Vampire Weekend Plays Surprise WSP Set

Indie rock royalty Vampire Weekend played an impromptu acoustic set this afternoon in Washington Square Park to a small, hushed crowd. The band played a mix of classics and material from their new album, “Father...

Bruno Major Charms in New York City

Bruno Major gained initial fame through the release of his album “A Song For Every Moon,” for which, as the title suggests, he wrote and released one song every month in 2016. Since then,...

NYU Senior Maũ Meditates on NYU Graduation With New Single

As graduation season quickly approaches, Tisch senior and rapper-producer Maũ has been using his music as an outlet to reconcile the existential dread of his days as a college student coming to an end....

PUP Gives Exhilarating, Punk-driven Performance at Brooklyn Steel

Canadian punk band PUP played Brooklyn Steel on Friday to a sold-out crowd. The band has embarked on a triumphant tour that sees them headlining larger venues than ever before, as well as teaming...

Student-Run Label Produces Alternative Duo’s New Single

Berklee College of Music graduates India Shore and Claire Altendahl became friends over an unexpected string of events. While auditioning for a vocal performance show as a solo musician, Shore put out a request...

Indie Rockers Now, Now Make a Comeback on Their Own Terms

Riding the tail end of the late ’00s indie-rock revival, Minnesota-based band Now, Now seemed to meet the perfect criteria for success in 2012: a critically acclaimed sophomore album, several international tours and a...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 19 to 21

With 4/20, Easter and Earth Day all approaching back-to-back, I’m sure everyone’s weekend schedules are packed. But on the off chance you have some free time in the next few days, here are some...

Anderson .Paak Releases an Ode to Old

In a turnaround so quick it might have given his fans whiplash, rhythm and blues artist Anderson .Paak released his fourth studio album “Ventura” just months after his third, “Oxnard.” The musician has referred...

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...
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