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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


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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


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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...

In Our Feelings: Memories Long Faded Away

In Our Feelings: Memories Long Faded Away

Morgan Bluma

October 26, 2018


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Have you ever been just jamming to some tunes while multitasking and then a song comes on and you are just hit with these intense memories? I honestly have and most of it happens with a lot of music I used to be obsessed with in my childhood. I just have this flashback-kind-of-moment where a weird...

Stressful Times Call For Good Music

Stressful Times Call For Good Music

Melissa Weinstein

October 26, 2018


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Mondays are hard. Especially when those Mondays are full of back-to-back classes from 9:45 am to 8:00 pm followed by meetings, extracurriculars, a part time job, and let’s not forget that 10 page paper you neglected to write until the very last minute! How can you turn it in earlier though when you h...

Concert Review: lovelytheband Spreads the Love at High-Energy D.C. Show

Concert Review: lovelytheband Spreads the Love at High-Energy D.C. Show

Elyssa Dalaker

October 26, 2018


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Last Friday, October 12th, I was lucky enough to see lovelytheband perform a sold-out show at downtown D.C.’s Rock and Roll Hotel. Known primarily for this year’s breakout single “broken,” lovelytheband is comprised of lead vocalist Mitchy Collins, the baby-faced, freshly-turned-22 Jordan Gree...

Nostalgia: how much is too much?

Nostalgia: how much is too much?

Sam Graziano, Web Staffer

October 14, 2018


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Five years ago, my musical taste was very different from what it is today. At the time, I knew nothing about jazz, I hadn’t found my appreciation for composers like Bernstein, and I hadn’t discovered the rush of listening to harder acts like My Ticket Home or Architects. Half a decade ago, my musical t...

In Our Feelings: Escapism Through Music

In Our Feelings: Escapism Through Music

Morgan Bluma, Web Staffer

October 11, 2018


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Recently, I asked on social media for anyone to send me songs that they felt enabled powerful emotion. I did not specify what kind of emotion because songs can incite all types of emotion, not just sad or happy. Ideally, all music and songs should evoke intense emotion so I wanted to see what people ...

10 Years of Spotify

10 Years of Spotify

Melissa Weinstein, Web Staffer

October 10, 2018


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What were you doing on Oct. 7, 2008? I was probably sitting at the kitchen table after a long day at school, doing my math homework while listening to Pandora Radio. With the Jonas Brothers and Hilary Duff at the tip of my fingers, I felt like the coolest fifth grader on the block. Little did I kn...

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