2017 archive

Angel Olsen at 9:30 Club

Olsen played many tracks from her critically acclaimed album My Woman (2016) along with some cuts from her latest release, Phases (2017). By: Nick Wodzinski Alternative and folk-rock queen, Angel Olsen, performed at 9:30 Club on December 14 during her winter tour. Her unique vocal performance along with her vintage rock style filled the room …

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Mikey B’s Top Five Albums & Songs of 2017

By: Mikey Bamarni Best Albums of 2017 5. Ti Amo – Phoenix In June of this year, I reviewed this newly released album by Phoenix; yet here we are in December and the record is still just as amazing. It’s even more incredible due to the fact that the album has vibes reminiscent of summer. …

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Lit&Local with Samantha Haas (HAAS)

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 …

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Jaws of Love at DC9

Ayer embodies an essence reflected in the album and live that makes you cherish how special love is from the simple and difficult moments in life. By: Julie Luu You know Local Natives and now you get to know Kelcey Ayer. Kelcey Ayer has been a key member of Local Natives since their beginnings in …

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Cut Copy at 9:30 Club

Coming from an ill-informed music enthusiast and “blind” ear, Cut Copy put on a concert experience that truly amazed. By: Jackie Reed Australian electropop band Cut Copy stopped by 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Their show was beautifully constructed; it featured a mixed bag of old and new synth tracks, an elaborate light setup, …

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Bleachers at 9:30 Club

With lights dim low, the underlying bass purring, and the red moon cascading on the blank stage curtains, the atmosphere was a mixture of angst and excitement. By: Jackie Reed On Saturday, Nov. 18, Bleachers led a sold-out show at 9:30 Club – one of the last stops of the raved Gone Now tour. Bleachers, …

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The Megaphone Podcast: Igor Stojanov

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:

Hippo Campus at 9:30 Club

Known for their quick wit indie-pop and youthful sound, Hippo Campus delivered a high energy and electric performance at the 9:30 Club. By: Nick Wodzinski Minnesota based indie-rock quartet, Hippo Campus, made their way through D.C. on Nov. 13 during their 2017 fall tour. Known for their quick wit indie-pop and youthful sound, Hippo Campus …

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Mom Jeans. at Songbyrd Record Café and Music House

The night was jam-packed with some of the hottest emo bands in the scene right now. By: Christian Hernandez The indie/emo band that promotes themselves as “meme rockers” came to Washington DC on Nov. 2 to play a very stacked set at Songbyrd Record Café and Music House. The trio consists of Eric Butler on …

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Fall Out Boy at EagleBank Arena

Having listened to them for years, seeing them live legitimized my unfathomable adoration for their music. By: Laurel Griffin On Thursday Nov. 2, Fall Out Boy proved their place in the music world with their Mania tour. At Eaglebank Arena, Fall Out Boy stopped by to promote their upcoming album, Mania (2018), which is set …

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