Best Movies About Music

Gus Welch
in Entertainment

We all love a song and dance, it is in our nature to appreciate creative arts and two of the greatest talents we possess as humans have to be found in the creation of film and music. When you combine the two, it can really make up something special and we have been treat to some fantastic displays of talent over the past few decades. We decided to take a look back on the best movies about music and comprised a list of our favorites. They weren’t necessarily musicals but the films that we chose w...

Rise of Music Streaming

Max Jones
in Culture

The way that we consume media has changed substantially in the last decade, in particular we have seen the rise of music streaming as one of, if not the most, popular way for people to consume media. ...

Best Album Covers of the 80s

Will Vasquez
in Beauty

Album covers of the 80s mirrored the bright and manic aesthetic of the decade itself. Album covers, in general, are meant to be a visual accompaniment to the music contained within. In a way, these st...

Rise of the Ukulele

Adam Quinn
in Culture

Ukuleles are largely associated with the Hawaiian islands. But they originated from a different island chain-the Portguese Islands of Madeira, based off a similar, small guitar-like instrument known a...

Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff's 'The Jazz Makers'

Rhonda Taylor
in Buyer's Guide

Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Billie Holliday, Fats Waller, Roy Eldridge, and Charlie Christian are a few of the jazz masters whose diverse and several talents, blossoming intensely over half a cen...

Female Pioneers of Pop Music

Gus Welch
in Culture

Pop music has experienced a boom in diversity lately, and we have the female pioneers of pop music to thank for that. Women have not only been a vital force for inclusion in pop music, but have also h...

Evolution of the Concert

Max Jones
in Culture

Attending concerts has become a staple for music-lovers, and even for those just interested in the social scene. Regardless of favorite genre or band, experiencing music live has become one of the mos...

Great Bands That Only Made One Album

Will Vasquez
in Culture

There are a handful of great bands that only made one album, with various reasons for their lack of a second. Some of the bands met unfortunate fates, while others split up because they were only side...

How Playlists Are Influencing the Future of Music

Adam Quinn
in Science

We rarely experience music as a single song. Popular music has always been shared in lists of some kind, whether it be in memorized performances, concerts, albums, radio selections, or sets selected b...

Must See Music Documentaries

Gus Welch
in Entertainment

Music documentaries, now more than ever, are making an impact on the music industry like never before. With experimental and intimate pieces, some of the most popular documentaries are helping the wor...

Most Iconic Women in Rock

Will Vasquez
in Entertainment

Rock music is full of icons, from individual artists who changed the way that we experience music to looks that shaped the fashion of a decade, but who are the most iconic women in rock? As in most th...

Should I Force My Kid to Play an Instrument?

Max Jones
in Culture

When children reach a teachable age, parents will often ask themselves “Should I force my kid to play an instrument?” While learning to play an instrument can be a great way for children to explore an...

Who is Harry Partch?

Rhonda Taylor
in Culture

The Adapted Viola. Chromelodeon I. The Ptolemy. Kithara I. Surrogate Kithara. Harmonic Canon III. Bloboy. Koto. Crychord. Diamond Marimba. Quadrangularis Reversum. Marimba Eroica. Boo I. Boo II. Mbira...

Coolest Music Themed Funko Pop!

Adam Quinn
in Buyer's Guide

With so many great musicians included in the series, it can be tough to definitively decide on the coolest music themed Funko Pop! figures. Since introducing the Pop! Rocks series in 2012 the line has...

How Deaf People Perceive Music

Max Jones
in Science

People have always wondered how deaf people hear when it comes to music. Many thought that is was not possible to sense anything, but more and more research has captured how deaf people perceive music...

Best 90s Music Videos

Gus Welch
in Entertainment

The best 90s music videos sure portray this decade for what it was. Considered by National Geographic’s in its documentary as the “Last Great Decade,” it sure had great advancements regarding technolo...