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Drake performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, California.

10 Alternatives for “Song of the Summer” 2018

Spotify released its official “Song of the Summer” list this week, and and it’s filled with tracks you’ve probably had stuck in your head over the past three sweltering months — whether you wanted them there or not. Top of the pops was “In My Feelings” by Drake. In fact, Drake took up FIVE spots in the Top […]

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10 Contenders for This Year’s Song of the Summer

Just what is it that makes a great summer song? Should it sing of youth and freedom and a summer breeze? Should it be one of those dance anthems that dominate every club from Ibiza to Miami? Or should it be a simple pop song, ideally one that makes liberal use of unusual instruments like Spanish guitars or marimbas? […]

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‘Sherlock’ Season 4 is Getting a Concert

In 2015, composers David Arnold and Michael Price produced a BBC Sherlock Prom, featuring Sherlock co-creator and star Mark Gatiss and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice. The BBC Concert Orchestra performed music from the series and works representing the world of Sherlock by artists including Nicolò Paganini, Orlande de Lassus and Richard Wagner. And now, both Arnold and Price are on […]

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10 Rockumentaries That Will Transform Your Listening Habits

Most rock documentaries do a great job of showing you how the music that has transformed your life came into being. Some focus on one artist, while others pull together the key players from a particular a scene, record label or recording studio. And there’s almost always a sequence where some of the people who recorded […]

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Seven Startling Stories from Rock Biographies

Rock biographies often contain a strange mix of unexpected revelation, unorthodox behavior and jarring encounters with mundane reality. The best also have very human stories that linger in the mind far longer than, say, lengthy descriptions of the recording process or bitter examinations of old contractual problems. Former Sex Pistol Steve Jones’s recently released memoir, Lonely Boy, is […]

Lorde performs live at Dunedin Town Hall on October 29, 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand.

10 Music Releases to Get Excited About in 2017

Let’s call 2016 the year of the surprise album release. There was David Bowie‘s Blackstar, Beyoncé‘s Lemonade, and Radiohead‘s A Moon Shaped Pool, all of which knocked us sideways for very different reasons. But some surprises don’t come off perfectly — take last year’s chaotic release of Kanye‘s The Life of Pablo. This year, however, we plan on being ready […]

John Legend at Red Rocks (Photo: Jason Bahr/Getty Images)

10 Iconic Acts Who’ve Played Red Rocks

Next week (June 22 -26), the television and content festival SeriesFest begins in Denver, bringing together not only the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators and a special performance by Grammy and Golden Globe Nominee Sia, but also the North American premiere of BBC America’s new natural history series The Hunt, narrated […]

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The 10 Most Stylish Bands of All Time

Style isn’t the same as fashion. It’s as much about the ability to carry off someone else’s visual nightmare with panache as it is about always picking the exact right thing to wear in any circumstance. Although, it can also be about finding the look that works for you and sticking to it, come what […]

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10 Great New Singer-Songwriters: 2016 Edition

Technology has made it easier than ever before for singers to create their own sonic worlds, realize their musical visions without ever having to instruct a drummer or show their rough drafts. But if you think that means the songwriters of 2016 are either introverted hipsters welded to their laptops or luddite refuseniks sitting in […]

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10 Albums to Watch Out For in 2016

2015 is about to dispense the very last of its available thrills, the new year’s eve party, and when that’s done, we have to face the new year with nothing but a thirst for fresh excitement and a slightly throbbing head for company. What we need is fresh music, and we need it now. So, […]

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