Hayley Bonnett15 hours ago
A Definitive Ranking of 'Reputation' Tracks
Unless you have been avoiding all forms of media for the past week, you've probably heard a thing or two about chart-topping sensation Taylor Swift. Her newest album, reputation, features 15 songs wit...
Kadie McDowell17 hours ago
I Won a Radio Contest to Meet Niall Horan—Here's What Happened
If you had told seventh grade me that one day she would be meeting Niall Horan, she never would have believed you. Then if you told her that she would be meeting Niall Horan because she won a radio co...
Jacob Elyachar17 hours ago
The Best Duet Albums of the 2010s... So Far
Recently, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill dropped their first duet album: The Rest of Our Life. While many people consider Tim and Faith’s album, the best duet albums of the decade, Beat has some of the bes...
Roddy BW19 hours ago
'Human Traffic 2' Announced: Revisit Every Crazy Scene From The Original Cult Classic
The 1999 cult classic Human Traffic nails it on the head with its portrayal of 90s dance/rave culture. Watching the movie's intro again will instantly take you back to this iconic era. I couldn’t help...
Katrina Ceceri21 hours ago
Analysis of Kendrick Lamar's "DNA"
Kendrick Lamar’s song and music video, “DNA”, is intriguing, powerful, and incredibly unique. He started his rap career under the stage name, “K-Dot” in 2004 at the ripe age of 16. He eventually gaine...
Hidden Treasures: Discovering New Gems in Music
Do you ever find yourself getting tired of the same old playlists? Turning your radio on and hearing the same overplayed songs? Would you like to find new music or discover new artists? If so, you hav...
Oliver Pawsey7 days ago
Mixed Feelings: Parodies and the Alternative Scene
Music is a popular pastime for most people, and when large groups of people take something seriously, satire, spoofs, and parodies are sure to spring up around it, Music is no exception. Popular music is often parodied, most people have heard the stylings of Weird Al Yankovic; his album Mandatory Fun did quite well in 2014, parodying the hits of that year.
Jaylin Paschal13 days ago
All Rap is 'Conscious Rap'
"Conscious rap" is defined as rap music which "challenges the dominant cultural, political, philosophical, and economic consensus." Which, if you ask me, sounds a hell of a lot like regular, old rap. ...
Yvonne Glasgow20 days ago
Coral the Merknight vs. SEARANTULA’s Weaves A Story With Metal Music
Metal parody isn’t a new thing, and even Tenacious D wasn’t the first band to do it, even if they’re one of the most memorable (Tenacious D And The Pick Of Destiny and Jack Black’s crazy, outgoing nat...
Angel Soto21 days ago
Mic Check One Two - My Observations From Attending Local Showcases
In one way or another I have been a part of the Tampa Bay music scene since 2001. Because of this involvement, I find myself at plenty of open mics and showcase. Often I am asked to judge or critique ...
Robby Drew - 'Growth' Album Review
In the age of digital music streaming, I feel that packaging has become a lost art. No one wants to get off their ass, go to a store, and buy music when it's readily available in the palm of their han...
You Wanna Make a Music Video?
If you saw either of my last two music videos, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That was pretty cool!” Or perhaps not. Either way, if you’re considering making your own video or are an overly st...
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.
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New Music Video Featuring Darth Vader And Batman Will Instantly Become Your Favorite
In today's world of music videos we have gotten used to videos that seem to have little to nothing to do with the song itself and lack any kind of heart. Music videos were meant to be a visual represe...
Scotch Vaughan3 days ago
Can a Song Emotionally Help Us?
Now music. Music is how the soul moves. It’s how some people communicate, and it’s even sometimes the only thing two people have in common. Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop band from El...
Charlie Cowburn9 days ago
Why Were the Fab Four So Influential on Modern Music?
As a child, The Beatles were not unknown to me. My dad (who is not an avid fan, but in fact prefers the Rolling Stones) owned the 1 Beatles album, and in my unscholarly opinion, music makes the greate...
Mario Castelli11 days ago
7 Reasons J. Han Needs to Be Heard
There are plenty of artists out there that spark interest within us, whether it be their message, genre, or even how they use music to influence their followers and allow them to travel through time. ...
Matt Knight24 days ago
7 Best Rock Bands of the 2000s
As of July 2017, it was revealed that rock is no longer the most popular musical genre in the United States. While many different factors played into rock's seemingly sudden fall from grace, one parti...
Adam Wallacea month ago
Silver Linings Playlist: Halloween
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I spotlight the best of the weird, maligned, and forgotten. Halloween is my favorite time of the year; I've said that before. Any excuse to indulge in t...
Andrew Wilson2 days ago
Madonna: The Early Years
Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time, having sold more than 300 million records. She is the most successful solo act on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and second only ...
Dimaris Leigh4 days ago
No More Bad Blood: Does Katy Perry Want To Make Up With Taylor Swift?
Shots have been fired once again in the ongoing feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. With the release of her newest album Witness, Katy Perry has stirred the pot of bad blood with the drop of her...
Lewis Jefferies4 days ago
George Ezra Has A Second Album In The Making, But Has Delayed It
Creator of the number one album Wanted On Voyage, George Ezra, has revealed he is working on a new album set for release in a year or so. However, Ezra has announced that his upcoming album is taking ...
Tom Chapman2 days ago
Stop The Music: Classic 'Friends' Song Isn't The Original!
Friends writer Betsy Borns has just shattered a little piece of the 90s for us. She revealed that the iconic song Smelly Cat, from the hit T.V. show, wasn't supposed to be about a cat at all! It was o...
Eric Allen23 days ago
Music Condescension: A Sanctimonious Affliction
We’ve all encountered and endured the hyperbolic rantings of music snobs. You know the type: someone who not only thinks they know more than the average music buff, but more than anyone else, period. ...
Michael Sellers2 months ago
Must Try Harder; How the United Kingdom Could Win Eurovision Again
Oh, Eurovision: a guilty pleasure to some, a complete indulgence to others. Arguably (and most definitely in my eyes) the biggest music contest in the world, it is an enigma of sorts. It exists in its...
Angel Soto11 days ago
The History of The DJ
I know this might seem like a stretch, but I am going to call Thomas Edison the first DJ ever. He certainly didn't rock parties like the DJs we know today, but it is safe to say that his invention of ...
Musical Beginnings and Theories
Music is much more important than most would realize as it lines the history books and holds strong ties to Lore, Legends, and Mythology. It is a foundation that is grounded into the very depths of so...
Enrique Landeros15 days ago
If I Can Dream
Elvis Presley a name that is known all over the world. Over 20 million people over the last 35 years that have visited Graceland Elvis' home and the other millions who have not, the name brings to the...
Hidden Treasures: Discovering New Gems in Music
Do you ever find yourself getting tired of the same old playlists? Turning your radio on and hearing the same overplayed songs? Would you like to find new music or discover new artists? If so, you hav...
Carlos Gonzalez3 days ago
The 'List: Songs That Changed My Life – Part 1
Hello, one and all. This is a 'list compiled solely by my good buddy, Calvin Houston Cherry, whom I've affectionately nicknamed "Oates." Enjoy, and there's more coming.
Adam Wallace5 days ago
Silver Linings Playlist: Arlo Guthrie
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I find the best of the maligned and forgotten. My family has several traditions when it comes to Thanksgiving, ranging from the huge spread of sweet bre...
Kadie McDowell17 hours ago
I Won a Radio Contest to Meet Niall Horan—Here's What Happened
If you had told seventh grade me that one day she would be meeting Niall Horan, she never would have believed you. Then if you told her that she would be meeting Niall Horan because she won a radio co...
Mark McConville3 days ago
Green Day – Bullet In A Bible: A Riveting Live Performance by a Rejuvenated Act
Rock band Green Day rolled out a glitzy, riveting live performance in 2005, and they filmed it. The act released their seminal American Idiot album months prior and were a band rejuvenated and energis...
Drew Pearce8 days ago
Live: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Australian indie-rocker Courtney Barnett and American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile brought the house down during their sold-out performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee Thur...
Thomas Graves4 months ago
Why Am I Here? Musics, Cultures, Emotions
I am new here. A good question to ask whenever one finds oneself in a new space, be it physical or virtual is, "Why am I here?" This is not always an easy question to answer, and can sometimes lead th...
Dean Conway5 months ago
Help us, Hipsters. You're Our Only Hope.
Musicology is the study of music. Within classical musicology, there are terms given to certain musical formats or layouts of pieces of music. For example, let us imagine a hypothetical piece of music...
Jordan Catto5 months ago
Akala, Illa State, Hip-Hop Shakespeare and the Rise of Conscious Grime
As a white, working class British man in his 20's from the rolling hills of Surrey, Grime Music is not something I claim to own any rights to. At an early age I became a huge fan of Eminem and always ...
Jennifer York3 months ago
And All That Jazz
Here are some epic jazz heroes from the 20s and 30s.
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Forgotten 60s Rock Bands
The 1960s has brought about some of the best music in human history. It was this era that brought famous acts like the Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and even The Supremes. It's hard not to fin...
Eric Allen5 months ago
Prince: Purple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)
In 1984, Prince became a household name when his popularity soared into the stratosphere upon the release of his film debut and its accompanying soundtrack, Purple Rain. Eventually selling over 25 mil...
Dimaris Leigh4 days ago
Happiness Hit Her: How I Survived The 'Dog Days'
Ask anyone in my life and they will agree with me when I say, that I am the biggest Florence Welch stan - what? I meant fan. She is famously known as the lead red-headed singer of the band Florence + ...
Yvonne Glasgow5 months ago
Groupoem Returns After 25 Year Hiatus
Groupoem is an alternative rock band that went on a 25-year hiatus and then decided to reform with the original members. To fund a tour, much like many bands are doing these days, they opted to try cr...
Emily Rose Thorne5 months ago
Remembering Prince, An Artist That Defied Boundaries, On What Should Be His 59th Birthday
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Today, we recognize what would have been the 59th birthday of Prince, the iconic artist who left us last spring. On ...
Phill Ross17 days ago
The Battle of the Axes
If you were to ask any guitarist this question, I can guarantee the answer would be subjective. It’s like asking someone which person they fancy as not everyone finds the same traits appealing. The sa...
Steven Swift2 months ago
How To Conquer the Major Scale
When learning scales, it is best to break down each pattern into smaller segments. Breaking down two octave scales is best when they are approached by a lower and higher register (as shown above). Sca...
Beth Langstreth2 months ago
Why You Should Learn to Play the Ukulele...
My first ukulele was given to me as a whimsical birthday gift from my brother when I was 18 years old. Who knew it would lead to years of playful joy and inspiration! Nearly 7 years later, I am not ye...
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Annie Nomus12 days ago
Do Real Fans Still Exist?
It feels like being a fan just isn't a thing anymore. I feel like devoted fans are a thing of the past. I was lucky enough to grow up in a generation where dedication to an artist still meant somethin...
KPOP Criticized in the United States
Nowadays, music is seeping through our pores in our skin. Music is something you can use to escape the problems in your life, even if it means you’ll be stress-free for three whole minutes. I feel lik...
Victor Trammell2 months ago
Free Lecture at Montana State University to Analyze the Credibility of Referencing Rap Lyrics in Criminal Trials
Later this week, Montana State University will be sponsoring a lecture, which is free and open to the public at its Procrastinator Theater in the college's Strand Union Building. According to a recent...
Hayley Bonnett15 hours ago
A Definitive Ranking of 'Reputation' Tracks
Unless you have been avoiding all forms of media for the past week, you've probably heard a thing or two about chart-topping sensation Taylor Swift. Her newest album, reputation, features 15 songs wit...
Jacob Elyachar17 hours ago
The Best Duet Albums of the 2010s... So Far
Recently, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill dropped their first duet album: The Rest of Our Life. While many people consider Tim and Faith’s album, the best duet albums of the decade, Beat has some of the bes...
Yvonne Glasgow2 days ago
Henry Metal’s Year of Metal
It’s Metal O’Clock, what are you listening to? I’m a longtime metal fan. I listened to bands like Metallica and Megadeth in my younger years. I still listen to metal these days. There’s really no genr...
Angel Soto21 days ago
Mic Check One Two - My Observations From Attending Local Showcases
In one way or another I have been a part of the Tampa Bay music scene since 2001. Because of this involvement, I find myself at plenty of open mics and showcase. Often I am asked to judge or critique ...
You Wanna Make a Music Video?
If you saw either of my last two music videos, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That was pretty cool!” Or perhaps not. Either way, if you’re considering making your own video or are an overly st...
Amber Lee2 months ago
The Do's and Don'ts of Being a 'Fan'
Most people are unaware that there is an unwritten rule of how to be fanatical. Yes, you read right, there are rules and yes they shall be followed. Or...else. Growing up in a home that was musical an...