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Sofia Andrade

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Arts Playlist: Songs about the State of the World

What more could you want to describe the current moment?

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A Call for Indie Music’s Much-Needed Reckoning

No matter how “woke” indie music may want to seem, it is not free of the same power structures and culture of toxicity in more mainstream scenes.

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Fenne Lily Dissects Heartache and the Self in ‘BREACH’

“BREACH" by indie artist Fenne Lily is the kind of album that only seems more compelling when the rest of the world is quiet.

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40 Years Later, ‘The Last Waltz’ Remains an Intimate Tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll

“The Last Waltz” is a film which begs for its audience’s full attention as it dives into one of the most significant performances of the 1970s: The Band’s final concert featuring various legends of the era, from Joni Mitchell to Muddy Waters.

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'Other Music' is a Love Letter to Art and Shared Spaces

Despite the timeline of its subject matter, however, the story in “Other Music” rings especially true during the coronavirus pandemic, when independent stores and venues are suffering and people are forced to turn to the virtual realities that made Other Music shut its doors in the first place.

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Car Seat Headrest Blaze With Indie Rock Dynamism on New Album

“Making a Door Less Open” is the indie rock band’s tenth studio album, and a testament to the band’s propensity for musical innovation and burning lyricism.

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Celebrities and Health Care Workers Come Together for ‘One World: Together at Home’

“Tonight is not a fundraiser, so put your wallets away,” Lady Gaga said to her viewers prior to the start of the World Health Organization and Global Citizen’s “One World: Together at Home” event.

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Amid ‘The New Abnormal,’ The Strokes Take a Cue From Brighter Times

Dancey yet gritty around the edges, “The New Abnormal” serves as both a sign of the times and a nostalgic reflection on the rock giants of the past.

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Arts Playlist: Songs for a Classy Quarantine

This jazz-adjacent playlist is for those days when we’re in need of something to break that rut and make us feel a little bit better about ourselves — and a little bit classier in our sweats.

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The 1975 Say They’re in Love with Jesus Christ. I Don’t Believe Them.

In “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America,” The 1975 are as sincere as ever, their lyrics characteristically cutting and clever with an added vulnerability that sets the song apart from their poppier numbers.

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Dave Matthews, Live From Your Living Room

“It’s quite strange to be playing to an empty room, but I’m hoping it’s going okay,” Dave Matthews said during his #PayItForwardLIVE performance.

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‘Brutal and Poetic Honesty’: Perfume Genius Releases Two New Singles

In anticipation of his upcoming album, Mike Hadreas — better known as Perfume Genius — released the singles “On the Floor” and “Describe."

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Katy Perry Wears White For the First Time

Focusing on her engagement to and pregnancy with Orlando Bloom, “Never Worn White” is Perry’s exploration of marriage and its implications.

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Art and Intersectionality at Berklee’s Fourth Annual International Womxn’s Day Teach-In

In between panels, various Berklee musicians outfitted in guitars, basses, and saxophones performed original songs and covers to the ever-shifting audience.

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Music Video Breakdown: ‘Falling’ by Harry Styles

Styles stops playing only to cradle his drink, as he sings about having “no one to blame but the drink in [his] wandering hands.”