May 17, 2013
Almost everyone has heard Gangnam Style, the hottest song to ever come out of South Korea. With it’s undeniably catchy beat and hilarious music video, the song became an instant hit with American kids, teens and young adults. While some older folks enjoy rocking out to the smooth synthesizers and indistinguishable lyrics, many simply just don’t get the appeal. It’s not really difficult to see why, the dance song craze that’s been sweeping the nation doesn’t really fit the defintion of “music” in the way that the older generation (more…)
March 29, 2013
Mark Tremonti gained popularity during his time with the band, Creed. His signature style of sound and skill brought him to the forefront of guitar players most covered. Band magazines interviewed him and featured tablature of some of his exercises and lead guitar work. He is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and PRS Guitars added him to their list of developing signature guitar series. When Creed split up, he formed and played in Alter Bridge before branching off on a solo project. However, he (more…)
October 22, 2012
Hip-hop violinist and Americaâ€™s Got Talent Season 5 competitor Lindsey Stirling, 25, created a viral video in advance to her national tour. Her seven-minute long â€œPhantom of the Operaâ€ medley has over 2.9 million hits since it was posted on YouTube in August. Her YouTube channel, Lindseystomp, has over 128 million hits.
Stirlingâ€™s eponymous album, Lindsey Stirling, debuted on September 25 at number 80 on the Billboard Top 200, but rocketed to Number One on Billboardâ€™s (more…)
October 20, 2012
Every now and then an artist comes along that can take their listener to another time and place. The album â€œGlad Rag Dollâ€ by Diana Krall tempts the â€œear budsâ€ with rich tunes at just the right tempo. Over the course of her career this artist has been able to meld together jazz and blues in a contemporary fashion. Her classic lounge sound is stripped down and unique when compared to several of the other singers in this (more…)
October 16, 2012
Even if you don’t know who Bonnie Raitt is you are sure to have heard her music. Her songs have been part of classic movie soundtracks while her wailing and soulful voice has undoubtedly been the root of several blossoming romances. This singer/songwriter truly encompasses all that it is to be a musical artist, so much so that her iconic likeness has been imitated in some obvious ways in several prime time television programs.
Spring of 2012 marked (more…)
October 13, 2012
Teens Broad Musical Preferences Range from Alternative to Zydecko
Teenagers are exposed to a wider range of music now than ever before. That is a concrete cold fact. With the advent of digital technology and the spreading of music files online, it is virtually possible to experience all kinds of music at a rapid pace. Teens are learning how to expand their musical consciousness, as it were, thanks to being exposed to hundreds and thousands of music blogs throughout the world.
Not only are more (more…)
October 12, 2012
I was extremely upset one day, so, I decided to take my car for a drive and clear my head. While driving down the highway, all of my thoughts were about how awful life was treating me, and how I had lost myself somewhere along the way. I yelled and shouted, everything I had been holding on to was pouring out of me.
After I was finished releasing every bit of anger and doubt about life I had; I turned the (more…)