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Premiere: EDM Rockers Cheat Codes Have Hit Their Stride With 'Senses'

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

EDM may have peaked, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for new, exciting music in the genre to break out. Just when you think you've had all the massive electronic drops you can handle, the right one comes along and helps you remember why this music gets you so pumped.

Darkness Disguised As Light: An Interview With King Woman

Summer Noblé | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Summer Noblé

Front woman of Bay Area's dark, doom and dreamlike King Woman, Kristina Esfandiari, talks growing up in a spiritually oppressive environment, music as a form of therapy, and the band's first EP: the haunting and addictive "Doubt"

Meet DJ/Producers Uplink

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Uplink's story can be seen as both unique and a sign of the times. While it would have been much easier for the producers to be in the same room as one another, they weren't.

Interview with Toronto DIY Label Buzz Records

Michael Podell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Podell

With the record industry as we used to know it continuing to fall apart, small upstarts like Buzz Records are primed to become the main source of new music that doesn't sound factory-made.

3 Reasons You Should Be Listening to The Wind and The Wave Right Now

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Kerry O'Brien

I was lucky enough to catch The Wind and The Wave's set at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on April 7th. I've been listening to their music on lo...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: String Quartets of Tsontakis,Wheelock, Rodriguez, and Godfrey

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

The String Quartet was initiated by Joseph Haydn. His pieces were written for, and performed by, the educated amateur, often an aristocrat and his friends and family. It was parlor music in the best sense of that phrase.

Make No "Mistake," Cam Is One to Watch!

Brittany Hodak | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

It's notoriously hard for new female artists to break through at country radio, but Sony's Arista Nashville is betting big on its newest singer/songwriter, Cam, and her upbeat debut "My Mistake" to be the exception to the rule.

New Music Review: Klassik, Spring

Brandi Andres | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Brandi Andres

From the first few rhythmic beats of the opening track, "Go Far," I was hooked. Soulful sound? Check. Appealing, familiar tonality? Check. Thought-provoking and inspiring lyrics? Check.

New Artist Reviews: 832

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Music has the power to reach far and wide, speak every language, and even control our pulse. Of the many genres of music that exist, hip hop has always been at the root of urban culture. It has undergone evolutions of change, but certain sensibilities have stuck with hip hop from the days of its origins to now.

A Few Words With the Lord

Christian Josi | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

Public Enemy's 'unfuckwitable' DJ talks spreading his wings with Eat The Rat and life with the PE crew.

Tom DeLonge To Release New Music Most Likely Meant For Blink-182

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

After the "he said, they said" between the members of Blink-182 at the end of January, Tom DeLonge's "indefinite" departure from the band is looking a...

Incubus Releases First New Song In Nearly Four Years

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

Incubus has released their first new song, "Absolution Calling," since 2011's "If Not Now, When?" The single comes off their upcoming four-song EP, "T...

In Conversation With Prince Royce

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 03.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Gary Villablanca Duff

Prince Royce is a Latin music superstar and his transition into the American music scene shouldn't surprise anyone. At 25, the 20-time Latin Billboard Award winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter is releasing his fourth album which is a compilation of English-language songs.

Let Curiosity Back Into the Concert Hall

Dan Visconti | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
Dan Visconti

Reaching new audiences requires reaching outside of oneself, and beyond the conventional way of doing things. So at Fifth House Ensemble, we're always looking to collaborate with people who bring their own, unique talents to the table.

Ryan Kristobak

Kids' 'Rich Coast' Is The Soundtrack To Your Next Great Adventure

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

There is something inexplicably gripping about music's ability to resurface moments and feelings from specific points in your life. We all have those ...

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

Ryan Kristobak

The Bright Light Social Hour Is Laying Out The Foundation For The 'Future South'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

No matter how much research you put into figuring out who will be the hottest new artists of each year, another act comes into your vision with an out...

Mariage Blanc's 'Blue Eyes' Is A Field Trip Back To Laurel Canyon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

Originating from Pittsburgh, Mariage Blanc's new album, "No Autobiography," is a fuzzy goulash of sounds pulled from Laurel Canyon in the late '60...

Unheard Jay Z Demos Surface

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment

Jay Z's debut album, "Reasonable Doubt," dropped in 1996, unleashing Hov onto the world. Almost 19 years later, a pre-"Reasonable Doubt" demo tape has...

New Artist Reviews: Goste

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The genre of electronic music has vastly evolved since the early days of techno. It is no longer simply an underground phenomenon but now a trusted method of production spanning almost every style of music.

New Artist Reviews: Klassik

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of hip hop has always been a powerful way to convey the duality of human existence. From gangster rap to rhythmic flow-etry and everything in between, hip hop is meant to carry a strong message, whatever that message may be. Emerging from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, comes a fresh breath of hip hop in R&B soulster, Klassik.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Lerdahl String Quartets, 1-3

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

There is a pedagogic nature to the writing, as the pieces teach you what they are about as they go along, and they are written in spiral form, whereby each successive phrase, and quartet, is an elaboration or development on the previous.

15 Country Artists to Watch in 2015

Brittany Hodak | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

2014 was a big year for country music. It saw the return of the genre's all-time best-selling artist in Garth Brooks, the exodus of its biggest superstar to pop stations, and more than a few breakout stars, including Cole Swindell, Chase Rice, and Parmalee.

Madonna Surprises Fans With Six New Songs

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment

Unfinished mixes of Madonna's upcoming album, "Rebel Heart," appeared on the Internet this week after leakers decided they couldn't wait until spring ...

Ryan Kristobak

Waters Will Make You Fall In Love With '90s Alt-Rock Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

One listen through Waters' "It All Might Be OK" EP will tell you that band creator Van Pierszalowski (vocals/guitar) grew up listening to acts like Gr...