history of rap

Who started rap? A brief summary on the history of rap and hip-hop

Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular genres in America today. It's birthed new subgenres, such as mumble rap, rapmetal and rapcore; it's infiltrated almost...

Is it house? Or is it trance? A beginner’s guide to electronic music genres

It can be immensely difficult to tell electronic music genres apart. Every day, it seems like there's some new, nonsensical genre that everyone is talking about. "Yeah dude, you...
what to take to a show

What to take to a concert: The 11 must-haves for every music lover

You've got your spot on the list, or tickets, or whatever to the show you're going to, now the big question is... what to take to a...
rock genres

The encyclopedia of rock genres for beginners

Gather round because in today's lesson, I'll be diving into one of the best genres on the planet, rock. And for all the people out there who...

3 times it’s okay to wear a band’s shirt to their concert

This one is going to be controversial. I have prepared for the backlash. That being said, band shirts are made for two reasons, a) to advertise for...
bands that changed their name

66 of your favorite bands that changed their name

If I told you that Mookie Blaylock, The Tea Set, and Pud are a few of my favorite bands of all time, I can assume you'll look...
concert ticket prices

Where does your money go when you buy a concert ticket?

In today's musical landscape, concert ticket prices are getting exponentially higher and higher for in-demand shows. After seeing this we thought to ourselves, "Where does the money...

4 Philadelphia record labels you should know

The city of love, Philadelphia, has many claims to fame, including being home to the defending Super Bowl champs, being the sixth largest city in the U.S.,...
wake up to music

5 reasons you should wake up to music every day

If you wake up to an alarm clock that buzzes, beeps, or worst, rings, we have nothing in common. I couldn't imagine starting the day to a...

6 Seattle record labels worth knowing about

Seattle has one of the most iconic music scenes in the U.S. As any music fan knows well, the city was the epicenter of the ‘90s grunge...

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