It’s such a tight knit community in the Chicago music scene, where almost every band knows one another and will often collaborate and play amazing shows together. I’ve seen some of the best shows of my life in that city, and I really miss some of those venues, but more than that I miss the bands that made those nights so great.
Cupid Deluxe and Missy Elliott's classic debut album Supa Dupa Fly both channel their forefathers underneath refreshing sonic scapes that define what soul music sounds like at the moment.
With Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette joins the fairly small ranks of musicians with an album-turned-musical (including but not limited to ABBA, The Who, and unfortunately, Green Day), and I have no doubt it will kick ass, but it makes me wonder — what other albums should become musicals?
London Grammar borrows a vibe from The Smiths. Starting with those two, we've taken a look at other classic British bands and how they've influenced new sounds.
Head over to the Sound + Rhythm Tumblr to read more.
Burgeoning post-punk-pop trio CTZNSHP talk movies, Bono, and why you’ll only find their debut LP Doom Love on vinyl (for now).
The criteria for a great pop song is: do you want to sing it in the shower, the car or your bedroom at the top of your lungs and recreate the synchronised dance sequence nude? If the answer is yes then join Gaga, Katy, Britney, Miley, Taylor and myself as we explore the best pop songs of 2013.