pop culture

Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.

Sarah Rush8 days ago
Artists to Look Out for in 2018
It doesn't matter what genre you listen to, I've got you covered. At the beginning of the year, Fall Out Boy released a new album. It was exceptionally controversial considering everybody knows them f...
Remy Ozera month ago
What's the Actual Deal With Nickelback?
I know, I know. You see the word “Nickelback” in this title and you roll your eyes and maybe throw up in your mouth just a little bit, but swallow it back down because, deep down, you really want to k...
Michael Sellers2 months ago
Review: All of the 'Big 5' Entries for Eurovision 2018
Since 2000, France, Germany, Spain and the UK have all directly qualified for the final (with Italy joining this notorious group in 2011) . This is regardless of whether their entries soared to the to...
Richard Brind2 months ago
"Man's Not Hot": Humorous Lyrics vs. Straight Parody
I am aware that I am especially late to writing about this topic. Though I did hear the song the other night in a club, so I would consider it’s popularity to still render it as a tentpole event. So, ...
Melissa Nestor2 months ago
Who Is Joanne? The Inspiration Behind Lady Gaga's Most Recent Album
When we think of Lady Gaga, we all think of her crazy stage antics and even crazier wardrobe choices. As of 2016, people's relativity to the pop queen may have slightly shifted. Much to her fans' sati...
Judy Mae2 months ago
A Brand Genius That Is Joji/Filthy Frank/Pink Guy
Enough with wolves or owls, Joji/Filthy Frank/Pink Guy is my ultimate spirit animal. Yes I am a millennial female with a corporate job and my spirit animal looks like this.
Milica Markovic2 months ago
Sensuality in Music Isn’t Always Reduced to Party Anthems
Sex is a familiar topic well fleshed out in the music industry, and it’s been applied to various scenarios—fantasies, relationships, and experimentation—depending on the kind of message that the artis...
Christian Skye2 months ago
Adele
I recall the day I turned on the radio and Adele was there chasing pavements... As a 12-year-old, you don't understand the depth of an artist like that. Her debut album, '19', was amazing but I didn't...
Kea R.3 months ago
Queer Footsteps in Korean Pop Culture
Holland (홀랜드), debuted on January 22nd, 2018 with his first single, Neverland. The teaser itself left millions asking questions in hurried excitement: Who was this new idol? Why is he caressing the face of another man? Could our 'Twentygayteen' prayers have been answered? The answer? YES! Of course. The music video finally dropped, as did our jaws. Opening with soft piano chords, it transitions into a smooth hip-hop style beat. These layered together and introducing Holland's vocals transport us...
Michael Sellers3 months ago
Eurovision You Decide; Reviewing Our UK Hopefuls for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Eurovision as of late has been a somewhat tumultuous affair for the United Kingdom. We have had sprinkles of good results, and then fallen flat on our faces with some questionable internal selections ...
Tyler Jacobs3 months ago
Catharsis in Clown Makeup
I was laying in bed one afternoon, casually scrolling through YouTube on my phone. This was an activity I enjoyed frequently, especially during my junior year. I tend to stay on the home page, scannin...
Delilah Jayde3 months ago
8 Obvious Music Sellouts of Today's Generation
Throughout musical history, musicians have been known to cause controversy and create a buzz about important opinions they hold regarding society and the way of life that humans partake in without rem...
Karina Thyra3 months ago
A Swift Rise to Fame: the Internet's Favorite 7-Year-Old Taylor Swift Impersonator Unveils Her Axl Rose Impression
Last week, the internet went wild for Xia Vigor, a 7-year-old little popstar who's currently competing on the Philippine TV talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar (Kids). Despite ranking low in the sho...
Samantha Bentley4 months ago
Being a Girl in the Music Industry Is Hard
Being a girl in the music industry is hard. Being a girl that has done porn and is now in the music industry? Even harder. The rejection, preconceived opinions and complete and utter dismissal at some...
Ellie Renkert4 months ago
The Acoustic Version
There are few things that frustrate me like modern-day music. Lyrics are getting more vulgar and offensive by the day and auto-tuning programs strip voices of their uniqueness and any kind of emotion....
Airess Kim5 months ago
Top 10 BTS Songs You Have to Hear
As someone that has followed BTS heavily since debut in June 2013, I understand how overwhelming it can be for those that want to get into BTS but don't know where to start. That's why I'm here to kic...
Rachel Carrington5 months ago
Eminem Pledges Support In Wake Of Manchester Attack
Adding to the list of celebrities who've helped the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, Eminem has pledged his support, recently making a generous but undisclosed donation to the Justgiving page t...
Tom Chapman5 months ago
Stan You Believe It? Eminem's 'Stan' Officially Makes It Into the Oxford Dictionary
Talk about taking your sweet time, however, boy do we have a throwback for you. Some 17 years after Marshall Mathers rocketed up the charts with "Stan," becoming one of the best-known rap songs of the...