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Wire Staff Playlist: Happy Holidays

Amherst Wire Staff December 23, 2022

Now that finals are over, it’s time to spend time with friends and family and enjoy the holiday season! No matter what you celebrate, there’s plenty of music to ring in the holiday cheer. Our editors...

Boston Band Ski Club opens their set with a long, instrumental rock song. Photo by Emilee Klein

WMUA’s Fall Concert rocks Amherst with Massachusetts bands

Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor November 29, 2022
Complete with The Drake's disco ball and dancing!
Midnights Album Cover (Spotify)

Pop Taylor Swift is back!

Mohit Ahuja, Contributor October 27, 2022
With the release of "Midnights," Swift broke the all-time record for the largest streaming week for an album by a female artist.
Being Funny in a Foreign Language Album Cover (Pitchfork)

The 1975’s “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” deserves a standing ovation

Sean Dunham, Music Editor October 26, 2022
Lead singer Matty Healy opens up about hardships with love and how to heal from the pain in a masterpiece of an album.
Hold The Girl Album Cover (Pitchfork)

New Music Roundup: What I Listened to This Week

Eric Strong, Contributer October 6, 2022

Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl Rina Sawayama’s breakout album, “SAWAYAMA”, was one of my favorites of 2020 and positioned her as a rising star in the pop scene. Her announcement of a new album had...


Wire Staff Playlist: Let’s Go Live

Amherst Wire Staff October 5, 2022
Once you listen to this playlist, you'll realize how life-changing live music can be!
Post Malone in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in September 2022 (Rolling Stone)

Injury-riddled Post Malone faces tough decisions during ongoing tour

Sean Dunham, Music Editor September 29, 2022
Following the release of Malone’s fourth studio album, “Twelve Carat Toothpaste,” the celebratory tour is off to a bumpy start.
Matt Shultz made sure to engage with all sides of the audience. Pictured here standing on a speaker reaching out to the right side of the crowd. (Cass Salot)

Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 28, 2022

The budding Sea.Hear.Now festival kicked off its fourth year in Asbury Park this past weekend with fans crawling from all over to see this year's star-studded lineup.  Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage...

Picture of the organizers of Local Mojo

UMass student-run organization, Local Mojo is hip hopping and popping out as one of UMass’ main music hot spots

Cate Hanewich, Contributor September 21, 2022
Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Source: Philip Chappell

Finding strength through Kate Bush

Chelsea Staub, Lifestyle Editor September 8, 2022

With sweat beading down my forehead, I walked home on a hot June afternoon, quickly trying to escape the summer heat. A car surged past me with speakers blaring this season’s most favored song: Kate...

Local house concert ends with floor caving in

Ethan Brayall-Brown and Ethan Goodman, Writers April 18, 2022
House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Offical Poster for the O-Hill Festival. Courtesy of Sawyer Phillips

A Look Inside The O-Hill Music Festival

Shanti Furtado, Writer April 14, 2022
Though this school year is quickly coming to a close, one thing is for certain: the music scene is not.
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