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

"Resist, Stand Up, Fight Back"
Like millions of other people across the country, the results of the 2016 Election hit me pretty hard. The thought of a thin-skinned, racist, xenophobic, demagogue being the leader of the free world w...
Things You Should Know Before Your First Rave
Going to your first rave can be a life-changing experience that makes you question everything you know about life. It can help you learn about new music, meet new friends, and even change the way you ...
Obscure Genres of Electronica You Need To Listen To
If you ask me, there aren't many genres of music that can deliver as wide a range of emotion as electronica. In some ways, electronic music is more akin to a modern day symphony. The only differences ...
The Ticket2 years ago
A Modern Day Renaissance Man
Earlier this week I was reading up on the Renaissance for my Western World history class. The era’s prominent characters are now referred to as “Renaissance Men”: A person with many talents or areas o...
Eric Allen2 years ago
The Serious Genius of Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy
At first glance, Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy might sound like the recorded version of a clergyman moonlighting as a stand-up comic, but in actuality it’s the latest studio album from the former Fl...
Ryan Cole2 years ago
The Chainsmokers - "Memories...Do Not Open."
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have made the worst album of 2017. Ignoring that we’re only a third of the way through the thing; the general consensus seems to be that The Chainsmokers have released a deb...
Frank White2 years ago
Does Anyone Still Wang Chung?
The name Wang Chung might give you the impression that the group is a New Age Jazz group. In fact, they do incorporate a certain "airy and fluid synthesizer type" feel within their music. But Wang Chu...
Amanda Zylstra2 years ago
15 Day Song Challenge Part 2
The 15-day​ song challenge has been hot on social media. The way the challenge works is each day you post a song that applies to the theme for that day. This list is based on my own personal opinions. Which songs would make your list?
Brett Hogan2 years ago
Broken Record Part 2
In the previous article, I talked about how a lack of choice in music was as big of a problem as piracy. The lack of consumer confidence is palpable. People used to love music and be extremely passion...
Amanda Zylstra2 years ago
15 Day Song Challenge Part 1
The 15-day​ song challenge has been hot on social media. The way the challenge works is each day you post a song that applies to the theme for that day. This list is based on my own personal opinions....
Bethany Tiamat2 years ago
Coolest Classic Rock Funko Pops
Funko Pops are the coolest line of figurines on the market right now, and they're known for featuring iconic characters from across pop culture, from TV to comics to classic rock. Perhaps it is their ...
Famous Albums That Never Saw The Light of The Day
Remember that great soul hit “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” done right by both Marvin Gay and Gladys Night? Well, that is how throughout the history of rock music, but particularly from the time t...
Riley Raul Reese2 years ago
Music & Fashion: Intertwined Throughout the Ages
Fashion is one of the clearest signs of the times, and it says more about our society than we give it credit for. We can tell the difference between the jeans hippies wore in 1969 versus the skin-tigh...
Shaunna Nelson2 years ago
How the Music Industry Changes Artists’ Authenticity
It seems over the course of time, it becomes difficult for our favorite artists to stay true to their original form. Who’s to say its the weight of the industry or the ever-so-popular cult group “The ...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
80s Music Tells Us that Girls Just Want to Have Fun, but So Should We
That’s right, I’m going to defend Cyndi Lauper’s 80s music anthem Girls Just want to Have Fun. I like it now, but I was right there in 1984, hating the lyrics just like every other guy who felt put ou...
Krishna Patel2 years ago
Listen: More Drake, 'More Life' Playlist
The OVO God is out with his new 'playlist,' More Life, now available wherever music is sold or streamed. That's right. Playlist. Not album. Drake is explicit about this (but not anywhere else in the p...
Martin Skate2 years ago
Prince, for the Uninitiated, OR 'The Origins of Being an Obsessive Prince-Fan!'
In Art class one morning, one of the cool kids put on a Prince tape, not knowing that this small act would shape my music preferences for life. Art was a double period on a Friday, and it was unlike a...
Charles Manson's Music Hits Stores
No one could have predicted that at this point in his life, 82-year-old killer Charles Manson would have an album due out in stores. Manson, known for his role in the murder of Sharon Tate and her unb...