bands

Rock n' roll, boy bands, jazz trios, and more; the greats, newbies, and forgotten icons who create our favorite groups.

Will Vasquez2 years ago
History of The Who
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...
Linda Garnett2 years ago
Album Review: Elmo Karjalainen – Age of Heroes
Album: Age of Heroes Release Date: February 2017 Genre: Instrumental Rock Guitar Finnish guitarist Elmo Karjalainen is a shredding force to be reckoned with. In 2016, Karjalainen placed in the Top 8 o...
Zach Foster2 years ago
The Firebirds
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...
Gus Welch2 years ago
Most Successful Hip Hop Record Companies
Hip hop has held its place as a cultural epicenter throughout the last 30+ years, and the most successful hip hop record companies are responsible for defining and delivering the messages that resonat...
Beat Staff2 years ago
Interview with Coyote Man Band
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...
Will Vasquez2 years ago
Best Music Videos of the 80s
Because creating music videos is standard practice today, it can be easy to forget that there was a time when artists didn’t produce videos to accompany their biggest hits. The first modern music vide...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
The Meetles Can't Be Beat in the NYC Subway System
A lot of times just the thought of descending into the subway can compound the complexities of living in New York City. But not even the spirit of the most hardened New Yorker can be sunk as the sound...
Max Jones2 years ago
Female Fronted Bands That Rock
Female fronted bands have traditionally been in the minority in popular music. Men have comprised the most legendary bands in rock and roll history; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the ...
Adam Quinn2 years ago
Songs Every Angsty Millennial Listened To
There are many songs that were released during the Millennial era, but the ones that angsty youths listened to were a chosen few. Being different was the basis of being a Millennial. To grow up or be ...
Samantha Bentley2 years ago
Fuck Your Valentines Day Cliche Mixtape
I literally just posted my top tracks for January a couple of days ago, because I am a slacker, but I feel a bit like I didn't do you guys justice. I was lazy, I made a playlist, I chucked all my favo...
Adam Quinn2 years ago
Famous Super Bowl Halftime Shows
The Super Bowl is traditionally one of the most watched television events of the year, and over the years with the action of the game, the unique commercials and the headlining halftime performer, eve...
Anne St. Marie2 years ago
5 Unique Metal Bands You Should Be Listening To
If you’re in the market for metal, you probably know there are roughly 500 styles and sub-genres to explore (if you’re new to the metal scene . . . well, there are roughly 500 styles and sub-genres to...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Classic Rock From The Kinks Provided the Guidance I Needed To Get Through
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 ...
Samantha Bentley2 years ago
January 2017 Essential Playlist
So, as I promised, I am going to be doing a playlist of songs I have discovered or been obsessed with each month. 2017 has GOT to be better than 2016, right? I mean come on. 2016 might have been the m...
Adam Quinn2 years ago
Evolution of Visual Albums
Ever since Beyoncé rocked the music world with Lemonade there has been a lot of discussion of the rise of visual albums. However, many people are still unclear on what a visual album is, and even indu...
Adam Quinn2 years ago
The Rolling Stones' Best Concert Album Trilogy
The Rolling Stones will always be viewed as one of the original founders of the rock and roll sound. They forged the sound of rock on the streets of London and have been at the top of the rock world o...
Max Jones2 years ago
Best Album Covers of the 70s
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...
Will Vasquez2 years ago
Best Album Covers of the 80s
Album covers of the 80s mirrored the bright and manic aesthetic of the decade itself. Album covers, in general, are meant to be a visual accompaniment to the music contained within. In a way, these st...