Category: MUSIC

Charting Lil Nas X: Why is Fusion Still So Controversial?

What started off as a social media challenge trend on TikTok, turned into a widely popular number one ‘country trap’ single “Old Town Road” by Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X. Despite the fame, according to Rolling Stone, the song debuted

Lionel Bringuier Returns to LA Phil with French Connections

Walt Disney Concert Hall was a flurry of energy Friday, March 29th. After some time away on tour, the LA Philharmonic Orchestra was back, with a familiar addition. The orchestra began to tune, the A slowly rising and growing. “It’s

5 LGBTQ Icons Who Fight for Representation in Music

2015 was the tip of the iceberg for LGBTQ community, equality and representation. While #loveislove trended across the web and multiple platforms, music was a seemingly unmoved platform. Aside from rap/hip-hop, the music industry is also dominated with pop songs

Ireland’s whenyoung make their LA Debut

This week, Los Angeles welcomed whenyoung to their first two shows on the west coast at Bardot and Moroccan Lounge. Their hometown is Ireland’s city of the same name as the bawdy and humorous verse, Limerick. However, this trio was

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

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