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Sean Callaghan16 days ago
Fly Away, Skyline Pigeon, Fly!
Elton John has become almost as famous with his work on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention as he has for his music. Elton frequently plays benefits for the cause of AIDS awareness. His AIDS Foundation ...
David Wylda month ago
The Cautionary Tale of Jered Threatin
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." — Andy Warhol Today, we live in a world where fame is a hot commodity. It is no longer a question of what people will do to become famous...
Sean Callaghana month ago
When Politics Trumps Music
I have been a Pink Floyd fan since one snowy day when a neighbor introduced me to the "Dark Side of the Rainbow" effect. I was greatly amused by the effect of watching The Wizard of Oz with Dark Side ...
Whitney Oa month ago
Your Newest Obsession: Rosalía
Pop music, in its long existence, has followed trends sonically. We saw the rise of EDM infused hits like "Lean On" by DJ Snake, "What Do You Mean" by Justin Bieber, and "Cool for the Summer" by Demi ...
My Favorite Artist Pick: Blackbear
If I had to choose my favorite artist at the moment, I would have no problem telling you it is 27 year old Matthew Tyler Musto, better known as Blackbear. Granted, some of his lyrics are borderline ‘s...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
This Mysterious Band Sent A Fan On The Craziest Scavenger Hunt Around NYC. Here's What Happened.
It's often said that bands can't exist without supporting their fans, and as a music aficionado, it always warms my heart to see bands that really take time to interact with their fans. One band by th...
#901Spotlight on Stu Stu Studio: Josh Stevens
If you are in Memphis Music, you have probably heard of Josh Stevens. He has been in more bands than most Memphians can name, and is always in the background trying to make the music scene better and more accessible to everyone. I met him at the infamous Buccaneer a few years back, when he played with Indeed We Digress. After that brief encounter, I had a professional falling out with one of our mutual friends, and Josh showed his true colors being there to try and smooth that out. Unlike most p...
#901Spotlight HotKey Studios: Blake Heimbach
Heimbach, who was one of the original creative inhabitants of Young Avenue Sound with us as we opened up shop, is another one of the ambitious, young professionals we have grown sharing space with. Hi...
Nikki Gaskins9 months ago
Americana Singer to Release Deeply Personal Sophomore Album Following Father’s Suicide
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—To say that Emma Jo’s sophomore album is long overdue is an understatement. She was just 15-years-old when she released her first solo record, Waiting to be Heard. More than ten ...
Darcy Behati9 months ago
New Music: Darcy Behati
There is always controversy when an individual of creme de la creme skin tone tackles the genre of hip-hop and trap. Particularly if that individual is a pixie-esque female from the heart of London, U...
Azaria Brown10 months ago
Music Projects We NEED in 2018
Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Alessia Cara, and More
#901Spotlight on Musician and Industry Mover, Cody Landers
Twenty-three-year-old Cody Landers has made a name for himself in the Memphis Music community at a very young age. He is guitarist for One Less Reason, and recently became bassist for What We Do In Secret. On top of his hectic career as a musician, he runs AeroLith production studio out of Young Avenue Sound in Memphis, TN. Unlike most 20-somethings, he works diligently, and has only recently seen some fruits of that labor. When you first meet him, he is the epitome of rocker—with gauges, tattoo...
Ghezal Amiria year ago
When My Mom and I Decided Shania Twain's 'From This Moment On' Would Be My Future Wedding Song
Growing up in Toronto, there were a handful of recording artists that fellow Canadians worshiped at the altar to. Besides Queen Celine Dion of course, #ShaniaTwain was one of these artists. Twain expe...
Karina Thyraa year ago
3 Reasons Why a Musical Featuring Shawn Mendes' Songs Is a Great Idea
If you're not fond of pop music, not updated with the twitter trends, couldn't care less about the Billboard and iTunes charts- or the local radio station where you tune in hasn't played Stitches yet,...
Advised by Terrence Malick, Subramanian Swamy petitions ‘Beep Song’ to be heralded as the ‘Song of the Year’
Chennai & Beyond Terrence Malick is busy shooting his next untitled philosophical crap with an ensemble cast and a cinematographer who captures the surreal beauty of birds pooping from the sky whilst ...
Tom Chapmana year 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 Brindleya year 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 ...
Yvonne Glasgowa year 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...