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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

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday October 13th, 2016. This is the first time a musician has won the prize, which apparently caused the crowd in Stockholm to cheer. The official statement...
By Claire Stemen | October 13, 2016 | Featured Story, Music News

One Year Since Open Fifth’s Late Night

Open Fifth, an all male a cappella group on Miami's Oxford campus, is celebrating the one-year release of their album Late Night! Late Night has been very well-received since its release-earning nominations for two international awards from the Contemporary...
By WMSR Admin | October 11, 2016 | Music At Miami, Music News

QUENCHED: Beyoncé Serves Some Much Needed Honesty

On April 23, 2016, Beyoncé, 34, blessed the world with her sixth studio album, Lemonade, following her sophomore visual album available on HBO. The visual album, trademarks Beyoncé’s new wave of conveying her concepts of the album through images,...
By Alexis Moten | April 25, 2016 | Featured Story, Music, Music News

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