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Letting the Sun Talk: An Interview with Mavi

Letting the Sun Talk: An Interview with Mavi

January 22, 2020

Mavi makes the type of music you have to read to comprehend, and he doesn’t intend on changing that.

Streaming Cheapens Music Connections

Streaming Cheapens Music Connections

January 22, 2020

"Music can still seem special, but finding new artists you love on a streaming service is less rewarding than scouring stacks of CDs and records. "

Neil Peart: A Transcendent Icon of Rock n’ Roll

Neil Peart: A Transcendent Icon of Rock n’ Roll

January 21, 2020

Neil Peart was more than just a drummer.

FKA Twigs Dazzles Audience at Kings Theater

FKA Twigs Dazzles Audience at Kings Theater

December 4, 2019

Her performance was by far one of the best I have ever seen — the disbelief of what I had just witnessed followed me all the way home. 

Leonard Cohen’s “Thanks for the Dance” Reopens Grief’s Wound

Leonard Cohen’s “Thanks for the Dance” Reopens Grief’s Wound

November 30, 2019

When a loved one exits the picture, a gash rips into ourselves. As the wound heals, a scar forms, and when a reminder of that loved one arises, the scar stings and may open back up. Such is the case...

Milky Chance Benefits and Suffers From Nostalgia

Milky Chance Benefits and Suffers From Nostalgia

November 20, 2019

When I hear Milky Chance, I can’t help but think about high school. I was a freshman when their first album “Sadnecessary” came out in 2014 and found myself constantly listening to tracks like “Stolen...

Lil Peep’s “Everybody’s Everything” Is Raw

Lil Peep’s “Everybody’s Everything” Is Raw

November 20, 2019

Posthumous albums almost always result in mixed reactions. While some fans are grateful that their favorite artists can live on in music, others feel that these releases are unethical and exploit the artist’s...

FKA Twigs Ascends on “Magdalene”

FKA Twigs Ascends on “Magdalene”

November 13, 2019

In a year of historic comebacks, from Vampire Weekend to Kanye West, FKA Twigs leads the pack with her mystifying second LP, “Magdalene.” FKA Twigs has a tendency to cause a stir whenever she drops...

Iann Dior Firmly Plants Himself In The Music Industry

Iann Dior Firmly Plants Himself In The Music Industry

November 13, 2019

After amassing over four million SoundCloud streams in his first month as an artist, fans were quick to label Iann Dior as an “industry plant.” The 20-year-old Texas rapper started working with the...

Doja Cat Claims Throne as Princess of Rap on “Hot Pink”

Doja Cat Claims Throne as Princess of Rap on “Hot Pink”

November 13, 2019

This has been the year of female rap. Women dominated the rap scene, storming up the hip hop charts and going viral for their dynamic and often humorous lyrics. Lizzo electrified the charts with hits like...

Digital Dazzler Petticoat Talks Future of Pop, ’80s New Wave and More

Digital Dazzler Petticoat Talks Future of Pop, ’80s New Wave and More

November 6, 2019

A few months ago, I stumbled upon the solo project of San Francisco native David Halsey, aka Petticoat, on SoundCloud when he posted a link to his single “Ferrofluid” on the PC Music subreddit. I...

Ramped Up With Chris Parkin

Ramped Up With Chris Parkin

November 6, 2019

For this month’s “Ramped Up,” we featured Chris Parkin, FCLC ’20. Parkin, a sophomore transfer to Fordham from Oberlin College, is an aspiring musician from Cape Cod, Mass. He was one of the...

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