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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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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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