2018 Grammy Moments: Highs and Lows

The 60th annual Grammy Awards returned to New York City after a 15 year absence and came back with a bang. CBS Late Late Show host, James Corden returned to host the event and allowed the musicians and artists to be the star. Outstanding performances from Kesha and Kendrick Lamar were moving, while collaborations of Cardi B and Bruno Mars along with Elton John and Miley Cyrus turned out to be fun, joyous and entertaining. Here are some of our highs and lows from "Music's Biggest Night". 15922

TOP 17 Songs of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on all the great music that was released during the last year and made an impact. The year gone by was a successful one for artists like Portugal. The Man and K. Flay, for example, who have been making music for some time but finally got the attention of the mainstream, whereas, newer artists like SZA and Sofi Tukker gathered momentum early in the year and steam-rolled through festival appearances and appeared in numerous online playlists shared throughout millions of social media profiles. From the ubiquitous tracks that were beaten

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

Who To See at FYF Fest 2016- Los Angeles, CA

FYF Fest is an annual two-day music festival held in Los Angeles, started in 2004. FYF Fest, short for the eloquent “Fuck Yeah Fest Fest”, showcases a multitude of music including rock, electronic, and hip-hop mashing them all together at the Los Angeles Sports Arena & Exposition Park. The festival has brought out some heavies for the 2016 lineup this year including Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, and Air, but it’s always the lesser known bands on the bill that we like to give exposure to. Below are 10 acts to look for as you wind your way to

Album Review: Untitled Unmastered by Kendrick Lamar

All around, fans of hip-hop rejoiced on March 3rd, 2016 when Kendrick Lamar surprised everyone with the release of the follow-up album to his hugely successful and insightful To Pimp A Butterfly.  The eight track project features no album name or track names, but, however, does bring in a few key features on the project even though they are not listed on the track list. Many of the songs seem to be demos and or throw away tracks from the To Pimp a Butterfly recording sessions and the similar sound and subject content ring true throughout. 13345

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of the Year

As the end of 2015 quickly approaches, it's hard to believe that an entire year has already passed and we are back to making our best of lists.  This year was full of some huge albums like To Pimp a Butterfly and If You're Reading This It's Too Late, as well as some major surprises, such as the release of the long awaited follow up album for the living legend himself, Dr.Dre. Just like any best of list, it seems impossible to make this list big enough for all the great albums that were released this year, but somehow we condensed

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar's second album, is full. Packed with so much sound, so much instrumentation, it's difficult to view this as a rap album. And yet, even with the vast amount of production, Lamar's words come as powerful as ever. Fans were surprised to see Lamar's album, set to drop on the 24th, on both iTunes and Spotify on Monday, a full week before the scheduled release. It surprised even TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith, who began firing blame at Interscope. Regardless of reason or blame, we've gotten the album early, and it is a gift. Just ask Kanye West. 11086

Preview: Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork is well know for reviewing music, but this weekend the famous music site is throwing it's own festival at Union Park in Chicago. The site is known for being pretty harsh in it's rating of artists, so you know they were selective with the artists they picked to play the weekend long gig. Here's a list of the artists you really shouldn't miss. Kendrick Lamar - It's no surprise that Kendrick is closing out the weekend with a headlining slot. Compton's hometown hero quickly went from being relatively unknow, to blowing up nationwide, very quickly. He recently supported Kanye on

Wherefore Art Thou, Kurt Cobain?

Since Rock n' Roll woke  America up in the 1950's, music has taken on a role beyond itself. Each decade of popular music helps to document the times, representing the feelings and taste of the mass majority of each generation. With the invention of the internet, the ability to get your voice out there had it's doors blown off. Suddenly, anybody could share their music with anyone across the world with websites like Purevolume, Myspace, and Youtube eventually vastly increasing this output. So much music is available nowadays, it can be difficult to sort through it all, and even more difficult

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Austin City Limits 2013- Day Two

The second day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival was highlighted by the diverse sounds and weather that had the crowd fanning themselves during the day and bundling up at night. Headliners, The Cure gave a solid performance as lead singer, Robert Smith was animated and vocally strong. Not one for a lot of stage banter, Smith and co. let the music speak for itself, performing twenty six songs to a crowd that had skewed older but was also filled with some of Kendrick Lamar's audience. Lamar, the only rapper at the festival, had performed before the goth-rock headliners to