Def Jam celebrates 30th anniversary

This year marks three decades since Rick Rubin officially founded Def Jam Recordings in his dorm at NYU. Rolling Stone produced a short documentary with Rubin called “Rick Was Here,” recounting his experience with...

London Grammar and Until the Ribbon Breaks Rock Terminal 5

A gallery of photos from the London Grammar and Until the Ribbon Breaks show at Terminal 5 on January 27, 2015.

Frank Ocean’s New Song Has All of His Style With None of His Substance

Musician Frank Ocean dropped his new single “DHL” on Saturday via his podcast-esque series “Blonded Radio 008.” Infamous for his reticence and lengthy breaks between new releases, the release surprised unsuspecting fans. The song...

Lily Allen returns with NYC show

Following a brief absence from the music scene, Lily Allen has catapulted herself back onto the pop charts. No longer the seemingly carefree and precocious young adult, Allen has settled down — she is...

Destroyer Celebrates Middle-Age Despair in His Latest Album

A jolly submission to the troubles of the middle age echoes in the poesy of Dan Bejar’s latest work of despair. From the droning synth work that opens the album, it seems Bejar has...

What We’re Listening To: Instrumentals

Here's a compilation of some smooth, groovy instrumentals. Enjoy an hour of music without words! Email Gilchrist Green at [email protected]

LÉON Lives to Perform

A great singer isn’t always a great performer, just as great performer isn’t always a great singer. Artists who can do both are the ones who last in today’s competitive music industry. If mastering...

Action Bronson’s new album ‘Wonderful’

Since his debut in 2011, Action Bronson has attracted fans of all demographics thanks to his boisterous personality, oddball lyrics and his tendency to create ’90s-influenced hip-hop without sounding outdated. With multiple successful mixtapes,...

Anderson .Paak Shows Funk Belongs Back in Hip-Hop

The musician’s new album combines old hip-hop sounds to pave a new wave in today’s mainstream rap.

Steinhardt freshman talks early success

Though only a freshman in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development’s music technology program, the electronic artist Harrison Holmes, also known as Sleestak, has been prolific with his musical output. With...

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...

Do Not Sell Von Sell Short

Von Sell exists, so therefore he makes music. Sell is an up-and-coming musician originally from Germany. Now situated in Bushwick, the artist was recently signed to NYU’s Village Records. His clear vocal prowess and...
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