Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:27pm
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2019 has proven quite the rollercoaster of nostalgia for millenials. It started with Vampire Weekend’s most recent release and continued in a ragged path, making the occasional stop for the comebacks of artists like the Jonas Brothers, and now, a revisiting of both Batman and the “Twilight” series. (I’m looking at you, Rob.)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 9:11pm

For many of us too young to be millennials and too old to be Gen Z, Vampire Weekend was the soundtrack of our adolescence. Frontman Ezra Koenig’s trademark nasality is a reminder of summer concerts with cheap lawn tickets, still-active Tumblr accounts and that one American Apparel tennis skirt everyone seemed to have. The band made us want to buy a sweater vest, perhaps take a sailing lesson. They also made us want to listen to ‘80s African psych-rock, among other niche influences.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:20pm
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In her eyes throughout the night, the audience was well aware of a fire beneath the surface of Griffin’s petite frame, boiling out in her inimitable soul.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:27am
Aveda Institute

Imagine yourself in a misty jungle, the trees shrouded in warm clouds. It smells like flowers, you’re more relaxed than you’ve ever been before. You look hot, having gotten a fresh blowout and haircut. This, my friends, is what it is like to get styled at the Aveda Institute. You may have heard from your friends that Aveda is a great place to get a cheap chop on a student’s budget, but have you heard about the spa-like services that the salon offers as part of its classic Aveda hospitality?

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:40pm

“I guess,” Mukharji reflected, “there’s something very intimate about folk in terms of the live show … the amount of production that goes into our Americana folk record is immense, but when you come see the show, there are a couple microphone stands standing between us and the audience like a living room, and we really enjoy that tradition.”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:30pm

There is nothing more comforting than a triad of notes, hanging in the air. It seems perfect, like the combination of three fingers pressing three keys was always meant to be.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:08pm
Red Light Management

My first impression of Lee was that of a man who had been playing music his whole life, and wanted everyone else to feel how much he loved it, too.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:29pm
Billie Eilish

Just like those of us who left bubblegum-pink lip gloss for fishnets, Eilish has broken the restraints of Ariana Grande-style pop-stardom only to find herself in another box: that of the emo princess.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:17pm
Jenny Lewis

It’s obvious from even the album artwork, a picture of Lewis’s torso in a low-cut dress that mimics the same style as her 2014 LP The Voyager, that she is no longer held back by the perception of others. She is who she is, and she’s learning and growing just like the rest of us.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:17pm
Imagine Dragons

Part of why the original Woodstock remains in our memory today is its accidental nature ― no one expected those three days to become as much of a cultural touchstone as they are. It was a wild world then, and it is now. But I don’t know whether our wild is conducive to replicating the same serendipitous genius that produced Woodstock.