Selected ambient works: The sounds, looks and smells of Drain Gang

Music columnist Nicholas Black PO ’24 dives into the world of “drainers” — fans of the music collective Drain Gang — explaining trends among fans and why the group has such a hold on so many people.

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Student band Drive Thru Therapy finds a space for musical creativity

A new student band on campus, Drive Thru Therapy has found inspiration and restoration in Phoebe Bridgers, fast food and casual jam sessions.

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Selected ambient works: Dreamy yet sharp, ‘Chloe and the Next 20th Century’ leaves the old Father John Misty’s antics behind

Music columnist Nicholas Black PO ’24 explains how “Chloë and the Next 20th Century” is not only a sonically dazzling album, but also a turning point for Father John Misty.

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12th century Sufi poem ‘The Conference of the Birds’ reimagined with spirited performance at Scripps College

“The Conference of the Birds” transported audiences across time and space with modern dancing and music set to the 12th century Sufi poem on March 27 and 28 at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater.

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Selected ambient works: Celebrating queer musicians and love songs

Music columnist Nicholas Black PO ’24 explores the importance of listening to queer musicians, highlighting five queer artists and love songs to listen to.

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Selected ambient works: Mitski’s equally strange and elegant stage presence elevates her artistry

Mitski’s thoughtful, passionate artistry in her March 3 performance far surpassed the expectations of music columnist Nicholas Black PO ’24.

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