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Coolhand Jax’s journey to “No Dreams of Anything”

Jake Weissman also known as Coolhand Jax/Used with permission of photographer James Wyatt

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 22, 2020

“When I finished school, I went on a big long road trip across the country for like two or three months and then I tracked a bunch of demos,” Weissman professed. Home again after his lengthy road trip, Weissman got to work and Coolhand Jax was born. 

In Memoriam: Chadwick Boseman replicates the legacy of MLK and Malcolm X

Screenshot of Emmys In Memoriam Sept 20, 2020/YouTube Television Academy

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 21, 2020

“He didn't have to compromise to get a billion dollars. He said, look, I can be myself and bring blackness into this world, into your comic book world and will turn it upside down sideways,” said Bracey.

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

Talia Heisey, Writer

September 21, 2020

OnlyFans has been a hot topic and career choice for many. This creator shares her story and maybe will inspire you to start yours.

Power behind the voice: The long history of mismanagement in the music industry

Kanye West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and Taylor Swift at the 2019 iHeart Radio Awards. Both have recently spoken against industry contracts/ David Shankbone and Glenn Francis, respectively

Julia Donohue, Managing Editor

September 17, 2020

Unfortunately West, Swift and Chance The Rapper are not the first musicians to be weighed down by the industry Chronicled below are how three major musical entities were mismanaged by one man, Allen Klein.

“This Is Paris”: The scary truth that birthed the Hilton heiress

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Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

September 16, 2020

What will shock viewers most, however, is the horrifying reason why the Paris Hilton we thought we knew was created in the first place.

No one’s upset with The Hails’ debut

The Hails/ Kat DeBarros
From left to right: Robbie Kingsley, Franco Solari, Dylan McCue, Zach Levy, Andre Escobar

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

August 27, 2020

“When we graduated we all kinda scattered.” Solari pointed out, “We had been living this socially distanced lifestyle making music for like a year kinda before we were forced to. So in a weird way, I kinda feel like we had been preparing for this before we had to do it now.” 

Quarantined Playlist: Travis Scott with Kid Cudi, Nav and Deante’ Hitchcock

(Trevor Wilson/Amherst Wire)

Amherst Wire Staff

April 29, 2020

With everyone stuck inside and socially distancing from each other, there’s never been a better time to stay up to date on some of the latest releases in the world of music. We’ll be updating this playlist each week. Here are this week’s music suggestions from the Amherst Wire staff. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3rmRdtQVSB1aoboe0n4HLd?si=8_Nkd8SJSeGso-5nxuDOhA Trevor Wilson...

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Talia Heisey, Writer

April 25, 2020

The coronavirus has brought stress into the lives of many. Check out these subreddits that are a good distraction during this difficult time.

25 years ago, Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous” radiated black Air Force 1 energy before it was cool

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in Chief

April 24, 2020

Mobb Deep's second album "The Infamous," released in 1995, is heralded as a hip-hop classic for it's sinister production and confrontational lyricism. Sounds like black Air Force 1 energy to me.

Music producers: The backbones of the industry

Arkain and Focus at the listening party for

Samantha Croteau, Writer

April 23, 2020

Music producers are often not credited on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music despite their contribution to creating, shaping and molding a song or album.

Quarantined Playlist: Kid Cudi, Westside Gunn, Bon Iver and more

(Trevor Wilson/Amherst Wire)

Amherst Wire Staff

April 22, 2020

With everyone stuck inside and socially distancing from each other, there’s never been a better time to stay up to date on some of the latest releases in the world of music. We’ll be updating this playlist each week.

A mini guide to HBO’s free streaming

HBO logo/ YouTube

Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2020

HBO has made some of their best shows, documentaries and movies free. But with hundreds of hours of content, what are you supposed to watch?

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