WAMH’s Year End Album Countdown

Hey everyone, This year, we at WAMH decided to put together a list of our favorite albums that came out in the past year. There was a lot of variety between the 6 individual lists that were used to make up the year end list but at least the top 8 or 10 records represent…

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The Year’s Best Metal

We at WAMH will be posting our big end of year list sometime in the next few weeks. Very little, if any, metal will show up on that list. But that doesn’t mean metal is a worthless, avoid-at-all-costs genre. It’s actually one of the most rich, expansive, and complex genres of pop music going right…

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WAMH’s Favorite Reissues of 2011

Here’s WAMH’s first list of the season as put together but Tony Russo (of the class of 2015). It’s a list of the best reissues of the year and a pretty damn good one at that. For me, reissues are a matter of rediscovery. A good reissue is not made by adding an extra layer…

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Tis the Season

With December right around the corner and winter vacation inching ever closer, I can tell you precisely what excites me most about the end-of-year holiday season: lists. Sure, I’ll get presents and see family and be treated to pies and cakes and maybe even go to some sort of New Year’s party this year. But,…

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WAMHcoming

Good afternoon, ladies and gents, and welcome to Homecoming Weekend. The next few days will be full of alum-seeing, fun-having alma mater-singing, and WAMH will be right in the eye of this school-spirited hurricane. Before watching the forces of Good and Eph-vil (don’t blame me, the Official Homecoming T-shirts take the credit for that awful pun)…

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WAMH Concert: Awk-Pop Spectacular!

Join WAMH and four fantastic bands for a night of live music this Saturday (9/25)! The show will start at 9 PM in Marsh Ballroom (81 Lessey Street, on Amherst campus). Free show, with a suggested donation of $5 (or, at the very least, buy a cool button). WAMH will be there. Crazy Nick will…

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Six Degrees of Calvin Johnson

Well, really just one. Calvin Johnson, a giant of the underground music scene for nearly 30 years, is, and I don’t think I’m exaggerating here- the Messiah. Johnson is best known as the singer/creative force/hip-swiveler of the lo-fi outfit Beat Happening. Perhaps even more importantly though, he is the founder of Olympia, WA-based K Records,…

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WAMH, My Lord and Savior

Next to love, both requited and not, Jesus is the most frequent subject of songs.* And let me tell you, there are some pretty amazing songs about Jesus, the Messiah, Jehovah, Son of God, what have you. Even though writing a song about Jesus may seem simple, it is an art that few master. Here…

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The Black Keys, Dinosaurs, and You

In the words of the Black Keys’ manager, “This could become a rad viral hit!” Too many dangerously pretentious (ergo, right in hipsterdom’s hive-minded wheelhouse) talking points to list: The blues goes postmodern? Does the presence of a lip-syncing plushie dinosaur make this postmisogynistic (right, there’s a dinosaur puppet and girls in bikinis). Ugh, I…

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Concerts of Epic Proportions

If you’re in the Valley this Friday, April 16th, you’re in for a treat: WAMH is hosting a Concert of Epic Proportions at Marsh, the arts house of Amherst College. The concert is FREE (donations more than welcome) and open to the public. The lineup is STACKED, too: Tashtego (favorite sons of Amherst) AMPM Bunny’s…

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