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From Bandcamp to backstage: Car Seat Headrest at Delmar Hall

Before Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo had spoken a word, I already had a sense of the performance to come—a strong, almost violent bass was blaring from the speakers. It was the kind of sound that reverberates through your body, the kind you can feel.

Aiden Blinn | Staff Writer

David Cale’s ‘We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time’ soars

David Cale wrote both the book and music for the show, and also performs it himself, making the musical memoir all the more unique. Cale’s show is a phenomenal experience.

Jordan Coley | Contributing Writer

Hippo Campus’ sound evolves in new album ‘Bambi’

The success of “Bambi” lies in its ability to merge simplicity with complexity in terms of lyrical messages, melodies, riffs and underlying beats.

Christine Watridge | Contributing Writer

Choreographer Ting-Ting Chang explores surrealism and the unconscious mind in ‘Persistence of Memory’

“Persistence of Memory” is a multimedia exploration of the unconscious mind inspired by the motif of cabinets in Salvador Dali’s paintings and Freudian thinking. Chang began working on the piece in 2012, the same year she established her company, T.T.C Dance.

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DIY, voter registration and whimsy: Diet Cig comes to Off Broadway

A spunky, punk-y duo from upstate New York, Diet Cig formed in 2014 after vocalist Alex Luciano interrupted drummer Noah Bowman’s set to ask for a cigarette lighter. Four years down the road, Diet Cig has released two EPs and one studio album to become one of the most intriguing, unique groups in the indie music scene.

Elizabeth Phelan | Contributing Writer

Campus Movie Fest showcases student short films

For those of us who aren’t in the movie loop, Campus Movie Fest is a week-long event which provides students with all the equipment required to create said film: microphones, cameras and even a laptop loaded with editing software. And on Sept. 26, these films premiered in Tisch Commons.

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Hotchner Festival gives students opportunity to join new play development process

The A.E. Hotchner Festival—named for the acclaimed writer and alumnus who funds the festival—offers all Washington University students, including graduate students, the opportunity to workshop their original plays with student actors, faculty members and a professional dramaturg, culminating in readings of the pieces and post-show discussions with audiences.

Jaden Satenstein | Contributing Writer

Campus Movie Fest: The trials, triumphs and tears

CMF is as fun as it is stressful, heartbreaking and every emotion in between. Making a short film in a week is no small feat. Add Washington University’s hefty workload on top of that, and it’s practically heroic.

Gabrielle Gasser | Contributing Writer

The Record Company takes crowd at the Pageant ‘Off the Ground’

The energy from the group was practically electric, and I found myself dancing along to almost every song, interrupted only once by two drunk, 40-year-old women who got a little too close for comfort. But you know what, it was all in the name of a good time.

Lee Whitehead | Contributing Writer

Beyond Diwali: A cappella group Sur Taal Laya goes full time

Sur Taal Laya’s signature style of arranging is to create mashups of Bollywood songs and popular English songs. This fusion creates beautiful sonic experiences that blend South Asian and American cultures.

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