Epic, Awesome Video Charts ‘Star Wars’’ Many Influences
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Best Music Festival – 2014 Fan Choice Awards
It doesn't get much better than today's music festivals. The best of the bunch bring together laundry lists of great acts and allow you to see all of your favorites in the span of a single weekend. Of course, due to overlapping performance times, it can be stressful having to pick and choo…
Best Debut Album – 2014 Fan Choice Awards
As part of our 2014 Fan Choice Awards, we're celebrating some of the debut albums that managed to make an impression over the past year.
Beastie Boys Pen Open Letter Regarding Alleged Misuse of Song
Remaining Beastie Boys Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz wrote an open letter discussing their on-going legal battle with feminist toy company GoldieBlox.
The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Calls Katy Perry’s AMAs Performance ‘Racist’
Between Miley Cyrus’ twerking and, now, Katy Perry’s Japanese geisha costume at last night’s (Nov. 24) American Music Awards, there has been an increasing discussion of cultural appropriation during music award show performances.
Kings of Leon Release Epic Video for ‘Beautiful War’
Kings of Leon’s latest album title, ‘Mechanical Bull,’ takes on new meaning in their video for ‘Beautiful War.’ Throw in some actual bulls, cowboy hats, beer, jealousy and just a tiny bit of grandeur, and you get this seven-minute clip from…
Mike Marlin, ‘Building a Bridge’ – Free MP3 Download
To say British singer-songwriter Mike Marlin is a wearer of many hats is something of an understatement. He was a student of physics at Oxford, and after dropping out in his final year, he worked as a successful computer programmer. Marlin changed paths once more in 2009 to pursue music. It was then…
Cameron the Public, ‘Apple Pie’ – Free MP3 Download
Cameron Rafati, the man behind Cameron the Public, tried to keep his music secondary to his studies as a student at USC, but after a brief stint at a 9-to-5 job after graduation, he knew that life wasn’t for him. After refocusing on music, Rafati put out a solo album in 2011. Now, he…
The Rotaries, ‘Leading Line’ – Free MP3 Download
New York indie-rock trio the Rotaries served up some energetic tunes that could very well stand the test of time on their debut LP, ‘Before Leaving.’ Their sound carries the pop-rock sensibilities of the ‘60s and ‘70s with a modern tinge derived from influences like…
Casey Desmond, ‘Heartbeat’ – Free MP3 Download
After her brief run as a member of Adam Levine’s team on the first season of ‘The Voice,’ Casey Desmond returned to Boston, still determined to make music. In her audition for the show, she performed Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way,’ and appropriately so. Desmond exudes that element of female-pop-star sh…
Random Holiday, ‘Walk Before You Run’ – Free MP3 Download
Virginia-based Random Holiday have released two EPs, a split album with fellow pop-punkers Batten Down the Hatches and their own debut full-length, ‘Space to Grow’ — all before the quartet’s high school graduation.
Eddie Spaghetti, ‘The Value of Nothing’ – Free MP3 Download
Never one to subscribe to conventional genre wisdom, Supersuckers leader Eddie Spaghetti is back with his sophomore solo album, ‘The Value of Nothing,’ and once again, he's blurring lines between classic rock, punk and country.