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Best Mixtapes of 2014 (Starring Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Your Old Droog, Speaker Knockerz)

STN MTN Mixtape Cover

A look back at the best rap mixtapes of 2014. Read More »

Classical Superstars Lang Lang and Joshua Bell Both Releasing New Albums September 30

Lang Lang at piano

Pianist Lang Lang's new double album is dedicated entirely to Mozart, while Bell's recording is all Bach. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Albums and Tours from Ariana Grande, One Direction, Mary J. Blige, U2, Seth MacFarlane and More

ariana grande my everything

The fall season is upon us, and with it an onslaught of splashy new releases from marquee artists and labels clamoring for our attention. Read More »

Music Interview: Reno’s The Bonfire Set Puts the Contemporary in Contemporary Folk Rock

The Bonfire Set - On the Road

The Bonfire Set is a new folk rock group that both rocks with the best of them while offering songs designed to enlighten a new generation. Read More »

Countdown: My Week with Beyoncé

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I would not succumb to conversion. I was a justified aficionado—personally and professionally—of popular music culture and Beyoncé stood in opposition to the music I jammed to. Or did she? Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Releases and Tours from Caleb Johnson, Kris Allen, Ne-Yo, Sinéad O’Connor, Stevie Nicks, Somi and More

caleb johnson

From American Idol winners to Stanley Clarke to Stevie Nicks and Ne-Yo, there's major news from top artists, music icons, and hot up-and-comers this week. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Video Debut – Organ Superstar Cameron Carpenter’s Title-Track Video ‘If You Could Read My Mind’

Cameron Carpenter

Carpenter's self-designed International Touring Organ (ITO) dispenses with pipes in favor of digitized sounds. Read More »

Win a Copy of the New Allman Brothers Box Set ‘The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings’ from Blogcritics

Photo: Bob Johnson/ABB Archives

Remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound, the box set has 37 tracks includes all four performances from the legendary weekend of March 12-13, plus the band's headlining set from the Fillmore East's closing weekend. Read More »

Interview: Morgan Kibby at 2014 SXSW V2V: The Artist as Startup

Morgan Kibby - SXSW V2V

"I’m the queen of failure, but that has led to triumphs." Read More »

In Praise of the Wolf: Steppenwolf for a New Generation

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Steppenwolf was a hard-driving '60s band that younger generations should explore beyond the hits. Read More »