Music Rec: Mirel Wagner

A few weeks ago, I came across a playlist on Spotify called Coffee + Inked Fingers. It included the song Oak Tree by Mirel Wagner; the song spoke to me and was so mesmerizing, so gloomy. I fell in love the moment she sang the first note. So I immediately researched, listened, and downloaded more songs from her.

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Photo Diary: Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Ellie Bonifant

I’ve been obsessed with Rocky Horror Picture Show since middle school, even though I didn’t actually get to go until I was 15. It’s such a fun experience, being able to scream-sing, rock out, and dress like the most glamorous space alien around. I have always loved the glitz and glam mixed with cult-classic punk rock aesthetic. The pictures and collage center around the process of getting ready for the show, and are all of my friend Sarah. Enjoy!

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Photoset: Lost Angel in the City of Night

Words and photos by Angela Levitan

In the mid to late 1960s and 1970s, Los Angeles, California was home to a plethora of budding new bands.  Arguably the most popular LA-grown band at the time was The Doors, made up of Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore.  The Doors frequented the Sunset Strip hotspot, the Whiskey A Go Go, often performing as the venue’s house band.  On May 23, 1966 they began their legendary run at the Whiskey, opening for every group to play there until August 21, 1966.  This where they ultimately rose to fame.  Although The Doors were only a band for 8 years, ending in response to Jim Morrison’s tragic death at age 27, they were nonetheless one of the most iconic bands to come out of Los Angeles.  With their psychedelic, bluesy sound and Jim Morrison’s croony yet rough voice, The Doors paved the way for the next generations of bands.  The Doors reigned over LA for those 8 glorious years and their presence will never be forgotten.

 Thank you to Andie for being such a wonderful model.

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Playlist: I Used to Be Naive, I Wore My Heart On My Sleeve

Words and playlist by Gabriella Nowicki

Early last year, I felt stuck. I listened to the same playlist on repeat. Suddenly, a newfound urge to expand the horizon of music as I knew it and explore different artists came to me. I began by writing down songs I stumbled across to invoke new feelings in myself. The playlist captures the tastes of my early months as a fourteen year old trying to grasp new meanings in the discovery of music. 



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