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Bat House, Human People rock UMass with two intimate yet contrasting performances

Bat House, Human People rock UMass with two intimate yet contrasting performances

David Anderson, Contributor

September 20, 2019

Entering the venue and looking around, I noticed some of the charming characteristics of a DIY show: speakers propped up on chairs, string lights lining the area and a vaguely Christmas-themed gnome blanket serving as the backdrop. At first, the crowd was sparse, but when the music began the coffee shop quickly filled up

Lil Tecca, Pusha T headline free concert at UMass

Lil Tecca, Pusha T headline free concert at UMass

Abigail Gracie and Astghik Dion

September 20, 2019

Thirsty Thursday was given a whole new meaning as Pusha T, Lil Tecca and other artists made their appearance at the Mullins Center Sept.19 on the Tik Tok main stage.

Melanie Martinez holds nothing back on new album “K-12”

Melanie Martinez holds nothing back on new album “K-12”

Nasya Blackshear, Contributor

September 18, 2019

Martinez has a way of using child-like tropes to remind us that from the playground to the real world, nothing really changes.

We may all float here, but “IT Chapter Two” falls flat

We may all float here, but “IT Chapter Two” falls flat

Brianna Silva, Contributor

September 17, 2019

As a result of its hyperbolic elements, every single fear, suspenseful moment and death lost all significance. 

Entertainment’s new music playlist: Sept. 16

Entertainment’s new music playlist: Sept. 16

Amherst Wire Staff

September 16, 2019

Check out new tracks from EARTHGANG, Lana Del Rey and more in Entertainment's inaugural weekly playlist series.

The Zoo Report: Episode 13

The Zoo Report: Episode 13

Kacey Connolly, Katherine Kelley, and Chloe Lindahl

September 13, 2019

In light of Friday the 13th, the girls discuss some cleansing Harvest Moon rituals.

Are posthumous album releases wrong?

Are posthumous album releases wrong?

Trevor Wilson, Entertainment Editor

September 12, 2019

In essence, post-mortem album releases extend the legacy of the artist. It supplements their career and serves as a reminder of who they were, what they stood for and what their vision was for music. 

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 45

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 45

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

September 12, 2019

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson return for another season of 808s and Ankle Breaks.

Hip-Hop Hangover: Five great albums you might have missed

Hip-Hop Hangover: Five great albums you might have missed

Trevor Wilson, Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2019

2019 has put forth a great opportunity to expand your hip-hop horizon. With many other great but lesser-known albums in the mix, here is our list of five great hip-hop albums you may have missed this summer.

Taylor Swift tackles double standards on “The Man”

Taylor Swift tackles double standards on “The Man”

Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

September 4, 2019

“The Man” combines Swift’s new, snappy tune with soulful writing that speaks not just about the boy next door, but of the conflicting double standards in society.

Grab your travel mug, “Cuphead” is on the Switch

Grab your travel mug, “Cuphead” is on the Switch

Patrick Kline, Photo Editor

May 7, 2019

Packed with action, stunning visuals and an addictive soundtrack, the critically-acclaimed platformer makes its way to Nintendo.

UMass guitarist Danny Monger looks to make rock music that everyone can relate to

UMass guitarist Danny Monger looks to make rock music that everyone can relate to

Astghik Dion, Writer

May 3, 2019

Relationships are definitely a huge part of my songwriting, just cause its these intimate moments that everyone has and everyone can relate to, and I just draw from it.

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