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The Basement: From Pyle band to Jazz combo

‘The Basement’: From Pyle band to Jazz combo

By Emily Weiss June 29, 2023

In the dimly lit basement of alum Bradley Rich (’23), six students gather their instruments to begin their weekly rehearsal. The complex rhythms and smooth jazz notes fill the room, as the student band,...

Here’s a guide to help avid music fans discover something new.

Looking for new music? Here’s the Black & White’s top mainstream alternatives

By Katelyn Leonard June 11, 2023

It’s not surprising that in the past decade, streaming services have dominated the music industry. From Spotify to Soundcloud, music is more available now than ever before. Unfortunately, that hasn’t...

From country to pop to folk, Swift’s return to pop with “Midnights” sounds different from anything we’ve heard from her before.

Every song on Taylor Swift’s “Midnights,” ranked

By Sadie Goldberg February 5, 2023

Taylor Swift has never been one to treat music traditionally, and with the release of her 10th album “Midnights,” she proved to her fans that she’s still full of surprises. Since the release of Swift’s...

Fans each brought their own experiences and emotions to the concert, and could find solace in her messages even if the lyrics weren’t directly applicable to their circumstances. Bridgers channels the emotions of the crowd through the pure passion that she brings to her shows.

Concert review: Phoebe Bridgers at The Anthem

By Kate Rodriguez and Natalie Easley June 23, 2022

“I hate you for what you did. And I miss you like a little kid.” The iconic lyrics from Phoebe Bridgers’ hit song “Motion Sickness” echo throughout The Anthem concert hall as the 26-year-old...

The Black & White’s 21 best albums of 2021

The Black & White’s 21 best albums of 2021

By Alex Schupak December 31, 2021

In the months following the end of 2020 — which Time Magazine described as “the worst year ever” — a cautious optimism emerged, making way for a cultural shift ripe for reflection, healing and...

Intimate, real and relatable: H.E.R releases fifth album

“Intimate, real and relatable”: H.E.R releases fifth album

By Elyssa Seltzer January 22, 2019
After releasing I Used to Know Her: The Prelude Aug. 3, Gabi Wilson, better known as H.E.R., recently released a conclusion EP: I Used to Know Her: Part 2 Nov. 2.
Little Mix performs on stage. Although the groups latest album has an empowering message, the songs lyrics feel cliche.

Little Mix falls flat with latest album

By Elyssa Seltzer January 4, 2019
Despite the high ranking, the album was far from impressive. Many of the tracks sound forced and cliché.
Paul McCartney and Lil Baby sing on stage. Both released albums—Egypt Station and Drip Too Hard—this Fall. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Album Reviews: Egypt Station travels back to the 60s; Drip Too Hard lacks originality

By Shehrez Chaudhri December 12, 2018
Beatles’ legend Paul McCartney takes his listeners on a musical trip with his latest album, “Egypt Station,” released Sept. 7. The album features McCartney’s first new music since his 2013 hit album, “NEW.”
New spring albums receive mixed reviews

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

June 14, 2018
The Black & White reviews four spring albums: "Cosmic" by Bazzi, "Die Lit" by Playboi Carti, "KOD" by J. Cole and "beerbongs & bentleys" by Post Malone.
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