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A Terrible Beauty is Born: The Irish Revolution in Music

Dublin Natives “Villagers” (Pictured Above)

The ground is covered in white, but the rapidly approaching holiday seems to be universally known as a time for green. Whether you’re Irish-Catholic or not, chances are that you’re probably familiar with or have celebrated the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, Patrick, on March 17th. This is, of course, Saint Patrick’s Day, or more colloquially referred to as “St. Paddy’s” in the United States.

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WRSU Sports wins Best Football Play by Play award at IBS 2019

The WRSU Sports staff took home the trophy for Best Football Play-by-Play at the 2019 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual international conference in New York City on March 2nd.

Members of the WRSU Sports team at IBS 2019: From l. to r., Sports Director Justin Sontupe, Matt Howe, Jake Ostrove, Stephen Nelson and Sam Marsdale.

The winning submission included snippets of three different game broadcasts featuring Matt Howe, Sam Marsdale, and Sports Director Justin Sontupe on play-by-play, while Stephen Nelson contributed color commentary.

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Homeshake “Helium” Review

At this point, Peter Sagar is no stranger to the game. For years, he was the backing lead-guitarist in Mac DeMarco’s touring band. During this period, he recorded a few tapes under the name Homeshake, gaining Sagar a fair amount of individual attention. In 2014, he parted ways with DeMarco in order to focus more on Homeshake as a full-time project. Since then he has released three full length albums under the moniker, which have become cult classics amongst his considerable number of loyal fans.

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Soundcloud Becomes a Distribution Platform: How Emerging Artists can now Upload Content to Spotify and Apple Music

WRSU Spotify and Apple Music
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Soundcloud has upgraded its distribution feature to “seamlessly” allow users to release content to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

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Talk Talk Frontman and Post-Rock Innovator Mark Hollis Dead at 64

Mark Hollis, co-founder and mastermind behind the British band Talk Talk, passed away on February 24, at the age of 64. In a BBC interview, former Talk Talk band manager Keith Aspen stated that Hollis “died after a short illness from which he never recovered.”

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Tipling Rock Interview with WRSU

DJ Connor Boxczyk interviewed the band Tipling Rock after their show on February 23, 2019 at the Mercury Lounge. Check it out!

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Why People Hate Country

Chris Stapleton, Billboard’s Top Country Singer of 2018 (Pictured Above)

At some point in life, you might have heard somebody say, “Yeah, I like all types of music EXCEPT for country.” Now that statement is a little hypocritical, since they do not actually like all categories of music. So, why exclude country?

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Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show Leaves Much to Be Desired

On Jan. 13, 2019, the NFL announced that Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi would perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. I was excited, but not because of Maroon 5. Rather, I was looking forward to seeing Travis Scott, one of my favorite artists.

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Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Album Review

Ariana has hit us with another surprise with the release of her most recent album Thank U, Next on February 8, 2019. She stayed true to her word that it would not be long before another new album surfaced.

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Bryce Vine Live at Gramercy Theater Show Review

I was disappointed to find the circular-red couch beneath Gramercy Theater missing on the night of February 5th, 2019.  It was the first show I had been to at Gramercy without its presence. If the way I’d sit between sets was about to change, I thought, so was the way I would watch the show that night.

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