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A brief history of music for the purpose of sex

Marvin Gaye Album cover

James Lepinsky

November 1, 2019

The following is another excerpt from James Lepinsky’s upcoming book, “How to Write a Song.” Other than nourishment, the one thing that drives human beings is sexual desire and interaction. Our sexuality is an important aspect in our lives whether we may give it credit or not. In my opinion,...

Nirvana and Slothrust

Nirvana

Zoe Joy

October 31, 2019

Before I even begin to scratch the surface of the similarities between Nirvana and Slothrust, I would like to say that Slothrust deserves a lot more love, attention, and appreciation. There are numerous comparisons I can make; the grunge-like guitar sound, the three-piece ensemble who’s music can...

The Pinch is Dead, Long Live the Pinch

The Pinch is Dead, Long Live the Pinch

Milo Paul

October 31, 2019

On October 21st 2019, the DC-based “Pinch” had its last ever show. At the time of my writing this on October the 22nd, I recognize that today will mark the final closing of this under-rated venue’s doors, the good times, memories, and friendships I’ve created moshing and performing there now...

A Brand New Historemix

A Brand New Historemix

Jessica Anthony

October 31, 2019

People love to hate on musicals. They say it’s unrealistic; everyone breaking out into coordinated song and dance is too silly to ever take seriously. I argue, that’s the strength behind the genre: the suspension of disbelief and magic created onstage is unlike any other form of storytelling, and...

Serotonin for the Soul: Midterm Mini-Playlist

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Marjorie Blum

October 30, 2019

As I have been ever so trudging through midterm season, the only thing that has been keeping me grounded, focused, and calm is music. When I was on the verge of absolutely losing my mind, the second I put on any of the following songs, my worries faded away, and my blood pressure began to settle. Here...

Go to the Concert: A Lesson Learned from Tom Petty

Tom Petty in Concert

Claire Daniel

October 29, 2019

There are many reasons why I jump at the chance to see my favorite artists everytime they are performing near me. In some instances, their writing processes might take a while and it could be years before I have another opportunity to see them live. It’s also not unheard of for artists to go on tour...

Concert Review: Alana Springsteen

Concert Review: Alana Springsteen

Morgan Bluma

October 28, 2019

Let's talk country for a minute, shall we? My midwestern roots need to be expressed because wow! First some background info, Alana Springsteen recently opened for The Mighty Pines at the Pearl Street Warehouse on October 19th. She is an up and coming artist originally from Virginia Beach. She just recently...

Getting to Know H.E.R.

Getting to Know H.E.R.

Maggie Mahoney

October 28, 2019

Who is Gabriela Wilson? Wilson’s most recent, 2019 compilation album: I Used to Know Her grapples with exactly that question. Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R (Having Everything Revealed), is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who made a name for herself through Radio Disney’s Next Big Thin...

The Catharsis of Julien Baker’s “Tokyo”

The Catharsis of Julien Baker’s “Tokyo”

Johanna Zen

October 25, 2019

“You want love/This is as close as you’re gonna get.” It’s hard to imagine a lyric full of such ancient-sounding sorrow coming from someone as young as 24 years old. But singer-songwriter Julien Baker has always had a way of rooting her own pain into some universal feeling that sounds as old...

Album Review: JPEGMAFIA- All My Heroes are Cornballs

All My Heroes Are Cornballs Album

Duncan Nofsinger

October 25, 2019

JPEGMAFIA- All My Heroes Are Cornballs (EQT Recordings) From the very first seconds on track one of JPEGMAFIA’s third full-length album, you know you’re in for an experience that’s out of the ordinary. Glitchy, distorted, crowd noise is the very first thing you hear on the opening track, Jesus...

Dumpster Fire: IDLES

IDLES in Concert

Niccolo Bechtler

October 24, 2019

This column is supposed to be about pointing a spotlight at small punk/hardcore bands that don’t get the recognition they deserve. IDLES has over half a million listeners on Spotify, so they’re not strictly in my wheelhouse. But I went to see them play live at the 9:30 Club last week, and it was...

Album Review: Birth of Violence – Chelsea Wolfe

Album Review: Birth of Violence - Chelsea Wolfe

Chloe Irwin

October 24, 2019

Birth of Violence is the perfect addition to any Halloween playlist. Its songs creep along at a slow rate but will leave you hooked and wanting more, anxious for the release of the measured build. The subtle buzzing and humming that accompanies the songs adds a layer of sound that influences the stro...

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