Down to Get Weird – Interview with Holy Golden

While stopped in Boise, Idaho for their second U.S. tour, Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti of indie dream-pop band, Holy Golden, talked with WIUX about their “cosmic” meeting, biggest influences, and the power of grandmas.   Do you write songs while you’re on tour? Andrew Valenti: Kind of. We just came up with a tune…

Though the Wire: 15 Years Later

15 years ago, Kanye was a name recognized by hip hop heads far and wide, mostly for his work on Jay Z’s The Blueprint, but not at all as the mogul we know today. This fact that he was so unknown is why the world didn’t stop turning at the moment that, retrospectively, defined his career. 

Eugene V. Debs: an American Life

Bernie Sanders ran a socialist campaign during this past election cycle, emphasizing issues like wealth and income inequality, especially concerning folks in the American middle class. Believe it or not, he is not the first ever presidential candidate to run on a socialist platform. You wouldn’t really know about it, though, if you were brought…

Moogfest 2017: Our Top Five Favorite Acts

  Our directors Justice Eiden and Ethan Brown covered Moogfest for WIUX last weekend. Below are their top five acts from the Durham-based music and tech festival:   Avalon Emerson  I wish I could have stayed for her whole set. We arrived in Durham on Thursday after a 16-hour car ride from Chicago, so it’s…