Category: MUSIC

Why We Keep Dancing to Explicit and Degrading Lyrics

We all know, people are socialized through music. Rap and Hip-hop overtook Rock music as the most listened-to genre in 2017, however Latin music is currently making its way to #1. Both genres have their respective origins with lyrically meaningful

Generation Z is Nostalgic. Here are 5 Things We Still Love.

It’s the year of 2019. Millennials are the largest population, surpassing the Baby Boomers. Then comes Gen. Z, which often gets mixed into the millennial and Gen. Alpha categorization. Gen. Z is the generation of memes, ridiculous challenges, and most

Happy Birthday, Kamasi!

Today, February 18th, we celebrate the birthday of an African American icon. An influencer of powerful composition and a visually captivating model of artistic expression. The pioneer of jazz resurgence and an architect of a modern music metaphor. To my

Rave Culture 101: Past, Present & PLUR

Many may be under the impression that the character of those who go to raves are typically wild irresponsible college students who half dress, party, do drugs and hook up. While there might be a grain of truth to those

Oscars Prep: The Five Functions of a Film Score

According to udiscovermusic.com the number one film score of all time is still John Williams’ beloved main title score from “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” We hear that song everywhere and know it as the ‘Star Wars Song.”

Let’s Talk About the K-POP Phenomenon

Some may have noticed the breakout of Korean pop boy band BTS or even the recent collaborations of Korean Pop groups, also known as K-pop artists, with western artists such as Steve Aoki in 2018 song “Waste It On Me.”

The Benefits of Music Therapy

The traditional way of therapy can be innovated with the latest technological tools or with a simple instrument such as music. In a mass study done by Levitin and Mona Lisa Chanda, PhD in 2013, they found that music improves

Juggalos are Still Too Counterculture for Fashion

Identification with counterculture or individualism in fashion has been the “wave” for the better part of the last ten years. Being, pretending, or at least looking the part of someone who does not subscribe to social norms is the trendiest

5 Unique Places For Live Music in LA

1. Rhythm Room L.A. —206 W. 6th St. Los Angeles A big space does wonders for the acoustics of live music. Rhythm Room L.A. is one of the city’s underground lounges that has existed since World War II. This basement

Getting Cleansed with Launder

It hasn’t even been a year since Launder has come onto the radar in Los Angeles’ ever expanding music scene with the debut track “Fade,” and yet the nostalgic melodies don’t seem to diminish. Helmed by singer-guitarist John Cudlip, a

KCRW’s Best of 2018

Our favorite source for music in Los Angeles, KCRW, has released their best of 2018 list. Check out the top artists and albums as you review your year in music. Remember the good, the jams, and the classics.

Red Bull Music Festival makes its way to Los Angeles in 2019

Coming to historic locations throughout Los Angeles, the Red Bull Music Festival will be a month long event that features a number of eclectic installations and musical performances. Attendees will be able to experience several day and weekend events that

What Happens When You Busk in LA

Some may call busking a humble beginning for those trying to make it big in the entertainment industries. Others may do it for a living or to bring communities together through art. The realities these performers face isn’t parallel to

An Overview of Billboard’s Women in Music Awards

The first Woman of the Year Billboard Music Award was awarded to ​Reba McEntire​ in 2007. Entertainment media publication, ​Billboard,​ has been rewarding artists for their work with the Billboard Music Awards s​ince the 90s (not counting the years the

Anderson .Paak’s Oxnard is Out Now

Anderson .Paak’s four-year journey up Highway 1 was inevitably going to lead to his latest album Oxnard. Titled after his hometown and in line with his Southern California coastal town theme, this release comes four years after his debut project

Lauren Jauregui: Popstar & Political Powerhouse

Singer Lauren Jauregui doesn’t hold back her passion for music, self expression and politics. Since the recent release of her single “Expectations” and inclusion on the celebrity category of Forbes’ “2019 30 Under 30″, Jauregui has been reminding fans to

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