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Aurora’s Energy Shines True

Aurora’s Energy Shines True

Hannah Shulman, Editor-at-Large
November 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Singer-songwriter Aurora has the incomparable ability to make her audience feel as if they are in a haven of empathy during her shows — not even to mention her skill as a musician.

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Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Books

Zan Romanoff's debut novel "A Song to Take the World Apart" creates a thrilling story about an all-too-rare protagonist — one with a super power that doesn't necessarily make her life better.

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‘Pieces in Space:’ You’ll Want to Take Notes

‘Pieces in Space:’ You’ll Want to Take Notes

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

The new LP from New York rap artist Sammus is a sorely needed dose of empowerment for women — particularly black women — dealt in smooth rhymes and defiant statements.

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Maggie Rogers’ ‘Alaska’ is Larger Than Life

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Alaska’ is Larger Than Life

Gilchrist Green, Music Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

In NYU alumna Maggie Roger's new music video, her passion and talent have officially solidified into indelible proof that her career has only just begun.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen Deliver International Stardom

Catfish and the Bottlemen Deliver International Stardom

Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Catfish and the Bottlemen confirmed its status as an international sensation last week at Terminal 5, with sincerity and energy abound.

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Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

The "30 Days, 30 Songs" initiative does what politics is supposed to do: make the officials that run our country and the processes surrounding their election back into a matter of public interest.

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Q&A: Daye Jack Is Hip-Hop’s Next Big Thing

Q&A: Daye Jack Is Hip-Hop’s Next Big Thing

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

NYU alumni Daye Jack came to the university as a computer science, and quickly rose through the ranks — of the music industry. Now, he's collaborating withs stars and working with Max Martin.

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Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Insults Both Literature and Music

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Insults Both Literature and Music

Aparna Alankar, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Grouping the music and literature categories together does a disservice to both forms and their respective artists and authors.

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Sigur Ros Create Worlds, Not Moments

Sigur Ros Create Worlds, Not Moments

Carter Shelter, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Proving yet again that they will never be something as simple as a nostalgic phenomenon, Sigur Ros performed a stunningly immersive set at Brooklyn's King Theatre last week.

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Whitney Brings Back One Last Summer Night

Whitney Brings Back One Last Summer Night

Albert Keen, Contributing Writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Between the band's warm summer vibes and the lead vocalist / drummer Julian Erlich's constant anecotes, Whitney's show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg felt like it was one final day of fun in the sun.

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Staff Recs: Favorite Green Day Songs

Staff Recs: Favorite Green Day Songs

WSN Staff
October 14, 2016
Filed under ARTS, TOP STORIES

In honor of their newest full-length album "Revolution Radio" plus all of staff's collective nostalgia, WSN staff picks their favorite Green Day songs.

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Green Day Incites a Revolution for Good at Webster Hall

Green Day Incites a Revolution for Good at Webster Hall

Taylor MacMillan, Contributing Writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

Green Day's triumphal return to touring brought an amazing (if at times unpredictable) evening to fans at Webster Hall.

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