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The Revival of Vinyl

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Faith Cardoza, Writer

March 13, 2020

Vinyl records have been making a surprising comeback in the 21st century, capturing the interest of young people looking to expand their musical experience.

Mullins Live! 2020 with Lil Tjay and Kwynn Reid

Mullins Live! 2020 with Lil Tjay and Kwynn Reid

Astghik Dion, Photo/Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2020

The annual Mullins Live! concert took place this past Saturday at 11 a.m., where hundreds of students gathered at the Mullins Center to experience what was to be rappers Meek Mill and Lil Tjay perform. 

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Trey Cruz

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Trey Cruz

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 9, 2020

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson are joined by special guest Trey Cruz to talk the podcast’s latest "March Madness" bracket of hip-hop's best groups and play a game of buy or sell for current NBA topics.

(Fake) Blonde Moment: Pete Davidson vs. Ariana Grande, Disney vs. Hilary Duff and Blarney vs. UMass

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Grace Sherwood and Chad Douty

March 5, 2020

Chad Douty and Grace Sherwood are finally back and here to discuss the latest music videos, Pete Davidson’s shade towards Ariana Grande and much more! They also debate whether Blarney is worth all the hype.

Straight Sex ignite audiences with their final string of shows

Straight Sex, featured on their single cover

David Anderson, Writer

March 4, 2020

Sadly, this was one of Straight Sex’s final shows. In a couple of months, they will be going on an “indefinite hiatus.”

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Shane Guilfoyle, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

Naheem Sterlin, otherwise known as Young Judo, is a 20-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The local artist has been steady at work since 2018, releasing a string of singles with his most recent entry, the acoustic-inspired slapper, “Cappin.”

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

February 24, 2020

Jonathan Kermah interviews Boston rapper Jay Astro on standing out in the pool of melodic trap artists and his latest single “Zoo.”

Entertainment’s Weekly Spin with Billie Eilish, The 1975, Yves Tumor and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

February 24, 2020

With more music being released than ever before, Amherst Wire’s Entertainment team keeps you posted with some of their favorite tracks of the week.

Has Denzel Curry “UNLOCKED” his full potential?

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Trevor Wilson, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

We will enjoy a long run of good form from Denzel Curry. If "UNLOCKED" is any indication of his artistic direction, then we all have something to be excited for in the near future.

Brent Faiyaz, “F*** The World”

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Astghik Dion, Photo/Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

“F*** The World” dropped on Feb. 7, and for the first time, it felt like it wasn’t merely his diehard fans listening. It was blatantly obvious Faiyaz has now completely submerged in the limelight, and there is no going back.

Entertainment’s Weekly Spin with Joji, Che Ecru, Lil Keed and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

February 11, 2020

With more music being released than ever before, Amherst Wire’s Entertainment team keeps you posted with some of their favorite tracks of the week.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Noname, concert crowds and the NBA Trade Deadline

808s and Ankle Breaks: Noname, concert crowds and the NBA Trade Deadline

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

February 11, 2020

This week Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson talk about gentrification in hip-hop concerts (13:49) and the NBA's craziest trade deadline deals (25:27). Listen here: https://amherstwire.podbean.com/mf/play/vvvphb/Episode53.mp3 Apple Podcasts Spotify Slap or skip: Apple Music Spotify SoundCloud Produced by: Jonathan Kermah Edited by: Trevor Wilson Follow us on social media: @808...

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