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There might not be a finer album since My Bloody Valentine's Loveless was released in November, 1991. From the crisp drums counting in Only Shallow, (the only real clear sound on the entire record), the blistering power to uplifting in its beauty has never ceased to amaze me. Loveless...

"Money for Nothing" by British rock band Dire Straits is taken from their 1985 album Brothers in Arms. The song's lyrics are written from the point of view of a working-class man watching music videos and commenting on what he sees. The recording was notable for its controversial lyrics,...

When Dave Grohl was just a 14-year-old kid growing up in Springfield, Virginia, he was a huge fan of Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), who at the time was playing in the DC area band Minor Threat. Dave wrote a fan letter to him, asking him for some help or any...

Even the best master musicians make mistakes. Maria Joao is one of the world’s preeminent pianists, but one time, she realizes she prepared the wrong concerto for a big concert. Watch what she does next. https://youtu.be/rVO26URqC24

So, you're in a band in the 1990s, and think your music is just PERFECT for one of the world's biggest record labels, in this case, Sub Pop. You send them your demo on cassette, and eagerly await your contract with a few hundred thousand dollars in advance just...

Rap lyrics sure ain’t what they used to be. Excerpt from The Lost Art of Lyricism by GZA on Medium I’m sure there are great lyricists out there today, but when you look at mainstream hip-hop, lyricism is gone. There are some artists out there that think they’re great storytellers,...

boom 97.3 is thrilled to celebrate Pride Toronto 2015 with boom 97.3’s Totally G’80s Video Dance Party at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on June 26th. boom 97.3’s Totally G’80s Video Dance Party will be the ultimate interactive and visual dance party of Pride! In addition to DJ Thomas Hall...

Much “really, really, really” likes the next round of performers for the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, as GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, multi-platinum rock band Fall Out Boy, international chanteuse Mia Martina featuring Waka Flocka, singer-songwriter Scott Helman, and vocal powerhouse Tori Kelly are confirmed to rock the...

Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman addresses graduating seniors at Harvard’s Senior Class Day ceremony on May 27, 2015 at Tercentenary Theatre. https://youtu.be/jDaZu_KEMCY "You are here for a reason. Sometimes, your insecurities and your inexperience may lead you to embrace other people's expectations, standards or values, but you can harness that...

U2 took a break during its sold-out show at The Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday night to honor a loss of "family": the band's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, who died earlier in the day. What a privilege to share the stage with these brothers of mine and...

You're very intentional about honoring the spirit and music of New Orleans throughout The Other Side of Desire. The song we're premiering, "J'ai Connais Pas," is very Fats Domino, with a French Creole twist. How specific were your New Orleans sources for these songs? What is the city giving...

Bilal is back on his solo with a powerful message "Black Lives Matter" on his first single Satellites from his fourth studio album "In Another Life"(dropping June 30, 2015). One of the most acclaimed soul singers of the new millennium, Philadelphia bred Bilal has collaborated with many of the genre’s...

It’s November 15, 2013.Twenty-five thousand people descend on San Francisco. Online, two billion others join in. This massive crowd erupts with a collective display of public emotion rarely seen. With a Beatlemania-like intensity, people take to the streets and screens. They are all united to fulfill the wish of...

SkyWords Media, Canada’s #1 source for traffic information has an immediate opening for a Swing Traffic Announcer in their Halifax Office. Chatelaine, Canada's leading women's media brand, is looking for an extraordinary content expert to join their team. The ideal candidate has at least five years experience on a media/content...

Multi-Platinum selling Canadian pop-rock group Marianas Trench will be releasing their long-awaited fourth studio album Astoria later this year. Fans can expect the first single off the new album to launch in early fall. Also announced today, the band has released a four-track digital EP entitled Something Old /...

Jenny Lewis's video for "She's Not Me" is a doozy of an idea - having guest stars Zosia Mamet, Vanessa Bayer, and Fred Armisen reference Lewis's childhood acting roles in Troop Beverly Hills, The Golden Girls and The Wizard. https://youtu.be/WgUAvzP-qmQ