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In Our Feelings: Just Groovy

In Our Feelings: Just Groovy

Morgan Bluma

December 17, 2018


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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


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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...

Mirror Master

Mirror Master

Melissa Weinstein

December 7, 2018


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There’s a lot of perks to being short, especially at a concert. For example……  well, I can’t think of any right now. However, it didn’t matter that the tallest people in North America were standing in front of me for the first half of Young the Giant. Front man, Sameer Gadhia, carried eno...

Bohemian Rhapsody For Dummies

Bohemian Rhapsody For Dummies

Elyssa Dalaker

December 7, 2018


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Is it cheating to talk about a movie on a music column? Especially one that just about everyone has been talking about? This past weekend, I finally found the time to pay a visit to the local movie theater, overpriced popcorn in hand and a purse full of candy from CVS snuck in over my shoulder. With last mo...

An “Alternative” Horoscope Because HARD TIMES Already had a Punk One

An “Alternative” Horoscope Because HARD TIMES Already had a Punk One

Milo Paul

December 4, 2018


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I know you are looking at the picture for this article thinking to yourself, “Wow, this person can really use paint on Windows 10!!” and you are damn right I can use paint. I’m not GOOD at using paint, but I can USE it. What can you say you can use and not be a good at? Few things, I’m sure. ...

Album Review: Lawrence Rotham – I Know I’ve Been Wrong, But Can We Talk?

Album Review: Lawrence Rotham – I Know I’ve Been Wrong, But Can We Talk?

Shannon Durazo

December 4, 2018


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Lawrence Rotham- I Know I've Been Wrong, but Can We Talk? (Downtown) [art-pop/alt-electro] In a polished new six-song EP, Lawrence Rotham uses upbeat synth-pop numbers to tackle the most downbeat of topics. From close friend Bobby’s, who the album is dedicated to, untimely suicide in May, to their paren...

Earl Sweatshirt is Back and Better Than Ever

Earl Sweatshirt is Back and Better Than Ever

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

November 28, 2018


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This Friday, November 30, Earl Sweatshirt will drop his long-anticipated fourth album, Some Rap Songs. It seems like ages since Sweatshirt, full name Thebe Kgositsile, dropped his critically acclaimed, and unapologetically morbid third relese I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. IDLS, IDGO is a ...

Sample School: Billy Stewart

Sample School: Billy Stewart

August Greenberg, Web Staffer

November 26, 2018


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Sampled by: Jay Electronica, DJ Premier, J. Cole, Slick Rick, Ghostface Billy Stewart grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended the Armstrong High School over in Truxton Circle. Born William Larry Stewart II, Billy created the Four Stewart Brothers, a vocal group consisting of himself and his three ...

Vera Sola- Shades

Vera Sola- Shades

Olivia Heitz, Music Staffer

November 17, 2018


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Recommended: 2, 6, 8,9; RIYL: Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Vera Sola is here with her unique distinctly southern vibe, chilling vocals, and acoustic guitars in her first album Shades, through her label, Spectraphonic. Drawing on folk, southern, and indie styles, she tells a story...

REVIEW: Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun

REVIEW: Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun

Solenne Smith, Music Staffer

November 16, 2018


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RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Waxahatchee, Tacocat After going on a brief hiatus from 2013, Swearin’ came back and is better than ever with their new album Fall Into the Sun. It’s almost like they took this time off to take what they were and become that but more confident and innovative than before. ...

Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

Why We Need Kamasi Washington Right Now

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

November 15, 2018


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On Saturday, November 10, Kamasi Washington and his accompanying band performed a jaw-dropping set to a sold-out crowd of over 1,000 individuals at the Lincoln Theatre on U-Street.  I was lucky enough to be a member of that audience. The show was part of a world tour celebrating the release of his sophomore...

Why I Cover: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones

Why I Cover: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones

Milo Paul, Web Staffer

November 14, 2018


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Blitzkrieg Bop is easy. It’s infamous for being easy. When you’re the most well-known song off the Ramones catalogue then there’s hardly anything to it—you are really fucking easy to learn, and not just for guitar. A baby burping onto a bass could play you, a man banging his head against a wall...

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