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Music

Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer of the award-winning soundtrack for Joker. (Photo by Timothée Lambrecq)

The Chronicle Playlist: Scores That Tell Stories

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 19, 2021

  Back in 2007, I got an iPod Nano for Christmas. I then proceeded to spend my entire iTunes gift card on just one thing: the soundtrack to “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Thomas Newman....

Drumset (courtesty of Eric Openshaw)

The 5 Black Alternative Bands You Need to Know in 2021

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 16, 2021

  The alternative rock genre is overwhelmingly white despite the poignant role that Black artists have played in the scene since its conception. The creativity and talent of Black musicians are...

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32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Announced

By Heather Graham and Parker Dunn February 11, 2021

  Impactful projects centering on LGBTQ people of color, women, and transgender issues lead the 2021 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award nominations, recognizing diversity,...

Hardcover copies of Halseys collection of poems I Would Leave Me If I Could | (Courtesy of Simon & Schuster).

Halsey’s ‘I Would Leave Me If I Could’ is Long-Lasting

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 8, 2021

  For years, I was a Halsey-hater. Maybe hate is a strong word. I didn’t love her music, I didn’t despise it. I was indifferent — not changing the station if a song came on, but turning...

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January Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt The new year is all about setting new resolutions and trying to see them through — something I'm not always the best at. Starting 2021 the right way, I set a goal to read one new...

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Jimmy Eat World Finds New Ways to Engage Fans with ‘Phoenix Sessions’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer January 31, 2021

  Last spring, as the pandemic protocols shut down venues and touring schedules, musicians and music industry professionals around much of the world found themselves faced with the question of...

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Gearing Up for the 2021 Grammy Awards

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor January 31, 2021

  The 2021 awards season for the entertainment industry is now upon us with music’s biggest night right around the corner — the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Airing on March 14, 2021 the Grammys...

SZA and Ty Dolla $ign on set for the Hit Different music video. (Courtesy YouTube)

Burt’s Favorite Songs of 2020

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor January 4, 2021

  Now that 2020 has come to an end, it’s time to reflect on the songs that defined this unprecedented year. With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world in early March, many artists halted...

Still from the music video for Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers. (Courtesy Vevo and Phoebe Bridgers)

Anderson’s Favorite Albums of 2020

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer December 23, 2020

  What a year. There were several concerts I was looking forward to in 2020 — most of all, Goth Babe and Orville Peck. I did get to see Poppy with some friends in January before we knew what...

Spotify Wrapped logo (Courtesy of Spotify)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Spotify Wrapped Season

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor December 14, 2020

  Spotify is my favorite social media platform.  Want to get to know someone better? Skip Instagram and Facebook, where images are handpicked and captions planned out hours in advance, and...