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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


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Profiles, Showcase

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.

Schoolboy Q punches below his weight on “CrasH Talk”

Schoolboy Q punches below his weight on “CrasH Talk”

Trevor Wilson, Assistant Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The LA-based veteran delivers a 14-track project rooted in familiarity

Beychella is back: Three main takeaways from Beyonce’s “Homecoming” documentary

Beychella is back: Three main takeaways from Beyonce’s “Homecoming” documentary

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

The Netflix documentary takes viewers through the captivating process leading up to Beyonce's epic 2018 Coachella performance

Is Lizzo the next Lauryn Hill? Her latest album “Cuz I Love You” speaks volumes.

Is Lizzo the next Lauryn Hill? Her latest album “Cuz I Love You” speaks volumes.

April 30, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” transforms the love single into a powerful collection of songs about love, loss and finding yourself, transcending the typical candor of cliche love songs.

New Taylor Swift single debuts disappointment

New Taylor Swift single debuts disappointment

Kacey Connolly, Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

For someone as talented and inspirational as Swift, her new single does not reach the same heights she had throughout her career.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 44

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 44

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

April 26, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

This week, Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss Twitter takes and playoff points.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 43

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 43

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

April 19, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson sit down with Amherst rapper/producer/engineer Walt Arkain (10:04), discuss Anderson .Paak’s newest project “Ventura” (25:14) and run through our playoff points from the first round of the NBA Playoffs(35:37). https://amherstwire.podbean.com/mf/play/kr4k7k/Episode43CLEAN.mp3 Listen...

Anderson .Paak returns to his old formula on “Ventura”

Anderson .Paak returns to his old formula on “Ventura”

Trevor Wilson, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

With “Ventura,” .Paak seeks to turn back the clock, right the ship and focus on the sound that got him where he is today.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

April 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies

With so much happening on social media, it’s hard to keep up. Here are the highs and lows of the week, selected by the Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

Saweetie flexes her boujee lifestyle on “Icy” EP

Saweetie flexes her boujee lifestyle on “Icy” EP

Astghik Dion, Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

She’s founded her own label, her flow has matured and nothing about her vigor has changed.

In photos: UMass Got Talent

In photos: UMass Got Talent

Jonathan Kermah, Entertainment and Podcast Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

UMass Got Talent winner Samantha Kay spoke with entertainment editor Jon Kermah about her victory and the other acts.

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