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In Conversation With Little Matador’s Nathan Connolley

In Conversation With Little Matador’s Nathan Connolley

Little Matador are the latest rock clique out of Ireland to give a brash nod to classic raucous rock formulas. With a July support slot for Biffy Clyro in the bag (even before their debut album is out later this month) and an already impressive CV behind its’ members, we grafted in their frontman and […]

How Much Money Do American Idol Contestants Make?

How Much Money Do American Idol Contestants Make?

American Idol is basically the granddaddy of all the competitive reality shows we see today. Around since 2002, in it’s twelve year run it’s played host to any number of judges—from the understandable (Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey) to the slightly less so (Ryan Seacrest, anyone?), it’s spawned hundreds of copycats but remains the dominating monarch […]

Are Women The More Interesting Sex In Music?

Are Women The More Interesting Sex In Music?

Madonna has recently made another notable notch in her three decade controversy crusade. The superstar took her antics into the 21st Century by uploading a selfie with her defiant hairy armpit in full view, proclaiming: “Long hair…… Don’t Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove”. In all seriousness, what male pop star would attack a social convention as […]

Why Carrie Underwood’s Stand For Gay Marriage Is Good for Country Music

Why Carrie Underwood’s Stand For Gay Marriage Is Good for Country Music

Carrie is from a different neck of the woods that her Country associates, having her career’s genesis rooted in American Idol. Her political opinions are predictably a tad more ‘showbiz’ and ‘twenty-first century’ when sized up next to her more conservative colleagues like Toby Keith and George Strait. But the fact that her big break […]

Why Some Musicians Make It While Others Remain in the Shadows

Why Some Musicians Make It While Others Remain in the Shadows

It was the beginning of the new millennium. I had just exited graduate school and saw my engagement unexpectedly collapse only to discover this mythical thing called time on my hands. Me and a handful of friends dove into the Atlanta music scene head first, especially the singer-songwriters coming out of Decatur’s Eddie’s Attic. John […]

Is Streaming Killing the Music Industry?

Is Streaming Killing the Music Industry?

Apple has recently announced it has plans to launch a streaming service to tackle the threat posed by services like Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud, Deezer and other corporate music efforts in the form of Google Play and Microsoft’s Xbox Music. The news comes after recent double-digit falls in iTunes sales. A scare for those who had […]

Will Country Music Ever Be Cool Again?

Will Country Music Ever Be Cool Again?

In recent years you’d be forgiven for thinking that Country music had let off a bit of wind in pop-world, as some of its youngest adherents have just recently left the room. Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are among the most prominent of the genre’s performers whose gaze has shifted from the old-school southern sound […]

Concert Review: Band of Skulls at Warsaw in Brooklyn

Concert Review: Band of Skulls at Warsaw in Brooklyn

Yesterday was a big day for Band of Skulls, as the alternative rock band played their new single “Asleep at the Wheel” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, rocked a sold out show in Brooklyn, and announced their headlining spot at the 2000trees Festival this summer.  There’s nothing slowing down the Southampton, England natives as […]

John Legend’s Greatest Collaborations

John Legend’s Greatest Collaborations

Arguably the smoothest soul singer of his generation, John Legend kick-started his career writing for and performing with artists including Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson before signing to Kanye West’s label in 2003. Now on his way to reaching the status of his stage name, the potential heir to Marvin Gaye’s throne has impressively continued […]

How Neil Young Affected the Sound of the Grunge Movement

How Neil Young Affected the Sound of the Grunge Movement

Neil Young’s illustrious discography can be daunting for even longtime fans. With 35 full-lengths and dozens of live and tribute albums, it’s impossible to concisely classify his sound. Folk, country, and rock dominate much of his material, but Young’s sheer willingness to stretch out his stylistic boundaries – throughout every decade of his career – […]

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