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Mike Ellis Fuses Pop and Country in New EP

Mike Ellis Fuses Pop and Country in New EP

By Connor Gatesman, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

NYU artist Mike Ellis' self-titled EP is an earnest effort at pop music, tinged with bold efforts at auto-tune and country vibes.

The Paradigm Shifts of Album Artwork

The Paradigm Shifts of Album Artwork

By Satish Reginald, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

The shift from physical music to digital streaming has changed more than just whether our laptops have disk drives — album artwork has radically shifted from providing information to being a space for actual artwork.

You Can’t Kill Music Videos

You Can’t Kill Music Videos

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

Calling music videos dead while projects like Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Taylor Bennett's "Broad Shoulders" is like saying that there are no more trees — it will take a lot more than a few hard years to knock down the art form.

Khaya Sings for Any Genre

Khaya Sings for Any Genre

By Connor Gatesman, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Music, NYU, Top Stories

Clive Davis sophomore Khaya talks about her music, the importance of sound versatility, songwriting, performing and her upcoming single release.

Bon Iver Plays the Numbers on “22, A Million”

Bon Iver Plays the Numbers on “22, A Million”

By Jacob Fox, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

“22, A Million” stands out as the self-defining album of Justin Vernon’s career. It ties together so many familiar elements from every past album and EP he’s recorded with his band, Bon Iver.  He takes the heart-warming vulnerability of the acoustic-driven “For Emma, Forever Ago,” and build...

September NYC Arts Calendar

September NYC Arts Calendar

By Gilchrist Green, Music Editor

August 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Music: September 2-4: Summer’s End Music Festival (including Guerilla Toss, Tall Juan, Kississippi, Honduras, & Beth Israel) - Hosted by Invertebrate Music, an NYU-run music label. Passes are $10 each day, or $30 for the whole weekend. Location – Aviv, 496 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn September 3: Huma...

Simple Plan ‘Taking One for the Team’ in Newest Album

Simple Plan ‘Taking One for the Team’ in Newest Album

By Jonah Rosario Inserra, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Simple Plan's pop punk sound is dated.

Ballin’ with radio personality Mike Gunz

By Hailey Nuthals, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

Radio personality Mike Gunz discusses building a radio persona from his Fordham radio show into a 11.8k Twitter following.

Hippo Campus guitarist talks touring, Bieber and ‘making it’

Hippo Campus guitarist talks touring, Bieber and ‘making it’

By Hannah Shulman, Deputy Multimedia Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

WSN talked with Hippo Campus' lead guitarist Nathan Stocker about touring with the alt-rock band and how Spotify diversifies music taste.

Enjoying the ‘ride’ with R&B artist SoMo

Enjoying the ‘ride’ with R&B artist SoMo

By Adam Karnegian, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

WSN spoke with R&B artist SoMo about touring, favorite albums and pet peeves.

Martin Courtney goes solo with ‘Many Moons’

Martin Courtney goes solo with ‘Many Moons’

By Jacob Fox, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

Martin Courtney of rock band Real Estate releases his debut solo album, the pleasantly dreamy and graceful "Many Moons."

Remix Artist Collective tours with friends

Remix Artist Collective tours with friends

By Alexa Wong, Creative Director

November 4, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

Remix Artists Collective founder André Allen Anjos talks with WSN about releasing music by song, not by album, and how this effects his tour. Catch RAC at Webster Hall this Friday.

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