Should Music Be Free?

As I type away, I look at the once empty wall of my room and see various memorabilia littered across. A signed sepia-toned Beats Antique poster from their Thousand Faces Act I tour, stylishly portraying a fantasy land with landmarks named after each track in the album. An Atlanta Falcons

Iggy Azalea: Caught in her Trap

Gun click* What!? What!?... EY! EY! EY!... and 808 kick drums ensue. If you're not familiar with these sounds by now, you will. Whether or not it's a fad, ever since the Harlem Shake trap has arrived into the mainstream public consciousness and it's opened doors for lesser artists everywhere

Do Politics Still Have a Place in Music?

Somewhere in the U.S., there is a landing strip that has recently welcomed the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot. For those of you who tuned out the Sochi Olympics where the politically charged group made their most recent stand, let me get you up to speed. The all-female and

Ten Must-Own Releases on Record Store Day

Teeth grit in anticipation, fans of music everywhere have two major holidays to celebrate this weekend. The most obvious of course being Easter (what did you think I was going to say?), the other being the ever holy Record Store Day. Always held on the third Saturday in April, Record Store

Why We Love Lana Del Rey

Click click. Refresh. Click click click. Refresh. This is the mindless repetition that fans of singer-songwriter Elizabeth Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, have burdened upon themselves since new billboards in Brooklyn promoting the musician's new album Ultraviolence, due perhaps as early as May 1st, emerged

20 Years After The Death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana Lives On

Once upon a time, in an era far, far away (the 80’s), pop rock enslaved the public consciousness. Catchy guitar riffs and crazy hair defined glam metal with acts Poison, Bon Jovi, and Guns N’ Roses regularly topping the charts. That is, until two kids from Aberdeen, Washington kicked the cheesy