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A brief history of music for the purpose of sex

A brief history of music for the purpose of sex

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 and Slothrust

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

Serotonin for the Soul: Midterm Mini-Playlist

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

Go to the Concert: A Lesson Learned from Tom Petty

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...

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...

Dumpster Fire: IDLES

Dumpster Fire: IDLES

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...

MetaMusician: Experience is King

MetaMusician: Experience is King

Sam Graziano

October 24, 2019

I believe art in all forms deserves various forms of consideration in order to gain as much as one can. Each type of consideration can be seen as looking at art through a different lens, a different perspective. One kind of consideration is analysis. This is combing through a song, a film, or a painting...

Big Meme Moods: “Me, Trying to Take Your Sadness Away”

Big Meme Moods: “Me, Trying to Take Your Sadness Away”

Georgia Abdow

October 22, 2019

This is one of the most wholesome memes I have ever laid my eyes on, in that it depicts an act of kindness to someone in need of a pick-me-up. It reads, “Your sadness” and “Me, trying to take away your sadness,” where a cat tugs at a blanket. I thought I would lighten up the mood from my last column and give you a playlist that d...

Songs for Scorpios

Songs for Scorpios

JJ Smith

October 21, 2019

Brace yourselves, it’s almost Scorpio Season. October 23rd to November 21st means deep emotions and causes one to search for deeper meaning in almost everything. Scorpio is one of the most emotional and intense zodiac signs to exist, so a playlist of soothing songs to satisfy this sign is essential. As...

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