The Occurrence

Category: Music

Jun 27, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of the Czech Republic

Rife with the Bohemian spirit, as defined by the region of the same name, the Czech Republic has long been a nation full of determination. Through the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, communism and the...

Jun 20, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Cyprus

Split between Greek, Turkish, British and Arabic influences, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus boasts a diverse, conflicted history. Its arts scene has long flourished, from beloved poets to culinary euphoria. The music of Cyprus is...

Jun 13, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Curaçao

Emerging as its own nation from the Netherland Antilles in 2010, Curaçao thrives on diversity. Everything from reggae to rock and South American genres permeate the myriad clubs on the island. Here are five artists...

Jun 6, 2016

Album Review - The Melvins, 'Basses Loaded'

Basses Loaded (Ipecac) is not the strangest thing the Melvins have ever recorded. In their 33-year, 25-album domination of the sludgy underground, they’ve come out with fart-joke gems like Hold It In (2015) and Everyone...

May 29, 2016

What We're Digging Right Now: 9Bach

How do we navigate this strange world where we are wedded to our devices, yet so much media are encouraging us to get back to nature? The mixed messages can be frustrating to interpret and...

May 21, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Cuba

What better time than now, as the United States reconnects with this island nation after decades of isolation, to indulge in its colorful music scene. Deriving from Africa, Spain, the Caribbean and other points west,...

May 16, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Croatia

Croatia walks to its own Balkan beat. Since gaining full independence in the 1990s, it’s become a hotbed for entertainment. Nearly every kind of music imaginable thrives here, from folksy pop to thunderous house. Here...

May 9, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Costa Rica

Welcome to the land of pura vida, an expression Costa Ricans use in gratitude. Their nation is the jewel of Central America, full of tropical rainforests and a plethora of music and art. Here are...


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