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On Friday, March 6th, indie-pop/indie-rock group based in Brooklyn Jukebox the Ghost performed at The Haunt. Having never been to The Haunt, I had no idea what to expect. What I did see walking in, though, was not what I walked into. I spotted Jukebox the Ghost’s vocalist, bassist, and guitarist at one of bar tables getting a bite to eat, drummer Jesse Kristin chatting with the merch table vendor...

11 classic song covers you know better than the originals

It might sound abstract, subjective or even a little made up, but rather than the formal elements of pop music recording, it is important to talk about a flavor, a feel, or simply a sound. The right sound for a specific song one of those “I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I hear it” phenomena.

#Snowpocalypse2015: The official playlist

Amid snow days, the brutal winds, the feet of white-gray slush piling high, there is rarely any sanctuary from the cold that seems to constantly exist in our toes. Snowpocalypse is real. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about the weather that just seems to get worse. Fortunately, we can sit inside, drink hot beverages, and listen to some awesome music.

Feminist anthems to live by

Feminism is rocking our world – quite literally. From Emma Watson’s United Nations speech to social media sites to international fights for gender equality to pop culture, it’s an issue that is constantly discussed.

Paul McCartney celebrates 5 years with Meat Free Mondays

This September, Meat Free Mondays, an organization that encourages people to take a pledge to cut meat out of their diets every Monday, celebrated its 5th anniversary. Meat Free Mondays advocates for the “health and environmental benefits of going meatless” through organizing a worldwide pledge to skip meat consumption one day a week.

I know I'm not your favorite record: Falling in and out of love with Fall Out Boy

If you had to pick one band that defined the mid 2000’s, you might pick Blink-182, a band known for their fast paced rhythms and feel good lyrics. However, if you were also into lyrics that seemed to let on more than the song’s otherwise peppy music suggested, the band to go for was Fall Out Boy.

What's that Sound? The Mustard Hey

You're not imagining it. That endless chorus of "Hey! Hey! Hey!" you're hearing in the background of one song after another is really there, and it's as unchanging as it sounds.

Justin Bieber's Music Mondays Revitalize Death of the Album Discussion

In mid-October, Justin Bieber surprised his legions of fans with a low-key Twitter announcement that he would be a releasing a new song every Monday for 10 weeks. The series of "Music Monday" singles, which Bieber is referring to as his "#journals," serve to promote the singer's second feature film, but are not attached to an album.

Beyonce: is Good Music the New Marketing?

It was a rough year for album sales and pop divas have been hit the hardest: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears all disappointed with their first weeks on sale. Kelly Clarkson's Christmas album was outsold by the cast of Duck Dynasty, and Miley Cyrus' albums sales don't reflect the size of hit singles "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball."

2013's Best Mixtapes

Mixtapes can be a golden resource for any hip-hop artist. They can be a springboard for new ideas and mediums by which big artists can try out new styles with no record label interference. A mixtape is essentially a “free album,” meaning the same length and style as a typical album but available to the public at no cost.

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