Amidst the tumultuous current that is the year 2017, Summer has provided a somewhat brief breath of fresh air. Hollywood’s … More
The self-described “loud” Austin-based band, XETAS, is reminding everyone that punk is not dead. After the release of their latest … More
Vaporwave is a dead meme. So far gone that not only does the music genre have its own page on … More
Ever imagined what it must be like to wistfully float through outer space? Aimlessly drifting throughout the stars and solar systems, you would have the view of a god, an unrivaled feeling of superiority. Enveloped by the surrounding cosmos, you would be the sole audience of an unexplored frontier. This is the stargazing odyssey that Childish Gambino’s new album, Awaken, My Love!, undertakes.
While civilized people were stuffing their faces with cranberry sauce and the flesh of flightless birds, I was diving deep … More
20 years ago, artists such as Clint Black, Ty Herndon, Jo Dee Messina, and George Strait hit the Billboard Top 25 for Hot Country Songs of the week, and I’d be willing to bet that many students at Texas A&M today, who were born close to this time period, have no idea who some of these artists are and the songs they produced. Today, so-called “country artists” on Billboard’s website include Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, and LoCash (which is not a name I would choose for my son, but everyone likes their coffee a little different, I suppose), and even some of the artists who have been around a while, such as Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, are increasingly finding it more popular to sing duets with traditionally pop or rock singers, like P!nk and Demi Lovato. Our country has seen this sort of blending before. Blues from African Americans in the south spread to the north and influenced rock sensations like Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the word “country” began to encompass everything from bluegrass to gospel to western swing. However, it raises a valid question that haunts the minds of those who watch the Grand Ole Opry and whose parents grew up watching Hee-Haw (such as myself): Have we gone too far? Is this blending too much? Or, is it time to move on? Is this how our grandparents felt when our parents started listening to Michael Jackson and Prince for the first time?
Blog writer Zach Lannes sat down with Corusco frontman Aaron Gonzalez to discuss Corusco’s upcoming EP, Don’t Give Up.
I can remember the first time I was introduced to Soul. As I entered high school, I can distinctly remember … More
The term ‘dad-rock’ is used as a thinly veiled insult to music two to three generations before the current one; … More
With the past weeks being focused on final exams, I’ve lately been looking back to my time in England last … More