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WVAU 2017: BEST NEW ARTIST

WVAU 2017: BEST NEW ARTIST

Katherine Mickewich

December 17, 2017

Many musical powerhouses had comebacks and album releases this year, but none shone as bright as those by new artists. 2017 was the year of the up and coming musician. Artists like Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Sza, and Cardi B were wildly popular this year and had been either relegated to niche fanbases or...

WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

Ryan Shepard

December 16, 2017

He‰'s come a long way from performing to the aroma of Elevation Burger fries and the screams of Centennial residents. In the span of 365 days, GoldLink has gone from performing in the Tavern by the way of WVAU (you‰'re welcome!) to a Grammy nomination for his hit single, “Crew." Despite being reduced to being the favorite rapper ...

WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

Maria Carrasco

December 15, 2017

Jay Som‰'s sophomore album Everybody Works is one of the best indie rock albums of 2017. The project of California singer-songwriter Melina Duterte is detailed, thoughtful and intimate while still being a great guitar rock album. I‰'m on WVAU‰'s music staff, so when I received my weekly albums...

WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

December 14, 2017

It is an understatement to say Take Me Apart is a perfect album. With crystals dangling from her locs and nails and her stylish all white-outfits, Kelela is not a force to be reckoned with. Her debut, Take Me Apart, is one of the most beautiful albums of 2017. The October release quickly found itself...

WVAU 2017: MOST OVERRATED ALBUM

WVAU 2017: MOST OVERRATED ALBUM

Dani Rosen

December 13, 2017

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), known mononymously as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur who has released four full length albums, one EP and two mix tapes has now released a playlist called “More Life‰Û. What is a playlist in...

Morgan Saint is the Real Deal

Morgan Saint is the Real Deal

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

November 15, 2017

Still taken by in-studio shot by Brian Harrington Morgan Saint is awesome. She‰'s talented, stylish, and dedicated. Although she‰'s quiet, she knows what she wants. Her debut EP, 17 Hero, dropped in mid-October and she‰'s ready to show the world what she‰'s about. Before her first stop on tour, Mor...

Confronting Political Correctness in Music Thru Tyler the Creator's 'Goblin'

Confronting Political Correctness in Music Thru Tyler the Creator's 'Goblin'

Katherine Mickewich

November 8, 2017

I had never been super into Tyler the Creator until I heard Goblin earlier this year - yes, very late to the game, I know. However it really got me thinking about what it means to be politically correct in music - and if political correctness is necessary in art. Should an artist be condemned if their ar...

From Vine to Billboard Hot 100, Ruth B is here to stay

From Vine to Billboard Hot 100, Ruth B is here to stay

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

May 23, 2017

Credit: @itsruthb You may know Ruth B as the Viner who got a record deal or as the voice behind the Peter Pan inspired hit, “Lost Boy." Before her show at Jammin‰' Java, we had the opportunity to talk to Ruth B about her new album Ethiopia, and the death of Vine. SPOILER ALERT: With millions of...

Franconia’s Finest w/ Calkie Fisseha and Meg Mowery: Episode 2

Calkie Fisseha, Meg Mowery and Meg Mowery

April 24, 2017

We talking Springfield & barre, join us. We're back babbbyyyy! This week, we talking siblings, self care, and DAMN.  

A Conversation with Common

Skylar Tucker, Calkie Fisseha, Lauren Lumpkin, and Taryn Daniels

April 7, 2017

All photos courtesy of Marguerite Tucker When Common stopped by AU, we got the opportunity to talk to him about activism, Noname, and believing in yourself--all while he was sippin' on a green smoothie. Here is the exclusive WVAU/The Blackprint interview: Skylar: So what are you listening to rig...

Franconia’s Finest w/ Calkie Fisseha and Meg Mowery

Calkie Fisseha, Meg Mowery

April 4, 2017

We talking Springfield & barre, join us.

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2016: "Coloring Book" by Chance the Rapper

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2016: "Coloring Book" by Chance the Rapper

Brenda Hua

January 1, 2017

“IGH! IGH! IGH!‰Û Three noises ‰ÛÒ not even words, and we already know. It‰'s Chance the Rapper, Lil Chano from the 79th, Chancellor Bennett ‰ÛÒ the voice of a generation, the star of 2016. Coloring Book was a mixtape everyone anticipated, but quickly became something we knew we wanted ...

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