Ben Ridgeway co-wrote this article. Westworld, the landmark HBO series, is a futuristic science-fiction show with numerous fictional 19th century wild west scenes created by spouses Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. The first season, also called “The Maze,” encapsulated viewers in 2016 with an elixir of action, drama, suspense, science fiction, old western, love, life, […]
Ben Ridgeway also contributed to this article. Of Montreal is the brainchild of Kevin Barnes, who named his band after an unsuccessful relationship with a woman “of Montreal.” The band is a part of the Athens-based Elephant 6 Recording Company, a collective of bands that are joined by their love for 1960s pop music, in particular […]
Electric Ladyland– Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland is a double LP, and the last to be released with the Experience. It features many of Jimi Hendrix’s most famous songs, and with Hendrix increasingly getting involved with production on this album, his perfectionism and studio abilities shown through. As a personal favorite, I, and many others, believe […]
Kyle Craft is one of those rare artists that I have been able to follow since his small, self-recorded beginnings; it is all too often that we only discover artists after they have been signed to a major label, I remember stumbling upon songs such as “Melanie,” “Horseshoe Crab” and “The Morning Sum” years ago, […]
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Bob Dylan, a songwriter who gained fame in the 1960’s, was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature — the first musician to receive such an award.
Fifty years ago, electric instruments and rock bands were still in their infantile stages — everything was still being figured out.
Without the influence of The Beatles and The Beach Boys, it is hard to imagine where popular music would be today.
Grunge, a genre of music characterized by distortion laden guitars, heavy bass, energetic drumming and introspective lyrics with a raspier delivery, emerged into pop culture from the pacific northwest in the late 80s and early 90s.