Weezer’s Cover Album Is as Uninspired as Its Title

“Weezer” (The Teal Album), the band’s fifth self-titled LP, began as a joke — a response to fan’s request that the band cover Toto’s 1982 smash hit “Africa.” The song’s resurgence has translated into...

From Across the Atlantic, NYU’s strangers Brings People Together

They collaborate through their computer screens while sitting 7,000 miles apart. But Gallatin senior Alexa Riesenberg, based in Manhattan, and bandmate Gino Lee, who lives in South Africa — better known by their production...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Sacrifices Ambition for Safety

With all the controversy that surrounded the selection of musical acts for the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, it became clear very early on that the number one priority would be to remain as...

The Wait for Vampire Weekend’s New Music Is Over

New York-based alternative rock band Vampire Weekend released two teasing singles as a double A-side on Jan. 24. Both tracks are set to appear on their upcoming album “Father of the Bride,” coming out...

Clive Davis’ Harry Teardrop and James Ivy Bring Lo-Fi to the Lower East Side

NYU Clive Davis sophomores Harry Teardrop and James Ivy opened for headliner Billy Lemos Friday night at Mercury Lounge, playing to a room packed with fans and friends.  James Ivy, whose real name  is James...

Staff Recs: Best Albums for Winter

Winter holidays are over and the semester has begun in a full flurry. While everyone adjusts to the new semester and bitter cold, a good way to settle into this transition is with a...

Bring Me the Horizon Explores Pop, Alt Rock on ‘amo’

Bring Me the Horizon’s sixth studio album “amo” exemplifies just how much a band can grow over 15 years and proves that the five-piece band has branched out from their heavy metalcore beginnings. Long gone...

The Ophelias’ Lyricist Reflects on Tisch Graduation and Embraces Uncertainty

Twenty-two-year-old Spencer Peppet, a 2018 Tisch graduate, was driving through her hometown of Cincinnati when her phone buzzed with The New York Times notification. She was with her best friend and the band’s bassist,...

Japanese Breakfast Brings ‘Another Planet’ to the Space Ballroom

Lo-fi indie pop act Japanese Breakfast played a sold-out show Wednesday night in Hamden, Conn. to promote her second album, “Soft Sounds from Another Planet,” originally released in 2017. Michelle Zauner, better known by her...

New School and NYU Collide for Haiku

WSN sits down with the voice behind Manhattan-based band Haiku, who discussed feminine beauty, life without music and the harm in comparing yourself to others.

3OH!3 Commands Irving Plaza

Ten years ago was a much simpler time. Teens faced an epidemic of texter’s thumb, watched iTunes-bought Jersey Shore episodes from their iTouch devices and uploaded their latest revelations to MySpace. It might feel like...

On a Rainy Monday, Aminé Takes Brooklyn Steel by Storm

Banana badass Aminé played a lavishly intimate set after a long, dark and rainy Monday, delivering stunning hip-hop-inspired tracks to a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn Steel. The intimate venue was very full — yet...
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