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Stone the Druggist; a small-town band with big dreams

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Chloe Lindahl, Writer

October 7, 2019

When asked what the best parts of being in a band, Ford simply says “friendship and camaraderie.” Making music is a job that helps you fulfill the creative outlet in your life.

Entertainment’s Weekly Spin with Halsey, Travis Scott and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

October 7, 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.

Boom, clap — Charli XCX is back

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Nasya Blackshear, Writer

October 2, 2019

Using new techno sounds and playing with her mixing done by A.G. Cook, Charli has mastered the art of electronic pop in one album.

Entertainment’s weekly spin with DaBaby, The Script and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

September 30, 2019

DaBaby and The Script headline Entertainment's third installment of their weekly spin.

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

808s and Ankle Breaks: JPEGMAFIA's

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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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Amherst Wire Staff

September 16, 2019

Check out new tracks from EARTHGANG, Lana Del Rey and more in Entertainment's inaugural weekly playlist series.

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