About Joe Winner

(Music Director) When I’m not trying to major in math, you can normally find me doing things like listening to music, watching movies, reading and not giving a damn about an Oxford comma. I, generally, am a big fan of most alternative music. Although, I secretly have a soft spot in my heart for classic rock bands like The Who.

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Monday Mixer

Over the past year, I’ve grown a huge appreciation for the journalism being done by NPR. Whether it’s stories about current events, food or music, for the most part, everything they do is on point. My favorite show by NPR is Sound Opinions. It’s a weekly show and podcast done by Chicago music journalists Jim […]

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Monday Mixer

A lot of my favorite moments of summer occur in the evening hours hanging out around a campfire. It may just be my love of fire or just how inevitably intimate these gatherings are. Regardless, sometimes the music you put on in the background makes all the difference. Coldplay – Don’t Panic I love how […]

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Monday Mixer

We’re in the middle of the semester. The middle of the semester sucks. Classes are hard and tests are harder. All I want to do is break free from the library and walk out to the arboretum and really enjoy the pleasant fall weather. I want to just lie down on the quad and listen […]

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Monday Mixer

With finals approaching far faster than any of us would like to admit, we all need a good study playlist. We all have different habits when choosing study tunes, so I’m going to try and address all that, and maybe even some academic topics. “The Wolves (Act 1&2)” – Bon Iver Sometimes, I just need […]

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Review: Psychic Twin

After a charming in studio interview with the band I was really looking forward to seeing them in action. I didn’t know what to expect from a band that is only made up of Erin Fein on vocals and Synth and Brett Sanderson and Jonny Sommer on electronic drum pads.  That said, they completely blew me out […]

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Capital Cities shows alt-pop promise with debut EP

It’s always great to see new artists blasting onto the alternative scene, so when I heard “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities I was immediately intrigued and picked up the EP. The EP starts off with a bang with “Safe and Sound.” It is pretty much everything I could want from an electro-alternative fusion band. […]

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