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History of The Who

Will Vasquez
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The crowd outside Boston Gardens on April Fools Day 1975 was psyched beyond the normal craziness attendant to rock events. Cars couldn’t move through the densely congested pedestrian traffic radiating...

Let Life Flow, Like Mozart

Charlotte Chan
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Dear Readers: When we talk about our future or our past, we can easily notice that we get caught up with all sorts of feelings — we dwell in the worry for our future or the lament for our past. Living in the intense demand of productivity and keeping up with the social-media-cramped society could be stressful and lonely. Our present moments are often compensated by the feelings we have for the future and the past, what about now? What do you think to create you feelings for your “now"? At this m...

Building Your Music Brand With Instagram Niche Marketing

Jacqueline Jax
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Watch the video... You may not realize it but there are people building huge brands on instagram. This little app is amazingly powerful and so easy to use. In fact, right now it’s one of fastest growi...

Interview with Singer-Songwriter Mila Falls

Beat Staff
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While gracing stages and music festivals all across the world with iconic rockstars, Mila Fall's melody, lyrics, and inspiration were just waiting to be unleashed. She's had tour slots alongside the l...

The Firebirds

Zach Foster
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The beautiful thing about doo wop music is how deceptively catchy it is. Just about anyone can hear the drums, guitar, saxophone, and crooning coming from their speakers, and it’ll put a smile on thei...

Interview with Coyote Man Band

Beat Staff
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a stellar instrumental album must be worth tenfold. Coyote Man is a three piece instrumental, progressive rock band comprised of Chicago boys Augie Portuga...

Classic Rock From The Kinks Provided the Guidance I Needed To Get Through

Rich Monetti
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In 1978, my brother came home with Misfits by a classic rock band known as the Kinks. I didn’t understand the retched look rock stars took on at the time to stick it to the man, but fortunately I had ...

Best Music Videos of the 70s

Will Vasquez
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The idea that music could be merged with motion pictures had been in existence for some time back in the 60s but only came to be a reality in the music videos of the 70s. In the 1940s, nightclub patro...

Best Album Covers of the 70s

Max Jones
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They say if you can remember the 70s then you didn’t really experience them, so we’ve put together this list of the best album covers of the 70s in order to help you jog your memory. The 70s were a re...

How Much Is the Music Industry Really Worth?

Will Vasquez
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The net worth of the music industry has become an attractive topic in the modern times. From the onset, it is clear that the music industry is perhaps one of the most innovative business ventures in t...

Rise of Music Streaming

Max Jones
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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. ...

Rise of the Ukulele

Adam Quinn
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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...

Female Pioneers of Pop Music

Gus Welch
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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
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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
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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...

Should I Force My Kid to Play an Instrument?

Max Jones
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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...