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The Long Beach Jazz Festival - An End of Summer Family Affair!

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

The Long Beach Jazz Festival is a Southern California summer staple known for serving up the best that So Cal Jazz has to offer. A world class affair...

Live And Dangerous: Lollapalooza 2016

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

One of the country's oldest and most respected music festivals, Lollapalooza, kicks off its 25th year next week on July 28th in Chicago, Illinois. The...

Speaking With New York's Best Singer (And The World's) -- Tuelo

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.16.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Sometimes a singer just comes out of nowhere and makes you question everything you ever listened to before. When you finally hear it, you know. It is ...

Phantogram Fans Will Love Port of Est

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

With each passing summer our hit radio singles, iTunes chart-toppers, and festival headliners trend more and more toward electronic. If your beach day...

Is Iceland's Secret Solstice Europe's Next Big Music Festival?

Shawn Forno | Posted 07.09.2016 | Arts
Shawn Forno

72 hours of non-stop sun, 100+ musical acts, and a pagan Norse summer solstice celebration all converge at Iceland's Secret Solstice music festival. And despite the jetlag, lack of sleep, and expensive pizza, it was everything I could ask for. Almost.

Britney Spears Tweets About 'The Single Life,' Is Indeed Single

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment

Britney Spears is back on the singles market. The 32-year-old songstress took to Twitter Thursday, August 28, to announce her new status after brea...

Stevie Nicks' New Song Is So Classic Stevie Nicks

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

Stevie Nicks debuted another song from her upcoming album, "24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault," due out Oct. 7. The new track, "Lady," is the second...

'Weird Al' Sang New TV Theme Songs On The Emmys, And It Got Weird

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

"Weird Al" made a rare Emmys appearance on Monday night, and performed spoofs of theme songs from nominated shows including "Mad Men," "Scandal," "Hom...

Ariana Grande Fuels Big Sean Romance Rumors At VMAs

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

Ariana Grande and Big Sean aren't necessarily doing much to dispel those romance rumors. MTV cameras caught Grande and Big Sean holding hands back...

Britney Spears Comments On Katy Perry's Denim Outfit Homage

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Katy Perry and Riff Raff channeled Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa the 2001 American Music Awards, and ...

All The Winners From The 2014 VMAs

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment

Fun fact: There are actually awards handed out during the MTV Video Music Awards, including honors for Best Cinematography and Best Video With A Socia...

Three Albums to Keep the Summer Alive

David Wild | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
David Wild

Summer is almost gone, but here is a power trio of 2014 recordings that have heated up my Summer 2014 that I now warmly and even sweatily recommend to help keep your summer alive in the seasons to come.

It Was Hard to Top Kanye at Outside Lands

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.12.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The artists I saw at Outside Lands this year were impressive across the board, but today all I want to do is listen to the entire Kanye West setlist on repeat.

9 Hipster Things That Actually Aren't All That Hipster

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

Isn't it ironic? Artisanal Whiskey Look at you, sipping that aged rye whiskey out of a tumbler made of hand-blown glass. How hip. But have you...

San Francisco Makes Outside Lands the Best Music Festival in America

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 10.16.2013 | San Francisco
J.J. Colagrande

Pick a fest in America: Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Ultra, All Good, Suwannee, even Burning Man, and none compare to what just transpired in Golden Gate Park.

Music in the City: A Tale of Two Summer Festivals

Marc Ruxin | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For the past few years, I have been reliving a youth spent in a world without the equivalent of the modern music mega-festival.

The Surprise Hit of the Summer

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

"Cups" has become the surprise (and awesome) hit of the summer. The song is off the Pitch Perfect soundtrack and is sung by actress and star Anna Kendrick. It is currently number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

Summer Music Preview 2013: Wu-Tang Clan, The Backstreet Boys And More

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.23.2013 | Entertainment

The 90s are here in more ways than one this summer — from boy bands (Hanson, Backstreet Boys), rap (Wu-Tang Clan) and Brit trip hop (Tricky) to alt ...

A Historic Playlist for the Florida Summer

Visit Florida | Posted 09.19.2012 | Miami
Visit Florida

Our summer soundtrack in Florida -- the party songs, the sunset songs, the songs that remind us of that one time in Destin, in Miami, in love on St. Pete Beach -- has shifted with the times just like the top of pop charts.

24 Different Fourth Of July Playlists

Posted 07.04.2012 | Entertainment

[Ed. note: The following playlists -- and introduction -- were curated by our friends at Songza -- a great site that lets you select music based on ei...

Best Rock, Pop and Soul Music for Summer 2012, Part 1!

Dusty Wright | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Dusty Wright

With so much new music to consume, I wanted share some of my favorite new (and few old) rock, pop, and soul picks for Summer 2012.

6 Monkey Species Try To Make Dance Music

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home

Have you ever been listening to an electronic song with a repeating synth-line and been all like, "this is the same thing over and over again, even a ...

LISTEN: Memorial Day Playlist

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

It's Memorial Day weekend, which means it's time to fire up the grill, grab the beers and hit the beach. But every epic weekend needs an equally epic ...

Kia Makarechi

Chromeo's 10 Hottest Songs For Summer | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

Whether you've seen them on MTV (their breakout single "Fancy Footwork" received massive video playtime), watched them scorch festival stages from Coa...

MGMT: The Band That Continues To Grow

Jessica Cui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jessica Cui

As MGMT performed last night at Radio City Music Hall, both sides of the stage felt the unremitting energy and power that reverberated throughout. A B...