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Gus Dapperton (Jess Farran)

Gus Dapperton develops modern synth-pop with “Orca”

September 22, 2020

The New York native explores new sounds with a strong influence from the despairing tone of social isolation

Junior Amanda Nolan's TikTok page, where she has amassed 1.2 million likes. Screenshot by Eva Pace

Riding the rollercoaster of Phineas and Ferb TikToks with junior Amanda Nolan

August 29, 2020

Junior Amanda Nolan celebrates the release of “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe” with 28 days of Phineas and Ferb content on TikTok, collaborating with other prominent TikTokers and show co-creator Dan Povenmire.

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Beloved Live On The Green music festival transitions to socially distant approach

August 9, 2020

The Nashville music festival Vandy students know and love is rebranding into the Live On My Green FM Music Festival for 2020, which means pre-recorded live performances.

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Taylor Swift releases quasi-alternative album “folklore”

July 25, 2020

Pop star Taylor Swift surprises fans with the release of her new album, “folklore,” an emotional tour de force that deviates from her traditional sound.

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Blair graduate Chris Mann helps us answer the question: what does quarantine sound like?

May 29, 2020

Chris Mann (‘04) has transformed his talent as a classical vocalist into that of a Youtube parody star, redefining his career and bringing unity to his viewers.

Feed the Front Line Poster for their website. (Screenshot by Immanual John Milton)

Nashville’s Feed the Front Line to host virtual benefit festival

May 18, 2020

Feed the Front Line is partnering with CMT in hopes of raising funds to continue supporting local restaurants and delivering food around U.S. cities. Feed the Front Line LIVE will be streaming from CMT’s Facebook and Youtube channels May 20.

The Melodores are mastering technology and having their voices heard despite the limits of quarantine. Photo courtesy @vanderbiltmelodores

Melodores continue to capture attention during quarantine

April 25, 2020

Although most student organizations halted meetings after the COVID-19 dispersal, male a cappella group The Melodores is staying virtually active and connected.

Fans come together to enjoy Maryland rapper YBN Cordae's first Tennessee concert.

Balancing a mosh pit with steady R&B: YBN Cordae shows he can do it all at The Basement East

February 25, 2020

This rapper certainly did not disappoint in his Feb. 24 Nashville performance of his 2020 tour.

Q&A: TA Experiences and class difficulty— How do they compare?

Q&A: TA Experiences and class difficulty— How do they compare?

February 25, 2020

Patrick Mills ’20 and Rachel Rosenberg ’21, teaching assistants in the Music and Biology Departments respectively, share personal views and experiences on their leadership roles at Vanderbilt.

VH New Music Fridays: Valentine's Day Edition

VH New Music Fridays: Valentine’s Day Edition

February 14, 2020

The Hustler Life staff reviews this week’s new releases, highlighting your favorite Valentine's Day ballads.

Blair Spring ‘20 Concert Series

Blair Spring ‘20 Concert Series

January 29, 2020

A quick rundown of the various performances and events the School of Music has to offer this semester.

Making the most of Music City

Making the most of Music City

January 26, 2020

You don’t have to live here for long to know that Nashville is a happening city. There is always a veritab...