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The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Weekly Radio Roundup: April 17 – 24

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
April 24, 2020

Looking at this week’s releases might transport you to a different era. Chromatics, Florence + the  Machine and Jamie xx — like, seriously, what year is it? Anyways, nostalgia...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 18 – March 26

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
March 27, 2020

First and foremost, we hope everyone’s doing well. Whether you’re stuck at home or stuck in bed, we’re still devoted to covering the singles that came out over the course...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 7 – March 13

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
March 13, 2020

It’s National Women’s History Month! But we’re also navigating a global pandemic and the constant presence of hovering parents at a time when we should be enjoying the blessedness...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Feb. 29 – March 6

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
March 6, 2020

The transition to March and change in weather beckons a sonic shift. Thus, this edition of Weekly Radio Roundup showcases musical experimentation on behalf of well-known artists...

Cowgirl Clue is a Southern California based electronic producer. Emulating the look of a manic pixie dream girl, she styled herself, sways, and spoke in a fashion that pronounced her spirit. (Photo by Deonté Lee, courtesy of Cowgirl Clue)

Electronic Super-Producer Cowgirl Clue Discusses the Punk Aesthetic of Pop

Following the musical philosophy of “Vada Vada,” Cowgirl Clue stands as one of the most exciting DJs working today. Here, contributing writer Charles Smith speaks to her in anticipation of Valentine’s Day with Cowgirl Clue and Special Guests at Elsewhere.
February 12, 2020

You can’t forget Cowgirl Clue’s music. She has a knack for catchy songwriting and yet, her songs sound completely out of left field — like Tinker Bell found a drum machine....

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Seasonal Singles Survey

An overview of singles you might have missed that came out over the break.
January 28, 2020

Winter break has ended and as you find yourself trudging through the snow (or lack thereof) en route to your first class of the semester whilst listening to the same-old wintry...

Professor Spike Lee Gives Talk on ‘Do the Right Thing’’s Writing Process

Professor Spike Lee Gives Talk on ‘Do the Right Thing’’s Writing Process

Tisch Alum and Professor Spike Lee discussed his generation-defining 1989 film at NYU Skirball Center.
November 26, 2019

Filmed entirely on one block in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” examines the race relations between the Italian American and African American...

Geffen Records released a 25th anniversary editino of Nirvanas live album, “MTV Unplugged In New York” on November 1. (Via Twitter @Nirvana)

Nirvana’s Immortal ‘Unplugged,’ 25 Years On

A quarter-century later, the live album remains the purest distillation of the rock band’s sound.
November 17, 2019

No artist has ever done an “MTV Unplugged” set in one take, except one.  Geffen Records recently released a 25th anniversary edition of the legendary Nirvana live album,...

Review on Cold War Kids new album: New Age Norms 1. (Via Twitter)

On ‘New Age Norms 1,’ Cold War Kids Forget That People Actually Listen to Their Lyrics

The new album is a bland attempt at reasserting the band’s rock image.
November 11, 2019

Before “New Age Norms 1,” I was unfamiliar with indie rock group Cold War Kids. Their bold image suggested that they would offer some hard-hitting, inspired rock music for...