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MetaMusician: They Might Be My Favorite

MetaMusician: They Might Be My Favorite

Sam Graziano

April 19, 2019


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They Might Be Giants. Even if you haven’t heard the name, you’ve definitely heard some of their work. They’ve recorded the theme songs for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Malcom in the Middle among other things. They’ve also have had a career spanning almost four decades with 22 studio albums under t...

In Our Feelings: Coachella, Overrated or Underrated?

In Our Feelings: Coachella, Overrated or Underrated?

Morgan Bluma

April 18, 2019


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleYJOwpRC8 Everyone by now knows and has continuously heard about Coachella. Right off the bat, in my opinion, it is very much overrated. I have my favorite festival back home, Summerfest, which does not get enough rep. It is far cheaper and, to me, have way better ...

Why I Cover: “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges

Why I Cover: “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges

Milo Paul

April 16, 2019


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If you couldn’t already tell, I like Iggy Pop. One of the first installments of my “Why I Cover” series was about his song “The Passenger” and, realistically, it’s not going to surprise me if he reappears here again from time to time. That man has done a lot in his decades-spanning career ...

The Death of Rock in the Desert: Coachella Then vs Now

The Death of Rock in the Desert: Coachella Then vs Now

Shannon Durazo

April 15, 2019


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Rock music, whether in its pure Rolling Stones-esque form or manifested into its many different sub-genres, has been steadily declining in the American music festival circuit. And this year’s Coachella Music Festival, with the exception of some independent heavy hitters like Ty Segall and White Fence,...

The Social Dig: Honest Raps From The City That Never Sleeps

The Social Dig: Honest Raps From The City That Never Sleeps

Chanell Noise, Web Staffer

April 12, 2019


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A year later, it's time to reflect on the reach of young, authentic and niche NYC artists’ albums. Vacation In Hell, Flatbush Zombies second studio album, celebrated its one year anniversary on Apr. 6. The group released their album through their own independent record label, Glorious Dead Recordings....

Feminist Punk in the UK

Feminist Punk in the UK

Johanna Zenn, Web Staffer

April 9, 2019


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The American Riot Grrrl movement gets a lot of the spotlight when talking about the history of feminist music, and for very good reason. Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the band Bikini Kill, was prolific in launching this movement, taking the anti-establishment spirit of punk music and giving it a specifically...

London Calling

London Calling

Melissa Weinstein

April 5, 2019


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When I was filling out the endless paperwork to go abroad next semester, I was met with multiple essay questions asking why I specifically wanted to study in London, England. I knew I should probably just say what they wanted to hear; something about London’s rich culture and fascinating history. Althou...

Four Albums for National Poetry Month

Four Albums for National Poetry Month

James Lepinsky

April 4, 2019


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The great philosopher by the name of Mac DeMarco once said in an interview, “being a musician is half being a poet.” And since April is officially National Poetry Month, I wanted to celebrate the albums and poet-sicians (you can use that free of charge, Merriam-Webster) that perfectly blended the art ...

In Our Feelings: Rolling Stones Postponed, But Still Going Strong

In Our Feelings: Rolling Stones Postponed, But Still Going Strong

Morgan Bluma

April 4, 2019


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=O4irXQhgMqg Just recently, the Rolling Stones announced their decision to postpone their North American and Canadian leg of their 2019 “No Filter” tour which would have ran from April 20thto July 29th. When the postponement was originally announced, fa...

The Social Dig: “The Revolution Won’t Be Televised”

The Social Dig: “The Revolution Won’t Be Televised”

Chanell Noise

April 3, 2019


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I know we’re a couple of days into April but if I could just rewind: I took great care to listen to talented women during March (AKA Women’s History Month) and it was pretty uplifting. There are ladies speaking volumes via their music and Baltimore’s Joy Postell is one of them. Postell’s debut album, Diaspora, dropped...

Who the Hell is Mike Krol and Where Has He Been My Whole Life?

Who the Hell is Mike Krol and Where Has He Been My Whole Life?

Milo Paul

April 2, 2019


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(First of all, go play Monster Prom. Stop reading this article, play one round of that game, and then come back. You’ll thank me later.) Anyway, if you’ve followed my instructions, there’s a chance you heard the song “15 Minutes” by Mike Krol playing through Monster Prom’s end credits, mind...

MetaMusician Know Your Heroes

MetaMusician Know Your Heroes

Sam Graziano

April 1, 2019


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As a musician, I have always seen the benefit identifying who my role models were. Watching my idols play helped me understand how I wanted to create music. Personally, being inspired by someone was never about imitating them. Musical role models became similar to life coaches, helping me be successf...

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