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WVAU’s 2018 Songs of the Year

WVAU’s 2018 Songs of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 30, 2018


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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, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. These are WVAU's songs of the year. 10. Childish Gambino - "This is ...

WVAU’s 2018 End of the Year Awards

WVAU’s 2018 End of the Year Awards

WVAU Staff

December 29, 2018


Filed under Current Columns, End of the Year Awards

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, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. For this category, we see new and emerging artists, local heroes, live...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Melissa Weinstein

November 10, 2018


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It scares me to think that there are people out there who are sitting at a desk every single day doing a job they don’t love. That thought keeps me going when people give me the infamous “aww, that’s cute” look when I tell them my dream job is to work for Spotify. A couple weeks ago, as I wa...

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