Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:37pm


Set to release next year is Likewise, the solo album from lead singer of Hop Along, Frances Quinlan. Starting in Philly in 2019, the band has released a total of three albums, carving out their own unique place within the alternative music scene by mixing hints of punk and traditional indie rock, creating something completely their own. However, Frances has decided to release music under her own name, and you’ll find out why in this week’s episode of Female Fronted is not a Genre.

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:21am
After Michigan passed Proposal 1 last year legalizing recreational marijuana, some Michigan legislators have worked to ensure people with drug offenses do not continue to suffer the consequences.

Residents are still struggling to clear their records for marijuana convictions nearly a year after a ballot measure legalizing the drug passed statewide, and Ann Arbor, despite its historically progressive stance on the issue, is no exception.

In terms of marijuana regulation, Ann Arbor has been highly regarded as ahead of the, well, strain. Yet, following the legalization of recreational marijuana, many who have been charged are wondering: Why are these arrests still on our records?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:42pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 4:04pm
Alex’s Great State Race will take place at the University of Michigan November 15.

When Atharva Kharkar, former Business sophomore at the University of Michigan, was told he had leukemia last June, he rolled his eyes and said with a smile on his face: “Honestly, life is so dramatic.”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:41pm


On episode three of Female Fronted is not a Genre, the gang talks with Kentucky scream-pop band, GRLwood. Comprised of Rej Forester (vocals) and Karen Ledford (drums), the duo is self- described as “two Kentucky queerdos wailing at you.” With stripped down baselines crescendoing to a chorus of crashing drums, mixed with ear-piercing screams: GRLWood is quite unlike anything you’ve truly ever heard before.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 8:00am

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:33pm

It's no secret that most music genres are dominated by cis-men, whether it be within the metal, punk or alternative music scene: men are the majority. Thus, the labeling of "female fronted," or when a band makes the explicit note that the person is a non male, and advertises as such, was born.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:39am
On season four, episode two of Arts, Interrupted the gang tackles the mythic art of Spotify  playlists. Why do we make them? How do we make them? Is Spotify evil? Before Sam, Mina, and Emily dove into these ontological questions, they played a divisive game of “This or That” in which, among other things, the superior Bon Iver era was determined. 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:06am
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It’s season four of Arts, Interrupted and we’re back and better than ever with a brand new mini-series: “Female-Fronted” is Not a Genre. In this new series, we will be exploring the phenomenon of making explicit note of female musicians and gendered practices that occur in the music industry. This labeling has been especially prevalent in genres that are predominantly curated by men, like the punk, DIY and the relative alternative scene.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:06pm

In the midst of an ongoing discussion over immigration policy, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of supporting a Michigan House of Representatives bill extending immigrants’ civil rights protection Wednesday.


As one of the largest counties in the state of Michigan, state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, emphasized how significant it is that the county advocates in favor of the legislation in order to garner more support statewide.