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MetaMusician: Goodbye Ginger Baker

MetaMusician: Goodbye Ginger Baker

Sam Graziano

October 10, 2019

I don’t want my column to become a sort of obituary. My last piece was centered around the death of Daniel Johnston. Given the circumstances, this one will also be centered around the death of a musician I consider extremely influential, personally and otherwise. Earlier this month Ginger Baker died....

Dumpster Fire: Dog Chocolate

Dumpster Fire: Dog Chocolate

Niccolo Bechtler

October 10, 2019

Dog Chocolate’s music sits somewhere between classic hardcore and art­-rock: loud enough for a fun mosh pit, but smart enough to be genuinely thought­-provoking. The band somehow pulls off this balancing act to make a weirdly progressive package. Dog Chocolate’s 2018 album Moody B...

My Unkle, His Name is Adam

My Unkle, His Name is Adam

Milo Paul

October 10, 2019

“Clout is a leech that feeds without constraint on that which we might call the human soul. A bane by whom its absence may make us feel deprived— not of light, not of genuine human contact, but of palpable internal meaning. Yes, clout is a drug of which I am addicted. I am addicted to Unkle Adams.”...

Big Meme Moods: “I Love Suffering”

Big Meme Moods: “I Love Suffering”

Georgia Abdow

October 8, 2019

I discovered a meme that perfectly portrays those rough 3am nights when you are lying in your bed wallowing in your sadness. It reads, “When you’re already sad but you listen to sad music knowing it’ll make you more sad but it’s still worth it.” I am almost positive most people can relate to...

Summer Walker: Girl on the Rise

Summer Walker: Girl on the Rise

Maggie Mahoney

October 7, 2019

After the warm reception of her 2018 mixtape: Last Day of Summer and early 2019 EP: CLEAR, Summer Walker became a woman to watch in the R&B music scene. Luckily, as of October 4, 2019, the release date of her debut album Over It, Walker is back with lots of new music to appease her fans. To pr...

Loops for Libra

Loops for Libra

JJ Smith

October 7, 2019

The prime peak for autumn, September 23nd to October 22nd, may mean oversized sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes to most, but for others, it can mean one thing only- Libra season is in session. Libras identify as Air Signs, making them rational, social, and communicative individuals. They often associate...

Fresh Off the Boat: beabadoobee – the comfort voice that we all need

Fresh Off the Boat: beabadoobee – the comfort voice that we all need

Yen Dang

October 7, 2019

19-years-old indie-pop singer-songwriter, beabadoobee, real-named Bea Kristi, enters the 21stcentury music scene with her secondhanded guitar, her disarmingly gentle and dreamy voice and revives the heady sound of 90s alternative pop to its fullest glory. Bea captures the eyes of the Gen Z’s Lonely Hea...

Headphoning It In: Living In A “Happy Nation”

Headphoning It In: Living In A “Happy Nation”

Madee Sadozai

October 4, 2019

1993: Twenty-six years ago, a Swedish pop quartet, comprised of two females and two males that isn’t ABBA, released their monumental debut album, Happy Nation. On my very birthday, September 25th, Ace of Base graced humankind with a, dare I say, life-changing auditory experience. Note, there are t...

Do great artists steal? And if so, how can I?

Do great artists steal? And if so, how can I?

James Lepinsky

October 4, 2019

The following is an excerpt from James Lepinsky’s upcoming book “How to Write a Song.” He is not done writing the book yet, but he will definitely let you know when it’s going to be published. There is a sentiment shared in the discussion of art: do great artists steal? And the answer is ye...

Up and Coming in the District: Poppies and Halpine

Up and Coming in the District: Poppies and Halpine

Isabella Goodman

October 4, 2019

Concerts have always been one of my favorite past times. Whether it’s a sold-out arena show where thousands of people are screaming along to songs we all know or it’s a three-person gig in somebody’s basement, I’ve rarely had a bad time at a concert. If you’re ever trying to find some live...

Respect the Classics: The Doors

Respect the Classics: The Doors

Zoe Joy

October 3, 2019

The Arctic Monkeys are now known as modern day rock and roll gods, filled to the brim with bravado and stage presence. For those of us who were fans before the immense success of AM and “Do I Wanna Know” (or were curious enough to do a deep dive into their discography) we know that  Alex Turner...

Why I Cover: “Career Opportunities” by The Clash

Why I Cover: “Career Opportunities” by The Clash

Milo Paul

October 2, 2019

My very first article with WVAU was about my total adoration for all things Joe Strummer. That semester I had planned to provide The Clash with an album review akin to my treatment of AJJ’s People Who Eat Peopleand Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanesrecords, but that never came to be because I literal...

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