Acclaimed Artist Set to Release “Songs from My Childhood”

“I was raised in a household where traditional music was an obsession. I fell into being a full-time musician because I was obsessed too.” After years of collaborating with the old-time group Uncle Earl, Rayna Gellert is stepping to the forefront with her solo debut, Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds, which is […]

Rihanna Gets Emotional On Oprah Interview: Says She Misses Chris Brown

On her last appearance on Oprah, Rihanna openly confessed to the 58 years old talk show host that she missed her ex-boyfriend, 23 year old, Chris Brown. Rihanna tells Oprah, “I am reminded by a lot of things. A lot of good memories we had. By the slightest things: hotel rooms, tour venues. Any little […]

Review: Taylor Swift Promises “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

On August 13, Taylor Swift released her debut single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” for her upcoming album Red. The pop-country singer is perhaps best known for her love songs, such as “White Horse” and “Love Story”, but this song is definitely not like the ones before. Instead of lamenting over a broken […]

So long summer vacation, hello fall semester!

Getting ready for school doesn’t have to be all work and no play! I’ve got you covered with these basics. It’s that time of year, y’all. While the hot and humid weather may be around for a few more months, summer vacation is coming to a close. I know many of you are sad to […]

The Uncensored History of Music Censorship

Music is a creative outlet that allows people to express themselves freely. To some people, music and life are one in the same. I have chosen to write an article on the topic of censorship in music, because I have noticed that while it seems television shows are becoming more lax with what can be […]

Childhood: There’s an App for That

The world stopped turning whenever I acquired a new Barbie. As a child this was the most exciting event that could possibly occur. My eight year old brain could not fathom why the babysitter’s grandson enjoyed sitting for hours on the uncomfortable hardwood floor with a Nintendo control in his hand. I distinctly remember his […]

Are You Gonna Love Him or Not?

The countdown to Josiah Leming’s summer single “Love Me or Not” had been in effect for a while, but after the release of the acoustic version on July 18, things got serious. On July 24, singer-songwriter Josiah Leming released his latest single along with a new music video, which sent Lemingheads into a frenzy. Almost […]

Amy Winehouse Legacy

Today is the first anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s death. In the past year she has put out an album and opened up a foundation for music in the UK. That’s a lot for someone that hasn’t been alive for a year. She contributed to so much when she was alive with just her music and […]

Hitting the Gym? Science Proves Bringing an iPod and Some Friends is a Good Idea.

Other than the stench of sweat and the agony of exercise, the two worst things about the gym are the people who insist on working out in groups and the awful music. In my experience, musclemen (and women) working out together often leads to long lines for machines as they take turns outdoing one another, […]

Calling all Odd Future fans

A night to remember was what it was. On the 13th of June, I was lucky to bag myself some reasonably priced tickets to go and see Odd Future’s neo soul band, The Internet, which consists of Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martian, in good old Shoreditch of London. I even managed to use my […]

It’s 2012, and Backstreet’s Back (Again)

In 1993, five boys – AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, and Nick Carter – came together to form the iconic boy band, the Backstreet Boys. Since then, the guys have released seven studio albums, been named the best selling boy band of all time, and are slated to earn a star on […]

Pittsburgh MC in Hot Water

You may know the increasingly popular Pittsburgh MC Mac Miller as the happy-go-lucky, carefree rapper who debuted with his  2010 mixtape, K.I.D.S (aka Kicking Incredibly Dope S**t). The mixtape consisted of eighteen timeless hits with its most notable track being “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.” It captured the audience with a tasteful beat and laid […]

100 Hours of Carson Henley

Indie artist Carson Henley has been growing in popularity since the June 26th release of his newest album, 100 Hours. The album itself is not only packed with refreshingly excellent tracks, but the story behind the making of the record is truly inspiring. Henley, along with Grammy winning engineer Kory Kruckenburg, managed to write and […]

Childish Gambino’s Royalty Mixtape Drops 7/4

After debuting at number 11 with CAMP back in November, rapper/actor Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino, is back with Royalty, which dropped around 4 AM this morning.  The Atlanta rapper’s mixtape had a huge buildup, and was being called one of the biggest releases of the year. While the mixtape is feature-ridden, but […]

Pippen, Deng, Outkast’s Big Boi highlight Nike World Basketball Festival

LONDON, ENGLAND— To say basketball “isn’t a big deal” in London is an understatement. A few weeks ago, my friend and I went on a mission to find a court to play on. The nearest one was indoors, but charged a hefty $67 fee per hour. The nearest free one? —A 30-minute Tube ride away. […]

Celebrating Whitney Houston

Earlier today, the video for the song that has been marketed as Whitney Houston’s last recording debuted, starring the cast of the upcoming movie Sparkle, was released. The video pays tribute to the late singer by inserting footage of Houston’s performance in the movie. The music video’s tone is uplifting, and does indeed celebrate the iconic […]

Bringing Rap to the Last Frontier

You probably haven’t heard the name Lonnie Dangerous, but he has the number one album of the year in Alaska. The album, “Just the Tip”, showcases other Alaskan artists and promotes the hip hop life in Alaska. People do not believe that Alaska has any good hip hop rappers, however, the album shows all races […]

Let Your Bones Show

25-year-old Charlene Kaye may be best known for her association with fellow University of Michigan alumni Team Starkid (which was co-founded by longtime friend and Glee‘s Darren Criss), but she’s much more than Starkid’s opening act. With Criss, Charlene has two songs which the two often perform together – Skin & Bones, and Dress and Tie, […]

Year of the Blackbear

If you haven’t heard of Mat Musto yet, you will soon. The past two years have been a crazy ride for Musto, stage name Blackbear, and his fans. He has teamed up with artists like Woe, is Me, was briefly signed to a major label (where he met singer and friend Mike Posner), and receieved […]

Thom York Hints at Collaboration

Standing in the dense stacks of fans in front of the what stage Friday night at Bonnaroo gave me a powerful feeling. As Thom York belted his lyrics and an array of dancing screens tranfixed the audience the band played songs new and old. At one moment, just before going into “Supercollider”, York mentioned that […]