A Farewell to Desert Daze

Momentous sets from the Moon Stage: King Gizzard, Tame Impala, and Kikagaku Moyo On October’s first weekend, an autumn wind blew through rolling arid hills, and wiggled through dancing trees around Lake Perris State Park calling the world’s psychonauts and music freaks. Upon hearing this song, a ravenous swarm of concertgoers flocked to Moreno Valley,…

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Cal Poly’s Taste of Metal and Political Hip-Hop

The last Rage Against the Machine Reunion tour ended in 2011, so in honor of their “Public Service Announcement” tour, it’s time to take a look back into their epic history as a legendary political band. Here are some of my favorite moments of Rage Against The Machine: Morello explaining the band’s name origin Thomas…

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Ranked: Yung Lean

Swedish artist Jonatan Leandoer, otherwise known to listeners as Yung Lean, is certainly a polarizing figure amongst music fans. It’s a difficult task to put Lean in a box. His projects typically feature dreary vocals supported by backgrounds of sometimes metallic grunge, and other times dreamlike concoctions. Despite what your stance might be regarding Lean’s…

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Eyes Didn’t Let Me Open — The Album That Helps You See

Water droplets became a soft misty wind on my long journey home. The forecast said it would be sunny, but it was apparent the sun was but a dream. I walk, red sneakers dodging puddles until I can’t anymore. The moments become slower and my mind becomes sleepy – I fall in.  Into the puddle,…

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Lady Goodman: Modern American Delinquent

Everyone already knows Lady Goodman. He’s the guy who hauled ass through the high school parking lot in his lifted, oversized pickup truck hounding the premises despite receiving his GED the year prior. He’s got all of David Wooderson’s creepiness without a sniff of Matthew McConaughey’s coolness. Despite all there is to loath about Lady,…

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Monthly Music Roundup –February

You missed us giving you updates on new music huh. Well, after a short hiatus of New Music Roundups, you may now relax, sit back, and again depend on the ever-so-delightful and music-obsessed .wav team to provide you with the newest beautiful music out there. Disclaimer: this used to be a weekly thing…not anymore, we…

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Instrumentals for the Quarter

At last, it’s 2022. Winter Quarter is well underway and it’s very possible that a lot of students are going to be experiencing high levels of stress, emotional deprivation, self-doubt, fears of failing, existential thoughts and crises – everything that’s to be expected of a college student today. Of course, nobody wants this to happen;…

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My Virtual Concert Experience — An Honest Review

There’s nothing like seeing your favorite artist in person — except, maybe, seeing them in a virtual concert. It’s not like watching a concert that’s simply been recorded. It’s intentional, it’s an experience, and most importantly, it’s distanced from potential COVID-19 exposure. Virtual concerts are nothing new, but because of the global pandemic, show producers…

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.WAV’s Favorite Albums of 2021

Another year, another year-end album list. It’s about damn time, isn’t it? We know you missed it, and we missed you too (or at least missed telling you what we’re listening to). Here’s a rundown of the albums that your comrades at .WAV thought were particularly great from yet another hazy year. We made it…

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The Many Lives of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”

Hello and welcome to a small peek into the minds of two humanoids, well actually we aren’t sure about that… (I think we both agree we’re just little beasts), who have recently been through the wringer of English class analysis and have somehow survived unscathed. Today we have decided to create our own assignment for…

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