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Music

The Rise of the Do–It–Yourself Artist

How the relationship between artist and audience has evolved

by MEHEK BOPARAI

How the Dublin Music Scene Welcomed Me

As a young American writer traveling alone, it was only through music that I began to feel Irish.

by MELANNIE JAY

Whitney's 'Forever Turned Around' is Nostalgic and Bittersweet

The indie group delivers a second album that further defines their sound.

by TERESA XIE

Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Queer, Indigenous Rock For Everyone

On 'At the Party With My Brown Friends,' Katherine Paul guides the listener through her experience.

by SAM KESLER

Taylor Swift's Latest Album is Her Most Intimate Yet

On 'Lover,' Swift lets us into her private life without fearing for her image. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Artist of the Week: Michael League of Snarky Puppy

How the musician and bandleader forged a path as unique as his sound. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

The Best Songs from Euphoria's Season One Soundtrack

Fill your back to school playlist with songs from the breakout show of the summer.

by TERESA XIE

An Evening with Summer Salt is an Evening Well Spent

The band's late July performance at the Foundry was calm and collected. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

The "Big Day" is Here: Chance the Rapper has Dropped His Debut Album

Quantity battles with quality on Chance the Rapper's twenty-two track long album. 

by JULIA DAVIES

The "Lion King" Soundtrack is a Product of Musical Greats

On what other singular album will you find the works of Beyonce, Donald Glover, Elton John and Pharrell Williams?

by JULIA DAVIES

New York City Center’s “Working: A Musical” Gives Voice to America’s Hidden Heroes

 The limited edition musical profiles a school teacher, a waitress, and a housewife with the care of a New York Times profile. 

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Lil Nas X's New EP Suggests that Country Trap is Just the Beginning

This isn't Lil Nas X's first rodeo, it's his second. 

by JULIA DAVIES

We Went to Firefly, And You Should Too

A guide to the three–day weekend packed with performances and camping life–hacks. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Movies @ The Mann: A Summer With Music and Movie Magic

Enjoy a live orchestra accompanying your favorite films.

by JESSICA BAO

Lion Babe Roars at the World Cafe Live

The soulful duo breathes new life into bedroom pop on their latest tour.

by JULIA DAVIES

Why We Need The Summer Playlist

How we use a collection of songs to soundtrack our warmest memories. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

P!nk Returns with a New Album and a New Mindset

On 'Hurts 2B Human:' P!nk Delivers a Predictable, but Powerful Album.

by JULIA DAVIES

The Drums Soak in the Experience at The Foundry

Jonny Pierce leads the New York–based group in a gleeful show. 

by NOA JETT

Is the Album Still Valuable?

A look at how the creative process has changed in the face of the digital age. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Rap as Free Speech

 Violating the First Amendment, the Supreme Court wants to strip rap of its artistic value. 

by BEATRICE FORMAN

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