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808s and Ankle Breaks: JPEGMAFIA’s “All My Heroes Are Corballs” and new NBA tampering rules

808s and Ankle Breaks: JPEGMAFIA’s “All My Heroes Are Corballs” and new NBA tampering rules

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

September 26, 2019

This week, Co-hosts Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson talk JPEGMAFIA’s “All My Heroes Are Cornballs,” Kanye’s upcoming album “Jesus Is King” and the NBA’s new tampering rules. https://amherstwire.podbean.com/mf/play/dvhatt/EPisode46.mp3 Listen here: Apple Podcasts Spotify ...

Life, Death and Surfing; Pixies ride surreal waves to new Gothic heights with “Beneath the Eyrie”

Life, Death and Surfing; Pixies ride surreal waves to new Gothic heights with “Beneath the Eyrie”

Adam Buckley, Contributor

September 25, 2019

“Beneath the Eyrie” may symbolize a new era for the band. Buy the ticket and take the ride, but be prepared for ghosts.

Entertainment’s weekly spin with JPEGMAFIA, Charli XCX and more

Entertainment’s weekly spin with JPEGMAFIA, Charli XCX and more

Amherst Wire Staff

September 24, 2019

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.

Beyonce’s groundbreaking “Homecoming” gets snubbed

Beyonce’s groundbreaking “Homecoming” gets snubbed

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 23, 2019

“Homecoming” remains groundbreaking in so many different facets yet received no recognition for the work done and the achievements made, thus leaving fans rightfully angry.

Bat House, Human People rock UMass with two intimate yet contrasting performances

Bat House, Human People rock UMass with two intimate yet contrasting performances

David Anderson, Contributor

September 20, 2019

Entering the venue and looking around, I noticed some of the charming characteristics of a DIY show: speakers propped up on chairs, string lights lining the area and a vaguely Christmas-themed gnome blanket serving as the backdrop. At first, the crowd was sparse, but when the music began the coffee shop quickly filled up

Lil Tecca, Pusha T headline free concert at UMass

Lil Tecca, Pusha T headline free concert at UMass

Abigail Gracie and Astghik Dion

September 20, 2019

Thirsty Thursday was given a whole new meaning as Pusha T, Lil Tecca and other artists made their appearance at the Mullins Center Sept.19 on the Tik Tok main stage.

Melanie Martinez holds nothing back on new album “K-12”

Melanie Martinez holds nothing back on new album “K-12”

Nasya Blackshear, Contributor

September 18, 2019

Martinez has a way of using child-like tropes to remind us that from the playground to the real world, nothing really changes.

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.

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