Q&A with the All-American Rejects

Before the spring WILD opener went on Friday, I sat down with the founders and frontmen of the All-American Rejects, singer Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler.

| Music Editor

A tour bus conversation with Atlas Genius and Skylar Grey

An unlikely pairing of music acts, Atlas Genius and Skylar Grey joined forces in a North American tour, sponsored by the clothing store Journeys. Both artists have shared in success from their respective freshman albums.

| Film Editor

Offstage: An interview with CHERUB

Before the spring concert last Thursday, I sat down with CHERUB duo Jason Huber and Jordan Kelley.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Don’t believe the album title—you’ll love the Frights’ new record

Impossibly catchy melodies, memorable lyrics that hit home, a ceaseless and infectious energy and the courage to try just about anything – the Frights’ new record, “You Are Going to Hate This” (produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR), has all these things in spades. It’s hard to say exactly which song you’ll be humming as you walk to class after listening to this album, but, rest assured, you will be humming and you won’t be able to stop.

Alberto Nissim | Contributing Writer

Smallpools lights up the Gargoyle

The crowd was starting to get edgy after over an hour of generic dance music from opener Hotel Garuda (a whisper in the crowd asked, “Has this all been one song?”), when suddenly the Gargoyle finally plunged into full darkness. Startled back into awareness, students cheered as Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” began to echo throughout the small space.

| Music Editor

Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher talks influences, writing process

The British rock band Royal Blood has been garnering quite a lot of attention lately. They count the Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Jimmy Page among their fans. This past February, they won the Best Live Band and Best Live Band categories at the New Musical Express awards, as well as Best British Band at the Brit Awards.

| Associate Editor

EXCLUSIVE: American Wrestlers front man is ready for LouFest

Just a man and his Tascam 8-track recorder. That is the simplistic success story behind the creation of American Wrestlers, one of the newest bands performing at LouFest this weekend.

Kendall Carroll | Music Editor

Small talk with Tony La Russa: A sports fan calls up the 2014 commencement speaker

The last time I was intimidated by somebody I was interviewing, I was a wee freshman walking into the office of Larry Kindbom, the head coach of the Washington University football team; it was my first ever interview for Student Life. But as I sat in my office, about to make the call that would be my last interview as editor-in-chief of StudLife, I was also sweating.

| Staff Reporter

A Conversation with Deakin of Animal Collective

UPDATE: Animal Collective has postponed their March tour due to an illness afflicting Avey Tare, a vocalist and founding member of the band. Though they’ve long been critical darlings, Animal Collective have spent much of their existence on the outskirts of the music industry due to their highly eclectic sound. But in 2009, everything changed. […]

Mark Matousek | Music Critic

Q&A: Men’s basketball guard Ben Hoener

Scoring a career high of 25 points off the bench on 8-of-12 shooting, Washington University men’s basketball senior Ben Hoener played a huge role in the Bears’ 76-60 win over Brandeis University on Sunday.