April 2018 archive

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at 9:30 Club

Right off the bat, I could sense that this wasn’t going to be just like any ordinary show. By: Jesse Benitez Following the release of their fourth studio album, Sex & Food (2018), New Zealand-American psychedelic rock band, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO for short), embarked on a full-length international tour with London-based, electro-dance artist, Makeness. …

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Album Review: The Voidz’ Virtue (2018)

Julian Casablancas, the man who wrote arguably the best album of the 2000’s, now might have a two-decade streak. Top Tracks: Leave it in My Dreams, QYURRYUS, ALieNNatioN, Lazy Boy…… All the songs. Rating: 9.8/10 By: Mikey Bamarni If you’ve ever looked up anything on Google about The Strokes you know how much Julian Casablancas …

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Lit&Live with Mason Day Performers

WGMU’s deejays interviewed 2018’s Mason Day performers prior to their shows on April 27. By: Jesse Benitez, Christian Hernandez, Jonathan Ibarra, Kate Klajbor, Saige MacLeod, Jackie Reed, and Fielder Wise WGMU’s deejays interviewed 2018’s Mason Day performers prior to their shows on April 27. Mason Some Noise: masonsomenoise.com/ Rare Fruit: @rarefruitmusic WusGoodTJ: www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhMuvxc-rvQ3b1SatMqVVA Chud Music: @chudmusic …

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Lit&Local with Twin Shadow

Dominican-American singer and producer George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) talked with WGMU’s Jesse Benitez to share insight about his most album Caer (2018), out April 27. By: Jesse Benitez Dominican-American singer and producer George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) talked with WGMU’s Jesse Benitez to share insight about his most album Caer (2018), out April 27. …

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WGMU Exclusive: Opioid Crisis Symposium

On April 19, a slew of researchers, scholars, and politicians visited George Mason University to propose solutions toward ending the opioid crisis in Northern Virginia. By: Jackie Reed FAIRFAX, VA – On April 19, a slew of researchers, scholars, and politicians visited George Mason University to propose solutions toward ending the opioid crisis in Northern …

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Lit&Local with Crashing Hotels

Brooklyn-based dark electro-dance duo Crashing Hotels talked with WGMU’s Christian Hernandez and Jesse Benitez to share details about their most recent album, Exploration Exploitation (2018). By: Christian Hernandez and Jesse Benitez Brooklyn-based dark electro-dance duo Crashing Hotels talked with WGMU’s Christian Hernandez and Jesse Benitez to share details about their most recent album, Exploration Exploitation (2018). …

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WGMU Exclusive: Patriot Activities Council (PAC)

By: Christian Hernandez WGMU’s Christian Hernandez hosts an interview with Regine Victoria, director of programming for GMU’s Patriot Activities Council (PAC). PAC hosts a variety of events and programming. Their active student leadership team works to lift spirits and bring the Mason community together. More information can be found at si.gmu.edu/pac/. Feature Photo By (GMU …

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Thirdstory at 9:30 Club

“Tell me you want me, tell me you need me to love you. I’ve been searching everywhere!” By: Rhema Johnson “Tell me you want me, tell me you need me to love you. I’ve been searching everywhere!” Those memorable lyrics were written by an American band entitled Thirdstory who consists of artists by the name …

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Album Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Sex & Food (2018)

It’s one of those albums that made me wonder, how am I just discovering them now?  Top Tracks: A God Called Hubris, Major League Chemicals, Hunnybee, Not in Love We’re Just High Rating: 7.5/10 By: Jackie Reed What a trip. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Sex & Food (2018) is one jammer after another. These New Zealanders …

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Album Review: Kali Uchis’ Isolation (2018)

Kali Uchis masters the art of collecting her thoughts in a lush jazz soundscape, typically an intangible skill to reach. Top Tracks: Flight 22, Dead To Me, In My Dreams, After The Storm Rating: 8.5/10 By: Jackie Reed On April 6, Kali Uchis released her debut album Isolation (2018). The Columbian-born singer shines above her …

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