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“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

Jonathan Kermah, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“Super Slimey” seemed like a slam dunk at first glance, but it feels a bit mailed in.

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Hail the Sun EP review: “Secret Wars”

Hail the Sun EP review: “Secret Wars”

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Every cathartic low and hysterical high Hail the Sun brought me has been cranked up to eleven in this project.

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Album review: Lil Pump’s self-titled debut gets old quick

Album review: Lil Pump’s self-titled debut gets old quick

Jonathan Kermah, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Lil Pump doesn’t make music to digest and think about; he makes music to ingest and wild out to.

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Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

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Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Free Keys Project is bringing music and visual art to the University of Massachusetts campus.

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Album review: I the Mighty’s ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let It Go’

Album review: I the Mighty’s ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let It Go’

Fitzgerald Pucci, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

I the Mighty refined their high-octane instrumentation and storyteller lyricism into their most provocative and mature sound yet.

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Turning up the demand for vinyl

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Features, Music, Showcase, WireTV

Of all the trends the 21st century has brought, consider the revival of vinyl the one thing grandma won’t complain about.

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Hip-hop artists NliteN, Warren the Alchemist perform at ‘ZooMass Takeover’ show

Hip-hop artists NliteN, Warren the Alchemist perform at ‘ZooMass Takeover’ show

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

“Everyone agreed that we’re bringing an authentic culture and energy that should be shared with more people,” Tolbert said.

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Princess Nokia channels NY upbringing in ‘1992 Deluxe’

Princess Nokia channels NY upbringing in ‘1992 Deluxe’

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

AMHERST — The album, “1992 Deluxe," released on September 8, explores the life of New York rapper, Destiny Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia. Her struggles growing up in Manhattan as an Afro-Puerto Rican foster child are shown in her lyricism and ‘90s and trap-inspired production.   She kicks off ...

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

Brita Turner, Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Mambo music from the Caribbean merged with American disco-funk beats into a new genre: hip-hop.

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Springfield High School of Commerce fosters student creativity

Springfield High School of Commerce fosters student creativity

Danielle Rivera, Contributor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Music, Showcase

Students from Springfield's High School of Commerce are embracing the school’s creativity mantra.

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#NowPlaying: Graduation playlist

#NowPlaying: Graduation playlist

Amherst Wire Staff

May 8, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

Graduating seniors, this one's for you.

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