Thankful for Music

Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo courtesy Elena Roussakis/Creative Commons Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah to those who celebrate! This time of year, as we're conjuring up our best-of lists, we remember how much we music fans have to be thankful for. Here are a few of the music-related things that warm our hearts:   Spotify We know: Plenty of musicians have decried this free and subscription streaming service. And yet, these protests are generally from super-successful millionaire types with major-label contracts. So, for... READ MORE

Music resolutions for 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Seemed like only yesterday this writer donned that goofy pair of glasses to ring in 2012. Well, we've beat the apocalypse and now look forward to 2013 with a renewed sense of purpose and extremely eager ears. Here are some of our music-related resolutions: Give unfamiliar artists or genres a greater chance I hope to expand my aural comfort circle this year. Admittedly, I haven't been a real fan of rap or r&b since my... READ MORE

Playlist - Ode to NYC

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music This writer's hitting up the Big Apple Oct. 13-17, hoping to squeeze in some CMJ Music Marathon time while I'm there. New York City is one of the most musically rich areas in the world, blessing us with everyone from Bob Dylan (via Minnesota) to Blondie (oh, those heady CBGB days!) to the burgeoning hipster revolution in Williamsburg. We've compiled a Spotify playlist in honor of Gotham's artists and iconic NYC-centric songs. Dig it here: http://open.spotify.com/user/bandcrab/playlist/7hyRSKZlfN1tega7ietBSn -... READ MORE

Road Trip Soundtracks

Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Melissa Bobbitt I just returned from an epic Pacific Northwest vacation with friends, and many wonderful memories were etched into our minds. But with any adventure, the music that accompanied us was just as important as any sightseeing we did. Music can transport us right back to those magical places we never want to leave. Or it can remind us of hysterical moments - none of us can get Ludacris' "Pussy Poppin'"... READ MORE