Playlist: Bring Your K-Card

By Maggie Dalrymple ’18 and Linnea Feldman Emison ’18

All campus parties: love them or hate them, they all need a soundtrack. With these tunes, you can keep the spirit of sweat, empty pizza boxes, and half-hearted costumes with you all year long, whether you want to or not.

  1. Hightlighter

An event neither of us have attended nor ever plan to. Regardless, here are some tunes if you feel like letting strangers paint on you.

“Hightlight” – 4 Minute

“Bad Situations” – Tanlines (From the album Highlights)

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Songs for the Battle of Hogwarts

by Sonia Calzaretta ’18

Eight months from now, the turning of time will bring about the 18th anniversary of the famous Battle of Hogwarts. This was a decisive battle fought on the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that, with the death of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, brought about the end of the Second Wizarding War.

On the second of May, 1998, more than fifty young Hogwarts students lost their lives defending what was, for some of them, the only place they knew to call home.

This playlist is in their memory. May we never forget their courage, or their sacrifice.

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The Wake ‘n’ Drake Playlist

By Charlotte Freccia ’19

Hangover? Headache? The onset of that punch-in-the-stomach, holy-shit-what-happened-last-night feeling? The sudden realization that your Philosophy midterm is tomorrow and you haven’t cracked a book? Drake ain’t care much for that.

Keep your head up, though, and behold the “Wake and Drake” playlist: an expertly curated mix of tracks and features from hip-hop’s resident sadboy that will help you actualize your inner 6 God and prepare you for anything that comes your way this week.

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Rap That’s Not Fetty Wap

By Jacqueleen Eng ’19

If you’re like me and listen to “679” by our friend Fetty on the hour every hour 24/7, it’s good to throw in some variety. Here are some tracks to help you do just that.

“Count On Me” – Lucki Eck$

Lucki Eck$ hails from Chicago and started rapping at age 16. This track comes from his tape, Alternative Trap, that came out in 2013. Since then, he released Body High in 2014 and X earlier this year. He’s dope.

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Playlist: Places that The Mountain Goats sing about

By Devon Chodzin ’19

The Mountain Goats easily have one of the most illustrious discographies of any musical group active today. Over 20 years, they’ve sung about a little bit of everything (and I mean everything) and have attracted a particularly devoted fan base.

In addition to having songs about everything, The Mountain Goats have songs about everywhere. Here’s a small selection of the best Mountain Goats songs on location.

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Gary Clark Jr. Continues His Blues Dominance

By Paige Beyer ’18

gary-clark-jr-new-album“Lord knows I need some healing/’cause this world upsets me, this music sets me free,” sings Gary Clark Jr. on “The Healing,” the opening track off of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim – Clark’s follow-up effort to his 2012 debut album.

It’s been three years since Blak and Blu debuted and launched Clark to headline some of the biggest festivals and play with some of the biggest names. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is a more mature album than its predecessor; it takes traditional roots and blues music and mixes it with grunge and hip-hop tones to produce an album with grooves compatible for contemporary listeners.

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Time to Go Home Playlist

By Emma Klein ’17

Happy Friday! I could’ve given you a playlist of bumpin’ party songs to start your evening off, but I think it’s almost more practical to give you some songs to listen to at the end of your night. These jams are great for when it’s late, the beer’s all gone, the party sucks, and you just really need to go home.

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Ryan Adam’s “1989” Falls Short of Original

By Erich J. Kaletka ’18

screen-shot-2015-08-18-at-11-59-28-amOn Sept. 25, Ryan Adams–Indie-Folk singer hailing from North Carolina–dropped the most anticipated cover of the year. Hundreds of tweets, Facebook statuses and Buzzfeed articles preceded the release of the cover of Taylor Swift’s record-breaking album, 1989, in its entirety. The new album traded the synthesized tones, electric guitar rifts, and earth-shattering bass favored by Swift for a more subtle simplicity characterized by acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional snare drum.

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Hometown Horns: Kenyon Students’ Hometown Concert Hotspots

By Devon Chodzin ’19

We love The Horn Gallery. Horn shows guarantee quality entertainment, a great time with friends, and a safe place for artistic expression. That being said, Kenyon’s music fans definitely still hold a soft spot for their favorite concert venues back at home. WKCO wanted to know all about these venues and what kinds of experiences one can expect from them, and the responses we got were incredible. Here are a few venues from across the States which managed to impact Kenyon’s music aficionados:

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