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James Blake performs his new album at Terminal 5. (via

James Blake Assumes Form and Shatters the Stage

Britain’s nicest bad boy of music turned Terminal 5 into the pseudo-church of Blake for his two-night stay.
Michael Muth, Staff Writer Feb 28, 2019

James Blake might not be a household name that rolls off the tongue and seamlessly enters any conversation regarding music, but some of his biggest fans and collaborators certainly...

Media art for Billie Eilish (via

Billie Eilish’s ‘bury a friend’ Is a Terrifying Ode to Personal Demons

The rising pop star confronts unsettling themes with her latest single.
Michael Muth, Staff Writer Feb 15, 2019

Billie Eilish is about as close to an overnight sensation as one can hope for within the music world. After her first single in 2016, “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish, 17, put out her...

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Lake Street Dive Turns the Upper East Side Into Their Own Bonfire Sing-a-Long

Michael Muth, Contributing Writer Nov 15, 2018

Amid the neon lights of Times Square and a damp city night after a day of chills and rain showers, the intimate Beacon Theatre glowed on Broadway as it welcomed an age demographic...

The cover for St. Vincents stripped down album MassEducation. (via

The Sonic Reinvention of St. Vincent’s ‘MASSEDUCTION’

Michael Muth, Staff Writer Oct 29, 2018

In the music industry, it’s adapt or die. If you want to survive, you have to stay relevant, which is why bands are constantly trying out new quirks and sounds. From DJ remixes...

The cover for Greta Van Fleets most recent studio album Anthem of the Peaceful Army. Via

Greta Van Fleet Give SoundCloud Rappers a Run for Their Money

Michael Muth Oct 29, 2018
This up-and-coming band stays true to its glam-rock roots, releasing an album that is both electrifying and tender.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga on the A Star Is Born album cover. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

A Film Within an Album: A Closer Look at the ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack

Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson create a powerful and visceral soundtrack that brings 'A Star is Born' to life.
Michael Muth, Contributing Writer Oct 15, 2018

The streaming era of music has been a tumultuous journey of countless ventures within the industry, from unannounced album releases to streaming plans as low as $5 a month. The...

Cover art for Thats My Fault.

This Steinhardt Junior Wants to Be on Your Sex Playlist

Michael Muth, Contributing Writer Sep 18, 2018
Steinhardt junior Pedro Cañas's new single "That's My Fault" is a smooth and funky delight.
Beyoncé performing at Coachella.

I Tried … Coachella

Michael Muth, Staff Writer Apr 23, 2018
2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was almost too good to be true.

TKTK Sessions: Jasmine Niquel Jackson

Michael Muth, Contributing Writer Apr 8, 2018
WSN sat down with Jasmine Niquel Jackson to discuss the roots of her songwriting, her family's influence and her hopes for a future in the industry.
Mixtape cover for The Disappointing Tape EP by Hi, Im Chris.

Say Hello to ‘Hi, I’m Chris’

Michael Muth, Staff Writer Feb 14, 2018
Gallatin sophomore Chris Bottone (also known as Hi, I'm Chris) released his debut mixtape “The Disappointing Tape” earlier this month.
For the nights of Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, the Barclays Center became a family gathering for the homecoming of Jay-Z as he continues on his “4:44” World Tour.

Barclays’ House Party for Brooklyn’s Finest

Michael Muth, Staff Writer Nov 28, 2017
Jay-Z has followed up his renowned album "4:44" with an equally impressive live show in Brooklyn on Nov. 26.
Efraín Rozas Uses Music to Explore Humanity

Efraín Rozas Uses Music to Explore Humanity

Michael Muth, Staff Writer Nov 27, 2017
Efraín Rozas breaks down the conventional classroom environment in his class, "The Art of Listening," using methods honed through his unique musical endeavors.
City of Saints in the Big City

City of Saints in the Big City

Michael Muth, Contributing Writer Nov 20, 2017
City of Saints is an adorable coffee shop close by Third North Residence Hall. Check it out!
Michigan artist Curtis Harding releases his new album “Face Your Fear.” Harding combines gospel and soul vibes and to tug listener’s heartstrings with honest words.

Curtis Harding Triumphs His Fears

Michael Muth, Staff Writer Nov 8, 2017
Curtis Harding's new album "Face Your Fear" brings some retro R&B vibes to the modern day.

Taco Bell recently released the Kit Kat Chocodilla, using cut-up kit kats instead of cheese as the filling between two flour tortillas, a simple recipe that can be recreated at home.

Taco Bell Shows its Sweet Tooth

Michael Muth, Contributing Writer Oct 30, 2017
Taco Bell has a new quesadilla in select locations around America. Since we are not in one of those locations, we decided to create it ourselves.
Find places to celebrate Halloween around New York this October, each with a different theme. Parties range from Harry Potter taking over the Met to the Annual Halloween Monster Ball in Midtown.

How to Celebrate Halloween in NYC

Michael Muth and Avani Jurakhan Oct 23, 2017
This Halloween, New York City is bursting with spooky activity. Here are four events to check out this haunting season.

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