Our 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Now that we’ve ranked the albums that rocked us in 2014, we’re ready to move on to the bounty that’s coming in 2015. Indie fans are going to be blessed with new tunes from Belle & Sebastian, the Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie. Big names like Bjork and Adele are expected to drop their latest creations. And reunions by the Juliana Hatfield Three and Sleater-Kinney are on our must list. Check out what’s got... READ MORE

Getting Schooled in Rock 'n' Roll

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Hilariously awful graphic by Melissa Bobbitt Music education has come a long way. What was once relegated to stodgy chamber music study and strict theory courses has expanded into fun niche offerings even the most rhythmically challenged can ace. In these standout classes, you can have your mind expanded and your face melted. Indiana University’s Z402 – The Music of Frank Zappa Taught by Andrew Hollinden, who also leads courses on Jimi Hendrix and the... 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

Let's Push Things Forward - 2013 Preview

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM
Jake Miller

  Music Always looking forward, never looking back.  Here are a few of our most highly anticipated releases of next year.  Some of these have been confirmed, some are merely rumbles that leave us in anticipation.   Toro Y Moi-Anything In Return-January 22- Chaz Budnick is known for his sublime, mature take on pop music and if the first single "So Many Details" is any indicator, that trend will continue.  2011's Underneath The Pine was a serious step forward from... READ MORE

Opinion - The Deepest of Webs

Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Jake Miller

  Music Death Grips frontman Stefan Burnett We've all been conditioned to believe that the record industry has been rapidly dying for the better part of a decade. Blame illegal downloading or Napster or pirates or terrorists, whatever you like. The guys in the suits were losing! The guys in the trenches, making art, were winning! It's an idyllic notion that we would like to buy but it's also a lie. A quick recap: Death Grips self-released Ex-Military in April... READ MORE

My 5 Coachella Must-Sees

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts It's here. Finally, after waiting since JUNE 2011 when tickets went on sale, Coachella is here. Remember when the Radiohead headlining spot was just a rumor? (TRUE!) And the speculation that since Dr. Dre was playing, Eminem couldn't be far behind? (TRUE!) And that Madonna would be sitting in on AVICII's set (erm, still just a rumor). We're ready to see it all unfold in Indio. Sure, everyone and their grandma has... READ MORE