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Now Spinning: The hyper production of music

Now Spinning: The hyper production of music

Noor Hannosh

February 28, 2018


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Remember One Direction? Well even if you do I am going to remind you; they were a British boy band put together on the singing competition show “The X-Factor‰” that has since lost a member and gone on a hiatus. Now I am not here to tell you the history of One Direction but they are the perfect example...

Desta Dawn is Doin‰’ It for Oakland, Ethiopia, and Herself

Desta Dawn is Doin‰’ It for Oakland, Ethiopia, and Herself

Calkie Fisseha

February 27, 2018


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Photo by Shaina Santos Last semester, Desta Dawn came to American University to perform at ESA Fest. The event was hosted by the Ethiopian & Eritrean Student Association to showcase Habesha culture. There were many standout performers, but Desta Dawn‰'s guitar-backed R&B stuck out. The Bay Ar...

Rina Sawayama: The Savior Asian American Girls Need

Rina Sawayama: The Savior Asian American Girls Need

Rosa Pyo

February 27, 2018


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The Asian identity is fragment in popular culture. The stories, music, and culture have never been adequately told and how can it be when there are is such little representation. Just recently the Asian community has gained traction in the music industry with the K-pop group, BTS. This accomplishment...

The Pop-Punk Identity Crisis

The Pop-Punk Identity Crisis

Johanna Zenn

February 26, 2018


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Pop-punk may not be dead, but its big players seem to be going through an identity crisis. Searching “pop-punk bands‰” into Google first gives you a list of these bigger names like Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, All Time Low, and others. Bands like these are formative to anyone who...

Milo‰’s Going to College: The Show that Shaped My Taste in Music, PT.2- Lala Lala

Milo‰’s Going to College: The Show that Shaped My Taste in Music, PT.2- Lala Lala

Milo Paul

February 26, 2018


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Photo courtesy of Indie Guides It was August 23rd. Teen Mortgage walked off the stage at DC9 with the gaits of soldiers leaving a battlefield- accomplished and certain of victory even if they had poured out the Pacific in terms of the combined sweat between the two of them. One quick whip of the neck...

Addictive Thoughts

Addictive Thoughts

Morgan Bluma

February 25, 2018


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Y‰'all need to stop what you‰'re doing and read this thought-provoking journal for today‰'s column. I just discovered this song the other day and I cannot stop listening to it. This artist is not well known and so therefore there is not a lot written about him or the type of music he is creati...

The Not-So Pleasant Nostalgia of Admiral Fallow‰’s “Subbuteo‰Û

The Not-So Pleasant Nostalgia of Admiral Fallow‰’s “Subbuteo‰Û

Jonathan Skufca

February 22, 2018


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Image courtesy of BBC Despite not having as large a following as genre-mates Frightened Rabbit, Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallows has always had a special place in my heart. From the moment I first hear the bombastic chorus of their first single “Squealing Pigs,‰” I was sold. However, w...

Now Spinning: The Smiths

Now Spinning: The Smiths

Noor Hannosh

February 14, 2018


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It is about time that I wrote about The Smiths. The Manchester band have been my favorite since at least the summer before my junior year of high school. I listen to them all the time, they are great for when you are sad and just want to mope in it and they are good when you just want some good tunes. The...

An Ode to the Music of My Childhood

An Ode to the Music of My Childhood

Rosa Pyo

February 13, 2018


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Lately I‰'ve been feeling nostalgia. Maybe it‰'s because we are more than a month into the New Year. Maybe it‰'s because its my first year of college. Maybe it's just because and there is no rhyme or reason to these kind of things. We just feel how we feel sometimes and that‰'s okay. Last week...

Brent Faiyaz and Diana Gordon at Union Stage

Brent Faiyaz and Diana Gordon at Union Stage

Miguel Wilson

February 13, 2018


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Time for story time again! My newest installment involves a homeless man, Diana Gordon, and the ever-changing qualities of friendship. Most recently, I have found college life to be, for lack of a better word, tumultuous. Let‰'s just say it‰'s been a bit messy! To summarize, in February alone, I‰'ve...

Milo‰’s Going to College: The Show that Shaped My Taste in Music, PT.1- Teen Mortgage

Milo‰’s Going to College: The Show that Shaped My Taste in Music, PT.1- Teen Mortgage

Milo Paul

February 12, 2018


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Image link It was August 23rd. I remember being anxious as all hell- I would be starting my first semester at American University and college in general in about a day or two. I brought the person I was dating with me at the time in part because I thought they‰'d enjoy the music, in part because my...

The Nostalgic Road Trip

The Nostalgic Road Trip

Morgan Bluma

February 9, 2018


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Image courtesy of Huffington Post Hello my beautiful lovelies, I say let‰'s go on a road trip. You know that game where you have to pick one book you would want on a deserted island for the rest of your life. This is kind of similar. I say that if I had to go on a road trip (but really “had‰” isn‰'t the right word b...

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