Amherst Wire

Local talent: Going cuckoo for Cuckoo Baby

Local talent: Going cuckoo for Cuckoo Baby

Jonathan Kermah, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

The local pop band will be competing in UMass Got Talent this Friday, with a chance to be the opening act of this year's Spring Concert.

XXXTentacion leaves no one questioning his versatility on “?”

XXXTentacion leaves no one questioning his versatility on “?”

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Billboard No. 1 packages XXXTENTACION's rage, lust and pain in a variety of unpredictable sub genres

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

March 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies

With so much going on in music, movies and television on a day to day basis, it’s easy to miss a few things. That’s why we're here.

Lil Yachty: “Lil Boat 2” review — A dark squeal from one of hip-hop’s most vibrant figures

Lil Yachty: “Lil Boat 2” review — A dark squeal from one of hip-hop’s most vibrant figures

Jonathan Kermah, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

While Yachty’s performance is slightly underwhelming, the spacey trap instrumentals give the project a better sense of direction sonically.

Logic: “Bobby Tarantino II” — ambitious, light-hearted, fun but flawed

Logic: “Bobby Tarantino II” — ambitious, light-hearted, fun but flawed

Trevor Wilson, Contributor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Despite its shortcomings, each track on Logic's latest album is unique in its own right and will have listeners nodding their heads from start to finish.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 2

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 2

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Podcasts

"Honestly, if my grandma came in the room right now, she might get the work too"

SOB x RBE: “Gangin” — A frantic, reflective project on life in the West Coast streets

SOB x RBE: “Gangin” — A frantic, reflective project on life in the West Coast streets

Trevor Wilson, Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Bay Area rap crew serves up ruthless bars over chaotic beats to deliver a project that’ll have you nodding your head all the way through.

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Kathryn Fallah, Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

This production touches upon some "really dark stuff" — such as mental illness, date rape, school bombings, abusive relationships and murder — but in a comical way.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Tune in for some hot takes on the latest singles, projects and stories in hip-hop, as well as big performances and trending topics of the week in basketball.

“Cool Blue Jewels”: Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought throw a house party, and you’re probably invited

“Cool Blue Jewels”: Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought throw a house party, and you’re probably invited

Jack Hamm, Contributor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Two artists with a history of collaboration invite 16 features onto a 13-track collection, supplying your next Saturday night banger with a cornucopia of artists.

“Black Panther: The Album” — Three elements that make it more than a film score

“Black Panther: The Album” — Three elements that make it more than a film score

Trevor Wilson, Contributor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

By incorporating artists from America to South Africa, Lamar curates a phenomenal soundtrack that touches on the cultural and thematic elements to be seen in the film while also providing songs that absolutely slap.

Migos “Culture II” album review: It’s deja vu with “Culture II”

Migos “Culture II” album review: It’s deja vu with “Culture II”

Jack Hamm, Contributor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

You might need a break from the Migos after the album's nearly two-hour runtime, but there are tracks and trends that will last a whole lot longer.

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