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Album Review: THENBHD’s The Neighbourhood (2018)

Though The Neighbourhood lacks a full makeover of a sound, the redundancy in their current melodies are used to their benefit. Top Tracks: Flowers, Scary Love, Reflections Rating: 7.5/10 By: Jackie Reed After years of quietly releasing live session tracks and solo projects, The Neighbourhood returns to the boyband arena. Their self-titled album The Neighbourhood …

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Lit&Live with Luke James Shaffer

By: Kate Klajbor and Jackie Reed American singer-songwriter Luke James Shaffer stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio to reflect on his experiences making covers and original songs, tour life, living in New York and DC, current projects, and future plans. He will be performing at Volition’s Open Mic on March 8. Follow Luke James Shaffer on …

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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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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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Cold War Kids Set To Perform At GMU’s Homecoming Week

  Cold War Kids Students: $20, $30 Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $30, $40 Guests: $40, $50 Tickets Thurs, Feb 8 Doors 7:30 pm // Show 8:00 pm GMU’s Center for the Arts // Fairfax, VA . . By: Jackie Reed For over a decade, California-based soul rock band Cold War Kids has performed on countless stages, …

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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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