PHOTO REVIEW: Snowglobe 2018 Highlights Outweigh Cold Temperatures

The highly anticipated Snowglobe 2018 proved to be another unique and memorable experience as the annual New Year’s Eve festival rung in the new year. Already set with headliners Above and Beyond, Diplo and Rezz, the late addition of G-Eazy, Goldlink, Tyga, Kaskade and Rae Sremmurd elevated the excitement for the eighth year of Snowglobe that was recently acquired by MTV. The ski and snowboard Big Air stage brought out numerous talented athletes that performed impressive tricks and jumps, interacting with the local Tahoe Fire Dancers and the new Rail Jam. 16830

Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Ariana Grande To Headline Coachella 2019

With the new year only two days old, the lineup for Coachella 2019 was announced in the late evening on the West Coast. Headlining this year's event are Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande. The second and third line artists on the festival poster are equally strong that includes The 1975, Billie Eilish, Diplo, Weezer, Janelle Monae, Bassnectar, Bad Bunny, Zedd and others. The Coachella Twitter account, which had been dormant since November, came alive with a series tweets about smaller acts, who will also perform, including Southern California act, Cola Boyy, HYUKOH from South Korea

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – CYN Talks American Songbook Influence, Early Origins

When Katy Perry launched her label, Unsub Records, one of the first artists she signed was up-and-coming artist, CYN. The singer/songwriter made her SXSW debut earlier in 2018, having also played Bonnaroo and toured with BØRNS, Sigrid, Years and Years and Ms. Perry herself during her tour dates in Mexico. CYN (née Cynthia Nabozny) grew up in Michigan, outside of Detroit as an avid fan of her eventual boss, as well as a wide range of artists including Jewel, Carol King, Alicia Keys and big band of the early American songbook. She went to college in Chicago, where

Top 10 Albums of 2018

It wasn't hard to find good music in 2018 as there were many artists pushing the boundaries in pop, hip-hop and rock. In a year of the "algorithm" artists, many artists sought inspiration from both the classics and the traditional approach to songwriting, to the modern use of technology for collaboration and taking advantage of the advances in technology to create sounds that were never-before heard. New artists made strong debuts in 2018, some of which made our year-end list, demonstrating that once again showed that the full-length format is not only just as strong as it was in the

Top 18 Songs of 2018

As the genre lines continued to blur in 2018, lots of great music was released by fresh new faces and the familiar with new tunes. It was a banner year for newer artists like Billie Eilish and Greta Van Fleet and a solid start for Snail Mail and The Aces. Odesza started 2018 off with a bang that saw them play numerous festivals, sold out arenas and a coveted placement in that famous cell phone ad over the summer. The return of The 1975 and twenty one pilots stirred up their rabid fanbases as they geared up for their new

G-Eazy, Kaskade, Tyga + More Added to SnowGlobe 2018

As if the lineup for SnowGlobe 2018 was already one to remember, it was just announced that additional performers have been added including- G-Eazy, Goldlink, Kaskade, Rae Sremmurd, Tyga and Ashe. The annual three-day fest takes place New Year's Eve weekend, December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports and interactive art exhibitions. The 2018 lineup also includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists performing across three stages. SnowGlobe will also feature all-new art

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – ABIR Talks ‘Mint’, Musical Career Path

Up and coming singer/songwriter ABIR released her debut EP, Mint, on October 19, 2018 to much anticipation led by the track "Young & Rude", which has already achieved over a million streams online. The Morocco-born vocalist came to the U.S. at six, growing up in Arlington, VA with a passion for music that started at a very young age, having participated in numerous competitions and talent shows since the fourth grade. Focused on a career in music, ABIR began writing her own songs in high school and would spend time trying to book gigs and build industry

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Years and Years Talk ‘Palo Santo’ Fantasy World, Live Shows

The sophomore album by Years and Years, Palo Santo, was released on July 6, 2018 to much critical acclaim. The album title is the creation of the band's singer Olly Alexander, describing a world where he could be his "freest self, not tied to a gender or sexuality." The album's accompanying short-film of the same title, was directed by Fred Rowson and stars Alexander, Judi Dench and cult Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm amongst others. The film, released simultaneously with the album, depicts Palo Santo as a city on a distant planet, where human beings are a

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Claire George Talks Life Influences on ‘Bodies of Water’ EP

Singer/songwriter, Claire George released her debut EP Bodies of Water, November 16, 2018 via Cascine to positive critical reviews. It was a couple of years ago that the former lead singer for San Francisco band Heartwatch had stepped away from the band to embark on a solo project. Having left the Bay Area in 2016 for a quieter setting outside Seattle, near where she grew up, George was going through some stressful life experiences, stating- “At the same time my band split, I went through a break-up and a series of family traumas, quit my job, and left

ON-RADAR: Kill The Motherboard Announce Debut, Release “We Made It”

Grammy award winning producer Jack Splash has an impressive resume of work, having worked with notable artists such as, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys,CeeLo Green and more) and has announced a collaboration with emerging singer/songwriter Jon Brown to form Kill The Motherboard. The pair will release their debut album, The Legend Of Picasso Jones, next year via Jack Splash’s own imprint, Fresh Young Minds, and have recently released the first single “We Made It” (ft. Ras & Taj Austin) from the collection. The material from Kill The Motherboard is said to stylistically vary from progressive R&B to

PHOTO REVIEW: Big Wild Impresses as Co-headliner with Louis The Child in San Francisco 12/6/2018

Electronic producer and artist Big Wild aka Jackson Stell, has been on a rise and with the impending release of his debut album, Superdream (out February 1, 2019), his future is bright. This much was evident as he co-headlined with Louis the Child in San Francisco. The set was demonstrative of his evolution from the hip-hop beats that influenced his early work to the cinematic melodies and deep 80's-wave sound that represent the most recent work as Big Wild. Big Wild staples like "When I Get There", "Empty Room" and "I Just Wanna" were met with a

Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross Announce Select North American Tour Dates

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross released their self-titled debut EP in October and recently released an acoustic video of their song “I Do”. The duo, who are also married, star in their own docu-series, Ashlee + Evan, which takes viewers behind-the-scenes on their relationship, making music and raising a family. The series was inspired by the couple's desire to document making music together and gives insight in making the EP, which was produced by Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire. Early next year, the pair will take their live show on the road, performing in select

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Crooked Colours Talk New Album, Touring

Indie-electronic trio, Crooked Colours, arrived with a bang in 2013 with their debut EP In Your Bones, which featured the breakout singles "Come Down," "Capricious" and "Another Way," and helped them establish a growing international fan base. Comprised of Phil Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merret-Park, the band from Perth, Australia would go on to gain heavy airplay in the Australian market while playing at Parklife, Wonderland, St Jerome’s Laneway and Groovin The Moo Festivals. The band was asked to support RÜFÜS DU SOL on their sold out ‘Atlas’ album tour in 2013 and also toured with familiar names

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Hudson Taylor: “We’re Still Buskers”, Talk New Music

Irish duo, Hudson Taylor, released their latest album Bear Creek to Dame Street earlier this year to much anticipation. A mix of new studio and live recordings, the brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor put together a collection of songs to satiate their fanbase while they finalize their next full-length album. The siblings honed their craft busking on the streets of their hometown of Dublin as well as cities all over Europe. Their hard work would eventually pay off, as their debut album, Playing to Strangers, spawned multiple singles including, "Chasing Rubies," "Battles" and "Weapons". The