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Postmodern Jukebox: A musical time machine revives the jazz era

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox offers a riveting exploration into the history of the music world.
Afnan Abbassi, Staff Writer Feb 13, 2023

Postmodern Jukebox is a band that takes popular songs and alters their style to match different vintage genres. Founded by jazz pianist Scott Bradlee, the band intends to reinvent...

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This weekend: NYU DJs to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the dance floor

This Friday at 10 p.m., NYU student DJs will turn Astor Place Hairstylists from a barber shop into a dance party.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer Feb 10, 2023

This Friday night, the unassuming exterior of a classic New York barbershop will be teeming with fun beats and good vibes. Each DJ is sure to bring their own personal flair to...

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Review: Samia confesses all in ‘Honey’

Samia’s sophomore album is an exciting experiment in absolute honesty.
Audrey Abrahams, Contributing Writer Feb 9, 2023

There's an ugly side to everyone’s personality. We usually struggle to hide our darkest thoughts and spontaneous explosions of emotion, but in Samia’s sophomore album “Honey,”...

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Listen To This: Better ‘Hold On’ while listening to Lizzy McAlpine’s new emotional single

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Nia Archives, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more.

This week, Nia Archives, Lizzy McAlpine and Yves Tumor released singles that reinforce their signature sounds, while Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Layla” ventures into an unconventional...

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‘Let’s Start Here’ is a reset for Lil Yachty’s sound

Lil Yachty reinvents his sound in “Let’s Start Here,” but his lyrics show that old habits die hard.
Sandy Battulga, Music Editor Feb 2, 2023

Since the release of hit singles “One Night” and “Minnesota,” Lil Yachty has based his lucrative musical career on mumble rap, a genre often defined by its simple rhymes...

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Listen To This: Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter tries a different sound in ‘L’accouchement’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Zach Bryan, Daisy Jones & The Six and more.

“L’accouchement” by Thomas Bangalter Holden Lay, Staff Writer Daft Punk alum Thomas Bangalter’s sprawling new single, “L’accouchement,” is about as far from...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...