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Vocalist tips to improve your singing game

Here's a few tips to make you feel like Sia in the shower.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 3, 2020

Any car ride I take, whether it’s down the street or across the state, is always accompanied by a sweet playlist I can sing my heart out to. After a couple years of voice lessons, I can now sing to my heart’s content when I drive to the west side without my throat hurting or jaw locking. Here ar...

BLM playlist to keep your spirit alive

Nothing gives you strength like a good song or ten.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor

June 26, 2020

There’s a tweet by writer Quinta Brunson that I think about a lot: “Being black [sic] is having a good day and then seeing another black person was killed for no reason," she wrote, “then you have to think about/talk about that all day. or don't and numb yourself.” This tweet pretty much e...

Albums to get you into jazz

There's more to this genre than elevator music.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 26, 2020

It is said that jazz is the United States' only original art form. It is a music born from struggle and full of complexity, nuance and expression. However, it can be hard to start listening, as there are thousands of artists and albums out there and many are not necessarily super accessible. So, fo...

‘Run The Jewels 4’ is an album for our times

Critically-acclaimed rappers Killer Mike and El-P return for their fourth album.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

June 12, 2020

The fourth album from rap duo Run The Jewels kicks off with the verbal equivalent of a punch in the mouth. “Scammer bliss when you puttin’ villains in charge of sh*t / All of us targeted, all we doin’ is arguin’ / Part of them isn’t workin’ til every pockets been picked and sold and h...

Music camps move online to reach students

Students of Oboe Camp 2019 pose for a group photo.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor

May 22, 2020

For the past three years, the WSU School of Music’s horn and oboe camps have provided middle and high school students with an environment to meet other students and practice their craft. However, with COVID-19, that environment is moving online. The horn and oboe camps are a week-long excursion for students f...

Funky sunshine playlist

Funky sunshine playlist

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

March 12, 2020

Spring break is coming up and I know everybody is super excited to go back to the west side to catch coronavirus and redistribute it in Pullman. Whenever I’m simultaneously excited and in panic about a potential pandemic, there’s one genre I can count on to pick me up. We need the funk. Go...

Folk artist to ‘lumber rock’ Moscow

Norman Baker and the Backroads play on March 20, 2019 at Tractor Tavern in Seattle. Baker performs his

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Norman Baker and the Backroads, a Seattle-based folk band, will bring their original music to Moscow on Friday night at John’s Alley. Norman Baker, a singer and songwriter, is no stranger to Moscow. He said he has played several shows at John’s Alley Tavern, but it has been a few years since...

Playlist: Music for Women’s Month

Nothing gives you strength like a good song or ten.

Taylor Gonzales, Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2020

March, the month dedicated to the celebration of women, has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than through the power of music. This playlist is compiled of artists ranging from Lizzo to Amy Winehouse, designed to fit every mood of women’s month. Hitting every genre for every type ...

University of Idaho hosts weekend of jazz

From left, Graham Dechter, Dave Hagelganz and Kevin Kanner, the All-Star Quartet, play at the 2016 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2020

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho begins today and continues through Saturday. This is the 53rd year of the festival, said Joshua Skinner, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival manager and instructor in UI’s School of Music. “I think it’s a great opportunity for building mu...

Playlist: Women in country music

It's never a bad time to try new music; check out these female artists

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2020

Last month, Country Music Television announced half their programming would be women’s music videos from here on out. Why is this a big deal? It’s simple. Country music has a problem with women artists and the events of 2019 made it painfully obvious. In April 2019, a study by researchers at th...

Concert IV

“We thought it was really important to highlight the music that’s just as beautiful, just as complex and just as fantastic but lesser heard simply just because of who they are.”

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

On Feb. 8 and 9 the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra will perform Explorations: Celebrating Women & Minority Composers. As the subtitle suggests, the orchestra will be performing pieces from women and minority composers. The composers featured include Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich an...

Playlist: Women with stories to tell

Playlist: Women with stories to tell

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2020

February is Black History Month, and it’s important to dig into the past and learn the stories that have been repeatedly hidden and overlooked for generations. But don’t stop in the past. As Jamila Woods sings in her song, “Blk Girl Soldier,” “Look at what they did to my sisters — last century, las...

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