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Category: Music


May 21, 2017

What We're Digging Right Now: Dræmings

  Though their peculiar spelling is a nightmare to copyeditors, DRӔMINGS are aural bliss to our ears. Keeping company with slowcore greats such as Beach House and the Cocteau Twins, this timeless project aims to circumvent...

May 15, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Guyana

Now here's a country with a rainbow of peoples and music that you might not have ever considered to be a melting pot. Guyana lies physically on the Caribbean and within South America, but its...

Apr 30, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Guinea

A predominately rural, French-speaking and Muslim West African country, Guinea thrives on the strength of its musical traditions. Groove to the kora (a stringed lute-harp) and explore these five essential artists.   Mory Kanté This kora maestro and...

Apr 16, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Guatemala

A civil war may have shaped the course of Guatemala’s history, but so has the ingrained music of the Spanish and Mayan peoples. Amid native woodwinds and percussion thrives a resistance that comes from song....

Apr 2, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Grenada

This Caribbean nation might only have about 100,000 residents, but it’s rife with music. The carnival soundtrack of soca, the elation of gospel… it’s all represented here in our collection of five favorite artists from...

Mar 26, 2017

5 Awesome May-December Musical Pairings

Chuck Berry, one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll, died March 18. Known to perform concerts well into his late ’80s, the “Johnny B. Goode” guitarist and singer was not about to go quietly...

Mar 13, 2017

6 Outrageous Artist Contests and Promotions

    When a band or musician is promoting a new album, they often go to great — and wacky — lengths to garner attention. Some use sex appeal; others provide exclusive or free downloads; and still...

Mar 6, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Ghana

One of the first sub-Saharan nations to claim its independence from colonial rule, Ghana has a thriving, powerful music scene. Its many tongues and tribes have contributed to an array of commanding hip-hop and rock...

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