Schoolboy Q to Perform at The Orbit Room in April

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:38 |

Before you start thinking, "Schoolboy WHO?" let's take a moment to highlight some of Schoolboy Q's recent highlights. Currently, Schoolboy is all over the airwaves with a guest appearance on recent Grammy-winner Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' latest single, "White Walls."

Movement Music: The Coup Channels Anger into Hope

Written by Kyle Austin | Monday, 27 January 2014 11:14 |

They may rap about guillotines, Molotov cocktails and deep-frying CEOs, but anyone who calls The Coup's music angry isn't listening close enough.

Paper Diamond Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 24 January 2014 17:06 |

Alex Botwin is a pretty busy guy. When he's not managing Elm & Oak Academy, a record label and design firm, he typically has his hands in something musical.

A Tribe Called Red Electrifies the Powwow to Unite Past and Present

Written by Carly Plank | Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:28 |

When it comes to A Tribe Called Red's fusion of indigenous rhythms and electronic dance beats, those came naturally. "All we really do is mash up dance music, because powwow music is dance, and so is club music," said Ian "DJ NDN" Campeau.

Yellowcard Revisits Ocean Avenue Success

Written by Carly Plank | Friday, 27 December 2013 12:44 |

There was a time when the members of veteran pop-punk band Yellowcard nearly called it quits. After a swift rise to success following the platinum-selling 2003 album Ocean Avenue, tempers were stretched thin and something had to give.

The Creepshow Comes to the U.S. Armed with a New Lineup

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 27 December 2013 12:07 |

Gruesome themes are nothing new to The Creepshow, which has been serving as a staple of horror-punk since its inception in 2005. Life After Death is the band's fourth album, but the first with Kenda Legaspi in the role of frontwoman.

Foxy Shazam Comes Back Better Than Ever

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 14:29 |

If there's one band that you simply have to see live, it's Foxy Shazam. Period. The Ohio-based group has spent the last decade building a reputation for themselves, being well-known for their signature live performances that are often a somewhat delicate balance between wildly theatrical and just plain insane. And they do so while wielding a unique and infectious brand of rock in a style that's all glam.

When Love Songs and Punk Rock Collide

Written by Carly Plank | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 13:56 |

Diego Garcia's music could be called easy listening if not for the infusion of flavors his heritage and experiences have brought to his writing. The songwriter's latest album, Paradise, encompasses themes of love, reconciliation and self-discovery to the beat of Garcia's acoustic guitar. But Garcia's influences are wide ranging, including punk pioneer Iggy Pop.

Shad Weaves Diverse Influences into Hip Hop Gold

Written by Carly Plank | Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:32 |

Shad's music contains a secret weapon as unlikely as his upbringing: heart. The rapper, who was born in Kenya and raised in Ontario, might never have had the chance to turn his hobby into a career if not for a talent competition held by a local radio station. Winning the competition allowed Shad to record a debut album in 2005 and since then, he has recorded three more full-length albums and won Rap Recording of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards, beating out Drake.

Living Colour Celebrates Vivid's 25 Years

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:15 |

If you're not familiar with the 1988 album Vivid by Living Colour, you're either a hermit living in the wilds of Appalachia, or simply too young to remember. Vivid not only hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 that year, it also went double platinum.

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