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Angry Girl Whisper Music: My New Favorite Genre

Hayley Williams

Johanna Zenn

February 21, 2020

To me, nothing feels more cathartic than listening to music by women who are clearly pissed off. Not to make this a gender studies analysis (although those are always fun), but there is something so visceral in hearing women finally allowing themselves to feel the sort of righteous anger that they’re...

Monthly Mixtape: Primary Szn

Monthly Mixtape: Primary Szn

Claire Daniel

February 21, 2020

With the Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses in full swing, I thought it only appropriate to share some of my favorite politically charged tunes to (hopefully) motivate y’all to hit the polls or send in your absentee ballots, if you haven’t already. This playlist consists of mainly...

MetaMusician: Those Who Wish to Be

Neil Peart

Sam Graziano

February 20, 2020

This January, a true legend of the rock community passed away. Neil Peart died at the age of 67 in Santa Monica, California. As a Rush fan, hearing the news was unreal. At first, reading “Neil Peart has died” just didn’t seem to make sense, like each word was written in a different language. Once...

I Was Sick and Tired of Writing About Obscure Power Pop Bands From The 70s So I Wrote A Horoscope Based Off The National’s Discography

I Was Sick and Tired of Writing About Obscure Power Pop Bands From The 70s So I Wrote A Horoscope Based Off The National’s Discography

Milo Paul

February 20, 2020

Look, not everyone can have an untouchable taste in music. Maybe I doknow at least 32 post-blackgaze neo-crust punk-jazz-fusion bands to each 1 of your indie pop starlets, but maybe just MAYBE I want to sit back and unwind a little. You know, listen to “Breezeblocks” by alt-j in the car and NOT ...

1Trait On Tour: An Interview With Car Seat Headrest’s Andrew Katz and Will Toledo

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Joseph Patella

February 18, 2020

It’s somewhat humbling to walk into a falling-apart Subway and see two of your favorite musicians sitting at a table eating a pre-gig meal. Even the rich and famous get hungry, after all. Nonetheless, an interview over foot-long subs and Diet Cokes is still an interview. I greeted them and we immediately...

The Motion Picture Show: The Saint Motel Live Movie

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Jessica Anthony

February 18, 2020

Saint Motel occupies a strange space in music: you may not know their name, but I guarantee you’ve heard their songs. Hits like ​"Move" ​and ​"My Type" were fairly high charting songs that are constantly featured in commercials, online video, and get radio play to this day. Their newer releases...

Songs for the Signs: Pisces’ Playlist

Pisces symbol

JJ Smith

February 17, 2020

It’s almost primetime for a Pisces! With their season lasting from February 19- March 20, a Pisces’ peak is coming soon. This sign reflects compassion, artistic ability, and imagination. As a Water element, this sign is rather emotional and sensitive. They are known to be rather mysterious yet...

WVAU’s 2019 End of the Year Awards

WVAU's 2019 End of the Year Awards

WVAU Staff

December 31, 2019

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 we asked for the overrated, the best, and the unforgettable. Most Underrated Album Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Bandana By James Lepinsky Five years ago, Gary, IN native...

WVAU’s 2019 Songs of the Year

WVAU's 2019 Songs of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 31, 2019

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, we’re once again highlighting what our community says is this year’s best. These are WVAU's songs of the year. 10. Harry Styles - "Lights U...

WVAU’s 2019 Albums of the Year

Albums of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 30, 2019

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, we’re once again highlighting what our community says is this year’s best. These are WVAU’s top albums of the year. 10. UFOF by Big Thief By Joh...

Bringing the magic of unplugged back: Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

Alejandro Hirsch Saed

December 10, 2019

The first things that come to mind when someone mentions Courtney Barnett are her fast electric guitar, the monotonous voice, and her conversational lyrics. I was hesitant at first when I heard she was releasing an MTV unplugged album, because while the toned down concert method has defined the careers...

MetaMusician: My Album of the Decade

Joy as An Act of Resistance album cover

Sam Graziano

December 5, 2019

With the 2010’s coming to a close, many in the entertainment industry are writing about what the best album of the decade is. There are many ways to try to answer this question. Recently, Spotify put out data which shows that the top five most listened to artists of the last ten years are Drake, Ed...

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