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Music

The Value of Music Covers

Dissecting why singing new versions of songs are integral to music as an art form

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Everything You Need to Know About J.I.D Before Spring Fling

At just 28 years old, J.I.D has revamped Atlanta rap. 

by TERESA XIE

After Releasing Her Debut Album, Billie Eilish Still Belongs To Teenage Girls

On 'WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?' Eilish sounds exactly like the quirky 17–year–old we wish we were.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Flume Nails a Fresh Sound in His 'Hi, This is Flume' Mixtape

The Australian DJ and producer creates beautifully labyrinthine sounds in his new mixtape.

by PAUL LITWIN

Jazz & Grooves to Bring Choker, Orion Sun, and Bathe for Last Show of the School Year

SPEC's past headliners have included Omar Apollo and Tierra Whack.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Sad Summer Fest is Here—And It’s Warped Tour Reincarnated

 Whip out your band tees and black eyeliner. It’s emo season.  

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Schoolboy Q is Back With a Vengeance on His New Single 'Numb Numb Juice'

The South Central LA rapper provides an enticing glimpse at his forthcoming album.

by PAUL LITWIN

Artist of the Week: BRONCHO

The Tulsa four–piece writes catchy songs that don't fall into typical song structures.

by JOHNNY VITALE

PennSori's 'Sori’s Sketchbook': A Delightful Celebration of Talent and Creativity

Penn’s pop/K–pop a capella group nails their Spring concert.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Khalid's Back—and He's No Longer Just An 'American Teen'

On March 18, he brought his 'Free Spirit College Experience Tour' to Philly to promote his upcoming album.

by JULIA DAVIES

The Cowboy Revival in Modern Music

This past year has seen the return of the cowboy in music, but it's not a title meant for just anyone. 

by JULIA DAVIES

Australian Bands To Be Listening To Right Now

These five groups from down under are all must–listens.

by SAM KESLER

Is Top Dawg Entertainment the Most Mismanaged Label in Hip–Hop?

This label has seen controversy and tension with its artists for far too long.

by PAUL LITWIN

Artist of The Week: RFA

Meet RFA—masters of friendship and rock’n'roll, among other things

by BEATRICE FORMAN

I Outgrew My Local Scene and You Will Too

Old punks never die; they just stand in the back.

by MELANNIE JAY

Kevin Morby Releases Single "No Halo," Announces New Double LP 'Oh My God'

The folk rocker will be stopping in Philly at Union Transfer on June 2. 

by JOHNNY VITALE

Solange's 'When I Get Home' is a Beautiful Construction that Lacks a Thesis

Solange's most recent album makes an artistic statement, but leans on abstraction.

by TERESA XIE

2019 Spring Fling Concert Will Feature Miguel and J.I.D, SPEC Announces

The 2019 Spring Fling Concert will be held on Saturday, April 13 in Penn Park. 

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

The Evolution of Kelly Clarkson

There will never be another "Since U Been Gone" — and that's for the best.

by MELANNIE JAY

Sigrid Explodes into the Pop Scene with Her Debut Album

Spoiler alert: she may have written 2019’s greatest breakup banger.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

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