Staff Recs: Best Songs to Blast at Parties

If you’re worried about what to queue up at your next party, now you can stop fretting. The Arts Desk, otherwise known as WSN’s self-certified party animals, is here to give you spectacular music...

Nick Murphy Previews New Songs at Sotheby’s

With a soulful voice and a distinctive Australian accent, Nick Murphy, more popularly known by his former stage name Chet Faker, has won over fans around the world with his R&B-influenced electronica. Now, five years...

Earl Sweatshirt ‘Fires Up’ Irving Plaza

Thebe Kgositsile, better known as Earl Sweatshirt, returned to New York City Saturday to put on an unforgettable sold-out show at Irving Plaza, his first concert in the city in almost two years. Though...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 4 to 7

Midterms are done with, and finals are still a ways away — or so I’d like to think. Why not enjoy the mid-semester lull — and the beautiful weather — by checking out one of...

Staff Recs: Best Albums for Spring

Springtime is here, and with it comes the Arts Desk’s seasonal music recommendations so you know all the gems that you should be listening to once you get tired of listening to the new...

Nashville’s Nightly Embraces the Lower East Side With Upbeat Alt-Pop

Fans carried both school backpacks and office briefcases into the Mercury Lounge on Houston Street last Wednesday in anticipation of Nightly’s early show. It was the first time the group was headlining in New...

Indie Rock Group Boyscott Wants to Conquer Brooklyn

Indie rock minimalist group Boyscott played to a crowded room in Ridgewood, Queens March 24 in what was their most “intimidating” set yet. In fact, band members flew in their parents and friends from...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come see Tisch and Steinhardt faculty and students...

T-Pain Gets a Roll on at PlayStation Theater

The name T-Pain, especially for those in college, probably first evokes the phrase “throwback.” It makes us stop and reminisce the incredible buzz he generated as one of the go-to artists in pop music...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 15 to 17

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday — if you want to escape the inevitable onslaught of intoxicated revelers this weekend, check out one of these arts and entertainment events. And avoid Fifth Avenue at...

Fortnite’s Music Releases Can’t Replace Traditional Methods

Before Weezer’s latest self-titled album — referred to as the “Black Album” — released in stores on March 1, there was only one platform to preview several of its songs. It wasn’t Apple Music...

Staff Recs: Workout Albums

Despite the recent snow day, we are finally approaching spring, meaning that NYU students can no longer cite the weather as an excuse to avoid the gym. Here are the Arts Desk’s recommendations for...
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