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Record Store Day Preview

Record Store Day Preview

| Friday, April 20, 2018

Saturday morning, thousands of audiophiles will line up in front of record stores worldwide in preparation for Record Store Day, an annual holiday celebrating independent record stores and the lost art of vinyl. Founded in 2007, what began as an attempt to generate interest in record stores, which were read more

Not-So-Royal Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Not-So-Royal Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

| Friday, April 20, 2018

“O, wonder! / How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, / That has such people in’t.” This “brave new world” comes to life in the Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company’s spring production, “The Tempest.” Filled with magic, sea storms and spectacle, “The read more

‘Invasion of Privacy’ is a party with Cardi B

‘Invasion of Privacy’ is a party with Cardi B

| Thursday, April 19, 2018

As someone who has watched Cardi B’s music grow since her first mixtape, I can finally say, well done. Cardi’s first two mixtapes were unpredictable and unpolished — the production, flows and rhymes were rudimentary at best and cringeworthy at worst. Cardi’s gift for crafting unforgettable quotables on reality read more

Who needs Coachella when you have Couchella

Who needs Coachella when you have Couchella

| Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Every April, thousands of people flock to the Coachella Valley of Southern California for the nation’s premier music festival. Girls put on their finest flower crowns, guys grab their slickest basketball jerseys and all festival-goers rage on for performance after performance under the hot California sun. But to be read more

Winding roads and reverie on ISLAND’s debut album

Winding roads and reverie on ISLAND’s debut album

| Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The first time I listened to Oxford-formed, London-based four-piece ISLAND, I was driving north along the winding Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Maybe it was the narrowly turning, tree-lined highway or maybe it was the ocean’s mist that can engulf cars and suspend any sense of seasonality, but when the read more

Jay Som gives special Legends performance

Jay Som gives special Legends performance

| Tuesday, April 17, 2018

After months in the making, an epic collaborative effort between several student groups on campus came to life last weekend at Legends of Notre Dame. Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Melina Duterte, better known as Jay Som, performed a touchingly-intimate set at Legends on Saturday. Legends, WVFI student radio, the read more

WVFI Radiothon and vinyl giveaway

WVFI Radiothon and vinyl giveaway

| Monday, April 16, 2018

WVFI, Notre Dame’s student-run radio station, will host its 6th annual 10-hour-long fundraising extravaganza, Radiothon, this upcoming Sunday, April 22. The event, which consists of recorded interviews, live interviews and music, begins at 12 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m., and will be broadcast on their online website. Dino read more