Lit&Local With Venn

Shoegaze spinsters Venn joined WGMU’s Jackie Reed in the studio for an epic interview. Hailing from Woodbridge, Virginia, Venn takes their VA roots to shows and brings a blend of undeniable energy and smooth rhythm to the D.C. music scene. Venn is Jon Fetahaj, Holden Cihelka, and brothers Julian and Gabe Earle. In February 2017, they launched … Continue reading Lit&Local With Venn

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Vince Staples’ “Yeah Right” Features A Top-Notch Team: Flume, Kendrick Lamar, Kučka, and SOPHIE

American rapper Vince Staples released his second studio album Big Fish Theory (2017) on Friday, June 23. The album is an interlude of singles that reflect what the "Norf Norf" rapper is known for: high-quality vocality, dropping basses, jumping elements, and an emotive attitude. His seventh song off the album, "Yeah Right", is a collaboration … Continue reading Vince Staples’ “Yeah Right” Features A Top-Notch Team: Flume, Kendrick Lamar, Kučka, and SOPHIE

REVIEW|Bleachers’ Gone Now (2017)

Jack Antonoff, 33, released his second album Gone Now (2017) on Friday, June 2. Under the moniker Bleachers, Gone Now (2017) is an atypical dreamscape album that uses punchy synths, melodic beats, and a 80s-esque compass to sway listener interest into vibing along for the ride. The album is a collection of nostalgic noise and end-credit soundtracks, all of which … Continue reading REVIEW|Bleachers’ Gone Now (2017)

Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black (2006) & Its Portrayal of Addiction

Introduction Substance abuse is a shared topic that many celebrities endure, especially when their actions are clearly publicized. Amy Winehouse was a key figure that was exposed to overwhelming paparazzi in the wake of her recklessness. Her fame and attention made her a crackhead, an anorexic, and a victim to so many other illnesses. Being a well-known … Continue reading Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black (2006) & Its Portrayal of Addiction

COIN’s HWYKIYNT (2017) Is Past The Sophomore Album Slump

COIN is leading a front in the independent pop artist game. Their newest album, How Will You Know If You Never Try (2017), also known as HWYKIYNT, came out this past Friday, April 21. With leading singles "Talk Too Much" and more recently "I Don't Wanna Dance", they leave indie pop fans vacating all music … Continue reading COIN’s HWYKIYNT (2017) Is Past The Sophomore Album Slump

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Stirs Controversy by Romanticizing Suicide

Netflix is one of today’s leading online subscription services the internet has come to know. With that comes controversy, and their recent series 13 Reasons Why is unlike their outreach. Netflix has had their fair share of shows and originals, many of which have had top notch cinematography. However, some media enthusiasts may find the … Continue reading Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Stirs Controversy by Romanticizing Suicide