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Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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...

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: 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...

A faceless person with gray hair holds a microphone stand. The background is blue with white stripes expanding outward from the center.

LCD Soundsystem re-returns to Brooklyn Steel for month-long residency

The indie rock group that rose to prominence in New York in the early 2000s began its 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel on Nov. 18.
Luke J. Curnin, Contributing Writer December 5, 2022

For the past 20 minutes, an hour and a half after my arrival, I was talking to a 6-foot-8-inch 30-something Brooklynite named Fred, who had a neck beard and sported a Karen O shirt....

An illustration of Daft Punk wearing sparkling black suits in front of a blue ombre background. The figure on the left wears a golden helmet covering his entire head and the figure on the right wears a silver helmet.

Daft Punk: Robot rock for the world

Daft Punk’s debut album “Homework” recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. We revisited the legacy of the famous DJ duo.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor February 28, 2022

Last year, Daft Punk released a video of themselves self-destructing to announce their retirement. This year marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album, “Homework.”  Electronic...

Pharrell Williams is elusive campus icon

Pharrell Williams is elusive campus icon

Audrey Deng, Arts Editor October 27, 2015
NYU Tisch Artist-in-Residence Pharrell Williams participated in a retrospective discussion with NYU Clive David Professor Jason King about his prolific career in the music industry, from the 2003 hit "Milkshake" to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Despite all these hits, Williams revealed that he never viewed himself as an artist.

Grammy Awards show kept afloat by surprises

January 31, 2014
A rundown of this years Grammys, including some surprise wins and great performances.
Courtesy of Columbia Records

Musical Movements: Nu-disco

November 25, 2013
While disco reigned decades ago, a nu-dsco movement has brought back some of the genre's best attributes to popular music.