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.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
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.
From the Cavern Club to childhood homes and the inspiration for ‘Strawberry Fields,’ this is a guide to the must-see sites in The Beatles’ Liverpool.
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.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
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.
With its roots in country tradition and punk attitude, Americana music is hard to define but easy to love. uDiscover Music dons a Nudie suit and goes in search of the Americana dream…
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.