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The Kaptivators are bringing good vibes to gloomy, Great Britain

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

The Kaptivators are a Manchester-based 6-piece. In theory a live hip hop act, the band fuse their varied influences - from funk to punk to rock & roll...

Dead And Company Break Musical Dry Spell At CU Boulder's Folsom Field

Joshua Berman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Joshua Berman

The crowd, all 28,000 of us, flowed from all directions toward the CU Boulder campus, converging on Folsom Field atop a thick cloud of anticipation. Dead and Company was in town to perform two evening stadium concerts under the Flatirons.

Rebirth: The Re-emergence Of Live Instruments In Popular Music

Josh Andres | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Andres

I am an instrumentalist. It's part of my musical identity and is becoming more fascinating to the mainstream and average listener. I truly believe when we look back on 2016, we will have witnessed the rebirth of live instrumentation, Funk, and Jazz into mainstream music.

Family, Fans & Hard Work are the Keys to Mihali Savoulidis of the Band Twiddle's Success

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Twiddle is a band that has been on my radar for years. I live in their home state of Vermont and they are the talk of the town. Many of my friends ide...

The Best Fest's Dylan Fest 2016

Lindsey Best | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

The Best Fest is a traveling festival of sorts that got it's start with a group of friends getting together to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday 15 years...

Dreams Are Alive Around Us Daily; Brass Lamp Book Bar Realizes Another

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Dreams. We witness their creation, their completion and yes, their destruction almost every single moment often without realizing or acknowledging it; even when they're our own.

On Losing Your Hearing When Music's Your Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Brent Harris is the founding drummer of New Zealand band Cut Off Your Hands. He's also had sensorineural hearing loss since his late teens, which means his hearing is slowly but steadily deteriorating and may one day go entirely. This rather heavy unknown has had a big impact on his career as a musician.

Going to Live Concerts Linked With Lower Stress Levels, Study Shows

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

According to a study from the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music in London, going to concerts can actually reduce anxiety.

Chicago-Based Artists and Musicians Work Together to Benefit Mental Health Resources

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Chicago
Lauren Rabin

On April 28th, Chicago's artists, musicians, and businesses are coming together for one event at Restock Shop in Wicker Park to benefit mental health resources in underfunded neighborhoods.

A Little Inspiration From Keyboardist Jamie Shields of the NEWDEAL

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

TheNEWDEAL first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto's underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ...

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.

How Working in Live Music, Engineering and Management with Bartending Experience Makes You a Great Festival Producer: A Chat with AURA Music Festival's Daryl Wolff

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Daryl Wolff is not only the executive producer of AURA Music & Arts Festival, Festival Administrator for Suwannee Hulaween + Purple Hatter's Ball and ...

Black Tiger Sex Machine Took Me To Church... And Then To "The Halal Guys"

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

Black Tiger Sex Machine is a three piece electronic group from Montreal, Quebec, made up of Marc Chagnon, Julien Maranda, and Patrick Barry. They specialize in what they have come to claim as "Future Thriller," a genre that spans multiple styles of dance music but remains heavily rooted in dubstep and drum and bass.

Discussing All Things Awesome With Jazz is Phish

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Adam Chase is the founder of Jazz Is Phish as well as an accomplished drummer, percussionist, song writer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist. He is an incredibly inspiring human that we all could learn something from so I obviously had to interview him.

Live & Dangerous: February 2016

Jeff Pollack | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It may below freezing in most parts of the country this time of year, but don't let that stop you from braving the weather to check out some tunes! Th...

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

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.19.2016 | 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.

Envision Festival 2016: Lineup, Educational Retreats And More

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

While many corners of the world are shrouded in cold, wind, snow and rain, the tropical climates of Costa Rica are beckoning. The depths of winter are...

Playing Found Objects: Bufa & Sons (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Mr. Lozano who heads up the trio Bufa & Sons is one of those people who can extract music from just about anything he picks up, in this case, anything tubular.

Talking About the New Direction of Tribute Bands with Pink Talking Fish

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Eric Gould has been an accomplished player in the music business since the year 2000. He is the bassist and founding member of the band, Particle, who...

Live & Dangerous -- New Year's Eve 2016

Jeff Pollack | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Hard to believe it, but 2016 is almost upon us. And what better way to ring in the New Year than with some amazing live music.

The Story of Life in Color Founders, Sebastian Solano and Lukasz Tracz

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are few things as inspiring and motivational as a rags to riches story. The tale of Sebastian Solano, Paul Campbell, Lukasz Tracz and Patryk Tracz is surely one of the most colorful as they transformed from penniless college students to successful entrepreneurs.

Ladies and Gentleman... Nigel Hall!

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Have you ever been so mesmerized by a musician that time stands still the moment they open their mouth?

Grime and Open Data: A Match Made in London

Jack Hardinges | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Jack Hardinges

Through a Vice documentary last year, grime artist JME asked for transparency to be brought to something that affects both his livelihood and his way of life: performing music. Without realizing it, he may well have been talking about a need for open data.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure and Bright Light: An Interview With John Grant and Rod Thomas

Logan Lynn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Logan Lynn

"The songs are about moments, snapshots of everyday life, and about having one's say, or at least feeling like one has had one's say. I feel it's simply a way for me to function in a world where I have never felt terribly at home."