Music Filter
  1. Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown to two weekends, eight stages, and over 130 bands. Explore the lineup, festival map, and so much more on the official website.

    Current Events
    Photo by Greg Noire via ACL Festival
  2. Dancing With Myself

    At Real Life Mag, Robin James examines silent discos and Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”: “Silent discos are peak headphone culture. The entire point of a silent disco is to share space but then disavow that sharing by dancing and listening separately.”

    Essay
  3. Life is Beautiful Festival

    The Life is Beautiful festival has “contributed over $350 million of economic impact to Downtown Las Vegas.” On the festival website, explore the music lineup; learn about its comedy, art, and culinary experiences; buy tickets; and more.

    Exploration
    Photo via lifeisbeautiful.com
  4. Dave Matthews Band

    The official website for the Dave Matthews Band includes the band’s history, tour schedule, latest news, video and audio clips, lyrics, and merchandise.

    Music
  5. Alanis Morissette

    Check out music, tour dates, and listen to the latest “Conversation With” podcast episode at the personal site of Canadian rocker Alanis Morrisette.

    Feminism
  6. Blondie

    Browse photo galleries, learn about band members, read the latest tour news, and more at Blondie’s official website.

    Music
  7. Beyoncé

    Explore the official online hub for all things Beyoncé. Learn about her projects, find our where she’s touring, and join the Beyhive.

    Music
  8. Katy Perry

    From her latest music and project collaborations to tour information and merchandise, you’ll find it all at Katy Perry’s official site.

    Music
  9. Haruki Murakami

    The official U.S. site of celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami invites readers to explore his books, tour his office, read interviews, and more.

    Authors
  10. L.A. Taco

    The people behind L.A. Taco are obsessed with Los Angeles. The indie publication was founded in 2006, mostly to document tacos and street art. The site now covers the Los Angeles food scene, music, galleries, festivals, and more.

    Art
  11. How to Write a Country Music Song: A Lesson from a Nashville Hit-Maker

    “The contemporary production of country music may be the purview of the rich and famous, but its origins come out of life in the heartland, from the shadows of desperation, poverty, and longing, from dark clouds with silver-linings, and from a humble self-awareness that is all too rare in America today.”

    Music
  12. The Lucid Album Preview

    Irish composer and musician Conor Walsh reflects on his minimalist musical style over the preview of the title track of his posthumous album, The Lucid. “I like the idea of conveying a lot through a little and conveying emotions through music without there being lyrics or a narrative.”

    Music
    Photo taken by Mark McGuinness in 2015, in the Dublin Mountains.
  13. Turkish Sunrise (Piano Composition)

    Check out Steven Zheng’s original piano composition, “Turkish Sunrise.”

    Art
    Photo by Stephan Seeber from Pexels
  14. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture
  15. How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights

    The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.

    Culture
    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.