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Amazon's Intersect Festival: The Battle for Indie Artists' Integrity

Musicians and festivals rely on big sponsors, but where do we draw the line?

by JULIA DAVIES

Lula Wiles is Redesigning the Protest Song

The trio challenges the conventions of folk music, Native rights, and modern relationships.

by SAM KESLER

On 'Pang,' Caroline Polachek Proves She Can Make It On Her Own

The veteran singer–songwriter stakes a claim for herself as a pop star. 

by PEYTON TOUPS

Angel Olsen Brings 'All Mirrors' to the Franklin Music Hall

The album was full of grandeur, but that feeling was severely lacking at her Halloween show.

by SAM KESLER

What the Break–ups of Philly's Biggest Emo Bands Means for the Scene

With mewithoutYou, Modern Baseball, and Balance and Composure gone, who is left to take their place?

by MELANNIE JAY

Julia Jacklin is Being Herself and 'Crushing' It

The Australian singer–songwriter doesn't want to be politicized just because she's a woman.

by JULIA DAVIES

America is Tired of Singing Competitions

Why the novelty of reality singing competition shows has declined in the past decade. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

We Need Fall Music To Bring Warmth To Our Lives

How the coffeehouse genre provides us with a soundtrack for autumn. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Rex Orange County Is More Confused Than Ever on 'Pony'

The artist's third studio album demonstrates a maturity through the acceptance of the unknown. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Sleater–Kinney Takes the Riot Grrrl Renaissance To the Fillmore

Even without longtime drummer Janet Weiss, the band is as loud, fast, and angry as ever.

by MELANNIE JAY

Melanie Martinez Captivates Her Audience at The Fillmore

The alt–pop singer performed in Philadelphia on Oct. 30.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Jay Som is a Well–Oiled Machine at The Foundry

Hot off the release of 'Anak Ko,' the group hasn't lost their original charm.

by SAM KESLER

Vancouver Sleep Clinic Turns Sorrow Into A Dream on 'Onwards to Zion'

Tim Bettinson's sophomore album provides a clear vision of love and lethargy. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

The My Chemical Romance Reunion: What You Need To Know

Since the band's breakup in 2013, emo fans have eagerly awaited this day.

by MELANNIE JAY

Songs That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

A playlist for when you want to indulge in the eerie vibes of autumn.

by KEELY DOUGLAS

Kim Petras Is Building a World of Her Own

An interview with the up–and–coming pop icon about the music industry, her Halloween album, and the pursuit of perfection.

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

Kanye West Heads In A Religious Direction with 'Jesus Is King,' But Fails to Deliver

The rapper's ninth studio album feels empty and underwhelming.

by TERESA XIE

Anna of the North Exudes Self–Love On Her Latest Album, 'Dream Girl'

The standout collaborator finds her own voice on her sophomore solo effort. 

by JULIA DAVIES

Raury Goes Back to the Woods on 'Fervent'

After working with big names, the producer and guitarist goes back to a simpler scene.

by PEYTON TOUPS

Five Underrated Musical Instruments You Should Know About

Forget piano and violin, these folk instruments introduce new sounds to modern music.

by KEELY DOUGLAS

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