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Jorja Smith: Soul-searching and Soulful Vocals

Jorja Smith

Maggie Mahoney

November 11, 2019

The English born Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, Jorja Smith, never fails to make me feel something with her mellow and otherworldly tracks. Jorja Alice Smith has been a lifelong musician, taking piano lessons from age eight on and earning a music scholarship at Aldridge School where she took music ...

Lucy Dacus Reflects on the Weird Energy of New Year’s Eve in “Fool’s Gold”

Lucy Dacus

Johanna Zenn

November 8, 2019

On Thursday, singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus released a new single called “Fool’s Gold” right before the rest of her new EP, which comes out Friday. She explained the process of writing it, saying “I started writing ‘Fool’s Gold’ after the last person left a New Year’s Eve party I host...

Metamusician: Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water

Metamusician: Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water

Samuel Graziano

November 7, 2019

When I write about how we should approach music, I worry that it comes across as pretentious. I’m just some college kid and I write about how we, as a culture, should appreciate music in a certain way. All of the statements I make about a better way to interact with music comes from my own experiences....

Dumpster Fire: Ausmuteants

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Niccolo Bechtler

November 7, 2019

If you told me there was a concept album I needed to listen to, I’d probably imagine some complex heady thing full of swishy pad synths and existential questions. But punk band Ausmuteants’ 2019 record " ...Present the World in Handcuffs" is a concept album stripped of all pretensions while maintaining...

Big Meme Moods: “This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film studies class”

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Georgia Abdow

November 5, 2019

So far in 2019, this has been one of the most popular memes that circulated platforms like Twitter and Reddit. The original meme reads, “This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film studies class” and displays a screen cap from TV series Game of Thrones. Many Twitter and Reddit users took...

Sagittarius Songs

Sagittarrius Image

JJ Smith

November 5, 2019

The seasons are changing and as cold weather prepares to really kick in, the season for Sagittarius is also getting ready to make a grand entrance. Come November 22nd, this sign’s prime time will be in full effect, so it’s best we brace ourselves with a playlist perfect for this philosophical persona. ...

Fresh of The Boat: ROLE MODEL – what the heck is even “a role model” tho?

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Yen Dang

November 4, 2019

"We all need a role model in our lives." I hate to break it to you, but Tucker Pillsbury is nowhere near your perfectly crafted idea of "a role model" no matter what his stage name is, which, ironically and in all caps, is ROLE MODEL btw. He is one of those boys that will "break your heart" and "fall...

Headphoning It In: That ’70s Sound, starring Santana

Headphoning It In: That '70s Sound, starring Santana

Madee Sadozai

November 1, 2019

1970: Forty-nine years ago, after already solidifying legendary status and achieving major Woodstock success, Santana released Abraxas, an unassuming, career-defining, nine-track masterpiece. Its conceptual simplicity is countered by unrivaled instrumental mastery. For an album with such few lyrics, ...

A brief history of music for the purpose of sex

Marvin Gaye Album cover

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

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...

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