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FREE VERSE: Music Writing Matters, OK?

Much of my life revolves around music. As the Noise Editor at the Sentry and the host of a music radio show, it’s important that I spend my time immersed in music. I must admit, however, that I often second-guess this being my life’s work.

Adidas Track Suits and Hoop Earings

QUEENS OF HIP HOP 7 A RESPECTFUL COMPETITION The theme of the seventh annual Queens of Hip-Hop event was that of a palpable pride in precision. Two-piece silk Adidas track suits were paired methodically with matching caps and hoop earrings, and carefully constructed dance moves

‘Banned in DC’ is Artistic Punk Treasure

CYNTHIA CONNOLLY EXPLORES PUNK EXPERIENCE Banned in DC is the first book of its kind, documenting the DC punk scene and its connective power. Compiled by artist Cynthia Connolly, the book is a testament to the communal nature of the scene, the anti-establishment ideals of

FREE VERSE: Forget “Whip It”

My earliest memory of Mark Mothersbaugh was from Devo’s music video for the popular song, “Whip It.” The eccentric video frightened and confused me even into my teens, and led me to dismiss Mothersbaugh, Devo’s frontman, as a wacky pop 1980s nut job without the

Welcome the Worms by Bleached (Dead Oceans)

There’s not much more punk-rock than two neon-haired, LA-based sisters singing Damned covers in Black Flag T-shirts and scuffed boots. With their sophomore album, Welcome The Worms, released April 1, Bleached continues this outrageously rock’n’roll trend, only this time they showcase more tightened production and

FREE VERSE: Ol’ Country Patriarchy

I’ve been going back to my roots a little lately, listening to the boss ass country bitches that I grew up on. And while recounting the incredible talent of Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton is wonderful, this revisitation of their music has me

Passport to Africa is Cultural Inclusion

CULTURES COALESCE DURING TURNHALLE EVENT The Tivoli Turnhalle witnessed an all-consuming and enormously energetic night on March 20 as it hosted Passport to Africa, a unifying event meant to raise awareness of the diversity of African culture. The exploration was certainly a celebratory one, fit with