Local singer-songwriter Samantha Haas (HAAS) joined WGMU’s Jackie Reed in the on-air studio on Friday, December 8. From Manassas, Virginia, she’s done covers from WALK THE MOON, Harry Styles, and Lukas Graham, all while creating her own music too. Her rock and pop-alternative covers are inspired by artists like Fleetwood Mac, PVRIS, and Paramore. Haas … Continue reading Lit&Local with Samantha Haas (HAAS)
Australian electropop band Cut Copy stopped by 9:30 Club on Wednesday, November 29. Their show was beautifully constructed; it featured a mixed bag of old and new synth tracks, an elaborate light setup, and a fan base that has clearly developed over the years. Coming from an ill-informed music enthusiast and "blind" ear, Cut Copy … Continue reading Cut Copy At 9:30 Club
On Saturday, November 18, Bleachers led a sold-out show at 9:30 Club - one of the last stops of the raved Gone Now tour. Bleachers, fronted by New-Jersey based singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff, did little to disappoint. His cheerful tracklist and awkwardly infectious song breaks made for an honest and appealing concert. The Fun. guitarist and … Continue reading Bleachers At 9:30 Club
On this week’s episode of The Megaphone Podcast, WGMU’s Jackie Reed interviews Igor Stojanov, host of The Megaphone Podcast and visiting journalist from Macedonia, reflecting on his experience as a media fellow with the Office of Student Media. Listen here: Feature Photo By (David Carroll/Office of Student Media). Originally published on http://wgmuradio.com/.
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
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
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)