Category: MUSIC

5 LGBTQ Icons Who Fight for Representation in Music

Troye Sivan at Capital Pride 2018. – Photo by Ted Eytan 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

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.

Lizzie McGuire Source: Disney Channel 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

Happy Birthday, Kamasi!

Photo: Krists Luhaers // @Kristsll 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

Rave Culture 101: Past, Present & PLUR

EDC 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

Oscars Prep: The Five Functions of a Film Score

John Williams and George Lucas 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

Let’s Talk About the K-POP Phenomenon

A still from BTS’s video, “Love Yourself” 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

The Benefits of Music Therapy

Music Therapy for Seniors. Courtesy of Champion Home Health Care. 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

Juggalos are Still Too Counterculture for Fashion

Birkenstock x 032c 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

Pop Music’s Secret Weapon Songwriter: Julia Michaels

Peter Yang for Rolling Stone There is a lot more to the music industry than getting on stage with a microphone and guitar or booking sold out venues. Behind the music is a songwriter, a whole team, taking part in

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

Photo by Lindsey Hartman 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

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

This unique festival will incorporate everything including art, music, film, fashion and video games. 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

What Happens When You Busk in LA

Lena Walker, Source: Guitar Treats 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

An Overview of Billboard’s Women in Music Awards

1- Popstar Ariana Grande named Woman of the Year for Billboard’s Women in Music Awards 2018.-Courtesy Photo / Emma ​(​CC BY-SA 2.0​)/altered from original The first Woman of the Year Billboard Music Award was awarded to ​Reba McEntire​ in 2007.

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