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Unearthed

Unearthed

Kimi Lillios

October 23, 2020

Thelonious Monk’s Palo Alto performance is released half a century after its recording

Music From a Distance

Music From a Distance

Eunice Cho and Brooke Glasson

October 21, 2020

Artists and fans experience concerts in new ways

Pray For Paris

Pray For Paris

Sam Mutz

October 21, 2020

Founding member of hip-hop collective Griselda Records——Westside Gunn expands on his signature sound with Pray For Paris.

All to Myself

All to Myself

Leslie Aboytes and Theo Lim-Jisra

June 8, 2020

How gatekeeping, the sense of entitlement to underground artists, is patronizing the music industry and its listeners.

Music & The Mind

Music & The Mind

Zander Darby and Theo Lim-Jisra

April 21, 2020

Everyone has their own music taste. Whether it’s pop, rock, country or a mix of genres, studies have shown that there is a possible correlation between your personality and the type of music you listen to.

Enough is Enough.

Enough is Enough.

Bridget Packer and Sophia Baginskis

February 7, 2020

With rap being one of the most popular capitalized industries, teens are drawn to the fame and the culture, also exposing them to drug use at a young age. Teens closely follow their favorite rap artists and their influence is slowly changing the minds of what is considered mainstream.

Women in Hip Hop

Women in Hip Hop

Bridget Packer and Emma Stefanutti

January 7, 2020

In a largely male-dominated industry, a small number of female rappers have become successful against all odds, inspiring future generations of women and paving the way for more inclusion in hip hop.

The Return of Melanie Martinez

The Return of Melanie Martinez

Faith Chow and Alexa Gwyn

November 19, 2019

Three years later, Melanie Martinez releases new music and an accompanying film.

ALT ALBUMS

EXPERIMENTAL ALBUMS

Atticus Scherer and Raj Sodhi

November 19, 2019

Artists such as Lana Del Rey and Radiohead have dominated the alternative music field, creating music outside of the mainstream rock and pop genres of their times.

Bedroom Pop

Bedroom Pop

Theo Lim-Jisra and Isabella Moussavi

November 19, 2019

A messy computer display of tracks, plugins and markers line the screen. A small box next to the computer houses inputs for microphones, keyboards and guitars, all tangled together in a web of electronics called pop music. All you need to produce a song nowadays is your laptop and some instruments, a...

The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line

Sam Mutz and Sukhman Sahota

October 15, 2019

On March 28, Lil Uzi Vert released the track “Free Uzi,” a protest of his record label. Rappers continue to call out their labels for abuse, so why do they keep signing?

Breaking Barriers

Photo courtesy of Connor Peterson

Ellie Rowell and Karina Kadakia

October 15, 2019

In the past, artists have questioned whether revealing their true identities to the public was worth sacrificing their reputation. However, recently, popular artists have begun to open up through their music, leading to the celebration of broken barriers.