by WRBB Media Team
This semester was a big one for the Media Team! We expanded our editorial content, continued our Community Connections series, scored some high-profile concerts, and covered a wide range of new releases. Our team of writers and photographers all produced some great work this semester, but we wanted to give a special shoutout to these five articles for being especially awesome!
This innovative editorial by Holden LeBlanc highlights some early gems from the indie rock scene of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Despite the disparate origins of the three groups covered (The White Stripes, The Strokes, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), all three shared a common goal of making authentic music when manufactured TRL pop ruled the airwaves and television screens. It's a great complement to the recently released documentary "Meet Me in the Bathroom," which covers this era's NYC indie rock scene in more depth.
SLAYED! This piece caps off a great year of Community Connections, led by WRBB’s Annika Eske. With photos by Jace Arrigali, this edition of the column comes alive with interesting and funny blurbs from our man-on-the-
street hallway interviews!
Shoutout to WRBB star photographer Faith Nguyen for scoring a press pass for this show, which had Boston’s SZA fans shelling out hundreds of dollars. Her immersive descriptions and ethereal photos of both Omar Apollo and SZA are truly stunning!
Our darling Winkler’s lead songwriter/barefoot dancer/Jonathan Richman impersonator, Justin Schaeffers and backup singer/percussionist/occasional violinist (violist? doesn’t matter!) Maddy Simpson bare it all in our most hotly anticipated Q&A of the semester, featuring daring questions and sultry answers, such as, "What Genre Are You Even?" and "Justin, Tell Us About That Time You Yarfed Up a Burrito!" This interview, expertly facilitated by Rachel Crowell, provides insight into the hilarious, wholesome side of Winkler as well as their technical music production decisions.
If you don’t agree with the title of this piece, you’re a liar. The most inescapable song of the year is also the best, and Bela proves this in only two paragraphs. The rumors are true – we can’t get enough of PinkPantheress and “Two Hit Wonder?” Ice Spice.
Thanks again to all our writers, photographers, and Media Team members, and a huge thanks to Rob Pereira, our copy editor extraordinaire for all his hard work in making sure our content is up to snuff! We're looking forward to the summer and another great semester next fall. Make sure to sign up for the Media Team Newsletter if you’re interested in contributing content in the future!