Staff Picks

Becca Carroll2 days ago
Review of Twenty One Pilots' New LP 'Trench'
The 2015 release of Twenty One Pilot’s junior LP Blurryface had initiated an era of sensationalism for members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. Their record’s transition away from quirky alternative pop and...
Beat Staff10 days ago
An Interview with Emerging Artist Oriel Poole
If you have yet to hear of the "electro-soul siren" Oriel Poole, you're in for a treat. Based in Los Angeles, California, Poole is carving a niche all her own with music that blends R&B, synth-pop, an...
Sarah Rush18 days ago
The Ultimate Concert Guide
I may only be 15, but I consider myself quite the avid concert go-er. I've been to about 14 concerts (although I probably left out one or two), and a variety of venues; whether it's a stadium, an amph...
E.W Hemmingsa month ago
The Leaders of Rock's Next Generation
Every era of rock music breeds legends. There's always a certain few who carry the torch for their genres, whose music stands the test of time and inspires the next generation of musicians to come. Te...
Kyle Manthaa month ago
Long Live Mac Miller, King of the Weirdos
I first heard of Mac Miller in 2010. I was 12 years old and had just started to care about what kind of clothes I wore. I was going into the 8th grade and I knew exactly what I wanted to get for the n...
Noelle Clarke2 months ago
Why Female Empowerment Pop Songs by Men Miss the Point
I love pop music. But every now and then, I find a song that I can totally bump to… until I stop and listen to the lyrics. That’s when I get irrationally angry. And those are not rap songs. Rap has ma...
Shandi Pace2 months ago
The Most Powerful Political Songs of the Decade: The 1970s
Where the 1960s sparked a change in America, the 1970s carried on the protesting torch. A new president had been in power with the promise of removing troops from Vietnam with no such luck, mass racia...
Sarah A2 months ago
8 Modern Trippy Psychedelic Artists That Will Melt Your Face This Year!
The emergence and subsequent explosion of the Psychedelic music genre is one of those elements that defined “swinging sixties.” Psychedelic folk, psychedelic rock, and acid rock bands ruled the music ...
sonsounds 2 months ago
'LIMITS' - A Music Video Trip
Max Koffler and his Berlin-based label sonsounds released a brand-new trippy music video for his electroclash track LIMITS, showing Max falling down from seventh floor several times shouting, "Life is an arrangement with Limits." Based on a hooky 90s-style house organ riff and a mesmerizing dance beat, its dirty but brilliant production almost gives the track the power of grunge rock, with Max speaking lyrics in the verses and singing a catchy high-pitched melody in the choruses, before song and...