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Records to look out for on Record Store Day 2018

Since 2007, record collectors from all over have gathered every April to celebrate the survival of the independently owned record store. This unique holiday is called Record Store Day and this year it will take...

Olly Alexander Is Hidden No More

Music has always been a safe haven for artists and listeners searching for love, acceptance, and freedom. It is not new news that the LGBTQ community has struggled to be accepted in the face of a society not ye...

How to Read a Rap Song

I took approximately three days, fourteen hours, and thirty-six minutes to try and think up an idea for my first article. I knew that I’d be mostly talking about Hip-Hop and R&B, but when there’s so much to...

My Favorite Alternative Songs of the 90’s

What makes alternative music so great? Personally, I always appreciated it for it's "non conformist" attitude and independent mentality that differs so much from mainstream music.Alternative music is incred...

Most Unique Indie Record Labels

Indie music literally means music made with independent record labels (or entirely independent of a label, but not for the purpose of this post). It does not define a specific genre of music, as many think, but...

The Perfect Spring Break Playlist

This spring break I am going to San Diego with ten people I barely know. My college (University of Arizona), has a service-based 'alternative spring break'. To get to and from San Diego will be a six hour car r...

Protest Music: Songs in Action

Music has always played a huge role in pop culture. MTV set the standards for what was cool and trendy in both fashion and activities for decades. Much of today's slang came from lyrical phrases in songs. Peopl...

The unwritten rules of stage diving and crowdsurfing

Stage diving and crowdsurfing can be incredibly fun and are standard practice at punk, indie, emo, hardcore shows, etc. With that being said, these acts can be very dangerous and require a certain amount of cau...

It’s Only Folk Punk

Folk punk is just like typical punk rock. Except the musicians play folk instruments instead. Many bands will use acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, and even accordions. However, the vocals sound very punk-is...

Commemoration of the Juno Soundtrack

Juno, the controversial movie tackling teenage pregnancy, has been out for ten years now. When I first watched it, I thought the movie was great. The message is clear, and Juno is very relatable (although not l...