Staff Picks

Skunk Uzeki2 days ago
10 Underrated Bands That Should Be More Famous Than They Are
I remember first hearing Orgy's "Blue Monday" song for the first time. I was 12 years old and had managed to sneak away in order to listen to some music on the net for the first time. It was a song th...
Andrew Beasley13 days ago
David Byrne: Still Making Sense
"All I want is to breathe." I hear you, David, I really do. It's sweltering in the Hammersmith Apollo in west London, and the sweat is pouring off me. And the beat goes on, as Byrne's band power throu...
Nathan Sartain22 days ago
Timmy Xu—the Future Star You Need to Hear
It takes a lot for me to be truly captivated by an artist. Sure, there are lots of bands or acts I listen to for various purposes, such as for background music whilst cleaning, or to relive an old mem...
Danny Fantoma month ago
Beyond the Mainstream: YouTube
I get pretty tired of the radio. Not the content so much as the format of it. They take a good song and proceed to viciously stomp its every beat and tempo switch into your brain to entice you to keep...
Sean Reisa month ago
10 Strange Music Videos That Make You Say "WTF"
Have you ever listened to a new song and you could envision your own music video in your head? It happens to me all the time. Then the artist releases the official music video and it isn't quite what ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
I Got Into a Sold Out Concert. Here’s How It Happened.
If there’s one thing I’m terrible at, it’s planning my weekend schedule. When it comes to events I want to go to, I often will forget to buy tickets until the day of the concert. If I don’t forget, I ...
Lindsay Longacre2 months ago
Boy Bands, Pop Punk Bands, and Solo Artists Oh My!
My music taste has quite the range and this list reflects bands and artists within that range that in my opinion everyone should listen to. After you've listened to them through a streaming service, I...
Becca Carroll2 months ago
Review of Twenty One Pilots' New LP 'Trench'
The 2015 release of Twenty One Pilots' 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 Staff2 months 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...