The Personal Touch: How Musicians Choose Their Festivals

Have you ever wondered how musicians choose their music festivals? There are so many organizations that want famous musicians to play at their venues. For Sufjan Stevens, it took him eight years to finally respond to a request to play at the End of the Road festival in London. But what was unusual is that […]

New Music: Vanessa Carltonis

Vanessa Carltonis not an artist I’ve followed in the past. But I heard some positive buzz about her new album “Liberman” with descriptions like “stripped down”, “fresh approach”, etc. So I decided to check her new album out (I definitely appreciate a good female pianist/vocalist), and I definitely found it refreshing and a nice change […]

Apple to Shutter Beats Music on November 30th

On November 30th, Beats Music will be closed for good. Apple acquired the music streaming service about 1 ½ years ago, but they have decided to shutter it. Now those who use iOS and Android are being encouraged to transfer their music preferences and picks to Apple Music. All you have to do is sign […]

The Playlist – New Bands: Vogue Dots, Gold Celeste, Palace Winter and More!

TheGuardian.com has featured a great playlist on their website. The playlist contains new bands that are bound to make names for themselves. These bands include Palace Winter, Gold Celeste, Vogue Dots and Future Elevators. The duo group “Vogue Dots” features Tynan Dunfield and Babette Hayward. They are both sound technicians from Nova Scotia and have […]

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweatsare

Featuring a band this week who have a song I like so much the chorus is now my ringtone… Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweatsare based in Denver and they released their self-titled debut album in August this year. These guys have a vintage R&B sound, mixed in with some rock and soul – not […]

News Flash: Big Grams

Big Grams is a collaboration with Phantogram and Big Boi. I was excited to hear what they recorded, since I’m a fan of Phantogram’s electro-pop sound and Big Boi’s solo records and a huge fan of his work with Outkast. I would have never paired these artists on paper, but hey, there’s no reason this […]

Beyoncé Collaborates with Coldplay

Superstar and pop icon Beyoncé just finished recording a musical collaboration with the famous British rockers known as “Coldplay.” The beautiful and talented Beyoncé went with Chris Martin and his band to the studio to record a musical track for their new album entitled “A Head Full of Dreams.” Other musicians on the album include […]

Empress Of New Album

There is so much great new music out there right now, it’s hard to keep up with all of the new releases so there is plenty to write about for the remainder of the year and past that… Empress Of is a vocalist/songwriter by the name of Lorely Rodriguez who was born in LA with […]

The Burdens of ‘Bro-Country’, a Music Critic’s Term Gone Wild

Former New York magazine music critic, Jody Rosen, had used a term he made up almost two years ago called “bro-country.” Rosen wasn’t trying to be creative or start some kind of music revolution by coining that term, but this seems to be what has happened two years later. Every country music fan in America […]