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Chicago and Unapologetic Pop Feminism

Chicago and Unapologetic Pop Feminism

Jessica Anthony

October 16, 2019

Look at the Billboard Hot 100, and there seems to be a rising trend: unapologetic feminism. Women empowering women, unafraid to call out the men in their lives for the issues that always seem to follow them. Lizzo asks why men are great until they "gotta be great," Billie Eilish gets in touch with her...

Album Review: Wilco- Ode to Joy

Album Review: Wilco- Ode to Joy

Alejandro Saed

October 15, 2019

Wilco- Ode To Joy (dBpm) Folky, grounded, elegant. Wilco shows off their ability to deliver a mature, simple album, with complex deep lyrics. It’s an ode to all aspects of love, from its beauty to its fragility. The album proves that Jeff Tweedy is better when he’s accompanied by his bandmates,...

Maggie Rogers: Aggie Cromwell but Make it Political

Maggie Rogers: Aggie Cromwell but Make it Political

Claire Daniel

October 15, 2019

Well folks, it’s ~spooky season~ and on Monday October 7th, my soul left my body. Everyone in the Anthem’s soul was snatched by Margaret Debay Rogers. Yes. I am talking about Maggie Rogers. The rumors, I have come to find out, are true. I can confirm that Maggie Rogers is, in fact, a witch. Now, I am not s...

A.W’s Album is Getting Us Right

A.W’s Album is Getting Us Right

Chanell Noise

October 15, 2019

A.W’s’ album, ...Was Right All Along, explores queer coming-of-age with finesse. The revelations, triumphs, and pitfalls of finding oneself in a hetero-patriarchal world are highlighted and celebrated. A.W, a.k.a John-Allison Weiss, released ...Was Right All Along ten years ago and the tenth anniversary was celebrated with a re-release on all maj...

Album Review: Girl in Red- Chapter 2

Album Review: Girl in Red- Chapter 2

Jaimie Lee

October 14, 2019

Marie Ulven is a Norwegian teen that is making a name for herself in the indie scene. For the last couple of years, Ulven, 20, has made spunky, raw indie-pop songs about wanting new love, and the voyage of when it’s unachievable, and anthems for coming to age, under the name  girl in red. Her soun...

Kiana Ledé’s All Grown Up: From Kidz Bop Star to Music Maven

Kiana Ledé’s All Grown Up: From Kidz Bop Star to Music Maven

Maggie Mahoney

October 14, 2019

Unorthodox as at it may seem, Arizona-native: Kiana LedéBrown got her big break winning KIDZ Star USA, a national competition for ages 15 and under, sponsored by Kidz Bop. She had been singing, acting in plays, and playing the piano since infancy and with the help of her mom, submitted a video to the c...

End of an Era: Reading In Between the Lines of Pitchfork’s “Best of the 2010’s” Lists

End of an Era: Reading In Between the Lines of Pitchfork’s “Best of the 2010’s” Lists

Johanna Zen

October 11, 2019

This past week, the online music publication Pitchfork released two lists dissecting both the 200 best songs and 200 best albums of the 2010s.As someone with a love/hate relationship with Pitchfork’s reviews, the lists gave me much less of a pretension-induced headache than I originally thought they would. Fr...

The Five Albums That Came Out This Year

The Five Albums That Came Out This Year

James Lepinsky

October 11, 2019

2019 kinda sucked for music. Not many good records came out, but these records were the best of the best and I listened to them a lot throughout the year. I have no hope that any records coming within the next two months will be any better than the ones I mention now, also for me i’m just really ready...

MetaMusician: Goodbye Ginger Baker

MetaMusician: Goodbye Ginger Baker

Sam Graziano

October 10, 2019

I don’t want my column to become a sort of obituary. My last piece was centered around the death of Daniel Johnston. Given the circumstances, this one will also be centered around the death of a musician I consider extremely influential, personally and otherwise. Earlier this month Ginger Baker died....

Dumpster Fire: Dog Chocolate

Dumpster Fire: Dog Chocolate

Niccolo Bechtler

October 10, 2019

Dog Chocolate’s music sits somewhere between classic hardcore and art­-rock: loud enough for a fun mosh pit, but smart enough to be genuinely thought­-provoking. The band somehow pulls off this balancing act to make a weirdly progressive package. Dog Chocolate’s 2018 album Moody B...

My Unkle, His Name is Adam

My Unkle, His Name is Adam

Milo Paul

October 10, 2019

“Clout is a leech that feeds without constraint on that which we might call the human soul. A bane by whom its absence may make us feel deprived— not of light, not of genuine human contact, but of palpable internal meaning. Yes, clout is a drug of which I am addicted. I am addicted to Unkle Adams.”...

Big Meme Moods: “I Love Suffering”

Big Meme Moods: “I Love Suffering”

Georgia Abdow

October 8, 2019

I discovered a meme that perfectly portrays those rough 3am nights when you are lying in your bed wallowing in your sadness. It reads, “When you’re already sad but you listen to sad music knowing it’ll make you more sad but it’s still worth it.” I am almost positive most people can relate to...

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