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Queer Punk Band PWR BTTM Drops New Video, Announces New Album Release Date

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.15.2017 | Queer Voices

PWR BTTM offered fans some major news this week: they’ve got a new video and there’s a release date for their upcoming album. The breakout queer p...

'Jackie' Composer Is Breaking Through A Male-Dominated Oscar Field

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment

It’s safe to assume “La La Land” will win the Oscar for Best Original Score this month. It is a musical, after all. But you owe it to yourself t...

Indie Collaborative. Brimming with Diversity

Battersby Duo | Posted 01.21.2017 | Arts
Battersby Duo

The winter sun rose fast over a California morning, peeking above the San Gabriel mountain range, and bringing sunlight to the City of Angels. It was ...

25 Albums To Look For In 2017

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment

As we look back at some of our favorite musical moments of 2016, it’s also time to look ahead. Some artists have already given us a taste of what to...

Has Afro-Punk Lost Its Soul?

Mocha Carter | Posted 10.20.2016 | Black Voices
Mocha Carter

(Photo Credit: Ron Specs) Has Afro-Punk lost its soul or am I simply getting old? Are we evolving as we age or are things becoming less authentic as ...

Symbiosis Gathering Says Hello to Autumn And Goodbye to The Woodward Reservoir

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.12.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

As the autumnal equinox made its way to the western hemisphere, Symbiosis Gathering kicked off on the weekend of September 22nd to the 25th, celebrati...

Singer-Songwriter Anna Ash Talks Indie Music's Privilege Problem

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts

You’re on a road trip, stopped for the evening in some small town you can’t quite remember the name of. After walking for what feels like hours th...

Life Is Strange's Hannah Telle Is a New Indie Music Talent

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

Video game devotees will recognize Hannah Telle's longing-filled, relatable girl-next-door voice from the BAFTA award-winning video game Life is Stran...

An Interview With Bishop Briggs

Kyle Stevens | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

The worldly Bishop Briggs is currently touring the country and wowing audiences with her unforgettable vocals. She will open for Coldplay starting on...

Music Debut for TV Babe Cierra Ramirez

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Barely old enough to drink, singer-actor Cierra Ramirez is poised to take the stage in global fashion with an urban/pop EP release June 20, coinciding...

Eric Anders Is a Singer-Songwriter for Iron & Wine Fans

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

Bringing back a sound singer-songwriters have mostly been missing since the 90's, when acts like Duncan Sheik and Dave Matthews Band ruled the airwaves, Big World is instantly tranquilizing.

Reclaiming My Life From the Virtual Cloud

Derek Bishop | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Bishop

I believe you can make genuine connections through online dating and social media. But you have to be honest with yourself about whether those connections are really happening or whether you are just distracting yourself from loneliness or, worse, avoiding pursuing a passion.

Artist Spotlight on Austin-Based Indie Band, MCG

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Austin, Texas has become a goldmine for indie music. With their unique and budding festival scene, Austin is not only producing a diverse array of art...

Tor: "The Gladiator of Music"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

At 22, Tor Miller has a sound well beyond his years. I suppose you can credit that to the great David Bowie and other musicians from that era. You see...

Social Silencing Is Destroying Our Humanity

Rachel Mason | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachel Mason

When someone has the courage to be a whistleblower, we must listen with compassion, if only for one reason, so that we end the pattern of social intimidation which keeps all of us from reporting abuse.

Thinking Huge in a Shrinking World

Sidney Chase | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

Now is the time, more than ever, for queer women to take over the throne in the music industry.

Jackson's Big Ambition

Zac Hill | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
Zac Hill

Great Caesar is a band that will center you on the meaning of your own experiences, and will open up a window to help you peer into a more expansive world.

The Loyal Optimist: Chris Trapper

Cicily Janus | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

I recently went through a full year of pessimism.... between cancer, hospital admissions and thoughts crowded by death, I've simply had it with all th...

Songs and Swagger: Jonatha Brooke at Tupelo Music Hall

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

Confidence is sexy. Watching singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke command the stage at a recent show at The Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry New Hampshire, I'm reminded why some clichés are true.

Not Bossy, Just the Boss: a Conversation with Speedy Ortiz

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

There are few girl crushed I hold closer than my crush on Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis. From her blatantly girl power lyrics to her no-bullshit attitude and earned MFA in Poetry, she, along with the rest of the band, has proved that Speedy Ortiz is a force to be reckoned with.

A Definitive List of The Best Albums of 2015

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.04.2017 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

I've compiled a list of the albums I've enjoyed most this year. I wish you many wonderful record store bargain bin finds in the New Year.

Rozwell Kid Talks Growing Up, Girls and Goatees

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

2015 has been a ridiculous year for West Virginia-based band Rozwell Kid. It seems to be just one tour after another for these guys as they progress into different reincarnations of punk and cool.

Who You Should Be Listening to Now: Roosevelt

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

After a killer year of touring with bands like Hot Chip, this Germany-based group has proved themselves to be one of the next big things in electron music.

Together Pangea Talks Recording, High School, and Scene Hair

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.23.2016 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

Together Pangea is formed by the type of boys that you always had a little bit of a crush on in high school: a little bit out there, but bad boy good looking all at once. After a killer record release last year, I had high expectations for the band's newest LP, and was not disappointed.

Jam Out with Your Leg of Lamb Out: How to Have a Liberated Indie Rock Holiday

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 12.22.2016 | Comedy
Jenn Sutkowski

Don't get caught up in the holiday BS. Live your life like a son of a gun. I know I will. We can take tips from our favorite indie rockers this holiday season. Here are some of my favorites to get you wielding your weirdo power in no time.