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Washington Square News


Taylor Swift stands on a black platform onstage with a microphone in hand, surrounded by smoke and red light. A white spotlight shines on her as she performs, wearing a black bodysuit with one pant leg and sleeve as well as black boots.

What to know before you go: The Eras Tour

Swifties, here's the ultimate survival guide to seeing Taylor Swift in all of her eras. “1, 2, 3, let’s go bitch!”
Natalie Thomas and Manasa Gudavalli May 26, 2023

The seven female members of X.G. stand in front of a large screen displaying a white number “88” alongside an upward arrow of the same color over a sky background. They are each wearing identical black suit jackets with rhinestone accents and black ties. The performers make peace signs to the crowd with their hands.

Head in the Clouds brings diverse roster to NYC

The festival provided a safe and welcoming space for Asian artists to share their music and connect with fans.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

A colorful billboard that reads “New York head in the clouds music and arts festival” at the top. Behind the billboard, there are fireworks in the sky.

Head In The Clouds comes to NYC

88rising’s two-day music festival aims to represent and amplify the voices of Asian artists.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

This spring, 88rising is bringing its two-day music festival, Head In The Clouds, to New York City. Armed with a star-studded lineup, the Asian American music and arts festival...

A band performing on a stage with amps in Washington Square Park, with pastel colored guitars, a saxophone and a drum set. Two of the band members wear N.Y.U. merch, and the lead singer is wearing sunglasses. A brightly colored banner with a spiral design hangs behind them, and reads “Stolen Gin,” the name of the band.

Stolen Gin, the soundtrack to your spring 

Meet the NYU grads with an eclectic sound that is equal parts Grateful Dead and Daft Punk.
Natasha R. Roy, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

If you ambled through Washington Square Park at any point on 4/20, chances are you caught the steadily growing crowd dancing to Stolen Gin’s jazzy performance. If you noticed...

Will O’Connor and Matt Connelly, both wearing sunglasses, sit on a stoop in front of wire fencing. Behind them in the distance are the benches and trees of a public park.

Q&A: How Wilmah went from writing music in a spare bedroom to headlining NYC shows

WSN spoke with Wilmah about the band’s backstory, writing techniques, and upcoming show at Baby’s All Right on May 4.
Katherine Manatos, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

From the band’s beginning, Wilmah members Matt Connolly and Will O'Connor have maintained a signature sound by staying true to their personalities. Originally from Buffalo, New...

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: Cola Morgan on the trials and tribulations of dating in the city

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from Zack Keim, Foo Fighters and more.

To close out the semester, this week’s edition of Listen To This features singles from veteran artists like Foo Fighters, to up-and-coming acts like Cola Morgan. Read on for...

A person at a concert holds a large sign that reads “Have my kids.” People behind them look surprised.

The 5 golden rules of concert etiquette

Study up on these do’s and don’ts so everyone can have a great time this concert season.
Katherine Manatos, Contributing Writer Apr 26, 2023

“My friends are right up there.” If I had a nickel for everytime I heard that line at a concert, I’d be rich.  This common refrain is used to prey on people's kindness...

A black-and-white photo of a stage with two rugs, a grand piano, a double bass, an amp and a drum set.

Smalls Jazz Club’s fight to keep jazz alive

Spike Wilner, a musician and the manager of Smalls Jazz Club, spoke with WSN about what sets Smalls apart and the importance of jazz music.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Apr 26, 2023

Nestled in the West Village, Smalls Jazz Club is home to a New York staple that is slowly disappearing. Spike Wilner, a professional jazz musician, has been playing piano jazz...

An illustration of a light blue Cooley jukebox and a box of vinyl records labeled “ten dollars each.”

The best NYC record stores participating in Record Store Day

On April 22, celebrate your favorite record stores and artists with over 300 exclusive vinyl releases.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer Apr 21, 2023

Mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 22 — this year's annual Record Store Day. This holiday promotes independently owned record stores around the country by giving fans...

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: King Krule takes a stab at dream-pop

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from King Krule, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Holden Lay, Sandy Battulga, and Pritheva Zakaria Apr 20, 2023

This week’s featured singles go from totally unexpected, in the case of Sufjan Stevens, to exactly what fans anticipated, as with Ice Spice’s new release. But all are worth...

An illustration of a permanent license of travel that shows artist Tyler the Creator wearing a light blue headwear and jacket.

Tyler, The Creator puts his alter ego to rest with ‘The Estate Sale’

The deluxe edition of “Call Me If You Get Lost” marks the end of an era for Tyler Baudelaire.
Tatyanna Gooden, Contributing Writer Apr 19, 2023

“Thank you to every ear that listened, bought a ticket,” Tyler, the Creator says at the start of his song “Everything Must Go.” After months of touring and winning Best...

An illustration of three hands outstretched upward, all with tattoos, and one with the word “HARD” written on the knuckles. The background is blue and fades to yellow at the bottom.

Review: ‘the record’ demonstrates the power of pain and friendship

Three of today’s best indie artists come together once again to release an album that captures companionship and vulnerability.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer Apr 18, 2023

In 2018, indie royalty Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker joined forces to create the supergroup “boygenius.” Two-thirds of the group’s members had initially connected...