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Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

With concert season quickly approaching, here’s some recommendations for shows that you simply cannot miss!
Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.
Offical Poster for the O-Hill Festival. Courtesy of Sawyer Phillips

A Look Inside The O-Hill Music Festival

“SALT” brings the first annual outdoor concert to UMass this weekend
Shanti Furtado, Writer April 15, 2022
Though this school year is quickly coming to a close, one thing is for certain: the music scene is not.
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.
Album Cover (Complex)

Anticipated Album: Rex Orange County’s “WHO CARES?”

Sean Dunham, Music Editor April 1, 2022
The title of the album says it all. Rex addresses what it feels like to be single again, how to cope with bad thoughts, and appreciating the parts of life that we often take for granted.
Pusha T (The Guardian)

Pusha T retaliates against McDonald’s in his new single, “Spicy Fish Diss Track”

The artist has made his voice heard over social media, saying he has not received credit for past projects that featured his own ideas.
Patrick Shea, Contributor March 27, 2022
The artist has made his voice heard over social media, saying he has not received credit for past projects that featured his own ideas.
Ghetto Gods Album Cover (Pitchfork Media)

What I listened to throughout the month of February

Daniel Vicario, Contributor March 12, 2022
Featuring both well-known and undiscovered artists, this month's array of music caters to all genres and interests.
(Billboard.com)

Wire Staff Playlist: Throwback in Time

Looking for some old-fashioned tunes? The Amherst Wire Staff has some great suggestions for all your music-listening needs.
Amherst Wire Staff March 7, 2022
Looking for some old-fashioned tunes? The Amherst Wire Staff has some great suggestions for all your music-listening needs.
Ask UMass: Blarney 2022

Ask UMass: Blarney 2022

Katie Katz and Chris Rodriguez March 5, 2022
On this episode of Ask UMass, students tell our reporters Katie Katz and Chris Rodriguez what their Blarney plans are and what they look forward to celebrating most this year. 
Brady & Les on stage together in Burlington, VT (Juliet Margola)

100 Gecs: an alternative duo dedicated to hyper-pop

Dylan Brady and Laura Les formed the group back in 2015 in their hometown of St. Louis.
Juliet Margola, Contributor March 4, 2022
Dylan Brady and Laura Les formed the group back in 2015 in their hometown of St. Louis.
UPCs announcement via Instagram (@umassupc)

Jack Harlow to perform at 2022 UMass Spring Concert

The spring concert will be the first at UMass since 2019
Sean Dunham, Music Editor February 27, 2022
Here’s the details about the campus event’s return for the first time since 2019.
Photo courtesy of @umassupc

Polo G Postponed

Snowstorm puts the rapper’s UMass show on pause
Shanti Furtado, Writer February 25, 2022
Polo G’s concert on Feb. 25 at UMass Amherst won’t take place after all. It wasn’t as a result of Covid concerns, or the Polo himself canceling the appearance. Instead, it was Winter Storm Oakee, bringing inches of snow and freezing conditions that prevented the show from going on.
Ruth E. Carter speaks to students in the Bowker Auditorium. Photo courtesy Brianna Alexander

Ruth E. Carter Shows UMass an Afrofuturist Fashion Show

Embracing Black history and reimagining the future is at the core of every costume in Wakanda.
Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor February 18, 2022
Oscar-winning “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter brought Afrofuturism from movie screens to UMass Amherst on Feb. 17 with her Black Heritage Month keynote speech about the powerful activism behind visualizing Black heritage in a technological context.
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