Rich Monetti10 hours ago
On the Road in Somers with Scott Urgola
As could be said for most of us, hearing the Beatles for the first time begins a journey into music that never ends. “I decided at 13,” said Scott Urgola, “that I needed an electric guitar.” This as h...
fluffypanda 1791117 hours ago
10 K-Pop Songs That You Should Listen To
These K-Pop songs will make you feel happy, sad, and everything in between. They are also very catchy. So with that hopefully you will enjoy.
Ali McPherson17 hours ago
According to Ariana Grande,'God is a Woman'
If you are looking for a tune that is saintly and gentle then you must not know Ariana Grande. "God is a Woman" is anything but gentle and saintly, but gives Arianators the perfect song to vibe to on ...
Twelve Music Festivals You Can Still Catch
Maybe you thought you’d missed all the music festivals this year. I’m here to tell you there’s still a chance to catch some amazing ones. Official music fest season may be from April to June, but ther...
An Appreciation for Music
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ba...
Adam Wallacea day ago
The "Epic" Playlist
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I rattle off the best of... well... whatever I feel like. I love music. I think I established that over the past year since I actually went to bat for L...
Lauren Lox2 days ago
How Music Impacts Us Emotionally: From Good Cinema to Daily Life
I am willing to bet you can probably recall a time that music profoundly shaped a moment for you, a moment you can recall at right this second. “Music affects us in ways that are personal and require ...
Kayla Cooper5 days ago
15 Female Fronted Bands You Need to Listen To
Women have been coming hard in terms of pop-punk/rock music these days. Women are breaking down the barriers that kept them from being popular in the scene, their voices finally being heard. If you ar...
Eric Dawson10 days ago
Jimi Hendrix: The God Himself
Without a doubt, the most famous member of the infamous "27 Club" is Jimi Hendrix. The guitar God transformed what it meant to be a guitarist.
mina johnson17 days ago
5 LGBT Artists You Should Be Listening to
We've all heard the names Troye Sivan and Hayley Kiyoko at least once or twice in the past three or four months. And while they are both amazing musicians and a huge voice for the LGBT community, we'r...
The Sexiest Songs of All Time You Need to Hear
Songs can have a variety of emotions that they impart on a listener. Rage, joy, hope, sadness, and even that eerily unsettling calm that can only be gotten once in a blue moon can be found in the righ...
Theory: '...Ready for It?'
Many theories are going around about Taylor Swift’s new music video “…Ready For It?” It’s safe to say that Swift is keeping to the theme of herself versus her past, as shown in her music video “Look W...
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.
E.W Hemmings2 days ago
The Problems With Streaming
We've come a hell of a long way from the days where only vinyl records and cassette tapes could be found in music shops. Remember when you had to listen to songs from track 1 to track 12 on albums? Or...
Lindsay S3 days ago
Artists on the Rise
Here are a few artists, who I personally enjoy, that are finding their way into the music industry with talent and amazing music.
Kayla Cooper5 days ago
15 Female Fronted Bands You Need to Listen To
Women have been coming hard in terms of pop-punk/rock music these days. Women are breaking down the barriers that kept them from being popular in the scene, their voices finally being heard. If you ar...
Adam Wallacea day ago
The "Epic" Playlist
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I rattle off the best of... well... whatever I feel like. I love music. I think I established that over the past year since I actually went to bat for L...
mina johnson16 days ago
Girl Groups to Listen To
From the Spice Girls in the 90s to Little Mix now, the world has seen a whole lot of girl groups. The Fader released an article in June of 2018 hosting the question, "Where are all the girl groups?" I...
Anna Flahertya month ago
Top Five Songs Used in 'Twin Peaks'
Of course, Twin Peaks is know for its impeccable soundtracks; those Angelo Badalamenti notes and the fitting choices of vocal tracks throughout. Voices such as Julie Cruise have become a part of the T...
Ria Baez2 days ago
My Take on Shawn Mendes
I'm gonna start off by saying that Shawn "Daddy" Mendes is a hot piece of ass. Damn. I just have to get this part over with so I can start talking about his music and all that jazz. He is so attractiv...
Ali McPherson3 days ago
Artist on the Rise: Sabrina Claudio
Miami-born, R&B soul singer Sabrina Claudio released her first EP March of last year titled, Confidently Lost which peaked at 18 on the U.S. Heat Billboard chart, and seven months later released her f...
Eric Dawson10 days ago
Jimi Hendrix: The God Himself
Without a doubt, the most famous member of the infamous "27 Club" is Jimi Hendrix. The guitar God transformed what it meant to be a guitarist.
Consent Is Sexy
I love country music. Most of you who have read my past articles with the header “Musing on Music” are already aware of this. Perhaps you don't know that I love it for the funny, yet relatable songs l...
Juan Nisbet7 days ago
Why Is Pop Music So Sh*t These Days?
We've all thought it though, haven't we? Every time you put the radio on, you know exactly what to expect, even if you don't know any of the songs. It's always the same sh*t.Okay so let’s say it’s 199...
mina johnson16 days ago
Girl Groups to Listen To
From the Spice Girls in the 90s to Little Mix now, the world has seen a whole lot of girl groups. The Fader released an article in June of 2018 hosting the question, "Where are all the girl groups?" I...
Blake O'Connor3 days ago
The History of Afrobeat
A man who married 27 wives in one day, the father of Afrobeat, an eccentric, social activist—many great accomplishments are associated with the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. His legacy lives on through hi...
Sean Callaghan3 days ago
My Guitar Couldn't Hold You so I Split the Band
When Elton John was sent to the United States by Dick James Music in 1970 to perform. He was accompanied by a touring band comprised of Dee Murray on Bass and Nigel Olsson on drums. Though Dee and Nig...
E.W Hemmings6 days ago
An Idiot's Guide to Pop Punk
Three chord sequences, pogoing, sunshine (mostly) and sometimes pizza - pop punk is THE summer genre, and holds a special place in the heart of many an alternative music fan. Whether you're a 'pop pun...
Jaime Burbatt5 days ago
Songs That Take You Places
Do you ever find yourself living in a moment so euphoric, joyful or just plain memorable that you think to yourself "I can't waste this time. I need to have the perfect soundtrack playing so I can rec...
Katharine Johns6 days ago
Thirty Songs to Take You Places
A road trip just isn't complete without tunes. Or if you can't get away, you can mentally escape through music. Here is my own playlist of songs that either directly name-check or reference cities, st...
Songs Worth Checking Out!
"5 in the Morning" by Charli XCX. (This song is by far my favorite song by Charli XCX. It's definitely on my favorites playlist!) "Almost Love" by Sabrina Carpenter. (In my opinion, the best song she ...
J Miller2 days ago
Harry Styles In Concert
Back on the 12th of June, Harry Styles came to Nashville, Tennessee to perform live at Bridgestone Arena. Was I excited? Yes. Was I anxious? OH YEAH! See I have panic disorder along with other mental ...
Harry Styles: Live On Tour
I recently attended Harry Styles' concert at Madison Square Garden. To most people when you hear Harry Styles, you think of an ex boy band member that all teenage girls obsess over. While that is not ...
Shelby Weimer23 days ago
A Definitive Ranking of Concerts I've Attended
Let me lay it all out there for you. I've been to a bunch of concerts. This is a long list of 24 concerts (one for every year I've been alive) I can remember attending from the time I was 12 up until ...
An Appreciation for Music
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ba...
Cecilia Cai6 months ago
The Most Basic Yet Important Singing Technique
The most important technique in singing is "singing on the breath," as Italians say it, "Il canto sul fiato." The actual concepts are not as easy as they sound. Most people think of it as "breathing b...
A Bridge of Music
Music can create bridges between those in all walks of life. William Sidney Mount was a nineteenth-century American painter and musician who grew up in rural Long Island, New York (Johns). Mount was k...
Sarah Loyda month ago
Top 10 Best One Hit Wonders of the 1950s and 1960s
With enough hard work, talent and determination, any musician can create one great song. Sometimes one hit single is all you need to make an impression that will last a lifetime. That is what these on...
Michael Ugulini5 months ago
5 Things I’ve Learned Listening to Great Musicians
“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” — Igor Stravinsky Most of us can understand the above sentiment expressed by the renowned Russian composer — music is something th...
Daniel Brown5 months ago
Cupid
From the first note on the French horn I find 30 years melting away and I am making toast on a summer morning at an eye level grill. I can smell the gas from the cooker and the warm bread changing col...
#901Spotlight on Stu Stu Studio: Josh Stevens
If you are in Memphis Music, you have probably heard of Josh Stevens. He has been in more bands than most Memphians can name, and is always in the background trying to make the music scene better and more accessible to everyone. I met him at the infamous Buccaneer a few years back, when he played with Indeed We Digress. After that brief encounter, I had a professional falling out with one of our mutual friends, and Josh showed his true colors being there to try and smooth that out. Unlike most p...
#901Spotlight HotKey Studios: Blake Heimbach
Heimbach, who was one of the original creative inhabitants of Young Avenue Sound with us as we opened up shop, is another one of the ambitious, young professionals we have grown sharing space with. Hi...
Nikki Gaskins4 months ago
Americana Singer to Release Deeply Personal Sophomore Album Following Father’s Suicide
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—To say that Emma Jo’s sophomore album is long overdue is an understatement. She was just 15-years-old when she released her first solo record, Waiting to be Heard. More than ten ...
Victor Gurrolaa month ago
Teaching Yourself How to Play Guitar
Have you ever tried to pick up a guitar and learn how to play it without taking lessons, made a little progress, got stuck, and then quit altogether? If you answered yes (or even no) to this question,...
Iggy Paulsen3 months ago
Health Benefits of Playing the Drums
Drums are one of the oldest musical instruments in history, and are used in almost every single musical genre out there. Metalcore bands wouldn't sound the same without amazing drum beats balancing ou...
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Lorraine Woiak4 months ago
How To Pick Up Clarinet at Any Age
Music has a tremendous influence on everything in life, from entertainment to mental health. That said, learning how to play an instrument for the first time may be daunting. Whether you have kids sta...
Zachary Barnett10 days ago
Why Is K-pop Becoming so Popular?
K-pop. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If you’ve ever wondered how music from such a small country can become so popular worldwide, and even take the #1 spots on America’s and even other countries’ music...
Wade Wainio16 days ago
Similar Much? Mogwai's 'Sine Wave,' Nine Inch Nail's 'A Warm Place,' David Bowie's 'Crystal Japan'
A tune is rarely 100 percent original, for better or worse. For example, Mogwai's tune "Sine Wave" is very similar to "A Warm Place" by Nine Inch Nails (NIN), which is itself similar to "Crystal Japan...
Kaylee Chaffin5 months ago
5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Music
What is music? Music is sound, silence, science, a mechanism that can portray and effect emotions. I started my first semester of college, Music 100 is one of my classes. During our last class period ...
Ali McPherson6 days ago
Years & Years Explore Sin and Sensuality: 'Palo Santo' Review
"For anybody listening, I just hope it makes them feel inspired to get a little freaky, be a little weirder, and be a little sensual."- Olly Alexander, lead singer of Years & Years. English synth-pop ...
Why is the World Sleeping on Goody Grace?
The young Canadian Crooner out of Selkirk, Manitoba, Goody Grace, released his first EP entitled Infinite (Atlantic/ Bananabeat) this Spring. His career began on Soundcloud with self-release of covers...
James Williams9 days ago
Florence Takes Flight: 'High As Hope' Review
Lungs. Ceremonials. How Big How Blue How Beautiful. After releasing three intensely dramatic and cathartic records, it is no surprise that Florence Welch "thought [she] ran on a chaos engine." However...
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Nick Jackman11 days ago
5 Things I've Learnt About Writing Music
I have been involved in the process of writing music for only a few years now and have learnt in that time to fully appreciate how difficult it can be to write something that reflects you and how to m...
An Introduction to Composing Music for Film, TV & Other Visuals
Contents Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Plotting Chapter 3 - Musical Forces Chapter 4 - Theory Chapter 5 - Software Chapter 6 - Composition Examples 6.1 - Key Composers 6.2 - Key Scores Chapter ...
Beth McPherson20 days ago
Essential Exercises for Electric Bass
Learning a new instrument can be very discouraging to anyone who is just picking up an instrument for the first time. It is crucial that anyone beginning their studies of a musical instrument learns p...