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BROCKHAMPTON is the Most Exciting Thing in Hip-Hop Right Now

All things considered, it’s been a pretty uneventful year in terms of hip-hop album releases. We got Drake’s More Life back in March, which fizzled out about as quickly as his phony cockney accent got annoying. (“But Ben,” you...
By Ben Panzeca | October 30, 2017 | Featured Story, General, Music News

A Short Tribute From Tom Petty’s (Once) Youngest Fan

Like many precocious kids who mirrored their parents’ music taste, I grew up loving classic rock. While I mainly liked whatever my dad listened to, I developed a deep and personal love for Tom Petty in particular. I remember...
By Rebecca Sowell | October 3, 2017 | Featured Story, Music, Music News

Incoming! 2017’s Most Anticipated Music Releases

Ever since the demise of The Worst Year Ever (a.k.a. 2016) I’ve had a good feeling about 2017. Now, three months in, my hope has remained intact. Sure, we’re all basically doomed from this horror of a presidency, but...
By Rebecca Sowell | March 31, 2017 | Featured Story, Music News

Exclusive Interview: Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Talks Solo Work As Dams of the West

Chris Tomson, drummer of Vampire Weekend, sat down with Rebecca Sowell, writer for WMSR Redhawk Radio to discuss his recent solo project, Dams of the West. Tomson released his first solo album, Youngish American on February 24, 2017. We...
By Rebecca Sowell | March 7, 2017 | Featured Story, Music, Music News

Two Nights with Whitney: Concert Review

As I passed miles and miles of cornfields on the way to Indianapolis last Thursday, I silently reflected on my expectations for my first Whitney show. The bar was set high — the self-proclaimed “country soul” group has already...
By Rebecca Sowell | February 28, 2017 | Featured Story, Music, Music News

What a Wicked Way to Treat the Greatest Female Artist: Why the Music Awards Community Should Reevaluate Its Racial Bias

Do you remember back in 2009 when Kanye West stormed the MTV VMA Awards stage, snatched the microphone away from a doe-eyed Taylor Swift, and claimed that she was undeserving? I mean, who could forget? It was one of...
By Rebecca Sowell | February 15, 2017 | Featured Story, Music News

Miami Misfitz Release New Album

Established in 2001 by Miami University students, the Miami Misfitz are an all-female a cappella group located in southwest Ohio. Although Misfitz members come from diverse areas of study and share a variety of musical backgrounds, they unite through...
By WMSR Admin | November 3, 2016 | Music At Miami, Music News

Bob Dylan Removes Mention of Nobel Prize on Website

Since being nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan has remained silent, neither accepting the award nor making a statement. For a brief moment, the distinction was acknowledged on his website’s book page, but was swiftly taken...
By Claire Stemen | October 24, 2016 | Featured Story, Music News

The National to Perform in Cincinnati for “Love Trumps Hate”

  Cincinnati’s own The National will host a concert on Wednesday, November 2nd in Cincinnati in support of Hillary Clinton. The National joins other performers such as Katy Perry and Jon Bon Jovi as part of Hillary For America’s...
By Allison Beer | October 22, 2016 | Featured Story, Music News

This Is What We Wanted: The Last Shadow Puppets Announce New EP

Out of nowhere, per usual, The Last Shadow Puppets graced our ears and screens with new music—and it’s not like we weren’t begging for it. A cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Is This What You Wanted” is available to watch...
By Claire Stemen | October 18, 2016 | Featured Story, Music News

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