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Summer Music

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 ...

Summer Music Festival Preview

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coachella and Lollapalooza are sold out. Bonnaroo's nearly there, too. But eager fans need only be patient: Wait a few years and c...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Music to Cool You From Around the World

Marty Lipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marty Lipp

We all have our summer coping mechanisms -- repeated cold showers, Ranier cherries in a bucket of ice water -- but I have always made liberal use of music that is not just cool, but cools.

It's Summer, Darlings

Christopher Herz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Herz

With the country at war, oil spilling to our shores, heat waves tipping their hands at what's on the horizon, you wouldn't expect your romance music to come neatly packaged and off the shelf, would you?

Sounds of Summer From a Master Composer

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

At this time of year, I find that I'm more attuned to sounds. And it was in this receptive mood that I went to hear and interview the American composer Steve Reich.

The Danger Of "Crowd Surfing" At Summer Music Festivals

BBC NEWS | Jane Elliott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Don't drink too much, revellers are urged; don't take drugs, drink plenty of water, wear sun screen when hot and keep your feet dry when wet to avoid ...

Songs For Sale: The Era of the New Megahit

David Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Singer

As in any ecosystem, a new and parasitic mutation is coming to fill the void, giving us the tunes that will become part of our lives, our history, our shared cultural identity. I speak, of course, of the jingle.