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We Get It, You Don't Like Popular Music

Stephen Grant | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

I get it. You like Aphex Twin, Tourist, Gold Panda and Flying Lotus. These are names that people don't hear as often as say Taylor Swift and Beyonce, but don't act like you are above popular music. Enjoying less popular music does not make you smarter than everyone else. I'm not a genius, but I don't think intelligence works that way.

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

Electrifying the Folk

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I've always loved European-style folk-rock, also known as electric folk: the application of electric instruments and rock techniques to traditional songs. It's a style you can find here in North America, as well as in Britain and Europe.

Zack Knight: Taking Risks, Touring, and 'Makin Em Mad'

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

The British singer-songwriter has been touring around the United States for the last few weeks alongside Pakistani pop star Asim American Punjabi newcomer Amar Sandhu. This is a far cry from his original plans.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

FKA Twigs Is Not Alternative R&B

Stephen Grant | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Twigs' desire to not blend in is the kind of quality stars are made out of. Whether you call her alternative R&B, punk or electronic, FKA Twigs is the future. She is an artist we should all be watching closely even if she does become the next Mrs. Robert Pattinson.

In the Days of Sam Smith, We Rediscover Sam Sparro

Stephen Grant | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

His impressive debut album, "In the Lonely Hour" delivers solid power pop ballads while also getting soulfully smooth as heard in the latest single "I'm Not the Only One."

Beyoncé Taught Me How To Be A Feminist

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.26.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

It's impossible for her to represent every woman, but much of what she stands for - confidence, fearlessness, self-awareness - can still translate and provide the building blocks essential for growing a new generation of independent, free-thinking women.

Impress Music Snobs by Discovering Indie Artist Allman Brown First

JustLuxe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
JustLuxe

By Nicolle Monico If you were listening close enough last season during an especially emotional moment on NBC's "Parenthood," you may have heard Al...

The Dave Clark Five: Dave Clark's Miscalculation

Harold Bronson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Harold Bronson

With a new documentary airing this month on PBS, The Dave Clark Five and Beyond -- Glad All Over, it's clear we're not done revisiting this rich musical period.

Prince Gets Personal, Performs In A Living Room For 12 People

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living...

Medicine for the People

Lisa Sochocki | Posted 03.23.2014 | Hawaii
Lisa Sochocki

It was Monday morning and like most Monday's I'm rushing out my front door, slamming my green tea down and hoping into my car. To start the week of ri...

British Underground Music by Way of Austin

David Duran | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
David Duran

For fans of the UK underground music scene, Mark Stoney is a familiar name.

The Best '80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Pt. 2)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

These 1980s pop singles should've ruled the charts -- or at least dented the Top 40, but for whatever reasons did not. But charts be damned, I'll love them forever.

One Direction: Pour Some Midnight Memories on Me, Baba

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Elle Salzberg

In a world where #ThrowbackThursdays and #FlashbackFridays dominate social media, I wonder, do teen girls -- who seem to live in a constant state of nostalgia -- get the clear '70s/'80s references?

My interview with Ben Ottewell

Phil Simon | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Gomez guitarist and singer Ben Ottewell to discuss a number of topics, including the state Gomez and his recently announ...

Above & Beyond's Stunning Acoustic Show

Alex Jeffries | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

As Above & Beyond ended the show, the screen flashed with their mantra "Life is made of small moments like these." One can't help but wonder if they're underselling themselves.

A Garland of English Folk, Old and New

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Startling news from the world of English folk: a new album by the superstar' 60s singing group The Young Tradition.

Interview: Rubylux on Their Newest Album The World Goes Quiet

Lydia Hughes | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

As daunting as it is, we need to get it together. We've started writing already. We need to keep it going. Musically, we'll take it up another level...

Why I Travel

Darden Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Darden Smith

It's not the gig that has brought me this far. Whether I'm across an ocean, across the country, or just a few states over, every time I go somewhere to play music or write songs, the meaning of "home" gets bigger.

U2, UR Marriage and Yom Kippur. What Is Common?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion
Amy Elias, MS

The threshold between love and marriage, The Ten Days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, creates a rich and relevant context to re-look into our lives.

Exhibition: I Dreamt in the City

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Lydia Hughes

A reach out to anyone who has lived through the solitude a concrete jungle deals its city-makers, artist Francisco Centofanti materializes the relentless sense of loneliness felt within a cityscape, when one might not necessarily be physically alone.

Peace Sounds in NYC

Suna Senman | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York
Suna Senman

Monday night at Summer Stage in New York City's Central Park a Millennial crowd gathered to listen to a sage of their generation, Ben Howard.

Get to Know the Auteurs

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

A trip into the annals of '90s UK rock history will open the listener up to a world of amazing bands such as The Auteurs, the first of many musical endeavors by legendary English songwriter, Luke Haines.

Summer Concert Guide for the European Backpacker: London

Party Earth | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

As a backpacker, you could dedicate an entire week to London alone to explore each of its diverse and distinct cultural hubs. After a day spent in on...