Bassh-ing the Scene

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor Whoever said everything out of Nashville is country was wrong and probably not very fun. Bassh (pronounced just like “bash”), a new duo out based musically out of the town (and living in North Carolina), have just put out their first single “Body” and are already finding themselves on the…

“The Big Cover Up” Uncovers Classic Disco Tracks

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor We’ve seen some pretty funky vinyl DJ’s in New York’s own scene with the likes of DJ Jonathan Toubin and his friends, but nothing quite as funky – or as prolific – as Todd Terje. Ranked as one of the world’s best disco DJ’s, he’s more than a household name….

Hump Day Update: 7/20/2016

By Rachel A. G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. Girl group Fifth Harmony released a new single…

Filed Under: Shows You Need to “SEE”

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor In a world where the Internet gives fair exposure to women musicians but concert venues have been a little slower on the uptake, Long-Island-based artist SEE’s current residency at Arlene’s Grocery is a sight for sore eyes. Just after her debut EP “Ties” dropped, Washington Square News got the chance to…

Young the Giant’s New Album Takes Political Turn

Photo and story by Hannah Shulman, Editor-at-Large In a time where there is the possibility of a President Trump, the fact that Young The Giant begin their latest album “Home of the Strange” with opener “Amerika” seems an outright political statement. Certainly, it is a move that takes confidence. However, this confidence extends beyond titles, and…

Mitski May Not “Fit In” to an Image, But Fans Fit Into Hers

By Hailey Nuthals, Highlighter Editor Perhaps the most apt description of Mitski’s latest album, “Puberty 2,” came from The Line of Best Fit’s Jessica Goodman. “Validating every topsy turvy emotion, [the album] is a soundtrack of self-awareness and self-acceptance at its most real.” Other writers describe it as “celebrating the cliches of high school while observing…

Bridgman | Packer Dance and the Art of Video Partnering

By Hailey Nuthals, Highlighter Editor Enter the world of Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, the creative minds behind Bridgman | Packer Dance. It’s a world of illusion and manipulation, of visual confusion and wonder. The pair, who have been dancing and choreographing since 1978, are most well known for their exploration of what they call…

Hump Day Update: 7/13/2016

By Rachel A. G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. Music, TV, and traditionally bad summer entertainment combined…

Vacances: A Surf Rock Band in Bushwick

By E. R. Pulgar, Staff Writer Despite most of its members coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, Vacances is through and through a Brooklyn band. Getting their start just lost year, the band is set to release their first EP, Last Summer, this week. WSN spoke with Danny Lannon and Dan Bindschedler, the lead singer /…

Conor McAteer’s Maritime Wake

By Kevin Schulman, Contributing Writer In his latest album, “I Was An Astronaut,” Conor McAteer chronicles the ebb and flow of a relationship from the perspective of a wearied mariner trying to steer a sinking ship. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter, whose album has been hailed by the BBC as “one of the most beautiful albums…

Hump Day Update: 7/6/2016

By Rachel A. G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. I don’t know what’s going on this season…

Hump Day Update: 06/29/2016

By Rachel A. G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. Rapper Wiz Khalifa went on the radio this…