Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Monday, September 26, 2022
Number of Articles: 9
First Article: February 24, 2021
Latest Article: November 17, 2021
By Spencer Michaels '24 and Milo Leahy-Miller '24
November 17, 2021
Covid safety protocols have caused music students to report difficulty with the bureaucratic process of reserving practice space in the Music Department. The department is planning to change its protocols for the spring semester in hopes of better accommodation.
By Milo Leahy-Miller '24
October 14, 2021
Jazz is back in town! This week, staff writer Milo Leahy-Miller ‘24 discusses the return of [email protected] The jazz group kicked off its 2021-2022 season with a stellar performance on October 7th and looks forward to a year full of the best in blues.
September 22, 2021
Milo Leahy-Miller '24 explores the politicization of music and how listeners react to music that communicates views antithetical to their own, offering insights into an interesting development in modern media through student interviews.
May 30, 2021
Sarah Montoya has always pushed for Indigenous rights and recognition at Amherst as the president of the Native and Indigenous Students Association (NISA). As a Fulbright scholar, her plans beyond graduation will include traveling to Lithuania to teach about Indigenous identities and history.
April 22, 2021
There are many who seem to believe that the death of genre is imminent.
Publications like the New Yorker
and Varsity [https://www.varsity.co.uk/music/18485] have already described such
a demise. Varsity references Portugal. The Man’s 2017 hit song “Feel It Still,”
noting that it broke down the walls between its pop, rock and funk inspirations.
The New Yorker cites Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” for i
April 6, 2021
Noisy, dissonant and jarring. These characteristics, often considered
criticisms, are exactly what makes the new single “John L,” by black midi so
Black midi is a London post-punk band composed of several talented musicians who
were all trained at the BRIT school, one of the best arts schools in the UK.
Coming to fame due to their loud and energetic live shows around London, black
midi already had developed a following through word of mouth by the time they
March 31, 2021
The pandemic has been hard for everyone. First-years like myself have come to
campus missing out on so much that we’re not even aware of. Many on-campus
organizations are dormant or have strict limitations in place. Music ensembles
have been hit especially hard due to the inherently intimate nature of music
performance and rehearsal. With many students off campus and others discouraged
from participating in as many club activities, most musical groups are now much
smaller in size and facing chal
March 10, 2021
On almost any Friday night last semester, students grabbing dinner could stumble
across a wonderful live performance from some of the college’s best student
musicians. On the balcony of Valentine Dining Hall (i.e. the “Valcony”), a small
stage was set up, with students scattered around the tables, six-feet apart,
enjoying food and live music.
This was Music @ Val — one of the highlights of the fall semester. After a long,
grueling week and months without live music, the vivacious performances
February 24, 2021
A quintet formed in the seaside town of Brighton, Squid is one of London’s many
promising post-punk bands. With a manic and raucous drive, they have shared the
stage with groups such as Black MIDI and Black Country, New Road. Their sound
not only includes traditional rock instrumentation but percussion and horns as
well. This may seem out of place in post-punk… until you listen to it.
I’ve been a fan of the band for some time now, and was inspired by the upcoming
release of their debut album,