Lily Pitts14 hours ago
8 Reasons to Go to a Music Festival
Just imagine driving down the road with the aux cord plugged in and your music library on shuffle. Now imagine being able to smile to yourself and say, "I've seen this song live." It's an absolutely w...
Victor Johnson14 hours ago
'Tell Everyone on This Train I Love Them'
On Saturday, May 27th, I sat in a Portland coffeeshop and read that Gregg Allman had passed away. Then I read that two men had been stabbed to death on a Portland train the night before. One of them was Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche. I didn't know him personally, but I saw that I had over a dozen mutual friends with his mother, Asha Deliverance. As I drove the three hour drive back to Bend over the mountain pass, I thought about Gregg, and of Taliesin and Rick, the two victims who had been stabb...
The Cypha14 hours ago
Big Sean & Metro Boomin - 'Double Or Nothing' Review
Social media exploded into a firestorm when Big Sean and Metro Boomin dropped Double Or Nothing. Many have been quick to dismiss this project as “trash,” and quick to label Big Sean as a sub-par rappe...
Carlos Gonzalez14 hours ago
The 'List: Christmas, Volume 2
Hello one and all. This is part two of the previous 'list with many familiar favorites and a few choice picks to add to your eggnog party. Also, there's always more than one video version posted, so y...
Buddy Brown14 hours ago
Best Guitars Under $500
If you love the idea of playing an electric guitar, you're not alone. It's awesome and always will be. Getting a quality electric guitar isn't easy, especially when you have a limited budget—and let's...
The Cypha16 hours ago
Miguel- 'War and Leisure' Review
It’s been a long time since Miguel’s first commercial hit, “All I want is You”. His first album, Kaleidoscope Dream, left a sonic footprint on RnB and pop. Since then, he’s had a dilemma: as his artis...
Matt Knight3 days ago
7 Worst Songs of 2017
As 2017 quickly draws to a close, its time to toughen up and dissect the best and the worst of what the musical world had to offer these past 12 months. While the majority of people seemed to detest 2...
Renée Woods13 days ago
10 Bittersweet Songs for Winter
Thanksgiving has come and gone, signaling the inevitable return of winter. With days full of family, friends, and happy memories, some nights all you want is to relax and unwind. So, whether it's cozy...
christopher wyer22 days ago
Top Ten Greatest Original Film Soundtracks
What makes a great soundtrack? Well, silly, it's something that enhances the film. It encourages imminent dread, or makes that final kiss actually mean something. Think about some of the scariest, hap...
Oliver Pawseya month 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 Paschala month 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 Glasgowa month 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...
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.
Cole Henry18 hours ago
I Went to a Nickelback Concert and It Was Actually Great
This summer the world's most hated band gave me front row tickets to one of their shows. Yes, I'm talking about THAT band, Nickelback, the one responsible for countless memes and jokes that plague the...
Mark Janz19 hours ago
5 Reasons You Should Stop Wearing Shirts for Artists You Don't Listen To
No matter how extra and vivacious your closet may or may not be, nothing is as timeless and versatile as that classic band tee. It fits you nicely, it’s stylish and iconic, and perfect for any occasio...
Lisa Piarulli3 days ago
Why You Should Be Listening to LANY Right Now
LANY is that type of group that you've been searching for. Their songs find a way of being so beautiful yet so simple. A couple months ago, my sister got me into their songs. At first listen, I wasn't...
Matt Knight3 days ago
7 Worst Songs of 2017
As 2017 quickly draws to a close, its time to toughen up and dissect the best and the worst of what the musical world had to offer these past 12 months. While the majority of people seemed to detest 2...
Airess Kim7 days ago
Top 10 BTS Songs You Have to Hear
As someone that has followed BTS heavily since debut in June 2013, I understand how overwhelming it can be for those that want to get into BTS but don't know where to start. That's why I'm here to kic...
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Altair E12 days ago
December Playlist
Besides snuggling in a large blanket and sipping on some hot, bitter coffee, I love being able to just pop in my earphones and live in my alternate universe. When I listen to music, it allows me to li...
Tom Bacon5 days ago
Ariana Grande To Be Given Honorary Citizenship of Manchester After Attack Benefit Concert
It was a moment that horrified the world. On May 22nd, young fans streaming out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester were caught up in a devastating terrorist attack. The next morning, the world ...
Airess Kim7 days ago
Top 10 BTS Songs You Have to Hear
As someone that has followed BTS heavily since debut in June 2013, I understand how overwhelming it can be for those that want to get into BTS but don't know where to start. That's why I'm here to kic...
Cardi B
I am one of her biggest fans. Cardi B is one of my favorite female rappers because she is not afraid to tell it like it is; she gives it to you straight up. Like she always says, "I gotta make that sc...
Airess Kim7 days ago
Top 10 BTS Songs You Have to Hear
As someone that has followed BTS heavily since debut in June 2013, I understand how overwhelming it can be for those that want to get into BTS but don't know where to start. That's why I'm here to kic...
Eminem Pledges Support In Wake Of Manchester Attack
Adding to the list of celebrities who've helped the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, Eminem has pledged his support, recently making a generous but undisclosed donation to the Justgiving page t...
Tom Chapman13 days ago
Stan You Believe It? Eminem's 'Stan' Officially Makes It Into the Oxford Dictionary
Talk about taking your sweet time, however, boy do we have a throwback for you. Some 17 years after Marshall Mathers rocketed up the charts with "Stan," becoming one of the best-known rap songs of the...
Nikki S18 hours ago
The Evolution of Music
Music has come a very long way, especially in the Western side of the world. Globally, we have all collectively gone through billions of albums and trends in music. But why? Why do tastes in music cha...
Kayla Charles14 days ago
Highly Intellectual People Hovering Over Politics
1975 There I was, standing in the crowd cheering for the fact the war was over, and our troops were leaving Vietnam. Defeated, it felt as though America was going through a drought. I felt so sad that...
Enrique Landeros21 days ago
Blue Christmas: The Letter of '76
Elvis Presley is known to be the most noted, sung about, wrote about singer the world has ever known. We know so much of the man who we have come to call the "King of Rock and Roll." But no matter how...
Carlos Gonzalez14 hours ago
The 'List: Christmas, Volume 2
Hello one and all. This is part two of the previous 'list with many familiar favorites and a few choice picks to add to your eggnog party. Also, there's always more than one video version posted, so y...
10 Lesser Know Winter/Christmas Songs
I freaking love Christmas carols. I can hardly restrain myself from singing them til November 1st and after December 25th. I like to think of myself as a bit of a Christmas music hipster, as I'm alway...
Elayna Foran2 days ago
Breaking Up in 2017
No matter what background, everybody has experienced heartbreak. This is a list of songs that make you feel better by empathy. The link to the playlist on Spotify is below.
Mandy Petit16 hours ago
What It's Like Being a Concert Junkie in Canada
It's 2017 and I am sure that there are many Canadians out there that understand the struggle of being addicted to going to concerts. I can also assume that there are some people that may read this con...
Mandy Petit3 days ago
The Best Concert Experience
When you hear a band for the very first time it can be amazing and very emotional. I say emotional because sometimes a song let alone the band themselves can touch you like nothing else can. The words...
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Raven Vorhees7 days ago
The End of an Era
In 2019, the Vans Warped Tour will mark its 25th anniversary. Sadly, this summer will be the last year the tour will run. Warped changed me as a person, and it definitely kept me going throughout the ...
Thomas Graves5 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 Catto6 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 ...
Shelby Yarchin8 days ago
Five Innocent Christmas Songs with Surprisingly Dark Pasts
Every holiday song has a special place in our hearts, memories forming along with lyrics that run through crowded department stores and blast from car speakers. Even though these songs are played ever...
Erin Johnston16 days ago
Why You Should Buy Physical Copies of Music
You probably listen to music, and you probably use Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube, Soundcloud, or something similar to do it. The internet was a HUGE deal for music, with the creation of iTune...
Jennifer York4 months ago
And All That Jazz
Here are some epic jazz heroes from the 20s and 30s.
Tom Chapman12 days ago
I Dissed A Girl And I Liked It: Music Producer Joseph Kahn Supports Taylor Swift In Katy Perry Feud
Here's betting that #KatyPerry wishes she could just "Swish Swish" her magic wand and get the latest chapter in her very public debacle out the way. Perry's latest single, "Swish Swish," has once agai...
Jessy Brindley13 days ago
Trending K-pop Feature ~ BTS
BTS (방탄소년단), also known as Bulletproof Boy Scouts, Bangtan Boys, and most recently Beyond the Scene, have amassed millions of fans since their 2013 debut. If one were to search on Instagram #bts, you ...
Dimaris Leigha month 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 + ...
Jane Liang3 days ago
A History of the Ubiquitous Air Horn
For those struggling to place this half-beloved, half-hated sound, give thanks to the internet for providing us with a site that instantly plays an airhorn soundbite for all your air horning needs, wh...
R.J Taynes5 days ago
Play Guitar Like a Pro: Avoid These Common Mistakes
Avoid making these common mistakes while playing the guitar. In this article we will discuss mistakes commonly made not only by beginners, but guitarists of all levels. These tips will help your playi...
Marshall Thomas9 days ago
Did Piano Really Change My Life That Much?
Hi. My name is Marshall, and I started playing piano with my grandmother when I was just 7-and-a-half years old. Summer of 2003. Almost 14 years later, I sit here writing this story on how it changed ...
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Annie Nomusa month 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...
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Ashley Sandoval2 months ago
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 Trammell3 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...
The Cypha14 hours ago
Big Sean & Metro Boomin - 'Double Or Nothing' Review
Social media exploded into a firestorm when Big Sean and Metro Boomin dropped Double Or Nothing. Many have been quick to dismiss this project as “trash,” and quick to label Big Sean as a sub-par rappe...
The Cypha16 hours ago
Miguel- 'War and Leisure' Review
It’s been a long time since Miguel’s first commercial hit, “All I want is You”. His first album, Kaleidoscope Dream, left a sonic footprint on RnB and pop. Since then, he’s had a dilemma: as his artis...
Nick Falkner3 days ago
Deconstructing the House Of God
I bought the King Diamond album, House Of God, the day it was released in 2000. I was the first one in the piddly town I lived in to buy it. It had a wild story, excellent guitar work, some wild album...
emmett138 .15 days ago
How To Survive a DIY Tour
Eventually, artists that dream of taking their craft to the next level will have to make some moves outside of their home city. Touring can be nerve-wracking and expensive at the best of times, and do...
Angel Sotoa month 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 ...
Jonathon Lombardi2 months ago
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...