How to Love Yourself: Lessons from Prince and Lizzo


Zoe Joy

November 15, 2019

Iconic. Ethereal. Provocative. Ground-breaking. Innovative. These are just some of the ways that both Prince and Lizzo have been described. The incredibly unique styles and pure talent that both artists have incorporated into their music have cemented their positions as stars for many years to come. But...

Concert Etiquette 101

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Claire Daniel

November 14, 2019

People go to concerts for various reasons. Whether it be a creative release, something to do with friends or family, part of your job, or just to have fun there’s a certain expectation of enjoying your time. Another aspect of concerts is the community of people who you meet there. I have been lucky...

Serotonin for the Soul: An Artist Review – Lauv

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Marjorie Blum

November 13, 2019

In my last article, my mini-midterm playlist, I mentioned two songs by the artist, Lauv. After writing that article, I decided to dive into the enchanting and captivating utopia that is his discography, and I serendipitously discovered my version of musical paradise. As a child, Lauv played the piano...

Bring It On: Cheer on Broadway

Bring It On: Cheer on Broadway

Jessica Anthony

November 13, 2019

Hamilton is often credited for being this incredible, new take on the musical format. Talk to anyone who doesn’t know much about Broadway, and chances are, they cite Hamilton as one of their favorites because of its blend of rap and r&b style music on a musical stage. What people don’t realize, ...

The Social Dig: Shrinking DIY Spaces Spurn Entrepreneurs

Zackie (left), Pockets (center) and Alfred (right) performing at Truth Vinyl in Arlington, TX in March 2019.

Chanell Noise

November 12, 2019

Folks begin to check-in at the box-office after 6:30 p.m., any day of the week like clockwork, until there are diverse throngs of music fans, band-supporters, and even wary family in a 200-capacity basement in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. As if on cue, like a song on a DJ’s playlist, a ...

Jorja Smith: Soul-searching and Soulful Vocals

Jorja Smith

Maggie Mahoney

November 11, 2019

The English born Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, Jorja Smith, never fails to make me feel something with her mellow and otherworldly tracks. Jorja Alice Smith has been a lifelong musician, taking piano lessons from age eight on and earning a music scholarship at Aldridge School where she took music ...

Lucy Dacus Reflects on the Weird Energy of New Year’s Eve in “Fool’s Gold”

Lucy Dacus

Johanna Zenn

November 8, 2019

On Thursday, singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus released a new single called “Fool’s Gold” right before the rest of her new EP, which comes out Friday. She explained the process of writing it, saying “I started writing ‘Fool’s Gold’ after the last person left a New Year’s Eve party I host...

Metamusician: Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water

Metamusician: Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water

Samuel Graziano

November 7, 2019

When I write about how we should approach music, I worry that it comes across as pretentious. I’m just some college kid and I write about how we, as a culture, should appreciate music in a certain way. All of the statements I make about a better way to interact with music comes from my own experiences....

Dumpster Fire: Ausmuteants


Niccolo Bechtler

November 7, 2019

If you told me there was a concept album I needed to listen to, I’d probably imagine some complex heady thing full of swishy pad synths and existential questions. But punk band Ausmuteants’ 2019 record " ...Present the World in Handcuffs" is a concept album stripped of all pretensions while maintaining...

Big Meme Moods: “This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film studies class”


Georgia Abdow

November 5, 2019

So far in 2019, this has been one of the most popular memes that circulated platforms like Twitter and Reddit. The original meme reads, “This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film studies class” and displays a screen cap from TV series Game of Thrones. Many Twitter and Reddit users took...

Sagittarius Songs

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JJ Smith

November 5, 2019

The seasons are changing and as cold weather prepares to really kick in, the season for Sagittarius is also getting ready to make a grand entrance. Come November 22nd, this sign’s prime time will be in full effect, so it’s best we brace ourselves with a playlist perfect for this philosophical persona. ...

Fresh of The Boat: ROLE MODEL – what the heck is even “a role model” tho?

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Yen Dang

November 4, 2019

"We all need a role model in our lives." I hate to break it to you, but Tucker Pillsbury is nowhere near your perfectly crafted idea of "a role model" no matter what his stage name is, which, ironically and in all caps, is ROLE MODEL btw. He is one of those boys that will "break your heart" and "fall...

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