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blackbear will return to his pop-punk roots with his next album—interview

This year was undoubtedly huge for blackbear, both personally and professionally. Having celebrated many milestones, including the announcement of his second child and an engagement, blackbear seems to be in a reflective place going into the new year. From the extreme highs of his personal life, he gained a new perspective on love and plans […]

Papa Roach release "Stand Up" in support of struggles by marginalized people

Papa Roach have released the new single “Stand Up,” produced by Jason Evigan (Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Maroon 5). Their forthcoming album is expected to be released later this year via New Noize Records. Read more: 20 nü-metal bands that defined the late ’90s and early 2000s “’Stand Up’ is inspired by the social unrest of […]

'Matty And Benny Eat Out America' is the best cooking show ever...?

On paper, the combination of a cookbook author/restaurateur and a Grammy-nominated pop producer might seem a little strange. On camera, the result is a beautiful juxtaposition between these two worlds, made possible by years of friendship and unrivaled chemistry. However, for Matty Matheson, who’s best known for his 2018 New York Times bestselling cookbook, hosting […]

Reach NYC team up with Stitched Up Heart for "Last Surrender (Remix)"—watch

Reach NYC have released a new video for their latest single, “Last Surrender (Remix).” The new track also features Alecia “Mixi” Demner of Stitched Up Heart.  Additionally, the band made their triumphant return to the stage this past weekend, appearing at the Welcome To Rockville festival alongside artists such as Spiritbox, A Day To Remember, […]

blackbear on the path that led from his emo roots to a new sonic lane

Born and raised in Florida, Matthew Tyler Musto—these days better known as blackbear—has been making music, and making music his life, since at least 2006.  With five studio albums and seven EPs under his belt (or should that be pelt?), releasing his latest extended play, misery lake, Aug. 13, this year finds blackbear riding high […]

10 reasons why Oasis are the most influential Britpop band of all time

Britpop was the sound of England taking back rock ‘n’ roll after American grunge and alt rock had annexed the world’s airwaves and charts for the first half of the ‘90s. Vox amps, Union Jacks, 1964 Paul McCartney haircuts, Ben Sherman shirts and Chelsea boots became all the rage, as bands plundered their British Invasion, […]

15 alternative songs you may have missed in your favorite TV shows

Television is a great way to find new music and rediscover old songs. When artists are featured on TV show soundtracks, they are able to dive into a different medium. This grants them access to a whole new audience. With shows ranging from flirty rom-coms to haunting thrillers and everything in between, there are many […]

18 alternative songs that were actually nominated for Oscars

There are three types when it comes to songs in feature films: The first is the song that you just know isn’t only going to be nominated for an Academy Award but in all likelihood will win it; the second is the song that’s snubbed by the Academy in a year jam-packed with standard Oscar […]

10 women vocalists who made the 2010s a monumental time for alternative

We already established that not all women sound like Hayley Williams with our look into unique-sounding frontwomen within 2000s alternative music. So, given the generalized diversification of the genre throughout the 2010s, we shouldn’t need to drive that point home again, right? That said, last time the dynamic range present in women’s vocal styles proved to […]

Cardi B is the first female rapper to achieve this major music milestone

Back in 2017, Cardi B took the music world by a storm with her hit single “Bodak Yellow.” Now, it looks like the song is still dominating playlists and setting records four years later. This week, “Bodak Yellow” was certified diamond by the RIAA, making Cardi B the first-ever female rapper to achieve this milestone. […]

QUIZ: Can you match these iconic bands to their original names?

“What’s in a band name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” Or whatever Shakespeare said. The truth is, branding is actually pretty important in entertainment. Can you imagine having to call Fall Out Boy or Paramore something else? Yeah, we’d prefer not to. Read more: Gojira preview new album with […]

10 alternative covers that might be better than the original songs

Is there anything better than hearing one of your favorite bands cover an old-school hit? Or put an alternative spin on that “guilty pleasure” song you’ve secretly been jamming to for weeks? New renditions often improve on originals by expanding and elevating their sound. And while debating which version is best is often a subjective […]

10 jokes about Myspace that are as cringey as your old profile photo

Stand-up comedians are known for making fun of themselves, people in political power and everything related to current events. This means that at the height of its popularity, comics in the early 2000s were using Myspace as a punchline in their sets. These comedians talked about the weirdest parts of the now-abandoned social media site […]

Here are 20 bands from the ’90s you probably forgot about

The 1990s started out with DS-1 distortion pedal grunge bands viciously stomping on the global spandex-wearing hair-metal movement from the decade before and ceremoniously ended with the rise of the baggy-pant rockers of nü metal and bleached-blond boy bands with chiseled faces, courtesy of TRL. However, some incredible acts and songs fell under the radar […]

15 scene bands from the 2000s that you probably forgot about

As 1999 came to a close, boy bands and nü-metal acts were at the top of the charts. Trends in mainstream culture changed the following century, as pop punk, screamo and other Warped Tour acts smashed through the charts. Which band do you most associate with the time period between 2000-2009? Is it the power […]

American Music Awards 2019 winners revealed—see the full list

The 47th American Music Awards was held Nov. 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Ciara hosted the show, which aired live on ABC. The AMAs ventured into new territory this year, becoming the first awards show to utilize TikTok in order to reveal three categories’ nominees. Post Malone leads with the most AMAs […]

Billboard Music Awards 2019 winners announced—see the full list

The Billboard Music Awards are finally here. The 26th installment was held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May 1. Kelly Clarkson hosted the live show, which aired on NBC. It also featured a variety of presenters from Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina stars Ross Lynch and Kiernan Shipka to Julia Michaels. Read more: Myspace songs from […]

twenty one pilots among most-liked YouTube videos

twenty one pilots are making YouTube history. The dynamic duo have claimed two separate slots for the most-liked YouTube videos of all time. The band’s two songs “Stressed Out” and “Heathens” have earned themselves the 15th and 40th rankings on the chart, respectively. “Stressed Out” has garnered over 10.1 million likes based on 1.7 billion […]

Adam Levine's nipples at Super Bowl spark numerous complaints to FCC

Maroon 5 were met with quite a bit of backlash after agreeing to be part of this year’s Super Bowl halftime performance. After Travis Scott’s attempt to crowdsurf off the stage and the disappointment due to the lack of Spongebob, the overall vibe of the performance fell flat. Now it seems the uproar is continuing, […]

Travis Scott crowdsurfing off stage marks Super Bowl halftime show highlight

Travis Scott brought a hardcore edge to the Super Bowl halftime show by not being afraid to end his set with a crowdsurf. The rapper joined Maroon 5 and Big Boi on stage on Sunday and granted many fans’ wishes to bring SpongeBob to the Super Bowl. Read more: ‘Monsters Inc.’ fans celebrate a total […]

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