February 2018 archive

Lit&Live with Mannywellz

 By: Jackie Reed Nigerian-born and Maryland-based artist Mannywellz stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio to share insight about his debut album Soulfro (2018), tour life, his DACA experience, and future plans. He will be performing at Union Stage on March 5, and at Volition’s Open Mic on March 8. For interview and in-studio links, go to https://soundcloud.com/wgmu/sets/litlive-with-mannywellz/. …

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Tyler, The Creator at The Anthem

On February 25, all hell broke loose. By: Jackie Reed On February 25, all hell broke loose. The Anthem hosted an epic, mind-numbing show with Taco (of Odd Future), Vince Staples, and Tyler, The Creator. Taco shared a DJ set of hip-hop tracks that embody radio charts today – think Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Kendrick Lamar’s …

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Jordan Rakei at Union Stage

Though Rakei is well-known for his collaborations with artists like Disclosure and Tom Misch, this show exclusively fronted his own works, rather than reminiscing along to his previously successful singles with such deejays. By: Jackie Reed Jordan Rakei performed at Union Stage on Saturday, Feb. 24. His show was a jazzy set which emulated his …

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Album Review: MGMT’s Little Dark Age (2018)

MGMT show they aren’t done writing beautifully trippy pop songs. Top Tracks: Little Dark Age, Me and Michael, TSLAMP, Hand it Over Rating 9.1/10 By: Mikey Bamarni MGMT did something a little different when they released their first single “Little Dark Age”, the title track, to the world back in October. They went 80’s goth. …

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STRFKR at 9:30 Club

In a matter of minutes, however, the numbing dreamscape synths spliced into electrifying energy, along with beautifully synchronized patterns and projections blazing among the crowd. By: Jesse Benitez Indie electro pop band, STRFKR, made waves through D.C. during their sold out show at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, February 17. They began their performance with …

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Lit&Live with Viniloversus

  Viniloversus The Neuro Farm Red This Ever Backstage: $15 Tickets Sun, Feb 11 Doors 7:30 pm Black Cat // Washington, DC . Venezuelan alt-band Viniloversus stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio for a conversation revolving around their debut English album, Days of Exile (2017), tour life, advocacy, and future plans. They will be performing at …

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Album Review: Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods (2018)

 Despite a horrible album roll out, Man of the Woods hits almost all of the right notes. Top Tracks: Man of the Woods, Higher Higher, Flannel, Livin Off The Land Rating: 7.2/10 By: Mikey Bamarni Now, with over 20 years of Justin Timberlake in our lives we have made it to Man of the Woods …

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Lit&Local with Bell’s Roar

By: Jackie Reed New York-based R&B artist Sean Desiree, under the stage name bell’s roar (namely after American social activist bell hooks), called into the WGMU on-air studio on Monday, February 5. They spoke with WGMU’s Jackie Reed about their advocacy for LGBTQ and QTPOC artists, their recent album We Carry Us (2017), and touring the Art Funds …

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