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10 weeks at the top; A look into the success of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters‰”

10 weeks at the top; A look into the success of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters‰”

Shannon Durazo

March 10, 2018


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When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, two childhood friends and folk connoisseurs from Queens, New York, released their 1970 record, Bridge Over Troubled Waters it was their most ambitious and experimental work to date. The duo spent the majority of the 1960‰'s, and the four records they released during...

Classical Music Can Be Catchy?! No Way… (But Yes Way)

Classical Music Can Be Catchy?! No Way… (But Yes Way)

Morgan Bluma

March 9, 2018


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I have listened to Lindsey Stirling since she first started and dropped her first songs. I remember when she appeared on American's Got Talent and she just got crushed by the judges. I couldn't believe their responses to her unique talent that I instantly feel in love with. When she first started to...

7 Boss Chick Anthems To Get You Pumped for International Women‰’s Day

7 Boss Chick Anthems To Get You Pumped for International Women‰’s Day

Leanna Faulk

March 8, 2018


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Every year on March 8th, the international community celebrates women‰'s accomplishments throughout history and across nations. Social media timelines are filled with only a few of the most inspiring and courageous women to walk this planet. It‰'s no secret that the music industry holds some of the...

A Short Review of the relationship between the Album format and the Rock Opera

A Short Review of the relationship between the Album format and the Rock Opera

Jonathan Skufca

March 8, 2018


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I‰'ve written extensively about how much I love concept records and rock operas. I‰'ve also lamented how the album as an art form has not been as appreciated by the general public as it has in the past (although that is slowly changing—we‰'ll discuss later). And I was inspired to write this week‰'s...

Superchunk proves punk ain‰’t dead just yet

Superchunk proves punk ain‰’t dead just yet

Nora Turner

March 7, 2018


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Image courtesy of Consequence of Sound America‰'s isolating political climate and the resurgence of garage and grunge sounds has proven one thing: punk is far from dead. Part of the Chapel Hill, NC DIY foundation, Superchunk are true veterans in their field, churning out records since their founding ...

DC’s Bad Moves is Making All the Right Moves

DC’s Bad Moves is Making All the Right Moves

Emily Shelton

March 6, 2018


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Photo by Michael Cantor Spring is coming, which means it‰'s about time that you find your windows down joyride playlist. Today, I found my own addition. Bad Moves is a DC-based power pop band with angsty charisma.Their first self-titled single was released on Don Giovanni records in December of 20...

Milo‰’s Going to College: The Show that Shaped My Taste in Music, Finale- Surf Curse

Milo‰’s Going to College: The Show that Shaped My Taste in Music, Finale- Surf Curse

Milo Paul

March 5, 2018


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It was August 23rd, and I had found out that a band I enjoy would be playing at DC9 a few weeks back. I had to go, I just didn‰'t know when they‰'d return to the DMV, and was too excited by the prospect of hearing their music live. Discovering them during a time where punk, to me, was supposed to wrench...

‰Atlanta‰’ Season 2 Episode 1 Soundtrack was a Thursday night vibe

‰Atlanta‰’ Season 2 Episode 1 Soundtrack was a Thursday night vibe

Leanna Faulk

March 5, 2018


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If you thought Donald Glover couldn‰'t be more of an icon, you clearly didn‰'t watch the season 2 premiere of‰Atlanta‰' on Thursday. Nearly two years since the release of season 1 - fans were more than excited to finally continue the story of modern-day Ed, Edd, and Eddy with Earnest (played by Donald ...

Look At Me! (Looks At You): How Identity and Music Connect in a Cis, Male World

Look At Me! (Looks At You): How Identity and Music Connect in a Cis, Male World

VerÌ_nica Del Valle

March 4, 2018


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With clarity, I remember the day my relationship with music changed permanently. In a crowded high school cafeteria, one of my friends paged through my saved albums on Spotify. These were the days of The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. I went to concerts full of polarized crowds: burly twenty something-year-old...

Over/Under 1: 21st Century Schizoid Band

Over/Under 1: 21st Century Schizoid Band

Daniel Sohn

March 3, 2018


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(In which we take a look at the overrated OK Computer and the underrated Parklife) Looking back at the turn of the millennium is a strange thing to do. The digital revolution, poised to usher in a futuristic new era of civilization, was met with ambivalence by many young people. Raised in the post-idealistic...

The Genius of Kehlani’s You Should Be Here

The Genius of Kehlani’s You Should Be Here

Katherine Mickewich

March 2, 2018


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Anyone paying attention to r&b or hip-hop has to know the name Kehlani. She‰'s had chart successes to a certain extent but most know her for her more recent, hip-hop focused album SweetSexySavage, Distraction and Undercover being the more popular tracks. But I want to draw more attention to her...

Made in the Midwest

Made in the Midwest

Giliann Karon

March 1, 2018


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There‰'s something different about local music. A tiny part of you feels indebted to them, like it‰'s your duty to listen for the sake of repping where you come from. The listener and the artist have both driven down the same roads, eaten at the same restaurants, and rooted for the same sports teams....

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