Serotonin for the Soul: Midterm Mini-Playlist


Marjorie Blum

October 30, 2019

As I have been ever so trudging through midterm season, the only thing that has been keeping me grounded, focused, and calm is music. When I was on the verge of absolutely losing my mind, the second I put on any of the following songs, my worries faded away, and my blood pressure began to settle. Here...

Go to the Concert: A Lesson Learned from Tom Petty

Tom Petty in Concert

Claire Daniel

October 29, 2019

There are many reasons why I jump at the chance to see my favorite artists everytime they are performing near me. In some instances, their writing processes might take a while and it could be years before I have another opportunity to see them live. It’s also not unheard of for artists to go on tour...

Getting to Know H.E.R.

Getting to Know H.E.R.

Maggie Mahoney

October 28, 2019

Who is Gabriela Wilson? Wilson’s most recent, 2019 compilation album: I Used to Know Her grapples with exactly that question. Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R (Having Everything Revealed), is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who made a name for herself through Radio Disney’s Next Big Thin...

The Catharsis of Julien Baker’s “Tokyo”

The Catharsis of Julien Baker’s “Tokyo”

Johanna Zen

October 25, 2019

“You want love/This is as close as you’re gonna get.” It’s hard to imagine a lyric full of such ancient-sounding sorrow coming from someone as young as 24 years old. But singer-songwriter Julien Baker has always had a way of rooting her own pain into some universal feeling that sounds as old...

Dumpster Fire: IDLES

IDLES in Concert

Niccolo Bechtler

October 24, 2019

This column is supposed to be about pointing a spotlight at small punk/hardcore bands that don’t get the recognition they deserve. IDLES has over half a million listeners on Spotify, so they’re not strictly in my wheelhouse. But I went to see them play live at the 9:30 Club last week, and it was...

MetaMusician: Experience is King

MetaMusician: Experience is King

Sam Graziano

October 24, 2019

I believe art in all forms deserves various forms of consideration in order to gain as much as one can. Each type of consideration can be seen as looking at art through a different lens, a different perspective. One kind of consideration is analysis. This is combing through a song, a film, or a painting...

Big Meme Moods: “Me, Trying to Take Your Sadness Away”

Meme Cat

Georgia Abdow

October 22, 2019

This is one of the most wholesome memes I have ever laid my eyes on, in that it depicts an act of kindness to someone in need of a pick-me-up. It reads, “Your sadness” and “Me, trying to take away your sadness,” where a cat tugs at a blanket. I thought I would lighten up the mood from my last column and give you a playlist that d...

Songs for Scorpios

Scorpio Scorpion

JJ Smith

October 21, 2019

Brace yourselves, it’s almost Scorpio Season. October 23rd to November 21st means deep emotions and causes one to search for deeper meaning in almost everything. Scorpio is one of the most emotional and intense zodiac signs to exist, so a playlist of soothing songs to satisfy this sign is essential. As...

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

Credit: Billboard

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

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...

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