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Get To Know The Manx: LA's Awesome 'Goo-Core' Band And Their Recently Released Album, 'Voyage In Bad Taste'

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

On Halloween, two years ago, 5 peculiar, charming men in paper mache masks rendering the members of the band GWAR, carried their instruments -- a banj...

Butt Cheeks, the new Cleavage

Mara Menachem | Posted 06.01.2016 | Style
Mara Menachem

I spent three full days at Bottlerock, the music festival in Napa, California this past weekend. Music Festival Fashion is truly a microcosm of global trends.

Donald Trump Faces The Music

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Malcolm Kushner

Many political pundits accuse Donald Trump of blowing his own horn. So much that they sound like a broken record. But maybe it's time they changed their tune. Because when it comes to his presidential campaign, Mr. Trump may have to march to the beat of his own drum.

Marketing Your Music in the Digital Era

Matthew Tyson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Matthew Tyson

"Making it" in the music industry has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. These days, with so many online mediums at our fingertips, musician...

President Obama Speaks at D.C. Naturalization Ceremony

Anna Wilding | Posted 12.17.2015 | DC
Anna Wilding

It was a stunning warm winter's day in Washington, D.C. as a group of excited permanent American residents were about to become United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony.

Legal Questions When Creating a Musical Group or Band

Brad Reid | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Like it or not, law permeates our society including the arts. Musical groups find themselves surrounded by legal questions. Frequently, default legal ...

Austin City Limits 2015 Must Sees as Told By a True Austinite

Reilly Wieland | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

It is a true understatement to say that the pinnacle of the teenage Austinite social calendar is Austin City Limits. ACL has taken on a life of its own, an event so fantasized and talked about that it couldn't ever be as good as we all think it will be.

Popular Bands Who Had Bizarre Original Names

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.17.2015 | Comedy

If you've ever started a band before, you know that the most important part is coming up with a great name. It's No. 1 on the four-point checklist for...

Notice Me. The Struggle and Everyday Plea of the Independent Artist.

Chad McKinsey - Kinsey Ry | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chad McKinsey - Kinsey Ry

In every artist's journey to find recognition and acceptance we sometimes lose the passion that brings us to make music in the first place: the feeling that art gives us.

Peru: New York Trio Debuts Retro Pop With "I Need You"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

The cover of Peru's debut EP Ordinary People is a rendered pineapple, the delicious prize of the Caribbean that came to denote hospitality sometime during the 17th century.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

Interview: The Vaselines at the Cedar Cultural Center

Sean Lyons | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Sean Lyons

The story of The Vaselines differs greatly from the classic example of a band's steady rise to fame. The band's superbly crafted songs embodied a carefree spirit, and appealed to listeners of pop rock as well as punk rock.

Time King Champions Musicianship With Lively Lead Single "Take Cover"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

For every audience member waiting to air drum on the downbeat after the measure of 5/4 after the preceding measure of 3/4, or trade power chords for something jazzier, Time King is your band.

Ten Years, Two Bands, One Girl: Getting Old and Growing Up With Rock 'n' Roll

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

I listen to the albums which first brought us together and there's certainly nostalgia and a deep love for sure, but it also gets old quickly, as though I've heard them just one too many times and the delight is slightly dampened because of it.

CD Review: Heartbeat Serenade

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

CommonUnion59 is made up of two people: Steve McKenzie and Laura Malasig. Their latest offering, Heartbeat Serenade, is slated for release shortly and boy, is it a doozy!

Keeping It Real With OneRepublic

Sarah Zapp | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Zapp

Ryan still calls Colorado home, now with his wife and kids. True to his roots going back to the day when his band was called just "Republic."

Making Polyester Cool Again: An Interview With Nicholas Niespodziani

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

Known for its potent mix of light rock covers from Steely Dan to Hall & Oates and comedy, the band takes audiences back to the '70s and '80s for the time of their lives.

A Night at The Catalyst with Avey Tare and the Slasher Flicks

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Dieter Holger

On Aug. 26 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks performed for Santa Cruz. Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed band Animal Collective. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is the latest musical project of the artist.

The New Riot Grrrls: Sleigh Bells and Haim Live in Levi's

Hellin Kay | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Hellin Kay

I love to see girls rock out. I'm calling this the summer of my midlife crisis. Yes, that's happening.

If Jagger or McCartney Hadn't Made It, Would They Be Playing in a Cover Band?

David Fagin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Fagin

These days, aside from writing for The Huff, amongst others, I basically survive on whatever royalties ASCAP's magnanimous computer feels like doling out each month for composing the theme to Jenna Elfman's last, short-lived CBS sitcom. But, life wasn't always this "amazing."

5 Reasons Why 5 Seconds Of Summer Stands Out From Other Boy Bands

Ally Del Monte | Posted 09.09.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

The Australian pop-punk band, 5 Seconds of Summer, have taken the world by storm. However, they've already won over my heart. I have been a fan for a long time, but their global success has my fan-girl heart swelling.

5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's a reason why people always go on and on about summer soundtracks: it's because summer, more than any other season, is about music (especially in New York City).

Put the Smartphone Down and Enjoy the Show!

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reid Wegley

The smartphone craze is destroying the concert-going experience, at least according to the musicians and the pro photographers who take pictures of sa...

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

Warm Cookies: The World's Most Powerful Substance

Eva Moon | Posted 04.02.2014 | Taste
Eva Moon

They'll be very soft when they first come out -- don't worry, they firm up quick. But you'll never want a different peanut butter cookie.