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The Social Dig: Lo-Fi Appreciation

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Chanell Noise

December 2, 2019

There is nothing new under the sun; lo-fi musicians included. I implore listeners to appreciate the lo-fi as a technique as opposed to a sub-genre. This allows for a plethora of artists to comfortably sit in the category: Nujabes, Flying Lotus, J-Dilla, Wun Two and more. Or think about the largely pop...

Thanksgiving Time!

Angry cartoon Thanksgiving turkey. Vector clip art illustration with simple gradients. All in a single layer.

Niccolo Bechtler

November 22, 2019

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving break, and we all know what that means: time to gather around a table with extended family members you don’t really know while sitting through conversations that make you angry. It also means that, as finals week approaches, we’re all stupid busy and stressed to...

MetaMusician: The Masters of Album Crafting

MetaMusician: The Masters of Album Crafting

Sam Graziano

November 22, 2019

I love listening to albums while driving. There is something about being laser-focused on the road in front of me that puts me in a great headspace to listen to an album front to back. If I’m just sitting at home, I get lost in my own thoughts and surroundings and can’t focus on what I’m listening...

Big Meme Moods: “When someone asks you how your night went”

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Georgia Abdow

November 19, 2019

As a college student, the stress and thoughts about upcoming assignments tend to take a toll on me late at night. I have long, insufferable nights of rolling around in bed, trying to ease my mind and fall asleep. I found a meme that embodies this suffering, where it reads, “When someone asks you how...

Fresh of The Boat: The 3 times when my life turns into an Alexander 23 song

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Yen Dang

November 18, 2019

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Alexander 23 breaks through the conventional impression of the burgeoning bedroom-pop movement, which is often believed to be made up these kids pushing random keys on their pianos and putting sample beats on loops, and sets himself apart by creating music that has a little...

Compositions for Capricorns

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JJ Smith

November 18, 2019

Keep calm and remain cool and collected- Capricorn season will soon be among us. With their season being December 22nd to January 19th, Capricorns’ prime time is a little more than a month away from being in full swing. An Earth element, this sign is rather grounded and down to earth. They tend...

Headphoning It In: In Square Circle, a Stevie Wonder Masterpiece & Cornerstone of R&B

Headphoning It In: In Square Circle, a Stevie Wonder Masterpiece & Cornerstone of R&B

Madee Sadozai

November 16, 2019

1985: Thirty-four years ago, a decade after a historic run of classic albums, Stevie Wonder released In Square Circle. Much like his previous masterpieces, the album weaves together a compelling, socially conscious tale in a mere fifty minutes. Only one of the ten tracks has an under four-minute run time...

How to Love Yourself: Lessons from Prince and Lizzo

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Zoe Joy

November 15, 2019

Iconic. Ethereal. Provocative. Ground-breaking. Innovative. These are just some of the ways that both Prince and Lizzo have been described. The incredibly unique styles and pure talent that both artists have incorporated into their music have cemented their positions as stars for many years to come. But...

Concert Etiquette 101

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Claire Daniel

November 14, 2019

People go to concerts for various reasons. Whether it be a creative release, something to do with friends or family, part of your job, or just to have fun there’s a certain expectation of enjoying your time. Another aspect of concerts is the community of people who you meet there. I have been lucky...

Serotonin for the Soul: An Artist Review – Lauv

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Marjorie Blum

November 13, 2019

In my last article, my mini-midterm playlist, I mentioned two songs by the artist, Lauv. After writing that article, I decided to dive into the enchanting and captivating utopia that is his discography, and I serendipitously discovered my version of musical paradise. As a child, Lauv played the piano...

Bring It On: Cheer on Broadway

Bring It On: Cheer on Broadway

Jessica Anthony

November 13, 2019

Hamilton is often credited for being this incredible, new take on the musical format. Talk to anyone who doesn’t know much about Broadway, and chances are, they cite Hamilton as one of their favorites because of its blend of rap and r&b style music on a musical stage. What people don’t realize, ...

The Social Dig: Shrinking DIY Spaces Spurn Entrepreneurs

Zackie (left), Pockets (center) and Alfred (right) performing at Truth Vinyl in Arlington, TX in March 2019.

Chanell Noise

November 12, 2019

Folks begin to check-in at the box-office after 6:30 p.m., any day of the week like clockwork, until there are diverse throngs of music fans, band-supporters, and even wary family in a 200-capacity basement in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. As if on cue, like a song on a DJ’s playlist, a ...

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