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Rock Music Has Never Heteronormative

Rock Music Has Never Heteronormative

Johanna Zenn

April 24, 2018


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When I heard recently that Bob Dylan joined Kesha, St. Vincent, and other artists in creating “Universal Love,‰” an EP dedicated to taking older hits and giving them a same-sex romantic narrative, I was pretty surprised. I never figured that Bob Dylan was homophobic, but I never imagined him a...

Across the Pond, I Find a Poetic Powerhouse

Across the Pond, I Find a Poetic Powerhouse

Nora Turner

April 20, 2018


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As we wait for summer, the painful countdown of finals begins and music becomes the crutch for my spirit. This is the time of year where I‰'ve been known to blast “Hot Fuss‰” multiple times per day. But a feeling even sweeter than the upcoming summer is a new album by one of the best modern...

Nature and the Subconscious

Nature and the Subconscious

Morgan Bluma

April 20, 2018


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Hi friends, today we are going to examine the band Vaults and their song “One Last Night‰” which, yes, is in the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack but honestly, that soundtrack has some pretty rad songs so give the whole soundtrack a listen. Most people claim that even though the movie was horrib...

Why You Should Definitely Be Listening to Post Animal and a Breakdown of Their Debut LP, "When I Think of You in a Castle"

Why You Should Definitely Be Listening to Post Animal and a Breakdown of Their Debut LP, "When I Think of You in a Castle"

April 20, 2018


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I first encountered the powerhouse of a Chicago psychedelic rock band known as Post Animal when they opened for Twin Peaks last May in the back room of Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill's most-beloved music venue. As soon as their set started, I was struck by their dynamism, their larger-than-life stage persona—...

“X-Offenders‰Û: Blondie‰’s Musical Bombshell

“X-Offenders‰Û: Blondie‰’s Musical Bombshell

Shannon Durazo

April 19, 2018


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On April 19, 1976, post-punk/new wave band Blondie, a group formed by the recycling of several members of the early 70‰'s rock group the Stilletos and the vocals of a local waitress, broke into the mainstream with their leading single “X Offender‰Û. The new-wave foursome was led into the fire...

"Sometimes I Feel Very Sad:" Why Pet Sounds is the Best Album Ever Made

"Sometimes I Feel Very Sad:" Why Pet Sounds is the Best Album Ever Made

Jonathan Skufca

April 19, 2018


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It‰'s hard to believe that this is the last column I‰'ll ever write for WVAU. As my graduation approaches and I reflect on all I‰'ve written about, I found it hard to believe I‰'ve never written about my favorite album ever made. I kinda spoiled it with the title, and it is kind of a hot take given...

Over/Under 3: On the Origin of the Acoustic Cover

Over/Under 3: On the Origin of the Acoustic Cover

Daniel Sohn

April 17, 2018


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(In which we take a look at the overrated acoustic cover and the underrated literally anything else) For reasons I will never understand, Taylor Swift continues to dig herself into a deeper hole. She just released a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire‰'s “September‰Û in which she ditches the original‰'s taut groove in favor of loosely strummed banjo and forgettable, airy vocals. Gone are the horns and backup singers; ...

Flowers and Fury: Mitski, Lorde, and the Melodrama Tour

Flowers and Fury: Mitski, Lorde, and the Melodrama Tour

VerÌ_nica Del Valle

April 16, 2018


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Mitski Miyawaki is a twenty seven-year-old New York City-based musician who, since 2012, has been a giant of the Brooklyn DIY community. Her first two albums were products of her music education at SUNY Purchase. Her third and fourth albums were widely praised by music critics. Ella Yelich-O‰'Connor,...

Concert Review: Lorde

Concert Review: Lorde

Giliann Karon

April 12, 2018


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DISCLAIMER: Lorde doesn‰'t have a Bandcamp, but I couldn‰'t resist writing about her. I thanked my Uber driver and followed groups of teenage girls wearing crop tops and bearded men in zip up hoodies. We collectively booked it down 7th St. and darted past purple flags that bore “The Anthem.‰”...

Appointment or Disappointment, Whatever I‰’ll Be Fine

Appointment or Disappointment, Whatever I‰’ll Be Fine

Rosa Pyo

April 11, 2018


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Time is a peculiar thing. My thoughts are not thinking straight, therefore I am writing this in bullets because that‰'s how I‰'m thinking. I‰'m feeling hazy. Like smoke. Whatever, here is a list of my thoughts on Pinegroves‰' Old Friends. The name of the album is “Cardinal,‰” like the fou...

Mirror in the Sky

Mirror in the Sky

Johanna Zenn

April 10, 2018


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While writing “Landslide,‰” Stevie Nicks most likely did not anticipate the impact that it would have upon endless generations of young people who were desperate to understand the endless changes in the transition into adulthood. At 25, she was going through these growing pains, having to decide...

An Interview with Acid Dad

An Interview with Acid Dad

Milo Paul

April 10, 2018


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I went to the Acid Dad show for Teen Mortgage, not going to lie. I knew the latter band way better than the former, and I felt like free tickets to interview some relatively unknown group would just mean a free Teen Mortgage show. This isn‰'t wrong, but it also isn‰'t completely right. Nah., the...

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