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Second District Records Concert Review

Jessica Anthony May 10, 2022

On April 19th, independent student-run record label Second District Records officially set out to relaunch their brand with the revival concert, a showcase of signed AU Student talent to re-establish SDR...

Photo by Mauricio Castro @themauricio

TC Superstar on creating a conceptual album, collaborating remotely, and finding alone time while on tour

Annie Dempsey May 5, 2022

I met up with Austin based synth pop band TC Superstar at their sold out show at Comet Ping Pong to talk about their process of creating an album start to finish, thematic inspirations, and embodying music...

Joe Strummer

Returning to Strummerville

Milo Paul May 5, 2022

Towards the start of the pandemic, a video came out celebrating Joe Strummer on what would have been his 68th birthday. In tribute, dozens of artists ranging from those deriving of a similar genre to that...

Picture by: Lia Patentas.

Glaive is done with Hyperpop, but so is everyone else

Renan Rocha April 27, 2022

Ash Gutierrez is no stranger to new situations. Starting from his bedroom, while attending high school virtually during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gutierrez, also known by the stage name Glaive,...

Geordie Greep, from Photographer Casey Vock.

Concert Review: Black Midi

Franky Rodriguez April 21, 2022

Black Midi is on a roll. After releasing one of the most critically acclaimed albums of last year, touring the world relentlessly for the past few months, and being on track to release another full-length...

Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 420

Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 420

Sam Kuramoto April 20, 2022

Happy April 20th. Regardless of whether or not you’re participating in today’s informal holiday, you should still be listening to good music. I wanted to take the opportunity to share my go-to lazy...

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Why it Matters: Songs that shaped the music industry and our modern world

Ruby Voge April 19, 2022

Breakup songs: From “You’re So Vain” to “All Too Well” For almost seven decades, the break-up song has remained one of the most ubiquitous and consistent staples of 20th and 21st century pop...

Mild High Club.

Concert Preview: Mild High Club at Black Cat DC 4/19

JJ Smith April 18, 2022

Mild High Club is the solo project and psychedelic dream pop group led by LA-based and Chicago-naïve Alexander Brettin. Using keyboards, computers, guitars, and a four-track recorder, Brettin used his...

David Bowie.

Tunnel Songs: Breaking Down Cinematic Use of Berlin and Bowie

Sophia Olson April 18, 2022

Music matters deeply to the emotive value of a film. The sonic emotion determines the views interpretation and own emotive association to a scene. Recently I happened to watch the films Perks of Being...

Midnight Club Tour.

Second District Records Ready to Rock Union Stage

Jessica Anthony April 18, 2022

At the beginning of 2021, Second District Records was down to three members. Decimated by the pandemic and unable to put on events and shows, American University’s student run record label was stripped...

Image Credit: Drew Dale

Texture in Music 7: Lo-fi Texture

Drew Dale April 18, 2022

Lo-fi music is somewhat bewildering at face value. Why, after all, would anyone want to make their music sound worse? With that question, though, comes the assumption that music must be perfect, without...

Photo taken by Q.D

Musical Personalities: Peppermint Tea, Creativity, and Individuality

Ruby Werckman April 13, 2022

Welcome back to Musical Personalities, a column where I analyze how my friends’ music tastes match their personalities. This week, I am looking at my friend Q.D’s top three songs. Q.D is one of my...

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