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Study Music for A New Semester

Second semester is now in full swing! With a week of classes under our belt, it’s back to doing the thing we Penn students know best— spending hours upon hours in the library. If you’re like me, you’re probably feeling resentful that it’s time to start working again. However, I may have something to make these […]

FRESH MUSIC: Polyplastic

Polyplastic, the duo of singer/guitarist Charlie Ellis and bassist Emily Ibarra, are a band from LA with big things planned for 2018. WQHS spent some time chatting with Charlie and Emily prior to their show at the Trocadero supporting Wolf Alice. WQHS: So you actually spent some time living in Philly, right? What were you […]

Wild Child Album Preview: Expectations

Austin-based band Wild Child announced tour dates for their forthcoming album, Expectations. The group, led by Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson, are known for their unique and modern take on folk-rock. Their 2015 LP, Fools, featured songs like “Meadows” and “Reno” that undulated between soft acoustic sounds and louder percussion paired with distorted vocals. In a manner […]

Frank Ocean Announces New Album

Frank Ocean, the idiosyncratic grammy-winning singer-songwriter, may be the most mysterious enigma in the contemporary music scene. After the success of Ocean’s major label debut channel ORANGE, the next four years were spent relatively quiet. Within 2 days in 2016; Ocean dropped the visual album Endless, fulfilling his recording contract with record label giant Def […]

Some ~Alternative~ Holiday Jams

Without much warning, the holiday season is already upon us. I, for one, am ready. I love holiday music with a passion. In fact, it’s the only thing that makes winter vaguely tolerable. Once January rolls around, all hope is lost and I’ll hibernate until spring. For December, however, I’ll be curled up happily by […]

Jay-Z Takes Over Wells Fargo Center

It’s the year of the H.O.V.A! Jay-Z is bringing his North American tour to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center Friday, December 1st. Before the ‘4:44’ show hits our city, be sure to check out Jay-Z’s new Grammy-nominated album that has been receiving more than it’s fair share of positive reviews. This tour is the first of […]

Ones to Watch: Dude York

Dude York, a lo-fi  punk band from Seattle, are currently on tour with Aussie Alex Lahey. They played World Cafe Live on their Philly stop of the tour, and brought their Weezer-influenced sound to the small upstairs stage. They’ve got a holiday punk (holiday punk?) album out now called Halftime for the Holidays including the […]

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