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Annie Kapur12 hours ago
Happy 78th Birthday to Bob Dylan!
Bob Dylan, the God of Folk and the Voice of a Generation was born on this day in the early 1940s. Now, I love Bob Dylan and this whole article is just going to be one long birthday message to my favou...
E.W Hemmings14 days ago
In Defense of Modern Music
Sometimes, I imagine myself in another era, in some parallel universe where my birth certificate says "1975" instead of "2000." I see myself in a baggy green flannel shirt and jeans I ripped myself, d...
Sarah Loyda month ago
The Magical Music of Pogo
One day, I was browsing on YouTube for an entertaining video to watch (as one does when we're bored), when I stumbled upon something beautiful. A mix of sounds and voices from various clips that are turned into music. That is what Pogo does, and he does it beautifully. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's one of his videos below:
Annie Kapur2 months ago
Nicholas Lurwick and That Wild Southern Blues Sound
Folk Rock and Southern Blues are so closely associated with artists from the 1960s and the 1970s, and even further back than that, such as: Bob Dylan, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Woody Guth...
Kane Brown: King of Country
For those of you who don't know, Kane Brown is a country music singer who recently arrived on the scene as of 2014 when he began posting covers of songs, and he has been soaring ever since. He's going...
John Wiebe5 months ago
John Wiebe
John is an indie musician and public speaker from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 9, 1997. The first instrument he came into contact with as a child was a pian...
Sean Callaghan6 months 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 Wyld6 months 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 Callaghan6 months 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 O6 months 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 Tepfenhart9 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 Gaskinsa year 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 Behatia year 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 Browna year 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...