Music

A playlist featuring Latin American/Hispanic artists

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions made by Hispanic and Latin American people. Hispanic/Latin culture is filled with great music, dancing and unique instruments. Instruments...


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Playlist for summer nostalgia

Summer is more than just a season. It’s a time of innocence, of play and of a return to childhood. Even in college, when many of us work over the summer months,...


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A playlist for socially-distanced hikes

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in full force, everyday life was severely altered. Going out to restaurants, gyms, theaters, salons and nonessential stores was impossible. Everything closed down and most Binghamton University...


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Quarantine throwback playlist

As we head into our third week of classes, it may slip students’ minds that we have fully transitioned to living a “new normal” in the age of the coronavirus. Although the...


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Katy Perry's new album, "Smile," follows pop star's signature style

Katy Perry’s fifth full-length studio album, “Smile,” is a direct message to the listener to have hope during these difficult times. She may not be as famous as she once was, but...


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Binghamton University, May 1970: The Grateful Dead, acid trips and the aftermath of Kent State

About 40 seconds into the Grateful Dead’s now legendary live recording at Binghamton University, a voice asks, “How come things are so strange around here?” At the time, it was a question...


Music Issue 2020

DJ Ora Z discusses Binghamton's impact on her career

A Binghamton University student is breaking the mold of what it means to be a DJ. When she’s not studying for exams or working at the radio station, you can find Laurie...


Music Issue 2020

Binghamton alumna Monica Riskey on life, music and creative success

In her four years at Binghamton University, alumna Monica Riskey, ‘19, took her breezy bedroom pop from residence hall jam session to New York City stage. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Riskey...


Music Issue 2020

Musicians and artists that discovered fame after performing on the BU campus

Binghamton University has a tradition of having artists play on campus right before they make it to the big leagues. Most of them already had one or two hit songs under their...


Music Issue 2020

Local musicians and bands you can support virtually

If coronavirus cancellations have you missing live music, have no fear: plenty of artists from the Binghamton area have digital presences as well. With concerts and festivals being canceled for the foreseeable...