Indie Music for Beginners

Indie music, or independent music, originated as a music genre that was produced independently from major commercial record labels. Throughout the past few years, and because of the ease streaming services provides to listeners, indie music has been popularized, and diversified. Indie, or Alternative, is an interesting genre of music, because it doesn’t have one specific sound, and features artists that pull from many different genres … Continue reading Indie Music for Beginners

Images by Hozier

Andrew Byrne, more commonly known as Hozier, is an irish singer/songwriter who captivated the world with his hit track ‘Take me To Church’. ‘Take Me To Church’, the first track on his 2014 self titled album ‘Hozier’, is a beautifully dark ballad discussing the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, and their antipathy towards homosexuality. This song was released in 2014, and was accompanied by an … Continue reading Images by Hozier

Rap-Indie: Popular Rap/Hip-Hop songs that sample your favorite Indie bands

Hip-hop/Rap producers have a long history of sampling previous songs in the production of their new music. Most sampling comes from older hip-hop/rap songs, or older music in general, although as the genre of hip-hop/rap diversifies, so does its samples. Many of your favorite hip-hop/rap songs may be sampling music of other genres without you even knowing. Here is a list of popular hip-hop/rap songs … Continue reading Rap-Indie: Popular Rap/Hip-Hop songs that sample your favorite Indie bands

Music and Musicians of the Civil Rights Movement

On January 15th we celebrate the Birthday of one of the most influential non-violent civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. The non-violent activism Martin Luther King Jr. spear-headed in the mid 50’s, and 60’s played a large role in ending legal segregation of African American citizens in the South. Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement was a nonviolent one, relying on marches, boycotts, and large … Continue reading Music and Musicians of the Civil Rights Movement

5 of André 3000’s best features

André 3000 is an artist that needs no introduction. From his times in the Dungeon family, to working with Organized Noize in the creation of Outkast, André 3000 has become famous for his signature style as an artist. His knack for story-telling in his verses has made him an unstoppable force in the music world, and even leads to him being referred to as the … Continue reading 5 of André 3000’s best features

Band Locally – Profiles on four local Austin bands

I hail from Austin, Texas. That’s right, live music capital of the nation! (Take that Nashville) Anyways, in this magical, musically inclined city, we start each New Year with FREE WEEK. That’s right, free shows by local bands all week long! In this post I will be reporting on four bands I saw this weekend, that are definitely worth checking out. I have also created … Continue reading Band Locally – Profiles on four local Austin bands