Tag: Music

Still Screaming: Remembering the Power of Emo Music

It’s 2018 and I’m getting ready for Brooklyn Emo Night. Is it too on the nose to wear the Dashboard Confessional shirt I bought at one of their anniversary concerts? Emo music, known mostly for dramatic, angsty lyrics and accompanying Hot Topic wardrobes, has mostly retreated into music history, though bands have been making the

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Philly’s Hop Along Triumphs with “Bark Your Head Off, Dog”

Music is built for moments. Little pieces of your life which are launched back into your consciousness, triggered by a riff, a hook, the twang in an artist’s voice. We bookmark events, power ourselves through excruciating pain, walk batters up to the plate (happy baseball season y’all) with clips, albums and tracks. Hop Along has always seemed to work

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New Music: “Drip” by Cardi B ft. Migos

She might be unstoppable. Cardi B has been an unstoppable force lately, and for those who can’t get enough of her, she’s released “Drip,” her latest single from upcoming album, Invasion of Privacy. She’s working with Migos again, but this time, swapping places from “Motorsport,” she’s taking the dominant role, – appropriately – since it

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‘Golden Hour’ Is A Look Into Kacey Musgraves’ Daydreams

Country music singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has positioned herself perfectly. Not necessarily in the seat where most people will learn her name, but up on a hill where she can successfully do whatever she damn well pleases. She knows her fourth album Golden Hour probably won’t have (m)any songs played on contemporary country radio stations, but that’s not what

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Spring Finally Blooms With George Ezra’s Long-Awaited ‘Staying At Tamara’s’

It took four years, but the wait is finally over for new music from English singer-songwriter George Ezra. Fans can hear his voice again with the release of Staying At Tamara’s, the follow-up to his debut studio album, Wanted on Voyage. Ezra dropped the lead single, “Don’t Matter Now,” in June 2017, nine months before the

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Kendrick Lamar’s Take on The Russia Investigation is a First in Rap’s Relationship with the FBI

From NWA’s iconic “Fuck tha Police” to Macklemore’s cringe-worthy “White Privilege II,” hip-hop has been a direct successor to the soulful protest anthems of the 60s, aiming to topple prevailing power structures. Hip-hop is counterculture by design, and government institutions serve as multi-headed monsters that emcees attack in politically charged songs.

One Listen Review: Dorothy’s ’28 Days in the Valley’

I must’ve missed the bandwagon when L.A. based rock band Dorothy debuted in 2016 with their first album, ROCKISDEAD. I’m surprised I wasn’t there the first time around, considering she’s signed to Jay-Z’s ROC Nation. Luckily, I’m here for their sophomore album, “28 Days in the Valley.” Better late than never, right? From what I’ve heard, the band’s lead, Dorothy

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