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Fresh of The Boat: BENEE – not your typical uni drop-out and pizza girl

Fresh of The Boat: BENEE – not your typical uni drop-out and pizza girl

Yen Dang

October 21, 2019

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, BENEE, AKA Stella Bennett, is ready for your ranting hours as well as your comfort hours no matter what the time zone is with her kaleidoscope of breezy and sun-soaked groove to the emotionally wrought and nostalgic sounds. So, whatever problem you are forced...

Headphoning It In: Rubber Soul, the Key to Psychedelic Rock

Headphoning It In: Rubber Soul, the Key to Psychedelic Rock

Madee Sadozai

October 18, 2019

1965: Fifty-four years ago, the sound of music changed forever. Not just because the film Sound of Music was released that year, but because Rubber Soul, the Beatles’ sixth studio album, came into existence. Allow me to so bold as to make my intentions clear: my one and only agenda in life is for ev...

Up and Coming in the District: Rosie Tucker

Up and Coming in the District: Rosie Tucker

Isabella Goodman

October 17, 2019

It’s week and a half after my first column, where I saw Halpine and Poppies, and I’ve found myself back at Songbyrd. This time, it’s to see Rosie Tucker and Taft. It’s starting to get colder outside, which is great for so many reasons, one of which is because of how right Songbyrd feels during...

Respect the Classics: Led Zeppelin and Greta Van Fleet

Respect the Classics: Led Zeppelin and Greta Van Fleet

Zoe Joy

October 17, 2019

If you listen to rock music then you are probably thinking “this is kind of an obvious comparison” but hear me out; it’s worth it. The guitar, vocals, lyrics, and aesthetic of both bands are so similar, yet Greta Van Fleet is anything but a Led Zeppelin cover band. However, there are some obvious...

Chicago and Unapologetic Pop Feminism

Chicago and Unapologetic Pop Feminism

Jessica Anthony

October 15, 2019

Look at the Billboard Hot 100, and there seems to be a rising trend: unapologetic feminism. Women empowering women, unafraid to call out the men in their lives for the issues that always seem to follow them. Lizzo asks why men are great until they "gotta be great," Billie Eilish gets in touch with her...

Maggie Rogers: Aggie Cromwell but Make it Political

Maggie Rogers: Aggie Cromwell but Make it Political

Claire Daniel

October 15, 2019

Well folks, it’s ~spooky season~ and on Monday October 7th, my soul left my body. Everyone in the Anthem’s soul was snatched by Margaret Debay Rogers. Yes. I am talking about Maggie Rogers. The rumors, I have come to find out, are true. I can confirm that Maggie Rogers is, in fact, a witch. Now, I am not s...

A.W’s Album is Getting Us Right

A.W’s Album is Getting Us Right

Chanell Noise

October 15, 2019

A.W’s’ album, ...Was Right All Along, explores queer coming-of-age with finesse. The revelations, triumphs, and pitfalls of finding oneself in a hetero-patriarchal world are highlighted and celebrated. A.W, a.k.a John-Allison Weiss, released ...Was Right All Along ten years ago and the tenth anniversary was celebrated with a re-release on all maj...

Kiana Ledé’s All Grown Up: From Kidz Bop Star to Music Maven

Kiana Ledé’s All Grown Up: From Kidz Bop Star to Music Maven

Maggie Mahoney

October 14, 2019

Unorthodox as at it may seem, Arizona-native: Kiana LedéBrown got her big break winning KIDZ Star USA, a national competition for ages 15 and under, sponsored by Kidz Bop. She had been singing, acting in plays, and playing the piano since infancy and with the help of her mom, submitted a video to the c...

End of an Era: Reading In Between the Lines of Pitchfork’s “Best of the 2010’s” Lists

End of an Era: Reading In Between the Lines of Pitchfork’s “Best of the 2010’s” Lists

Johanna Zen

October 11, 2019

This past week, the online music publication Pitchfork released two lists dissecting both the 200 best songs and 200 best albums of the 2010s.As someone with a love/hate relationship with Pitchfork’s reviews, the lists gave me much less of a pretension-induced headache than I originally thought they would. Fr...

The Five Albums That Came Out This Year

The Five Albums That Came Out This Year

James Lepinsky

October 11, 2019

2019 kinda sucked for music. Not many good records came out, but these records were the best of the best and I listened to them a lot throughout the year. I have no hope that any records coming within the next two months will be any better than the ones I mention now, also for me i’m just really ready...

MetaMusician: Goodbye Ginger Baker

MetaMusician: Goodbye Ginger Baker

Sam Graziano

October 10, 2019

I don’t want my column to become a sort of obituary. My last piece was centered around the death of Daniel Johnston. Given the circumstances, this one will also be centered around the death of a musician I consider extremely influential, personally and otherwise. Earlier this month Ginger Baker died....

Dumpster Fire: Dog Chocolate

Dumpster Fire: Dog Chocolate

Niccolo Bechtler

October 10, 2019

Dog Chocolate’s music sits somewhere between classic hardcore and art­-rock: loud enough for a fun mosh pit, but smart enough to be genuinely thought­-provoking. The band somehow pulls off this balancing act to make a weirdly progressive package. Dog Chocolate’s 2018 album Moody B...

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