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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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