Nothing is quite like seeing a great gig. Something happens; a collective tingling of "Spidey-Senses" towards a moment in time that we, the select group of fans, experience together through live music that will never happen again (at least not in that exact form).
It's this collection of love songs, laments and tales of a night out that will be remembered as the point where 27-year-old Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys ceased becoming "just another band" and became one of the biggest bands on the planet.
Bilal is not new. He's not an artist finding his voice, looking for his sound, or breaking into music with reckless abandon, begging you to like him. Bilal is a professional. He is a craftsman who knows exactly what you didn't know you needed to hear.
I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s, now that enough time has passed to get some perspective. These are in no order but eventually this will make a great long list.
Rock Paper Photo is excited to offer a curated collection representing the best of Guy's work including iconic album covers for The Rolling Stones and The Doors and portraits of pop icons such as Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli.
Perhaps "perfect" music discovery is an unsolvable dream. In a world of virtually infinite choice, how do you find what you don't yet know exists? This post-modern self-reflection lies at the heart of the lifelong pursuit of cultural satisfaction.
At any given time in each piece, there is a powerful moment for one musician to show his stuff. But, the voice of the lead singer remains constantly infused throughout the pieces. His emotive vocals act more as an instrument rather than a storyteller.
Pulling inspiration from Skylar Grey's Don't Look Down album cover caption contest, we challenged the singer/songwriter to our own version of the challenge, asking her to brainstorm the best captions for some of Reddit's most-shared images right now.
Kirk completed the "Nevermind" assignment over three shoots on location in Southern California. Working at a public pool in Pasadena, he convinced friends to press their four-month-old boy into the service of rock n' roll.
1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...