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The Social Dig: “BLK Magic”

The Social Dig: “BLK Magic”

Chanell Noise, Web Staffer

February 20, 2019

“BLK Magic” by iLLism speaks to the intrinsic value of Black culture just in time for Black History Month.   Black culture, via an American lens, is rich. It can be argued that American Black culture: a blend of eurocentric standards, western religion, antebellum southern traditions and remixe...

Art Imitating Life: How A Star is Born Romanticizes the Power Dynamics of the Music Industry

Art Imitating Life: How A Star is Born Romanticizes the Power Dynamics of the Music Industry

Johanna Zenn, Web Staffer

February 18, 2019

Content Warning: discussions of sexual assault, abuse, and substance use   Article contains spoilers for A Star is Born (2018)   Last week, the New York Times published an exposé of singer-songwriter, Ryan Adams, in which several women accused him of sexual assault, abusive behavior, a...

Five albums for Black History Month

Five albums for Black History Month

James Lepinsky Contreras

February 16, 2019

Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming (2011, Daptone) Genre: R&B/Soul Verdict: The real deal, no time machine present. The late Charles Bradley was cut from the same cloth that made James Brown and Sam Cooke musical deities. However, despite his natural talents, it took four decades fo...

Let’s Talk About the “Teal Album”

Let’s Talk About the “Teal Album”

Melissa Weinstein

February 16, 2019

Procrastination got the best of me. On January 24, 2019, Weezer came out with their twelfth studio album, and fifth self-titled album, also known as the Teal Album. Yet here we are, about three weeks later finally sitting down, ready to talk about it. I listened to the cover album this past week while...

James Lepinsky is Listening: Deerhunter – “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappared?”

James Lepinsky is Listening: Deerhunter – “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappared?”

James Lepinsky

February 14, 2019

Verdict: Pop and sound is everywhere! Money! One of the most notable bands to come out of the 2000s indie rock smorgasbord, Atlanta band Deerhunter have always jumped out different styles and genres throughout each release. The band can go funky on one release (Fading Frontier), dream pop on another...

Agendered and Going On a Bender: Punk Experienced by a Non-Binary Fan

Agendered and Going On a Bender: Punk Experienced by a Non-Binary Fan

Milo Paul

February 12, 2019

The topic for this article could make for a compelling 200-page memoir in and of itself but I’ve been tossing this concept around in my head for awhile and I suppose it’s time I spilled some guts before they spill themselves for me. If you haven’t already taken a hint from the title, I am someone...

Phoebe Bridgers Has No Chill

Phoebe Bridgers Has No Chill

Shannon Durazo

February 11, 2019

It’s another day, and indie/folk songstress Phoebe Bridgers has created another side project, this time a collab with indie rock titan and Bright Eyes front man Conor Oberst under the moniker Better Oblivion Community Center. Oberst and Bridgers have performed together in the past on the track “Would...

WVAU’s 2018 Albums of the Year

WVAU’s 2018 Albums of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 31, 2018

Every year, WVAU asks its community about the music that moved them, the songs they listened to on repeat, and the albums they'll never forget. This year, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. These are WVAU's albums of the year. 10. Spirit of the Beehive - H...

WVAU’s 2018 Songs of the Year

WVAU’s 2018 Songs of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 30, 2018

Every year, WVAU asks its community about the music that moved them, the songs they listened to on repeat, and the albums they'll never forget. This year, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. These are WVAU's songs of the year. 10. Childish Gambino - "This is ...

WVAU’s 2018 End of the Year Awards

WVAU’s 2018 End of the Year Awards

WVAU Staff

December 29, 2018

Every year, WVAU asks its community about the music that moved them, the songs they listened to on repeat, and the albums they'll never forget. This year, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. For this category, we see new and emerging artists, local heroes, live...

In Our Feelings: Just Groovy

In Our Feelings: Just Groovy

Morgan Bluma

December 17, 2018

There really isn’t any way I can describe this song clearly. It is basically just one big groovy feel fest. I picked this song because the first line mentions Hermann Hesse who was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. This is an arti...

A Band I Should’ve Been Loving For Years

A Band I Should’ve Been Loving For Years

Sam Graziano

December 10, 2018

I’ve been a drummer for about half my life. My involvement in playing music has greatly influenced the artists I have listened to. Most, if not all, of the music on pop radio in my formative years was rhythmically monotonous. I’m not saying that songs that weren’t catchy or enjoyable didn’t ex...

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