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Remember Whensday – Commemorating a Rebel Queen

This week in music history commemorates the death of Sandy West, the original drummer and one of the founding members of the original all-girl punk band The Runaways. She was a pioneering musician at a time when males dominated the hard-punk scene. The Runaways was one of the first all-female groups to come out of […]

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Johnny Marr – Playland (Review)

Johnny Marr has been involved in many more projects than I can name since the Smiths broke up in the 80s, and I was curious to hear what kind of material he’s turning out almost 25 years later. His Smiths era playing style is one of the most recognizable in the last 30 years, and […]

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Foxygen – …And Star Power (Review)

In the almost two years since their breakout album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen has been through a lot. Between canceled show dates, injuries sustained on stage, tour exhaustion and rumors of internal drama, the last couple of years have been a bit of a mess for the L.A. […]

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Remember Whensday – Simon, Garfunkel and SNL

This week 39 years ago marked Paul Simon’s very first Saturday Night Live appearance. Not only was this just the second episode of the still thriving series, but it also reunited Simon and Garfunkel. Considering the fact that they had other musical guests, like Randy Newman, booked, the creators decided to pull certain comedy sketches […]

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Sounds of Fall: An Autumn Playlist

With the summer at an end and the leaves changing color, autumn means sweaters, midterms, coffee, pumpkins and all sorts of cozy activities. In this playlist, WPGU takes you through some songs that epitomize the feelings of fall. Nora Jones – Don’t Know Why Ahh the sweet smell of falling leaves and midterms. And nothing […]

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Andrew McMahon – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (Review)

One of the faults that musicians today are finding themselves in is in their periods of transitions. While desiring to find a new sound that expresses a certain time in their careers or lives (or weaning fan interest), they abandon the old in search of the new. It’s a paradox of needing to find a […]

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