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Alt Rockers Echo Black Are Back With A Hard-Driving Love Song

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Danny Blu, who is the lead singer of the New York-based alternative rock band Echo Black, was happily in the throes of a new relationship when he sat ...

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...

Swedish Crooner Buster Moe Is the Newest Face of Modern Soul Music

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Deep from the bowels of his body and soul emerges the velvety voice of Buster Moe. Though young in age at a spritely 24-years-old, there is an innate ...

Porter & Sayles - Onward and Upward

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.01.2016 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Singer-Songwriters Christian Porter and Regina Sayles first met in 2007 after they'd been hired for a marketing campaign for the American Music Awards...

The 5 Stages Of Listening To Lady Gaga's New Song

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

The overly-compressed synths rip through your earbuds and GaGaloo wails in that charming, earnest, theater kid-auditioning-for-Rent way that only she can. The whole thing almost comes off like a bastard stepchild of "Bad Romance."

The Granny Groupie -Chasing Her Dreams and Her Band Across the Globe

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 09.26.2016 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

It was her husband David's terminal illness and passing away at the young age of 60 that started Sandy Caley thinking that she needed to be kind to herself and live life to the fullest. Now a "semi-retired" widow who lives alone in Nottinghamshire, England, after raising three sons, she was ready to chase her deepest, most passionate dreams.

Top 10 Britney Spears Songs

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Rachel Hawkins

You're cringing aren't you? You're thinking why the hell is a 30 year old woman compiling a list of her 10 most favourite Britney tracks? Has she wo...

Let's Put 'Artpop' Behind Us And Appreciate Lady Gaga's New Music Video

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment

In case you didn’t hear the global gay gasp that occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday night, Lady Gaga has a new music video for “Perfec...

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Blocks Gay Fan Fiction Nickname On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.19.2016 | Queer Voices

So much for “Larry shippers.” One Direction star Louis Tomlinson appears to have used Instagram’s new moderating features to block his followers...

Taylor Swift Writes About Her 8 Month Long Jury Duty Case

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.13.2016 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Some days I wake up having dreamt I was a successful, rich, famous singer. It's silly if you think about it. I have very little recollection of my pas...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part III: The Ghosts

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the third in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Gho...

Listen To The Band: Saying Goodbye To The Monkees

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees -- and about the 47th anniversary of the year the world was supposed to have forgotten about them. But...

Gavin DeGraw Promotes His 6th LP, Something Worth Saving at AOL's Build Series

Philip Louie | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment
Philip Louie

Platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter, Gavin DeGraw stopped by at AOL's Build Series studios in NY on 8/30/16 to promote his sixth LP, Some...

Hayley Kiyoko Makes Her Festival Debut at the Billboard Hot 100 Fest

Juliet Schroder | Posted 08.23.2016 | Entertainment
Juliet Schroder

Hayley Kiyoko hit a huge milestone in her career this past weekend and our friends at Celeb Secrets were there to witness it! The 25-year-old singe...

Hayley Kiyoko Channels Her Inner Bullied Teen In Her New Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Hayley Kiyoko looks every inch a tortured teen in the video for her latest song, “Gravel To Tempo.” In the clip, which can be viewed above, the 25...

Why Pop Star JoJo's New Video Stars A Gender Non-Conforming Person

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices

True to form, pop singer-songwriter JoJo is thumbing her nose at convention as she gears up to release a new album, “Mad Love,” this fall. The vi...

KC And The Sunshine Band Are Back With A Dance Anthem For Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Disco legends KC and the Sunshine Band are back with a brand new song that aims to get you to break out those boogie shoes once again. The Huffington...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part II: "The Machinery"

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the second in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Jaz...

Queer Celebs Channel Music Icons In Tegan And Sara's Latest Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara are using their new video to highlight young queer personalities. The video for the ‘80s-inspired track, “Faint of ...

Betty Who Just Put A Sizzling Spin On A '90s Song Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who put a fresh spin on a beloved song of the summer from the 1990s, and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first...

This Musical Homage To 1980s Dance Is Just The Thing To Get You Moving

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Welsh-born singer-songwriter Rod Thomas, who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light, teamed up with Elton John for his new song, “Symmetry...

Tiffany Trump's Pop Single Is Every Bit As Good As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment

With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump presumably searching for new intro music, he may want to look toward the same group of people he goe...

For This MTV VJ, Music Paved The Way To An Out And Happy Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Dave Holmes seemed bound to be a mere blip on the national radar when he lost MTV’s “Wanna Be A VJ” contest in 1998. Still, the network was so i...

Let The Skyfall: Hello From My Quarter-Life Crisis

Brie Berman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Comedy
Brie Berman

I've been going through what my hippie friends tell me is a "Saturn return", which is something about the stars and Saturn aligning when you're 29 going on 30 and deciding your life should be shitty for a little while.

Ghosts in the Machine: Jazz Musicians and Popular Music

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Part I: The Machine(s) Jazz and classical musicians have long had a troubled relationship with pop music. (By "pop music," I mean all styles outside o...