McNally Smith College of Music closing due to lack of funds
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In a letter to faculty, college president Harry Chalmiers said "our employment has ended and the college is being closed at the end of the semester," Dec. 20.
“There’s only one Napalm Death”: Jello Biafra on the grind legends | Decibel Magazine
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We chatted with legendary punk vocalist Jello Biafra for our new Napalm Death special issue. Here's more from that conversation.
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans Take Marriage Cues from Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
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"Morgan read they have a rule. Whether she's shooting a movie or he's touring, they always see each other every two weeks," Ballerini tells PEOPLE
The Sound of Modern Pop Peaked This Year — and Now It Needs to Change
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In an effort to be everything to everybody, big singles are marching toward “pop centrism.”
Neill Jameson’s 2017 Year-End Clearance Sale | Decibel Magazine
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Krieg's Neill Jameson recounts the good and the not-so-good that occurred in 2017.
Music promoter dangled possible Putin meeting for Trump during campaign
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The offer came as publicist Rob Goldstone urged Trump to attend a Russian magnate?s birthday party in 2015.
Misfits are making you lock up your phone at their reunion shows
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They're using the same Yondr phone pouch that Dave Chappelle did at his recent Radio City residency.
NYPD says it is reviewing rape claims against Russell Simmons
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The music mogul has denied what he called "these horrific accusations"
Dolly Parton recalls the first time she saw the 'good-looking' Glen Campbell
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Dolly Parton and Alice Cooper remember their friend and iconic singer/TV Host Glen Campbell.
10 Albums That Made 2017 Brighter
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World Cafe's Talia Schlanger picks 10 records that made the world feel more colorful. They aren't happier records necessarily — they do infuse the grayscale of newsprint with the chroma of dreams.
Bane's World Is Making Mellow, Jazzy Pop Songs In His Long Beach Garage
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Get familiar with the Tyler, The Creator-cosigned artist and his self-described "dreamy, jazzy, pop" music.
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Jarun ? Sporysz
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In metal, there is no combination with more potential than that of black metal and prog. Something about this blend?
Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2017
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It's been a year of complacency deferred and sleeping giants roused. So it's only natural that much of 2017's best music would reflect that tumult, albeit in radically different ways.
Why Rupi Kaur and Her Peers Are the Most Popular Poets in the World
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It’s less the content than the plain conversational style that gets Instapoets’ work dismissed as “not real poetry.”
The Music Scene Has a Drugging Problem
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Recently, famous musicians like Dr. Luke, CeeLo Green, and the Gaslamp Killer have been publicly accused of using date rape drugs. But it’s important to remember that drugging occurs at all levels of the music industry, as The Fader notes in its report on the horrifyingly common practice of drugging in the music community.
Bastl's tiny, patchable Kastle now more durable, sounds better - CDM Create Digital Music
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The tiny, 80 Euro, 8-bit Kastle synth from Bastl just got better. A 1.5 revision updates the case, sound, and features.
Azar Swan: Breaking Open a Beautiful Machine
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The story behind the duo's new album, Savage Exile
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Herbie Hancock once said music is ?an art form that happens to transcend language?, but British and US audiences still take some convincing before they connect to a non-English language song.
The music videos from 2017 that we most need you to watch
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A very special One Video, with 10 videos
The National throwing their own ?Homecoming? festival in Cincinnati
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The National will be performing ”completely different” sets each night, and they're curating a lineup that will feature over 20 artists.
Dean Ween Hosts Guest-Filled Invitational In New Hope: Videos & Setlist
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Watch highlights aplenty from a wild night in New Hope as 3/5th of Ween and many others performed at Dean Ween's 'The Invitational Jam.'
Robin Hilton's Top 10 Albums Of 2017
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2017 was a year of chronic whiplash, not only for the ceaseless horror show of news headlines, but for the overwhelming number of great albums and songs that were released.
40 Pop Culture Masterpieces You Missed This Year While the World Burned
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All the movies, TV, music, comedy, and spray-painted dicks that snuck by while everything sucked.
2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Shannon
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For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15
Frank Zappa's Famed 1973 'The Roxy Performances' To Be Released As 7-CD Box Set
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A collection Frank Zappa fans have been hoping would be released for the past 44 years is finally coming.
Elastic FX lets you route and morph 32 effects on iOS, for $7 - CDM Create Digital Music
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It looks a bit like what would happen if an iPad, a KAOSS Pad, and a plug-in folder had a love child. It?s the new iOS app from the makers of Elastic Drums. Elastic Drums already had won fans as the indie-developed drum synth / production app released by Mouse on Mars. And inside Elastic ?
Psycho Las Vegas 2018 very initial lineup: Witchcraft, Goblin, High on Fire, more
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The awesome, annual Psycho Las Vegas festival will return in 2018 from August 17-19. The full lineup will feature over 70 acts and it's far from being announced, but the fest is revealing a few acts today...
My Favorite Things About Pop Music in 2017
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Latin crossover, regional rap, and Jay-Z’s performance of “4:44” were standouts in a year that was woefully short on big cultural events.
SoundCloud's New Leader Is Focused On The Fundamentals
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Kerry Trainor, who replaced co-founder Alex Ljung as CEO in August, tells NPR that SoundCloud is not trying to compete with Spotify, saying creators are his main focus.
Chris' Top 15 Albums Of 2017 - Metal Injection
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All fifteen spots are the same album.
How Retail Brands Use Music to Generate More Sales
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This is today's Muzak and retailers are banking on it for more sales. HowStuffWork looks at what role music plays in marketing big brands.