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

Washington Square News

People standing in front of a Mexican-style tent with a sign that says “Classic Mexican Mole” and “Nixtamal”.

Evening eats at the Queens Night Market

With every item sold capped at $6, the market is a cultural hub of eats, treats and vibes.
Aidan Levin, Contributing Writer October 2, 2023

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Thanksgiving Day Parade and ‘The Nutcracker’

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 21-27.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 20, 2022

A conversation with an Italian opera conductor 6:30 p.m. at 24 W. 12th St. Italian pianist-conductor Speranza Scappucci is playing her first show at the 3,800-seat Metropolitan...

The Front Bottoms guitarist Brian Sella and vocalist Mat Uychich standing in front of trees.

Q&A: Time, place and live music with The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella

The frontman of the New Jersey-born punk rock band spoke with WSN about the evolution of the band’s style and returning to perform in his home state.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2022

“Everyone blooms in their own time,” promises the first track on The Front Bottoms’ 2020 album “In Sickness & In Flames.” With the pandemic putting live music on...

A headshot of Jonah Kagen. He is wearing a black sweater and looking directly at the camera. The picture has an orange gradient filter.

Q&A: Jonah Kagen is making music that explores every human emotion

The indie-folk artist’s charming lyrics and transcendent melodies are inspired by his degree in psychology. 
Holly Grace Jamili, Contributing Writer April 25, 2022

With a fresh bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University, indie-folk songbird Jonah Kagen is making music that explores every human emotion. Kagen recently opened...

A focused headshot of Sam Webber in front of a pink background with a blurred ring circling around his head and brighter lighting focused on the left side of his face.

Sam Weber’s intimate Sultan Room set showcases the unifying power of live music

Sam Weber played a lively, invigorating show at The Sultan Room promoting his new album “Get Free.” The bands Dirty Bird and The Ladles, who gave equally stellar performances, opened for him.
Lorena Campes, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The Sultan Room is a self-described “sanctuary” for revelers and artists alike. Promoting his new album “Get Free,” 28-year-old singer-songwriter Sam Weber offered a sincere...

A portrait of Claud against a black background. They are wearing khaki pants with a matching button-up shirt. Layered beneath is a neon yellow top. They have split-dyed green and blue hair and are wearing round glasses.

Q&A: Claud takes bedroom pop out of the bedroom and on a national tour

Calling in from the road, the artist spoke about getting signed, their debut album “Super Monster” and their favorite deli order.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor March 28, 2022

If you were around for the bedroom pop wave circa 2018, then chances are you know who Claud is. Since dropping out of Syracuse University, the formerly half-green-half-blue-haired...

Three members of Animal Collective performing on a stage under green lights.

Review: Animal Collective reached new heights of absurdity at their Brooklyn show

On March 12, one of the longest-tenured acts in the indie universe took to the stage at Brooklyn Steel.
Jack Peterson, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

NYU alum Avey Tare (David Portner) has always been a strange presence on Animal Collective’s records, but it’s a unique phenomenon to witness his wild energy on stage. On March...

Alexander 23 performs for a sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 in Manhattan in early March 2020. The former New Yorker is performing songs he wrote during the pandemic on tour. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

An interview with sad-pop artist Alexander 23

The former New Yorker talked about working with Olivia Rodrigo, music production and his favorite spots in the city.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor November 22, 2021

Alexander 23 is notorious for writing sad music. His song “IDK You Yet” — written about a difficult period in his life — is certified gold and recently went viral on TikTok....

Beatrice Laus, the Filipino-British singer-songwriter also known as beabadoobee, performed at Webster Hall on Nov. 4. During the set, she delivered a few of her hit songs, including 2020s Stay and 2017s Coffee. (Photo by Jack Solomon)

beabadoobee cranks the volume up at Webster Hall

The Filipino-British singer-songwriter delivered an excellent balance of indie-pop hooks and grungy noise.
Jack Solomon, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

When I arrived at Webster Hall to see beabadoobee, the stage name of Beatrice Laus, there was a line around the block to get in. This is a common occurrence for the artist. The...

Joyce Manor takes center stage at Central Park’s SummerStage. The band had proven that their self-titled debut album hasn’t aged a day since its release a decade ago. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Joyce Manor brings high-energy angst to Central Park’s SummerStage

The Torrance, California, emo-punk band proves their self-titled debut remains timeless.
Jack Solomon, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

Joyce Manor is a staple of underground emo music, amassing a loyal fanbase through their consistently great albums and energetic concerts over the last decade. As we come out of...

Sun Room takes the stage at the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side. Hailing from San Diego, the young band has already amassed a sizable Spotify following. (Staff Photo by Yas Akdag)

Surf rock band Sun Room brings Californian energy to New York

The San Diego natives kicked off their tour at the Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor September 27, 2021

Thursday nights are the new Friday nights. It certainly seemed so on Sept. 16, when I went to watch an up-and-coming surf-rock band called Sun Room. Out of breath after speed-walking...

Music, Margaritas and a Meal: Four Live Music Cafes in NYC

Celina Khorma, Contributing Writer February 23, 2018
Food and music, feed your body and your soul with the two. We have a list of the best of both worlds to explore.