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An Interview with Acid Dad

An Interview with Acid Dad

Milo Paul

April 10, 2018


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I went to the Acid Dad show for Teen Mortgage, not going to lie. I knew the latter band way better than the former, and I felt like free tickets to interview some relatively unknown group would just mean a free Teen Mortgage show. This isn‰'t wrong, but it also isn‰'t completely right. Nah., the...

To Hurt or Not To Hurt‰Û_

To Hurt or Not To Hurt‰Û_

Morgan Bluma

April 9, 2018


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We are going to go a little mainstream with the music this week. But this album was just released so it seems appropriate. I am looking at one specific song from the album but you should definitely listen to the entire album as it is fairly well done. I wanted to discuss The Weeknd because most of his...

Keasbey Nights 20 Years and Two Recordings Later

Keasbey Nights 20 Years and Two Recordings Later

Jonathan Skufca

April 5, 2018


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A few weeks ago, on March 24, third-wave ska classic Keasbey Nights celebrated its 20th birthday. It initially served as Catch 22‰'s debut record, as well as only with Tomas Kalnoky as the lead singer. He later went on to become the lead singer and primary songwriter of Streetlight Manifesto, a band...

24 years post-mortem: My five favorite Nirvana songs

24 years post-mortem: My five favorite Nirvana songs

Shannon Durazo

April 5, 2018


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Kurt Cobain has been dead for a while now. 24 years to the day to be exact, and since his highly-publicized suicide in 1994 there have been just as many conspiracies as obituaries. Underneath all the loose ends surrounding his death though, one thing is clear in his contribution to the music world as...

How the Voices of the Past Carry Me Forward

How the Voices of the Past Carry Me Forward

Nora Turner

April 4, 2018


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This past month in DC, thousands of young people descended on the Mall for the March for our Lives. Howard University students stormed their financial aid office after half a million dollars was stolen from their student aid funds. In Sacramento, California, hundreds of folk risked their own liv...

Look at Me!: The Underlying Power in LCD Soundsystem

Look at Me!: The Underlying Power in LCD Soundsystem

VerÌ_nica Del Valle

April 3, 2018


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Few things are unequivocally true in the world of music, but at least two are heralded as unspoken rules as. One: music is a game of power. Two: power is not meant for the marginalized. The intersections of power and voice allow for non-men and LGBT+ individuals to be written out of the narratives...

Over/Under 2: The Bad Mood Kanye

Over/Under 2: The Bad Mood Kanye

Daniel Sohn

April 3, 2018


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In which we take a look at the overrated “Runaway‰” and the underrated “Pinocchio Story‰Û We sure do love confessional songs. Maybe it‰'s the idea of humanizing celebrities—just as paparazzi candids of stars pumping gas allow us to peel away at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, self-deprecation allows artists to amplify ...

Weekly Album Roundup: March 30

Weekly Album Roundup: March 30

WVAU Music Staff

March 30, 2018


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WVAU Music Staff reviews new albums each week! Here‰'s what the group has reviewed for the week of March 30. Capital Boogie Ravyn Lenae - Crush EP   Raveena - I Won't Mind/Wherever You Go Popish Rhye - Blood AAA (Guitars and such) Frankie Cosmos - Vessel (Sub Pop) [dream pop] // Dre...

Take Me Back Home Part 1 – Miami

Take Me Back Home Part 1 – Miami

Katherine Mickewich

March 30, 2018


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Upon deciding what to write this week, I became inspired by thinking all of the people i‰'ve met at AU. Though American is not the most racially diverse place, it is pretty geographically diverse. I‰'ve met people here from Missouri to Hawaii to South Korea, and most of my friends are from vastly different...

For These Lovely Bones or Whoever

For These Lovely Bones or Whoever

Rosa Pyo

March 27, 2018


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“Ribs‰” is from Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, and is often overshadowed by the more popular “Royals.‰” Of course, when a such a song receives a Grammy, it‰'s hard to ignore. Nonetheless, it is a song I find deeply underappreciated because it is a rava avis, a rare bird in an industry...

Mercury‰’s In Retrograde, Commence the Mosh: Punk Horoscopes

Mercury‰’s In Retrograde, Commence the Mosh: Punk Horoscopes

Milo Paul

March 26, 2018


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We live in harsh times. The weather lies to the weatherman, the mailman bites the dog, a pornstar has more power than the president… yessir, these are strange, harsh times. But! We still have astrology to distract from the cognitive ineptitude plummeting this here beautiful continent into the depths...

Teenage Girls and “Real‰” Music

Teenage Girls and “Real‰” Music

Johanna Zenn

March 26, 2018


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As a teenager trying to separate myself from everyone else, I tried my hardest to let everyone know that I listened to “real‰” music, meaning that I wasn‰'t listening to top 40. I thought this made me the most different and special person on the planet. Alas, I‰'m definitely not the only person...

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