Music Filter
  1. Why Did American Music Festivals Almost Disappear in the 1970s and ’80s?

    In the 1970s, music festivals went “from cultural phenomena to endangered species.” We’re in a new golden age of live music now, but what happened in the interim?

    Culture
  2. What Is the Most Nostalgic Song of All Time?

    “A simple question, posed at eight o’clock on a Saturday night. I got 5,000 comments back.” At the Village Voice, Mikel Jollett writes on music’s power to evoke memory and a sense of loss.

    Commentary
  3. Food Fidelity

    Marwin Brown, the creator of Food Fidelity, shares modern, health-conscious soul-food recipes inspired by his love of music and informed by African diaspora culinary traditions.

    Cooking
  4. Music
  5. Glorious Noise

    One of the longest-running music blogs out there — with archives stretching all the way back to 2001 — Glorious Noise publishes reviews of new music and music videos, spanning a wide, eclectic range of genres.

    Culture
  6. Conor Walsh Music

    The posthumous website of minimalist composer Conor Walsh from Swinford, County Mayo, shares his music, which was inspired by the wild landscapes in the West of Ireland.

    Music
    Photo by Mark McGuinness
  7. 50 Best Albums of the Year 2017, Ranked

    “I will always be an album guy. . . . there simply is no musical experience quite like a brilliant album listened to from start to finish.” At N.B.G.V, Eóin Donnelly offers his thorough, passionate take on his favorite albums, including Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Cigarettes After Sex’s eponymous debut, and dvsn’s Morning After.

    Music
  8. Saving Country Music

    Saving Country Music’s purpose is spelled out in its name: news, opinion, reviews, artist profiles, music history, and the always-popular off-color pop-country bashing.

    Music
    Photo by Frank Kehren via Flickr
  9. The 20 Best Albums of 2017 According to Bandcamp Daily

    Discover some of the most exciting, under-the-radar music of the past year, lovingly curated by the Bandcamp Daily team.

    Culture
  10. We Got Lucky: My Life with Tom Petty

    Silas House remembers Tom Petty: “We embraced strangers and threw our heads back and sang. This was a kind of church, too, I thought. A room full of love in a way I’d never experienced before.”

    Music
  11. Art
    Photo by Andrew Boyle
  12. We Close Tonight

    “Have a read, have some fun and find some new music. Simple.” Editors Ciarán, Jake, and Will review and interview the best unsigned and independent bands in the UK.

    Interviews
  13. Ghost Story by Andrew Wrangell

    In honor of Halloween, composer Andrew Wrangell is serving up some original, orchestral horror music along with a scary story: “Let me tell you a chilling tale…”

    Music
  14. Canadian expat Matthew Barlow remembers Gord Downie: “But, in telling us our stories back to us in a way no one ever had, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip made us proud to be Canadian.”

    Music
  15. One Day Music Came

    “There was something in the tones, between the tones that made the world seem like a better place, the sky a bit bluer, the problems lighter to carry.” The writer and illustrator at Fictionspawn Monsters tells a tale in which music brings hope and joy.

    Fiction