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Ram Jams: Yeah, I Gave Thundercat’s New Album a 10; ‘It Is What It Is’

Ram Jams: Yeah, I Gave Thundercat’s New Album a 10; ‘It Is What It Is’

April 7, 2020

The eccentric R&B artist has put forth a flawless album with as much humor as gravity, all sounding equally genuine and enveloped in his signature basslines.

Cross-stitching, writing screenplays and creating abstract paintings like the one above, all forms of art therapy, are how Polina Uzornikova is keeping her mind at ease.

Art Therapy: Painting the Isolation Away

April 1, 2020

Students have turned to visual art, music and writing as a means of coping with the anxiety and loneliness wrought by social distancing.

The rock-pop band PUBLIC played Webster Hall at the end of February while on tour with American Authors and Magic Giant.

A Backstage Pass for PUBLIC

March 10, 2020

Sit down with rock-pop band PUBLIC for a Q&A about the group’s high school origins, going viral on TikTok and more.

The Latin Grammy Award-winning performer played his first ticketed concert to a sold-out house.

Spencer Ludwig Sells Out Mercury Lounge

February 19, 2020

LA based vocalist-instrumentalist, Spencer Ludwig sold out his first show at the Mercury Lounge and is set to begin a residency at The Freehold.

The Dance joins CBGB and Wetlands Preserve in the ranks of indie venues past, but the city's DIY scene still thrives.

‘Footloose’ in Manhattan: The Dance to Close

February 19, 2020

The Dance announced plans to “pull the plug” on the young venue after just over 4 months. As of Feb. 18, the city lost a cheap and intimate concert space.

A Valentine's Day playlist doesn't always need to lean on love songs.

Ram Jams: Anti-Valentine’s Music

February 13, 2020

If Valentine’s Day has you in a funk this year, fear not. Pop in your headphones or turn on your speaker and get this playlist blasting.

Phony Ppl opened for another band, Rise, at a Feb. 8 concert at Webster Hall.

Brooklyn Band Phony Ppl Graces Webster Hall

February 11, 2020

The funk band played a lively concert to an audience old and young.

Majewski uses her platform as a SiriusXM radio host to elevate other women in the music industry.

Alumni Spotlight: Lori Majewski

February 5, 2020

FCLC and The Observer alum Lori Majewski delves into the story of her career and how she landed her own SiriusXM show.

Social House performed Ariana Grande's Grammy Nominated hit

CAB Lincoln Center Presents Fordham’s Winterfest

January 29, 2020

CAB held its annual Winterfest in Pope Auditorium on Jan. 24, featuring Fordham students as opening acts for Grammy-nominated duo Social House.

Billie Eilish dominated this year's Grammys, becoming the second person ever to take home the four major awards in one night.

2020 Grammy Recap: Billie Eilish Sweeps

January 29, 2020

This year's Grammys featured many memorable — and less so — performances, a tender tribute to Kobe Bryant and a sweep of awards by one of the youngest nominees.

Ram Jams: Albums of the Decade

Ram Jams: Albums of the Decade

January 22, 2020

Fordham students pick their most defining albums of the 2010s, from pop to R&B and everything in between.

Joseph Brent, the mandolinist for the

Joseph Brent Talks Mandolins and Musicianship in ‘Oklahoma!’

January 8, 2020

The mandolinist in the orchestra of the hit Broadway revival looks back on his journey with the show as its closing approaches.