Lewis Papier9 hours ago
Putting Together a Great Cover List on Spotify
Why do I like covers so much? Honestly after hearing the original songs so many times, it’s nice to hear different renditions. I now have over 9,000 songs on my Super Hits and their Best Covers playlist on Spotify. You can make your own list too! Go to Spotify and search for your favorite songs. Then one by one, hit “songs” and Spotify will bring up a list of the original and covers. If it’s a popular song like the Beatles’ "Yesterday," the list will almost be endless. Instead of going through e...
Phill Ross2 days ago
The Unsung Heroes of Rock
The 1980s saw an explosion happen in America, raining down on Sunset Strip in a cloud of makeup, spandex, hair spray and loud rock n' roll. Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Skid Row and The Scorpions appea...
Rasma Raisters2 days ago
The Yardbirds
A great 1960s rock and roll band from Britain known as The Yardbirds. Among their most memorable hits are “For Your Love”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, and “Heart Full of Soul.” If you’re like me and y...
Beatles Songs From 1968-1970 That New Listeners Are Bound to Like
It's not easy being a Beatles fan. Ever since I dug into their works when I was 15 in 2013 I realized that even though they were the most successful rock band in history, they just aren't as beloved a...
PAT CHANEY2 days ago
What Would Jimi Do?
This is dedicated to all the families who have lost loved ones due to injustice... no matter what Race, Creed, or Color. It really is time for the World to Change! Imagine, if you will, a young James ...
Steven Shinder2 days ago
'Tales from Topographic Oceans' - Fusions of Wonder
After Yes had a successful tour in support of Close to the Edge (well documented on the Yessongs live album and video and the Progeny box set), Jon Anderson (vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Chris Squire...
Talya Jacobsona month ago
Friday's Five at 5 | Volume One
Welcome to "Friday's Five at 5," a series of blog posts which inform you of the best up-and-coming independent artists of right now. This series will reveal some of the most talented musicians in your...
Kate Pavlia month ago
A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands
My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry. I have been asked countless times for advice for new artists who are just starting their career, and so I decided to make a quick guide. I have released a full-length album, and I have a brand new single, I have played over 150 shows (some to 300 people and some to 30), have been...
Sean Patrick2 months ago
Why I Don't Hate "Old Town Road"
I'm 43 years old, and I don't hate "Old Town Road." Repeatedly, I have been told by people my age, and just a little younger, that I am supposed to hate "Old Town Road." Why? Some cite how it combines...
M J Steel Collins2 months ago
Lesser Featured Top 10 Guitarists
Lists of top ten guitarists published by large music magazines or major TV broadcasters are, frankly, dull. Sure, they list musicians who are undeniably, immensely talented and are worshipped everywhe...
Justin Harris2 months ago
Joshua Tree
It was a week after my youngest child’s birth. A very special time birth is, a new beginning not only for the child but for all of us. Baby’s mother wanted time to bond with the little one. So we pack...
Frank Sartain2 months ago
Awakening the Water Dragon
In a small, but popular town, there was a local lake visited by many. Within this dark blue lake lived a dragon of water which has been in a deep slumber for many years. The dragon also had dark blue ...
Music and Business
The ins and outs behind one of the largest industries out there. Get ready to press "play".
Bust a Rhyme
Exploring the men, women, and motivations behind your favorite hip-hop music.
Playlists
If playlists are the ultimate currency of coolness, we're your virtual treasury.
Miranieva Buen12 days ago
Undecided Says "Hello"
I've known Undecided for quite some time. Their name is easy to remember and they've got an active channel and Instagram account. Sometimes, when I'd see them in my feed, I'd like their posts, watch s...
Catie Consolo18 days ago
SoCal Artists You Need to Check-Out Right Now
The music industry is a tough one due to its complexity, demands, and variety of listener interests and talents. "Making it big" takes a lot longer than you might think, and doesn't always look like h...
Tom Bakera month ago
Audio Excreta
I've recorded noise and musique concrète recordings for over fifteen years, working under ironic monikers such as "Extreme Volume Pop" and "Meat Glue." Yet, I actually know very little about the genre...
Beatles Songs From 1968-1970 That New Listeners Are Bound to Like
It's not easy being a Beatles fan. Ever since I dug into their works when I was 15 in 2013 I realized that even though they were the most successful rock band in history, they just aren't as beloved a...
Grace Lynch4 days ago
Most Empowering Songs for Women of the Decade
As my sister has already started mentioning Christmas I've began to realise that the decade has slowly began to draw to a close and so it's time to discuss the most empowering songs for women across the whole decade. It was too hard to just choose ten songs so this will be a longer list than I'm used to. All of the songs on this list will be perfect for your girl power Spotify playlist. I will link my own girl power playlist that includes all these songs and more at the bottom of the article so ...
Dakota Thomas 14 days ago
A-Z of My Favorite Songs Pt. 2
This is the second part to my favorite songs for each letter of the alphabet.
PAT CHANEY2 days ago
What Would Jimi Do?
This is dedicated to all the families who have lost loved ones due to injustice... no matter what Race, Creed, or Color. It really is time for the World to Change! Imagine, if you will, a young James ...
PAT CHANEY9 days ago
Jimi Hendrix: The Original Space Cowboy
“Sorry for the tune up between time but what the Hell Cowboys are the only ones who stay in tune anyway.” -Woodstock Performance 1969 Jimi Hendrix was a Black Cowboy philosopher on stage as well as a ...
Unique Rappers' Names
It is not unusual for celebrities to have stage names. In fact, most people don't even know some entertainers' real names. Here are a few celebrities who are known more by their stage names than by th...
E.A. Forster3 days ago
Everyone Hates Country
If you ask someone what music they like, they might easily answer “anything but country.” Unless a person explicitly likes and often listens to country, then they probably detest it. It’s incredibly c...
Sara Al Mahdy13 days ago
This Is the New Shit
In recent years, music has almost experienced a paradigm shift. From the 50s to 2016, rock was the zeitgeist of music, from the Beatles to rock infused pop music (ie. Elton John and others). It was in 2016 that it was officially announced that tastes have shifted from rock to hip hop, a departure that was, while a necessary one, a surprise all the same. Kurt Cobain himself said in a 90s interview that he believed besides punk rock, the most important genre of music was hip hop and rap. This was ...
robert massimi2 months ago
'Rock of Ages'
Robert Massimi. After a long run on Broadway, Rock of Ages returns to the New World Stages. If you love rock comedies with a lot of humor then Rock of Ages is for you. The show is a typical boy meets ...
PAT CHANEY9 days ago
The Creole Cowboys
THE CREOLE COWBOYS Creole: A person of mixed European and Black descent, especially in the Caribbean. A mother tongue formed from the contact of two languages through an earlier pidgin stage. What's t...
Annie Kapur9 days ago
10th August, 1981: 'Shot of Love' by Bob Dylan Was Released
Shot of Love is the 21st Studio Album by Bob Dylan, yes, but it is also of prime importance as marking the end of the Born-Again Christian/Gospel Era with the third album in the series. Beginning with...
PAT CHANEY10 days ago
The Singing Black Cowboy Blues
"Away out there in Kansas So many miles Away The Colored Folks are Flocking ‘Cause they’re getting better Pay" I was exposed to all genres of music growing up in the diverse San Joaquin Valley of Cent...
Lewis Papier9 hours ago
Putting Together a Great Cover List on Spotify
Why do I like covers so much? Honestly after hearing the original songs so many times, it’s nice to hear different renditions. I now have over 9,000 songs on my Super Hits and their Best Covers playlist on Spotify. You can make your own list too! Go to Spotify and search for your favorite songs. Then one by one, hit “songs” and Spotify will bring up a list of the original and covers. If it’s a popular song like the Beatles’ "Yesterday," the list will almost be endless. Instead of going through e...
Chantel Harrisona month ago
10 Queer Fu** that Bi*** Heartbreak Anthems
This edition of queer heartbreak anthems features the more angry-type breakup songs. The ones for when you don’t want them back. If you do want them back, listen to these songs until you don’t anymore. You’re welcome.
Dakota Thomas a month ago
Top Five New R&B Songs
Next to Hip Hop, R&B (Rhythmic and blues) is my favorite genre to listen to—from the slow beats to the outstanding vocals that make me wish I could sing ,or rather just hold a simple note. Because I d...
Leah Sherlock9 days ago
Tori Kelly—‘The Acoustic Sessions’ Tour—A Review
In my opinion, Tori Kelly is one of the most underrated artists in the music industry today. With an unmistakable voice that hits you right through the heart, she is one of the most talented artists I...
Leah Sherlock23 days ago
Lauren Alaina - UK Tour 2019 - A Review
Many people ask me where my love of Country music comes from. Born and bred in England, with no Country influences in my life, how did I get into it? The answer is Lauren Alaina. Back in 2011, I watch...
Nathan Sartaina month ago
HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds—Live Review
It’s been a rapid-yet-deserved ascent to the top for the South-Korean Indie band HYUKOH. Since their debut in 2014 as part of a Hongdae music scene famous for underground, grassroots indie rock, the f...
The Joys of Harmony Bring Us Together
Where you find a love for music, there will always be a party in the making. The painting, The Concert (1623), by Gerrit van Honthorst (1592–1656), depicts an informal social scene where people gather...
Ryan Boyce2 months ago
Where the Song Takes Me
When I look back on 2008, I think the heaviest of realizations I conclude, is that the music has always been in, and a part of me. For as long as I can remember, there's been a song in every task I've...
Estelle Renaud3 months ago
Charlie Strange, a Music Video, a Sandwich, and the Taste of Our Era
A sad piece of bread is getting covered in slow motion with an even sadder mayonnaise. Chunks of floppy lettuce are thrown on some cheese, the kind of cheese that would probably not melt after two hours of baking. A dirty pink, unnatural color coming from industrial meat slices completes the palette. If a little twist at the end of the four-ish minute video takes the viewer by surprise in a first phase (no spoiler alert), it is only to reinforce an impression of reclusion; of meal-for-one situat...
Marielle Sabbag6 days ago
North Shore Music Theatre's Jersey Boys Is a Blast from the Past!
Join Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on their tours around the world. Their music is an instantaneous hit that meets the ears! North Shore Music Theater's latest production Jersey Boys is about the...
Brendan Blowers14 days ago
We Need to Remember John Coltrane’s Message Now More than Ever
The musical output that John Coltrane produced in his lifetime is staggering, especially, considering that the saxophone player and composer’s life was cut short by liver cancer at the age of forty. I...
Lake Starr2 months ago
My Own Piano Man
I used to live in this apartment with these huge floor-to-ceiling windows, so I could see everyone on the street, and the building across the street, and best of all I had a perfect view of the horizo...
"Nobody Likes You When You're 23": Music That Is Defining This Stage of My Life
From what I've seen, reaching 23-years-old is really a defining point of growing up. My boyfriend on his 23rd, had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I can see within myself that, I too am coming to a tu...
Mikkie Mills16 days ago
How Is Music Bettering Your Life?
There's a musician that once said, "You could sing a song to 85,000 people and 85,000 people will sing it back to you for 85,000 different reasons." That's always left a mark with me because it's so t...
Frank Arcadio18 days ago
From LA to MX
"Music was in my blood since birth."—Frank Arcadio In 2007, at the tender age of 16, Frank Arcadio stood in front of the mic at 107.1 FM Super Estrella (one LA's biggest Latin radio stations at the ti...
Will E19 days ago
Everything You Should Know Before Getting Your First Piano
So you want to play piano. But before you can even begin to consider notes and rhythm and squiggly lines that give you migraines, you must first find an instrument to play on. Naturally, you’ll have a...
Simon Dupreea month ago
Who Really Invented the Electric Guitar?
With advancing technology, more sophisticated musical instruments became possible, and during the 20th century, peaking in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the electric guitar became an institution for musicians an...
Becky Jimenes3 months ago
Top 5 Tips for Practicing Guitar
Chances are, if you’re reading this, then you have already heard the timeless adage, “Practice makes perfect.” Unfortunately, sloppy practice can likewise make for sloppy imperfections; which, too oft...
SS Horror Writer11 days ago
Music Rots Your Brain
Although music is amazing, fun to listen to, and brings the world and people together, sometimes too much of it can be dangerous for your health. If only Ariana Realynn had listened to her mom when she told her to stop.
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Reason First: Is DJ Khaled Now Crying Because He's Not an Egoist?
Jay-Z and Beyoncé (THE CARTERS) handled their number two slot on the Billboard 200 chart last year with their release, Everything is Love (2018) with grace. Nicki Minaj launched into a temper tantrum ...
Amelia Flynn3 months ago
How Music Affects Your Productivity
Since today most of the work is done using a computer, music is a good way to diversify routine work. But the question remains the same: can music affect our productivity?
Steven Shinder7 days ago
'Close to the Edge' - Taste the Fruit of Yes Recorded
Following Fragile and subsequent touring, the Yes lineup of Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Steve Howe (guitar), Chris Squire (bass), and Rick Wakeman (keyboard) returned to the studio in...
Elle Janay8 days ago
A Lukewarm Defense of EXO-SC's 'What a Life'
2019 has ushered in a plethora of changes for “Nation’s Pick” supergroup EXO and it’s fluctuating member line-up. Members D.O and Xiumin are currently completing their mandatory service in the South K...
Maria Harrison2 days ago
How to Negotiate a Record Deal the Right Way
The right record deal can determine your path to music industry success. Knowing how to sell your music can be as important as knowing how to create music. For instance, many a famous talented musicia...
Mikkie Millsa month ago
Start Your Dream Band at Home
Music bands have been around for decades, but they all started somewhere. Once they get more experience and become popular, you see them on the big stage in front of big crowds playing perfectly. The ...