bands

Rock n' roll, boy bands, jazz trios, and more; the greats, newbies, and forgotten icons who create our favorite groups.

  • Jasmine Morris
    Published 2 days ago
    The Most Epic Rock & Metal Bands

    The Most Epic Rock & Metal Bands

    There are way too many bands out there that sound the same, but are on the front page of Kerrang magazines, on all the commercialised rock and metal websites, and print media, but how many bands that don't shout inaudible noise into a mic for four minutes that has no emotional and musical depth do you actually know of?
  • Peter Frank Santovito
    Published 18 days ago
    Music Biz 101

    Music Biz 101

    Ever since I watched The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and be in Life. A Musician, a Songwriter, a Performer. Little did I know how long and hard the road would be. I started banging on pots, pans, cardboard boxes or on anything that sounded like a drum. Whenever a song title, idea or concept seeped into my mind, I wrote it down on paper, napkins, or even scraps of paper, whatever I could find. As a boy of 13 or 14, I remember having shoeboxes filled with scraps of papers with song titles I came up with. One day, my grammar school buddies and I got together to do our first music jam. I had just bought a snare drum, while my friends played on acoustic guitars. We would listen to records by our favs: The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Dave Clark 5, The Hollies, The British Invasion groups, The Zombies, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Santana, The Bee Gees, The Young Rascals. Then we moved on to more elaborate groups and artists: Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Bob Dylan, Jeff Beck, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, and in between, all of the Motown artists, along with so many Musicians, Songwriters and Artists that it is impossible to list them all.
  • Miranieva Buen
    Published about a month ago
    Undecided Says "Hello"

    Undecided Says "Hello"

    I've known Undecided for quite some time. Their name is easy to remember and they've got an active channel and Instagram account. Sometimes, when I'd see them in my feed, I'd like their posts, watch some videos of theirs, and then proceed to play their music on repeat.
  • Catie Consolo
    Published 2 months ago
    SoCal Artists You Need to Check-Out Right Now

    SoCal Artists You Need to Check-Out Right Now

    The music industry is a tough one due to its complexity, demands, and variety of listener interests and talents. "Making it big" takes a lot longer than you might think, and doesn't always look like how we expect it. Nowadays, it simply is not enough to know how to sing or play an instrument. Musical artists need to have a working knowledge of how to use their voice, instruments, social media, sound engineering, public relations, and more. As the general listener, we rarely have the opportunity to see the grueling hours of work that go into the finished product we experience.
  • Tom Baker
    Published 2 months ago
    Audio Excreta

    Audio Excreta

    I've recorded noise and musique concrète recordings for over fifteen years, working under ironic monikers such as "Extreme Volume Pop" and "Meat Glue." Yet, I actually know very little about the genre, the "scene," (such as it is), nor have I ever performed live or been to a "noise show." I know the various artists strictly through message forums and trading packages. Over the years, sending packages of cassettes (noise people often still use old-fashioned audio cassettes) to foreign locales has cost me a small fortune. But, these people give as good as they receive: I've gotten presents from people as far away as Serbian and Chile, Australia and England, and the Netherlands. In some cases, these were expensive gifts.
  • amanda mollett
    Published 3 months ago
    "Not Ready To Make Nice"

    "Not Ready To Make Nice"

    Have you ever heard the song by Dixie Chicks called "Not Ready To Make Nice"? Do you know the story behind the song? I recently heard this song, and it was not what I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be one of those country songs about breakups or cheating. So, I had heard if it but never listened to it. One day I was listening to some songs and it popped up, and I heard some of it before being able to change it, and I thought to myself, "Hmmm... okay I am going to give this a real listen." So I played it back from the beginning, and it really hit home with me.
  • Fit of Aggression
    Published 3 months ago
    Blues on Fire

    Blues on Fire

    Sometimes the blues will take care of everything and every mood. Sometimes, you need to crank up the volume, turn on the metal, and blend the blues and heavy metal in to something new. No one speaks to the pain I sometimes feel better than Chad Grey of the bands Mudvayne and Hellyeah. Whether its lyrics from Mudvayne or Hellyeah, the lyrics speak to my soul, and his music, along with his soul-piercing words bring me from the dark back to the light. As a songwriter myself, I have taken more inspiration from him than any other person. Just his ability to vocalize his interpretation of the war that resides in a lot of us makes me understand I’m not alone, and that sometimes the darkness in my world is actually an excuse to roll over and look at the stars. A million times thank you for being an external voice and a visualization of the world I call my own. Beneath the skin and broken skull, I see me free from this cage. Don’t forget the motives that burn, and the silent screams of rage. When I fall from where I stand, I soon will start to rise. This defeat you see upon my face, is only a disguise.
  • Michael Bonner
    Published 3 months ago
    Unsung: 90s Male R&B Groups (Part 2)

    Unsung: 90s Male R&B Groups (Part 2)

    For those of you who felt we just scratched the surface of looked-over R&B groups from the last article, you are absolutely right. 90s R&B music was such a self-contained world from 1991 to 1996 that many acts experienced true fame and success without breaking into the "mainstream." Besides Troop, A Few Good Men, and Portrait here are some more groups that deserve respect for what they brought to black music.
  • Shareen Kaheaku
    Published 3 months ago
    My First Friday Gig Downtown Honolulu

    My First Friday Gig Downtown Honolulu

    It was the First Friday I had ever attended. They had already banned drinking in the streets. The location was downtown Hotel Street. This was Hawaii's red-light district once. They opened up clubs, bars, and restaurants again. The streets were packed with party goers. I had one of my nieces and nephews passing out flyers. We had a little spot inside the club, where my other niece, Lela, was selling hotdogs and sushi. The bands lined up were the Winners of the Maitai Rumble, Jahlivity, Trish's band, and my friend’s son was supposed to be the DJ. He was hanging with his girlfriend in the crowd. We were having technical difficulties. The sound guy offered by the club decided to show up late. Someone pulled one of the main chords. I guess it was someone from a previous promotion, who didn't make the club money. So, out of spite, he decided to sabotage the show. Trish Nalei did her thing without the band and without sounds. She started jamming with her ukulele. She managed to keep the people in the club. She saved the show. I appreciate her. The band that came with her was quite mad that time didn't allow them to play.
  • FOUNDRY13 Music
    Published 3 months ago
    Should Artists Experiment With Multiple Genres or Keep to One?

    Should Artists Experiment With Multiple Genres or Keep to One?

    We all love certain artists with their individual styles and ways like Imagine Dragons and their powerful and heavy drums, or Twenty-One Pilots with Tyler Joseph's distinct voice, which can be heard immediately within all of their songs. But what would happen if these artists experimented with their definitive genres and styles... what would happen?
  • Momma Sez
    Published 3 months ago
    Music Marketing 101—It's Easy Like That

    Music Marketing 101—It's Easy Like That

    Are you an impeccably awesome musician? Do you have a band oozing with talent and energy? Well, if your answer is yes, and yes again, following some music marketing strategies, can take your band to the next level.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 3 months ago
    Red Velvet Beauty Ranking

    Red Velvet Beauty Ranking

    Disclaimer: this list or ranking does not intend to degrade the beauty of certain members just because they place last on certain eras. All members are beautiful, and have their own charm and talent. However, depending on the concept, makeup, and outfits used during certain eras, these fit certain members better than than others; making her beauty stand out more than the rest. I tried to include all their music videos, even when Yeri was not part of the group, and those that they didn't promote actively. Japanese releases were also included. I apologize before hand if I forgot any music videos.