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Midnights Album Cover (Spotify)

Pop Taylor Swift is back!

Mohit Ahuja, Contributor October 27, 2022
With the release of "Midnights," Swift broke the all-time record for the largest streaming week for an album by a female artist.
Being Funny in a Foreign Language Album Cover (Pitchfork)

The 1975’s “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” deserves a standing ovation

Sean Dunham, Music Editor October 26, 2022
Lead singer Matty Healy opens up about hardships with love and how to heal from the pain in a masterpiece of an album.
Hold The Girl Album Cover (Pitchfork)

New Music Roundup: What I Listened to This Week

Eric Strong, Contributer October 6, 2022

Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl Rina Sawayama’s breakout album, “SAWAYAMA”, was one of my favorites of 2020 and positioned her as a rising star in the pop scene. Her announcement of a new album had...

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Wire Staff Playlist: Let’s Go Live

Amherst Wire Staff October 5, 2022
Once you listen to this playlist, you'll realize how life-changing live music can be!
Post Malone in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in September 2022 (Rolling Stone)

Injury-riddled Post Malone faces tough decisions during ongoing tour

Sean Dunham, Music Editor September 29, 2022
Following the release of Malone’s fourth studio album, “Twelve Carat Toothpaste,” the celebratory tour is off to a bumpy start.
Matt Shultz made sure to engage with all sides of the audience. Pictured here standing on a speaker reaching out to the right side of the crowd. (Cass Salot)

Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 28, 2022

The budding Sea.Hear.Now festival kicked off its fourth year in Asbury Park this past weekend with fans crawling from all over to see this year's star-studded lineup.  Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage...

Picture of the organizers of Local Mojo

UMass student-run organization, Local Mojo is hip hopping and popping out as one of UMass’ main music hot spots

Cate Hanewich, Contributor September 21, 2022
Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.
Bean’s Bops: Best Years of Pop

Bean’s Bops: Best Years of Pop

Emma Calnan April 6, 2022
Emma, Neelima and Rory feel nostalgic now that graduation is looming.
Brady & Les on stage together in Burlington, VT (Juliet Margola)

100 Gecs: an alternative duo dedicated to hyper-pop

Juliet Margola, Contributor March 4, 2022
Dylan Brady and Laura Les formed the group back in 2015 in their hometown of St. Louis.
Former Coach Walt Bell with members of the UMass Football team courtesy of Massachusetts Athletics on Flickr

UMass football head coach fired

Shanti Furtado, Contributor November 16, 2021
Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
Promotional Poster for Dexter: New Blood (Showtime)

“Dexter: New Blood” has the potential to make up for the original series’ awful finale

Aaron Vincent Facundo, TV/Film Editor November 14, 2021
Ten years after the original series ended, everyone's favorite forensic scientist by day and serial killer by night is back.
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