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For The Yee-Haw Folk | “On My Side” – Dehd

For The Yee-Haw Folk | “On My Side” – Dehd

George McNeill, Assistant Program Director

May 29, 2019

Ever since Red Dead Redemption II came out, the ironic cowboy stereotype culture has been revitalized. “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus has been the party rap anthem for the last few months. Most memes or jokes online have a punchline containing “yee-haw.” My grandma has started to include “howdy” into her daily vocabulary – she’s from New Jersey...

Matriarchs of Music | Noname

Matriarchs of Music | Noname

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

The genre of hip-hop, as of recently, has been transformed by an insurgency of female artists. New names like Rico Nasty, Tierra Whack and Lizzo have captivated the charts and challenged the rap world’s reputation as a male-dominated space. This feeling is encapsulated when you hear Noname, a rapper and poet from C...

More Is More | “More” – Flying Lotus (feat. Anderson .Paak)

More Is More | “More” – Flying Lotus (feat. Anderson .Paak)

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Flying Lotus is set to drop his sixth album this Friday, May 24, after nearly five years of loose tracks and teases. “More” is the third single released from the album, Flamagra, featuring none other than Anderson .Paak. Its accompanying music video was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the well...

Celebs That Should Be Cancelled By Now

Celebs That Should Be Cancelled By Now

Hope O'Dell, Writer

May 10, 2019

In wake of the R. Kelly docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, the blind eye the music industry has turned towards abuse in its community must end for its fans and executives alike. Talent will no longer be an excuse for predatory and violent behavior. It’s common early 2000s pop culture knowledge tha...

Matriarchs of Music | King Princess

Matriarchs of Music | King Princess

Hope O'Dell, Writer

May 8, 2019

In elementary school, everyone knew I was gay, we just didn’t know the word. The girls would chase after me with the boys, puckering their lips and trying to kiss us. I was just one of the boys. In seventh grade, I walked all of that common knowledge back into the closet. While everyone else already...

We Watch It For The Music | Someone Great

We Watch It For The Music | Someone Great

Amandha Silva, Writer

May 6, 2019

It is pleasant to see movies portraying females in different ways. For centuries, women were taught there is one right way to exist and behave in society, so watching different types of women being represented is refreshing. Someone Great’s narrative is not very relatable, but the soundtrack keeps the a...

Miya Folick Interview: Music, Current Events, and Anything But Basketball

Miya Folick Interview: Music, Current Events, and Anything But Basketball

Matt Burdick, Writer

April 26, 2019

The importance of Miya Folick’s music in the modern age cannot be overstated. From her live band’s formation through Tinder to her courage in tackling important song topics like sexual assault and abusive power structures, everything about Folick is impressively current, relevant, and a breath of ...

Matriarchs of Music | Carole King

Matriarchs of Music | Carole King

Maggie Morgan, Senior Staff Editor

April 24, 2019

As a long-time music lover, I have always been drawn to exceptional songwriting, complex melodies and interesting techniques. When I am asked what my favorite genre of music is, I reply with a vague "I listen to everything," which actually happens to be true. As a child, I was a huge fan of the Disney ...

The Next Step In Psychedelia | “Borderline” – Tame Impala

The Next Step In Psychedelia | “Borderline” – Tame Impala

Neelan Bosnic, Writer

April 23, 2019

Kevin Parker, visionary behind the psych-rock project Tame Impala, is on a journey to figure out just how far the genre can be pushed. As the second single released for (hopefully) a new project, the track serves as a taste of what’s hopefully to come in the near future. The lyrics are full of uncert...

This Song is Supreme | “The King” by Conan Gray

This Song is Supreme | “The King” by Conan Gray

Hope O'Dell, Writer

April 22, 2019

In the words of Conan Gray’s Instagram, this song is “dedicated to that dumbass who waited four years to tell me they liked me back. I love hate you." In perfectly-polished electro-pop fashion, “The King” tells the story of when someone playing hard-to-get becomes hard-to-handle. Gray burst ...

Parting Albums: Three Artists’ Last Gifts to Music

Parting Albums: Three Artists’ Last Gifts to Music

Neelan Bosnic, Writer

April 20, 2019

The artist's blessing – and curse – is to never be satisfied with what they’ve created. The drive to improve is paved with constant self-doubt. However, in the circumstance that an artist becomes aware of their impending death, what happens to this mindset? The idea of creating and releasing an album ...

Matriarchs of Music | Rico Nasty

Matriarchs of Music | Rico Nasty

Kayla Effner, Writer

April 17, 2019

Arguably no genre is harder for women to break into than rap. As someone from a poor background who had no encouragement from her male counterparts, Maria Kelly, commonly known as “Rico Nasty,” has managed to do so in a big way. Rico began to gain recognition from a larger audience when she c...

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