Hip-Hop’s Political Path

The hip-hop community has always prided itself on speaking truth to power. However, how has this changed throughout the years? From its earliest roots, the genre dwelled heavily on social strife, everyday struggle and...

Staff Recommendations: Albums to study to

Finals can be a tremendously stressful period of time for students. With this chaotic time period approaching, the WSN staff recommends albums to listen to while studying for finals. Vampire Weekend - “Modern Vampires of the...

Bleachers captivates crowd at Webster Hall performance

Bleachers’ show at Webster Hall was a homecoming for the East Coast band currently touring its critically acclaimed debut album, “Strange Desire.” The band is the latest project from Jack Antonoff, the lead guitarist...

Jeffery talks touring, new album

Keith Jeffery is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Atlas Genius from Australia. Since the band’s conception, half its original members left — only two from the original group remain....

September concert season boasts big names in big venues

September is shaping up to be an exciting month for music fans, with several big name players coming to New York City. Despite the concert season winding down, the month will feature two big...

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]

The Cerny Brothers discuss artistic progress

With their forthcoming album “Sleeping Giant,” the four-piece Americana band The Cerny Brothers are changing their sound. Featuring Robert Cerny, Scott Cerny, Robert Anderson and Alby Hickman, they are evolving into a more electric...

Clive Davis alum talks musical roots

Chris Duggan, an alumnus of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music program, is currently the vocalist of the Ohio-based rock trio Plaid Brixx. Along with providing vocals for the band, Duggan also recently...

Surprise albums take over 2015

Around March of 2015, music critics and fans alike found themselves barraged on a weekly basis by what seemed like a constant flow of buzzworthy albums. Death Grips’ “Jenny Death,”  Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp...

What We’re Listening To: Musical Innovation

This week’s staff playlist, in accordance with Monday’s Innovation Issue, is a playlist of innovations in music spanning from the early experimentalist greats of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s to the modern electronic artists...

CMJ shows to check out today

The CMJ Music Marathon continues today, with various artists worth checking out. Here are our top five picks for showcases to see on Thursday. Kate Boy The Swedish-Australian electronic pop group Kate Boy will take Neon...

‘My Woman’ Sings of ‘Mania of Love’

Released on Sept. 2, Angel Olsen’s new album “MY WOMAN” put me to sleep — in the best way possible. Its smooth, dreamy groove swept me away to a dark and wistful state, one...
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