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David Bowie’s Fight

Help us support the American Cancer Society and Northeastern’s Relay For Life this month. Donate Here   Join us in remembering and acknowledging some of our favorite artists that have been affected by cancer. Few artists have reached or will ever reach the status and influence of legendary icon David Bowie. His entire existence was […]

Help Us Fight Cancer

It’s the final countdown and every dollar counts. Donate Here Please consider giving your support as we make our final push towards our goal of $1,000. Beginning at 7pm, Relay for Life kicks off with the opening ceremonies and WRBB will be there with exclusive coverage! Over 11 hours, WRBB’s Radiothon will bring you non-stop […]

Grammys 2019 Recap: The Year of the Woman

There were a ridiculous amount of standout performances this year, and unsurprisingly all of them were helmed by women. Sunday night was met with a bit of trepidation from Grammy viewers and musicians alike, given the tumultuous year the Recording Academy went through. Last year’s Grammy awards were deemed a failure by many for not […]

From Battles to Bigotry: The Barriers of Sexism in Hip-Hop

People saw two females coexisting in a hip hop space, and they remembered the tacit rule of this culture: there’s only room for one. Nicki Minaj is not a rapper. Cardi B is not a rapper. Noname, Rico Nasty, Princess Nokia are not rappers. They are female rappers, emphasis on the female. Hip hop was […]

Grammys Performance Preview 2019: What to Expect

The beginning of the new year brings about a time of reflection, hope, and new promises for many of us. For music fans all over the country, the transition to 2019 also signifies the arrival of Grammy season. Grammy season is an exciting period of time where everyone puts on their fortune-teller hats and predicts […]

Grammys Predictions 2019: Who Will Win, Who Should Win and Who Was Snubbed

After Recording Academy President Neil Portnow famously told Variety “women need to step it up if they want to win” following last year’s Grammys, it was clear the Academy had some serious cleaning up to do. To fix this problem, the Academy added three nominations to each of the big four categories – Album, Record, […]

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ turns 25

Nirvana In Utero DGC · September 1993 On September 21st, 1993, In Utero, Nirvana’s third and final studio album rocked the world and changed the name of grunge forever. Unapologetic in its creation, both the process and the product rebelled against the corporate environment the band had fallen privy to after their initial commercial success. Despite immense […]

Kanye West’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’ turns 10

Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Roc-A-Fella Records · November 2008 Look, it’s difficult to talk about Kanye nowadays. Even as a card-carrying Kanye apologist I have to admit that he’s said and done things that are unforgivable. But this isn’t the time and place to hash those issues out. This isn’t a political think-piece. This is […]

Addressing Sexism in the Jazz Industry: A talk with Amanda Ekery

WRBB’s Juliana Van Amsterdam sits down with composer and jazz vocalist Amanda Ekery. I spoke with Amanda Ekery, a talented composer and jazz vocalist, one early morning to discuss her latest album release and her thoughts on sexism in the jazz industry. Ekery was gearing up to celebrate the November 3rd release of Keys with […]

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