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From left to right: Noelle Scaggs, Michael Fitzpatrick, John Wicks, Joe Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna and James King all dressed in semi-casual outfits, posing in front of a colorfully patterned background.

Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums on his musical philosophy and upcoming tour

Michael Fitzpatrick discusses success within the music industry and the resurgence of “Out of My League” on TikTok. 
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Jan 30, 2023

With over 400 million streams on “Out of My League” and 200 million on "HandClap,” Fitz and the Tantrums has everyone singing along, regardless of age. The band is composed...

Artist SOLA wears a flowery black-and-nude top and black yoga pants and holds a microphone and laughs on stage.

R&B-pop artist SOLA discusses debut EP ‘Everything In Between’

NYU senior SOLA talks about her journey as a musician and the release of her debut EP ‘Everything In Between’
Paree Chopra, Contributing Writer Dec 13, 2022

As a music business major at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Jessica Omokheyeke, aka SOLA, has the drive and passion for all things music. “Everything...

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Spotify Wrapped: The limitations of listening 

Spotify’s recently released end-of-the-year recaps ask whether listeners can still have original taste in music.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer Dec 9, 2022

I’ve taken the Amtrak to and from Massachusetts at least 18 times. Despite the practice I have with train procedures, spotty Wi-Fi leaves me with little to do for four hours,...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: 100 gecs teams up with Skrillex on ‘Torture Me’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by David Byrne, Caroline Polachek and more.
Yas Akdag, Ethan Beck , Paree Chopra, and Holden Lay Dec 8, 2022

“Torture Me” by 100 gecs featuring Skrillex Ethan Beck, Contributing Writer Over the last 10 years, Skrillex has been able to transform his status from being an Internet...

An illustration of a vinyl record with artist Weyes Blood illustrated on it, against a dark blue background. Blood wears a white flowy dress.

Review: Weyes Blood’s new album proves she’s an expert on life’s shades of gray

“And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow” provides an existential follow-up to the artist’s 2019 album “Titanic Rising.”
Sandy Battulga, Staff Writer Dec 6, 2022

Weyes Blood, also known as Natalie Mering, delivers a bittersweet and honest examination of what it feels like to be a human in the modern age. Mering establishes a mystical instrumentation...

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Q&A: Dance-pop duo LaLonde reminisce on sibling bond and music influences

The band takes inspiration from their Indian and Arabic cultural backgrounds and visits to their grandparents' house.
Yuna Baek, Contributing Writer Dec 5, 2022

LaLonde is an Orange County, California-based brother duo consisting of Aden and Deven LaLonde under the artist management company Eterna Music Group. Aden is a junior in the University...

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LCD Soundsystem re-returns to Brooklyn Steel for month-long residency

The indie rock group that rose to prominence in New York in the early 2000s began its 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel on Nov. 18.
Luke J. Curnin, Contributing Writer Dec 5, 2022

For the past 20 minutes, an hour and a half after my arrival, I was talking to a 6-foot-8-inch 30-something Brooklynite named Fred, who had a neck beard and sported a Karen O shirt....

Greyson Chance wearing a black turtleneck sweater stands at a corner of a room. There are two shadows of him on the two walls behind him. The photo is in black and white.

Q&A: Greyson Chance on his music comeback and prioritizing mental health

Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance gets candid about his new era of music and his most recent album. He is playing at Gramercy Theatre on Friday, Dec. 2.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Dec 1, 2022

If you didn’t see singer-songwriter Greyson Chance’s cover of “Paparazzi” back in 2010, you probably lived under a rock. His middle school talent show performance in Oklahoma...

Review: Drowse’s ‘Wane into It’ is a beautifully textured meditation on loss

Review: Drowse’s ‘Wane into It’ is a beautifully textured meditation on loss

The Portland artist and producer experiments with indie rock and ambient electronic on his excellent fourth album.
Jack Solomon, Contributing Writer Nov 22, 2022

Drowse’s fourth album, “Wane into It,” ends a decade before it starts. On the closing track “Ten Year Hangover / Deconstructed Mystery,” Kyle Bates describes himself...

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Q&A: New Rules discuss TikTok fame and their boy band identity

WSN sat down with the U.K. and Irish boy band to talk about their new song, music tastes and favorite type of pasta.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Nov 21, 2022

Not to be confused with the Dua Lipa song, New Rules is everything you’d want from a United Kingdom-based boy band. Alec McGarry, Nathan Lambert and Ryan Meaney first broke...

Bruce Sprinsteen, wearing a green shirt and a black-striped vest, plays a guitar and harmonica against a green, orange and black background.

Review: Bruce Springsteen pays soulful tribute on ‘Only the Strong Survive’

Springsteen redefines his sound on his new album, providing the audience with a more personal experience.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2022

On “Only the Strong Survive,” one of music’s best re-interpreters delivers a skillfully executed — and at times a bit too reserved — set of soul covers, both classic...

Pianist Lucas Debargue wearing a black suit and white shirt walking toward a Steinway & Sons grand piano on stage with a large audience sitting in the background. The photo is black and white.

Lucas Debargue: The future of classical music

French pianist and composer Lucas Debargue infused classic composition with his own emotive interpretation during his Carnegie Hall solo debut.
Zoe Singh, Contributing Writer Nov 18, 2022

Carnegie Hall has never felt more intimate than it did when graced by Lucas Debargue. On the evening of Nov. 6, seasoned Carnegie Hall concertgoers, classical music enthusiasts...