

Sam Graziano

November 9, 2018


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Whenever my friends and I get into a discussion about what music we are into right now and why, I find myself always going back to the same point. “This artist I’ve been listening to recently seems so genuine” or “there is something so authentic about this song” are phrases that I find myself ...

REVIEW: Antarctigo Vespucci – Love in the Time of E-mail

REVIEW: Antarctigo Vespucci – Love in the Time of E-mail

Drew Dawson

November 8, 2018


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Sometimes you have to embrace your angst and listen to some music that brings it out in you. For me, Antarctigo Vespucci is the perfect trip for a shitty day. Sometimes pop punk ends up being heavier punk than pop or vice versa, but their new album Love in the Time of E-mail is surprisingly balanced...

Whatever Happened to “The Fresh Pots”?

Whatever Happened to “The Fresh Pots”?

Milo Paul

November 8, 2018


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Back before I had any form of musical self-awareness, Dave Grohl made some joke. Researching “Fresh Pots” or whatever it was that he said has proven itself to be a trying experience—looking back at an era where meme culture had just been starting is my personal equivalent to reviving someone long-dea...

REVIEW: All Them Witches – ATW

REVIEW: All Them Witches – ATW

August Greenberg

November 7, 2018


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All Them Witches spend their newest album, ATW, diving deep into their country roots. The Nashville-based group has been releasing music since 2012, developing a unique hard rock take on traditional blues rock. But on ATW the group dives headfirst into a distinctly rural sound. The lyrical themes and m...

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