Like Courtney Barnett? Check Out These Artists

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Mia Mala McDonald     Lo-fi Aussie artist Courtney Barnett has enamored the music world with her sardonic lyrics, beautifully deadpan delivery and affinity for garage rock. Her official debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom & Pop), comes out this week and has spawned two celebrated singles: “Pedestrian at Best” and “Depreston,” both clever diatribes from suburban Melbourne. If you’re digging the moody blues of Barnett, here are five other... READ MORE

Occur's Favorite Music of 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music U2 invaded our iTunes, everything came up butts and Taylor Swift became the first musician since ... herself to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its debut week. Underneath the publicity stunts and sonic 180s (not just the Sonic Highways), 2014 provided some memorable surprises musically. Dig in and see what we dug this year.   Album image courtesy Republic   FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End In... READ MORE

10 To See at Glastonbury

Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Festivals Glastonbury 2011. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt   America’s outburst of summer festivals owes so much to the granddaddy of them all, England’s Glastonbury. The OG, five-day extravaganza pops up (nearly) every June on an unassuming farmland, welcoming fans of all walks of life to get muddy, get giddy and get saved by the power of rock ‘n’ roll (and blues, and jazz, and world music, and EDM, and… you get the picture). There is literally something for everyone... READ MORE