The Top 10 Anthems By The Clash

The Clash’s influence on modern music is well documented and well deserved. The band broke through with the legendary British punk rock movement of the late 70’s with the likes of The Sex Pistols and The Damned. The quartet pooled together a mixed bag of musical styles fusing rockabilly, ska, and reggae with a political slant and deafening attitude to augment an already provocative sound. 13740

Top Holiday Themed Hip-hop/Rap Songs of All Time

With the holidays around the corner, it's starting to get very easy to feel the Christmas spirit.  The smells of nutmeg and gingerbread have taken to the air and the Christmas lights are shining through the night. Music is a huge part of the holiday season and no it's not limited to Christmas carols and the same song sung by ten different people. In the realm of hip-hop, there are a few artists that have spread the holiday cheer and decided to make a song about Christmas. With a  wide variety of people, ranging  from Run-DMC all the way to

The Success of Twenty One Pilots

If you aren't already familiar with Twenty One Pilots, then one watch of their video for their single "Stressed Out" may be enough to turn you into a fan as well as cause some serious envy of their secret handshake skills (#goals).  The band's latest album, Blurryface, topped the Billboard 200 after its release in May and the duo has become regulars at this summer's hottest music festivals. Although the duo has gained a multitude of recent success, they've been at it for years, self-releasing two albums.  Tyler Joseph originally formed the band in 2009 with college friends Nick Thomas and

Top 15 Summer Songs: August Edition

Each year, August brings with it that bittersweet realization that summer is coming to a close.  Nostalgia for crazy nights, road trips, and perfect days begins to creep up as you begin to wonder where the past few months have gone.  But don't start mourning just yet!  Plenty of time remains for a few more shenanigans and we've even got you covered with a playlist. 11969

Soundtrack Inspiration: Top 7 Movie Soundtracks

To make a good soundtrack, one that makes its way into open ears and sends chills or plants a smile on faces, involves a high level of emotion. Visually seeing the storyline and pairing the right sound for each one takes some skill and a certain connection with the tale at hand. Once that right pairing is made, there is no way to undo it. In light of the recent movie release of “Paper Towns,” that has an incredibly inspirational soundtrack, a list has been compiled below to join in on the excitement of soundtracks and which ones made an

Outside Lands 2015 Insider: Acts You Don’t Want To Miss

  San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival will return to Golden Gate Park with quite the lineup for its eighth year.  Although the festival will be held August 7-9, tickets sold out in 45 minutes and this year's lineup has had music blogs buzzing for months.  Headliners include Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and The Black Keys in addition to other top acts such as Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, Axwell & Ingrosso, D'Angelo and The Vangard, and St. Vincent. 11896

Five 10 Year Anniversary Tours We Want for 2015

2005. That was like two years ago, right? A full decade has passed since the year that brought us Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch, 40 Year Old Virgin, Hurricane Katrina, and the incredibly tragic death or Mr.Miyagi, Pat Morita. In the past couple of years, bands have really taken to ten year anniversary tours for fan favorite albums. Taking Back Sunday did it for their debut "Tell All Your Friends", New Found Glory has done it for two separate albums, and the trend keeps growing more and more popular in the scene. The nostalgia overload makes for an

The Issue With Tidal

We've finally had time to digest it all. Jay-Z, along with many other music heavyweights - Madonna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, etc. - have started their own music streaming  service. Their pitch, gathered from the highly publicized launch video, is that Tidal allows the artists to control the industry. 11270

Artists You Should Be Listening To: 80 Reef

Most music lovers have that one artist who they're aware of, but they get no love or acknowledgement, not even amongst other music lovers. Sometimes it can frustrate a listener, knowing this artist has the ability and talent to make an impact. 80 Reef is that artist for me. 11053

Has SXSW Lost Its Touch?

Recently McDonald's has been in the news and this time it's not concerning their food. The billion dollar corporation asked Ex Cops, an indie band, to perform for free at South by Southwest  (SXSW) this year. SXSW is a music festival held in Austin, TX and started in 1987. The festivals original main goal was to help promote local musicians and make them known throughout the United States. Since then the festival has grown substantially, starting off with only 700 acts in 1987 to over 2,000 today. 11010

LISTEN: Mumford & Sons Release “Believe”

The track, “Believe” was just released by modern folk-rock kings, Mumford & Sons. The release coincides with the recent announcement of their third full length album Wilder Mind slated for release on May 4, 2015. While talking about the album, they revealed that on their first outing since 2012's massive Babel, the band has decided to branch out from their mainly acoustic folk-based music of the past. The band will incorporate electric instruments into their sound on the new album, news that surprised some but, is actually the next logical step for them as artists. 11024

Top Hip-Hop Acts at SXSW 2015

It’s safe to say that there will be hip-hop talent on display at SXSW 2015. The festival is known for highlighting new acts, and that is no different this year. Take a look at the top acts not to miss, in my opinion, with these rising stars: 11000

Kanye West’s Upcoming Album

Kanye West debuted the lead single of his next album, entitled “Wolves,” at his fashion show, subsequently preforming the song on SNL last Saturday night, stealing headlines for the performance. The song will be the lead track on his new album, one in which he said will be a surprise album, recently saying in an interview with The Breakfast Club that release dates are "played out." 10909