ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: “Chandelier” by Sia

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler or better known by her stage name Sia, began her musical career back in 1993. Originally from Victoria, Australia, this singer/songwriter's sound has been described as contributing to many different genres including: alternative rock, pop, soul jazz, and trip hop. Furler has received great recognition for her music especially for her writing. She has written for big name artists such as Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Eminem, David Guetta, Celine Dion, and many others! Furled has released a total of 6 full-length albums including her latest album 1000 Forms of Fear, which features her new hit "Chandelier." The track is

ON RADAR: Ben Khan

Originally from Oxfordshire, England and currently residing in London, is electronic R&B pop singer Ben Khan. Although his music is heavily synthesized, consists of many electronic beats, and includes a neo-soul sound, Khan's main instrument of choice is the guitar. The singer has been inspired from a range of rock such as Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana, to many different artists in the hip-hop genre such as J Dilla. In the past 9 months the 21 year old musician has reached over 2 million plays on Soundcloud, yet he is an artist that doesn't like to be in the limelight; deliberately

THROWBACK: What Happened to The Cranberries?

Known for their music dominating the rock charts of the 90s with their hits "Zombie,"Linger" and "Ode to My Family," was the Irish punk rock band known as The Cranberries! Dolores O'Riordan (vocals), Noel Hogan (guitar), Mike Hogan (bass) and Fergal Lawler (drums) came together as a band after the split of Hogan and Lawler's band The Cranberry Saw Us. 9198

PREVIEW: Primavera Sound 2014

For those who enjoy learning about other countries and culture including their food, fashion, and of course eclectic music, then be sure to plan this year's summer backpacking trip to the banks of the Mediterranean, Primavera to attend the Primavera Sound festival! Based in Barcelona, Spain is the best known music festival that originally set the model for urban festivals everywhere! Primavera Sound began back in 2001 and is mainly noted for its pop rock and underground dance groups. 9165

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Le Butcherettes

Originally from Mexico, is the hard rock female empowerment band known as Le Butcherettes! The band currently consists of 3 band members including, Teri "Gender Bender" Suarez (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Lia Braswell (drums), and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (bass, production). All of which moved to Los Angeles, CA when they couldn't find success in their home country. In an interview with NPR radio, Suarez spoke about how in Mexican music culture men are predominant in the genre of rock. She also mentioned that the band's departure from home is what their latest album Cry Is For The Flies centers on, especially the guilt

MICHAEL LIVES ON: Xscape

It was surprising to hear that Michael Jackson had released a new single yet alone a new album! Yes the King of Pop has released his new album known as Xscape, even though he passed away on June 25th, 2009. 9047

PREVIEW: BottleRock 2014!

As summertime rolls around the corner, all the best music festivals have started approaching, including one that many weren't sure would continue after being in hot water for not paying their sponsored vendors last year! 9026

GRADUATION 2014: From Diddy to Dr. Combs!

It's that time of year again, when tassels are turned from right to left and young adults become REAL adults! Yes it's graduation! But it's not only a time of celebration for the typical college or high school student; musicians and celebrities alike are also completing the education chapter of their lives. 8963

ON RADAR: Sleepy Kitty

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri is the music project and art duo known as Sleepy Kitty. Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult began creating posters for their various bands in Chicago back in 2007. The two moved to St. Louis in 2008 where they started their own screen printing studio. Along with releasing their latest LP Projection Room in January 2014 to Euclid Records, the band creates screenprinted merchandise for bands, venues, and theater companies. The band's hit track "Don't You Start," featured on their new LP, has a sound that combines The Cranberries and Dum Dum Girls. It is a track that

ON RADAR: Butter The Children

Originally from Brooklyn, NY is the four piece punk rock band known as Butter The Children. Besides their name, what makes this band unique is that all of its members were originally from other New York based bands such as Le Rug, Sweet Bulbs, and Night Manager. Recently the group signed to Downtown Records and has released two EPs. Their hit single "Spit It Out" is featured in their 2013 EP True Crime. The track is a combination of punk rock and shoegaze, similar to bands like Ladyhawke and Upset. True Crime is available for streaming on iTunes and Spotify. Check out the official

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: We Are Scientists

I'm sure many of us remember this band not only by their unusual name, but by their threat of explosion in their hit 2005 track, "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt." But what happened to this indie rock group you may ask? The band has continued making music to this day! Since the release of their 2005 album With Love And Squalor, Keith Murray, Chris Cain, and Andy Burrows went on to release their third full length album Brain Thrust Mastery in 2007-2008. Between 2009-2010 the band began producing a television series on MTV called Steve Wants His Money, which was featured on Lil MTV

ON RADAR: Sharkmuffin

Originally from the Jersey Shore, is the girl group known as Sharkmuffin. Their sound has been described as noise punk meets power pop, with influences ranging from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Ventures, and Black Sabbath. Last April the band released their debut EP She-Gods Champagne Valley, and recently released their second EP known as 1097. The album features their new single "Foul Play," a rockabilly punk track that is the female version of London indie rock band The Horrors. The EP incorporates surf rock and creepy 1950s horror movie music into one genre. "Foul Play" and 1097 is currently available for streaming and downloading on

ON RADAR: The Color and Sound

Those who enjoy music with a loud voice should check out the Boston indie rock band known as The Color and The Sound. These group of friends formed the band back in early 2013. Shortly after coming together as a band they released their EP Spring Tour based on each of their individual musical tastes. Their music incorporates folk, punk, emo, hard rock, and pop, each song different from the other. 8613