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Music as a Language Part Two

Sam Graziano April 22, 2021

In the summer of 2020, the band Rage Against the Machine went trending on twitter. After expressing a lot of support for the Black Lives Matter, some of guitarist Tom Morello’s fans had had enough. A...

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I Got You Covered: Jeff Rosenstock (And His Many Other Projects)

Milo Paul April 7, 2021

I’m known to be a bit of an aficionado for song covers. My “Why I Cover” series is more than proof of this, but I feel as though that specific means of presenting my obsession just doesn’t properly...

Photo by Seth Caplan courtesy of Elizabeth and The Catapult

Interview with Elizabeth and The Catapult

Talia Marshall April 2, 2021

I sat down (over zoom) with Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth and The Catapult and, briefly, her bunny to talk about her new album sincerely, e, her inspirations, and her air fryer. This interview is best enjoyed...

Earworm from Spongebob

Earworms VOL. I: to the tune of an existential crisis

Isabella Goodman March 26, 2021

If we’re being honest, I don’t love the visuals that come with the term “earworm” but it’s the most succinct way to describe a song that gets stuck in your head. For me, an earworm is more than...

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Music as a Language Part One

Sam Graziano March 26, 2021

I believe we have all heard the sentiment that music is the universal language. While I’ve never really thought much about, I now see that a lot of interesting conversations can be had about this concept...

Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. (left) and Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion (right). Image Credit: Grammy and Forbes.

Respect the Classics: The Grammys Then and The Grammys Now

Zoe Joy March 19, 2021

It’s almost ridiculous to compare the Grammy Awards of the past to that of 2021 because the differences are so apparent. But the award show has always served as a sort of music time capsule, and I think...

One Year MONKed Out: An Interview With Hostile Mind

One Year MONKed Out: An Interview With Hostile Mind

Milo Paul March 18, 2021

Around this time last year, WVAU posted my first article about Hostile Mind. It wasn’t a particularly long and in-depth piece, but its heart was in the right place— namely, scattered all over the room...

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A Look at the New Naked Days Record: “My Head Hz”

Joseph Patella February 11, 2021

DMV Native (and now Seattle-based) Degnan Smith, under the name Naked Days, has been making music for a while. Previous releases (some dating all the way back to 2012), have called on friends Will Toledo,...

WVAU's 2020 Albums of the Year

WVAU’s 2020 Albums of the Year

WVAU Staff December 31, 2020

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...

WVAU's 2020 End of the Year Awards

WVAU’s 2020 End of the Year Awards

WVAU Staff December 31, 2020

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...

New York’s Allyson: What Jazz Became and Continues To Be For Me

New York’s Allyson: What Jazz Became and Continues To Be For Me

Milo Paul December 8, 2020

I lost my aunt a while back but don’t worry your silly little head about how that’s got me feeling right now. Aunt Allyson wasn’t particularly close to my family; in fact, she was far, far from us,...

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Kodak in the Sun: About 2020

Nate Ha December 1, 2020

I am writing this from one of my favorite places in DC, a parking lot in Columbia Heights that overlooks the many monuments, now resembling lego pieces of an unfinished set. My friend Katie took me here...

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