Amherst Wire

Band spotlight: Values

Band spotlight: Values

Alex Lindsay, Writer

March 3, 2014

Being a local band in today’s music world can be tough, but for hardcore metal band “Values,” it's been a mostly positive experience.

Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Allyson Michitson, Writer

March 3, 2014

"From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” to “Men in Black,” Will Smith pretty much ruled the 90s. Known for having "clean" rap songs, Smith’s “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo in Performance in 1999 and people have been getting "jiggy" with it for 16 years and counting."

Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra, “oh my!”: 10 Music festivals you should attend

Photo by Jason Persse

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 3, 2014

"Music has an indescribable power: It brings people together. And music festivals do exactly that every year, all over the country."

Top five Beatles albums of all time

Top five Beatles albums of all time

Nathalie Sczublewski and Christina Gregg

February 18, 2014

"With 14 albums released in the U.S. and over 40 released in the U.K., it's hard to pick and choose which Beatles creations are the best. We've attempted to do so in choosing the top five Beatles albums of all time."

Artists to check out now

Artists to check out now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

February 17, 2014

"Hey, AW readers! We’re back with a brand spanking new list of artists for you to listen to."

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Alex Lindsay, Writer

February 17, 2014

Whether you see it or not, these artists have already left a major impression on the hearts of all music lovers.

25 Songs for the holidays

25 Songs for the holidays

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

December 15, 2013

"The holiday season has arrived and so has our list of 25 classic tracks to listen to while throwing those holiday parties, baking those treats and decorating that tree."

The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

Maggie Moriarty, Writer

December 2, 2013

"In a music world where being sexy sells and rap rules radio air time, Lady Gaga is one of the few artists who focus solely on putting out the music that they love and want their listeners to hear."

10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

November 24, 2013

"If you’re bumming around your room and want to discover new music, take a listen to all or some of these artists."

Music review:The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is “so much better”

Music review:The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is “so much better”

Joe Callagy, Writer

November 19, 2013

"He did it for him, not in an effort to better society, not to be politically correct."

Always “Walk On The Wild Side”

Always

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

November 4, 2013

"He spent his career in the 1970s rebelling expectations as if it were an Olympic sport. He had a brazen outlook and his stage presence reflected his free spirited attitude. Lou Reed simply did not care."

“Bangerz” is bangin’

Maggie Moriarty, Writer

November 4, 2013

"Cyrus sings about a broken love that has left her feeling like someone else and doesn’t recognize. It shows Cyrus’ vulnerable side, but in a way others can relate to and can dance to."

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Music