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Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

November 15, 2018


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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


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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...

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Melissa Weinstein

November 10, 2018


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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 ...

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...

Seven Not-So Subtle Ways The 1975 are Using Their Music to Take a Stand

Seven Not-So Subtle Ways The 1975 are Using Their Music to Take a Stand

Elyssa Dalaker

November 7, 2018


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Considering that we’re the most politically active campus in the nation and all, I would be remiss if I didn’t join the hoards of targeted Instagram stories and street corner crusaders that you dodge on your way to the metro, imploring you to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. British indie-rock b...

Sample School: Hank Crawford

Sample School: Hank Crawford

August Greenberg

November 6, 2018


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Bennie Ross Crawford, Jr. was born in Memphis 1934. He began playing piano at a young age, but when his father (who had long wanted to be a great saxophonist) brought an alto sax home with him from the army, young Bennie quickly picked it up. He earned the nickname “Hank” while attending college in N...

We Don’t Deserve The Spirit of the Beehive’s New Album

We Don’t Deserve The Spirit of the Beehive’s New Album

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

October 31, 2018


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When I first heard about Hypnic Jerks, the unexpected new LP by indie punk group The Spirit of the Beehive, I was honestly a little worried. When I first listened to the Philadelphia rock band in 2017 on the critically acclaimed Pleasure Suck, it was out of love for their distorted basement-rock sty...

Don’t Know What to Wear to ‘Drop it Like it’s Hot?’ We Got You Covered.

Don’t Know What to Wear to ‘Drop it Like it’s Hot?’ We Got You Covered.

Maliyah Grant

October 30, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Current Columns, Uncategorized

Join SUB WVAU, WI, and Mxdhouse for a massive 2000s-themed party! We'll be hosting some super talented DJs and throwing it back to the 2000s all night. Make sure you come decked out in your favorite 2000s clothing and bring your friends over to our photobooth!  Don’t know what to wear that fits...

Sample School: Labi Siffre

Sample School: Labi Siffre

August Greenberg

October 29, 2018


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Sampled by: Eminem & Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Miguel, Jay-Z Claudius Afolabi "Labi" Siffre was born in London in 1945. Raised Catholic and forced to attend a monastery for school where he was taught partly by monks, Siffre says he has never believed in god. His older brother, Kole, not only helped...

Playlists and genre: a benefit or a harm to exploration

Playlists and genre: a benefit or a harm to exploration

Sam Graziano

October 26, 2018


Filed under Current Columns

Up until about a year ago, I didn’t use any music streaming services. I bought the music I thought I wanted. This led me down a path where I was only really listening to the popular acts and I was only listening to their popular songs. I had Nirvana’s Nevermind and loved it but worried that I might...

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