Just in time for National Record Store Day Saturday, this week saw not one but TWO days of quality releases.
Switching spots with The Pikers and The Greenleafs taking the stage, this bouncy and excited mood took a turn in the most beautiful of directions. Kendall Spina, co-music director of the group, introduced the Greenleafs performance of “Quiet” by MILCK, a song that has gained national attention over the past few months around Women’s Marches following the presidential election of Donald Trump.
Just as we have seen in the weather as spring shakes off the dregs of winter, these songs carry an initial bit of gloom but an overall sound or message encouraging listeners to keep on keeping on.
This year, the 27th Annual Washington University in St. Louis Pow Wow celebrated the theme of children and youth, embracing the tagline “Honoring our ancestor’s sacrifice: Empowering children today to be the leaders of tomorrow.” Honoring the art and culture of American Indian and Alaska Native communities, the program invited the Washington University community—both those familiar and unfamiliar with native traditions—to experience the cultural knowledge that has been passed down through generations.
Last week the music forecast was brewing one major storm of new hits for the music industry early Friday morning, including Ed Sheeran, Lorde and Sylvan Esso, a bundle of very familiar names resurfaced onto the new music stage with content this week, proving that in their spotlight hiatus they have been hard at work.
Over the past two weeks, a plethora of songs have hit the music scene, some from well-known artists, others from unknown artists.
I hope to introduce you to what I think just might be the best new music, from genres I hold dear to my heart and others you might hold to yours. Let’s embark on a journey toward a campus full of music listeners who knew that top hit “before it was big.”
While “Paramore” might be more identifiable in the music industry today, ex-Paramore drummer Zac Farro has taken on a new challenge and formed his own creative idea known as Half Noise, a musical project eager to get its songs on the charts even higher than its artistic Paramore predecessor.
Social Programming Board took over Mudd Field in preparation for hip-hop star Chiddy Bang’s performance on the stage where just a few weeks ago Fox News broadcasted during the second presidential debate.
What began as a quiet evening ended in an explosion of sound and color, as artists Ruby The RabbitFoot and of Montreal took the stage at the Ready Room this past Thursday night.