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Lorde's brand of royalty

By Zoe Johnson | Dec. 23, 2013, 8:06 a.m. | In Music »

Everything about Lorde emanates confidence. (Lorde is a stage name; her real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor). From the unflinching way she stares out of music videos to the proud, knowledgeable words she sings to her persona, Lorde is captivating, and she knows it.


Kacey Musgraves' new country sound

By Zoe Johnson | Nov. 22, 2013, 5:33 p.m. | In Music »

To the delight of many of her fans, Musgraves won Best New Artist at the Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Nov. 6. Kacey Musgraves, who was nominated for six awards, released Same Trailer Different Park, her fourth album, earlier this year.


An epicenter of new rap

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 11, 2013, 1:49 p.m. | In Music »

They are part of the new hip-hop movement which is focused on returning rap to its golden age of great lyricists and great beats that are reminiscent of soul instead of electronic music. Although they are not part of mainstream music, most have had international tours and are gaining deserved popularity every day.


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Retrospective

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Oct. 30, 2013, 3:50 p.m. | In Music »

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for induction this year, and has opened voting here through December 10.


For Lou Reed, one last "Sunday Morning"

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Oct. 30, 2013, 9:32 a.m. | In Music »

This boy was adamant about Reed's greatness, and played me his best-known song, 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side." My taste in music has shifted and grown since then, but my respect and appreciation for Lou Reed has never diminished.


"Is Survived By" is highlight of the fall

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Oct. 21, 2013, 12:56 p.m. | In Music »

Since their inception in 2007, Los Angeles' Touché Amoré (TA) have been wailing away about the troubles they confront on a daily basis to the violent pounding of drums and roar of guitar.


A perfect soundtrack for your fall 2013

By Aidan Keys | Sept. 26, 2013, 8:07 a.m. | In Music »

It's time to get focused and stay warm. It's time to read a book, curl up on your couch and drink soothing tea. It's time to think deeply. That's why jazz music is the perfect soundtrack for fall.


"Electric Lady" dressed to impress

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Sept. 25, 2013, 9:12 p.m. | In Music »

Like a prism refracts a beam of light into a rainbow of different colors, so too does Janelle Monáe's newest album, "Electric Lady" refract contemporary R&B into two suites of all of R&B's cousins and progenitors: from free jazz to 60s girl groups to new wave and funk.


Pharrell Williams dominates this summer's hottest music

By Aidan Keys | Aug. 1, 2013, 1:34 p.m. | In Music »

Pharrell Williams is a super-genius here to save the summer. A superhero for the fate of popular music, he scoops the tracks he produces and lifts them to the very top of the Billboard charts, where he then broadcasts grooves to make the world dance.


The Blair Boogie: Local concerts this spring and summer

By Caroline Gabriel | April 19, 2013, 1:02 p.m. | In Music »

These are all popular artists whose concerts are sure to put you in a better mood. Whether you like the music or you do not know the musicians too well, the concert atmosphere is sure to put you in a good frame of mind. Keep reading if you are interested in attending shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live.


The Blair Boogie: The phases of Timberlake

By Melissa Arias | April 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m. | In Music »

Justin Timberlake has had quite a journey through the music business. From boy band to pop legend, Timberlake has a signature style and has made a name for himself with his 90's steeze.


The Blair Boogie: Dido's comeback

By Urvi Banerjee | April 5, 2013, 1:41 p.m. | In Music »

Step aside, pop singers. Renowned English singer-songwriter Dido Armstrong, also known simply as Dido, is back in the music scene and this time is tackling a brand new direction—electronic music.


The Blair Boogie: Drake drops "5AM in Toronto," tries to follow up unbelievable 2012

By Langston Taylor | March 8, 2013, 7:47 p.m. | In Music »

Can Drake maintain the historic prominence and success he reached in 2012? Listen to the rapper's new single below.


The Blair Boogie: Overplaying songs ruins good music

By Melissa Arias Caroline Gabriel | March 1, 2013, 12:58 p.m. | In Music »

Have you ever experienced loving a song for two hot seconds, until you hear it every time you turn on the radio? If the answer is yes (and it is), you have had something called an earworm.


The Blair Boogie: Hot Sugar can make music out of anything

By Emma Yeager | Feb. 22, 2013, 10:29 p.m. | In Music »

Breaking bottles, a cracking skull, the silence of a church and a rat's heartbeat: they're sounds familiar and foreign to us, and they've all been used by producer Nick Koenig, also known as Hot Sugar, to make melodies.


The Blair Boogie: The Harlem Shake takes over

By Melissa Arias | Feb. 15, 2013, 10:47 p.m. | In Music »

The Harlem Shake has taken over Youtube and social media sites for the past couple of days but even those who have watched the tons of Youtube videos out there mimicking it are a little bit unclear as to what it actually is.


The Blair Boogie: Up and coming artists

By Melissa Arias | Feb. 8, 2013, 1:59 p.m. | In Music »

This year, there will be many new artists battling to get to the top of the charts


The Blair Boogie: Justin makes a comeback

By Aanchal Johri | Jan. 26, 2013, 12:18 a.m. | In Music »

One of the top singles on iTunes is currently a new song by Justin. No, not Justin Bieber, but the legendary Justin Timberlake.


The Blair Boogie: Midterm playlist

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 11, 2013, 9:03 p.m. | In Music »

Here are some songs for you to listen to while you study or during breaks so that hopefully you will wake up on Monday morning just a little more calmed and motivated.


The Blair Boogie: Counseling for "Little Monsters"

By Grace Hill | Jan. 4, 2013, 7:39 p.m. | In Music »

Lady Gaga recently announced that she will be offering free therapy resources for her passionate fans during her upcoming tour.


The Blair Boogie: Ke$ha song taken off the Radio

By Temi Ibirogba | Dec. 28, 2012, 5:11 p.m. | In Music »

After the horrific events on Dec. 14 in which 20 first grade children and six adult staff members lost their lives in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, the hit song "Die Young" by Ke$ha was taken off the air.


The Blair Boogie: The top 10 pop Christmas songs, period.

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 21, 2012, 5:35 p.m. | In Music »

Let's talk Christmas music. Not carols, not hymns. Not "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "Come All Ye Faithful." In fact, nothing containing the word "ye" at all unless it's pronounced YAY and is referring to Kanye West.


The Blair Boogie: Getting the Led out in the new millennium

By Sam Lewando | Nov. 30, 2012, 11:23 p.m. | In Music »

On December 10. 2007, Led Zeppelin performed for the just the fourth time in over three decades, and the first time since 1995 at a benefit concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.


The Blair Boogie: No one's thankful for this auto-tune

By Melissa Arias Lily Gates | Nov. 23, 2012, 5:28 p.m. | In Music »

Just when you thought the era of tweens producing viral videos of meaningless songs was over, Nicole Westbrook comes along with her single "It's Thanksgiving."


The Blair Boogie: Beats from across the pond

By Urvi Banerjee | Nov. 16, 2012, 10:21 p.m. | In Music »

Last Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards, an event which commemorates the most popular music videos in Europe whether continental or international, there was plenty of Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber.

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