A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home.
While we wait for better times to return to festivals around the world, it’s worth taking a look at how modern music festivals came to be.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968, the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
The music of the Summer of Love in New York reflected the numerous communities already making noise in the city.
An evocative but nebulous term, this short history of art rock attempts to outline some of the key players and ideas from the genre.
The summer of 1967 has taken on an almost mythical magic, a psychedelic summer of love with beautiful people turning on, tuning in, and dropping out from Hyde Park to Haight-Ashbury.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution.
Las Vegas residencies by Frank Sinatra helped turn Sin City into an entertainment mecca. It is now one of the hottest destinations for live music.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?