MetaMusician: Isolated Together

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 21: The american singer based in Barcelona Tori Sparks performs on her terrace during the confinement due to the national emergency caused by Covid-19 on March 21, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to at least 186 countries, claiming nearly 12,000 lives and infecting more than 286,000 people. In Spain the number of cases approached 25,000 with over a 1300 deaths. (Photo by Xavi Torrent/Getty Images)

Sam Graziano

March 30, 2020

I've written before about the great communal experience of going to concerts. Being in the same place with others who share your love of a particular artist can be a powerful experience. On a good night, the audience can meld into one being, dancing and singing along to their favorite band. The energy...

Headphoning it In: “Uncut Gems” Reimagined

Uncut Gems

Madee Sadozai

March 27, 2020

Reflecting on a time when movie theaters were still open, I have spent a substantial amount of my free time thinking about a film I saw earlier this year, Uncut Gems. Following their previous hit Good Time, visionary brothers Josh and Benny Safdie collaborated once more with production enterprise A24...

Serotonin for the Soul: A Playlist for Comfort

Serotonin for the Soul: A Playlist for Comfort

Marjorie Blum

March 26, 2020

The past couple of weeks have truthfully been some of the most alarming and paralyzing weeks of my life with leaving my life at college to move back home amidst the largest public health crisis of our lifetime. However, even when the world is turning upside down, music can still serve as the connective...

Quaran-tunes: Revisiting “I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside”

Earl Sweatshirt, 2015

Shannon Durazo

March 25, 2020

In March of 2015, Thebe Kgositsile aka Earl Sweatshirt gave the public a look inside the mind of a tortured isolationist in his darkest and most honest work yet, “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.” Now, five years later, the album is more relevant than ever in the era of social distancing...

Quarantine Szn: How are Bands and Artists dealing with COVID-19?

Quarantine Szn: How are Bands and Artists dealing with COVID-19?

Joseph Patella

March 24, 2020

With recent developments regarding COVID-19, many states have been placed on lockdown, and the federal government has started to recommend “social distancing,” which entails staying at least six feet apart from others, as well as not attending events or gatherings of more than ten people. As expected,...

Respect the Classics- Iggy Pop (The Stooges) and Matt Schultz (Cage the Elephant)

Iggy Pop and Schultz

Zoe Joy

March 24, 2020

Though The Stooges and Cage the Elephant do not sound remotely similar to each other, the lead singers of both bands are cut from the same cloth. For a Respect the Classics first, the lyrics and sounds of these two bands will not be compared; instead, let’s talk about their electric stage presences! For...

Feeling Sad and Hopeful: Soccer Mommy’s “circle the drain”

Feeling Sad and Hopeful: Soccer Mommy’s “circle the drain”

Johanna Zenn

March 7, 2020

Since I was about 12, I’ve had some pretty nasty on-and-off periods of major depression. It becomes kind of blurry when it would stop and start up again, but I know for certain that I only really started coming out of it in a major way a little over a year ago. It’s a very daunting experiment to...

Monthly Mixtape: Meet Me On The Quad

AU Quad

Claire Daniel

March 6, 2020

If Wednesday was any indication, quadding season is quickly approaching and one of the most vital components of a good ~quadding sesh~ is the music. Your playlist can make or break the time that you spend with your friends and its importance cannot be understated. So I have decided to lend a hand through...

Cats: When Movie Adaptations Fail

Cats: When Movie Adaptations Fail

Jessica Anthony

March 5, 2020

So, the Cats movie was a thing. The world went through that and we survived giant weird CGI furries on the big screen, and now we as a society can collectively move on from whatever the hell ​that ​was. Except, not really, as it continues to tour the United States and has dates in cities across ...

Queens of R&B: Ari Lennox: Living in Dreamville

Queens of R&B: Ari Lennox: Living in Dreamville

Maggie Mahoney

March 3, 2020

In the wake of her recent SUB sessions performance in The Tavern at AU, it seems only fitting to examine Ari Lennox’s music career and recent work. Born Courtney Shanade Salter and known professionally under the aforementioned stage name, Lennox grew up in Northern Virginia and spent the formative...

Songs for the Signs: Aries Arrangements

Image from Labyrinthos

JJ Smith

March 2, 2020

Ever wonder what an Aries might listen to? Lucky for you, the season is almost among us, and the playlist below has an assortment of arrangements certain to ease you into the insights of this passionate, powerful sign. Ranging from March 21 to April 19, an Aries’ season comes with the start of springtime....

Headphoning it In: “The Truman Show” Reimagined


Madee Sadozai

February 28, 2020

The Truman Show is an existential trip of a film about the reality TV show revolving around Jim Carrey’s titular character, Truman Burbank, that he is completely unaware exists. His life unfolds within a simulated world, populated entirely by actors and broadcasted on live television through hidden c...

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