Category: Local

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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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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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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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Talks #RealNews At Mason

On Tuesday, October 24, host of MSNBC’s Hardball Chris Matthews opened this year’s Mason Communication Forum with a conversation addressing “fake news” and journalism today. The conference, named #RealNews2017, was an interactive event that enabled students to exchange insight about today’s “social-mediated world”, first illustrated by Matthews. Though “fake news” has become a hot topic …

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Lit&Local With Venn

Shoegaze spinsters Venn joined WGMU’s Jackie Reed in the studio for an epic interview. Hailing from Woodbridge, Virginia, Venn takes their VA roots to shows and brings a blend of undeniable energy and smooth rhythm to the D.C. music scene. Venn is Jon Fetahaj, Holden Cihelka, and brothers Julian and Gabe Earle. In February 2017, they launched …

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TEDxGeorgeMasonU “Revival” and Recap

By: Jackie Reed After months of planning and collaboration, the re-scheduled TEDxGeorgeMasonU spring conference was hosted in Dewberry Hall on September 10. With great patience and organization, the board of members crafted a remarkable conference that embodied the idea of “Revival”, referring to both the event and the conversations enveloped within the afternoon meeting. Several …

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Ryan Cam Interview (June 2017)

  Ryan Cam is an upcoming Hip Hop/Pop artist from northern VA who just released his first project titled “No Pressure.” With his smooth beat selection, combined with his diverse flows and melodic hooks/choruses, Ryan is bringing a unique sound to the table right out of the gate. With a debut project like this, the …

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The Capitals Head to Pittsburgh for Game 3

Nick Colletti WGMU, Sports Blogger Monday May 1, 2017 Game 3 will pose as great adversity for the Capitals and their Stanley Cup aspirations as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the hostile PPG Paints Arena. To have a chance, the Capitals will have to play their hearts out for sixty minutes and find a …

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The Capitals Even the Series in A Pulse-Pounding Thriller

Nick Colletti WGMU, Sports Blogger Thursday April 20, 2017 The heavily favored Washington Capitals have faced an opponent in the Toronto Maple Leafs that many predicted would be eliminated with ease by a D.C hockey club that has played some of its best hockey in franchise history. Three games into this series, the Maple Leafs …

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Crystal Fighters @ Black Cat 04/14

Sasha Toophanie, Music Director On April 7th, 2017, Washington D.C.’s Black Cat was humming with anticipation for Crystal Fighters! The electronic/folk band hails from London and their third studio album, “Everything is My Family” released October 21st, 2016. Crystal Fighters have gained a loyal following since their first album release in 2010, and much of …

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