bands

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

  • Sammi Curran
    Published 10 months ago
    Celebrating Kim Seokjin: Awake and Epiphany

    Celebrating Kim Seokjin: Awake and Epiphany

    An amazing thing about BTS is that they have one of the most talented vocalists in the business who seems to get the least amount of lines. Kim Seokjin, the oldest member of the Korean boy band, is everything you could want in a person. He’s funny, thoughtful, a great cook, a talented singer, and of course, there’s his nickname Worldwide Handsome.
  • Nicola P. Young
    Published 10 months ago
    Best Steampunk Bands

    Best Steampunk Bands

    Steampunk music is tough to characterize. It combines aspects of historicism with aspects of futurism, overlapping with recent musical genres such as dark wave, new age, and synth-pop music, but it also combines elements of haunting historicism, using orchestral instruments, Oriental practices, Gothicism, and other elements uncommonly seen in any other musical genre today. Due to the nature of the genre, the best steampunk bands don't all sound alike, and in fact can be hard to classify at all.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 10 months ago
    The Tide Is High with Blondie

    The Tide Is High with Blondie

    This band had everyone dancing and singing along. Blondie is an American rock band which was established by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. They were looked upon as pioneers in early new wave and punk music in America. The band mixed up the sounds of pop, disco, rap, and even reggae. It was actually the Mercer Arts Center music scene that inspired Chris Stein to form the band and Debbie Harry had previously been a member of a folk-rock band called Wind in the Willows.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 10 months ago
    Love X Stereo Brings Electro Rock from South Korea

    Love X Stereo Brings Electro Rock from South Korea

    Love X Stereo plays an electro-rock sound that is heavily influenced by punk and alternative music of the 1990s. Based in Seoul, Love X Stereo makes the rounds in America and was last in the US with their third album, Glow. As such, the duo is not shy about their ability to get audiences dancing with the proficient use of the synthesizer. But techno pop songs like "Fly Over" and "Lose to Win," which uplift either way, start as simplistically as any unplugged artist with inspiration.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 10 months ago
    BIGBANG | Favorite Ranking

    BIGBANG | Favorite Ranking

    I want to start with a brief disclaimer. This is just my opinion and you may or may not agree with it, which is fine. My favorite BIGBANG member has changed a lot since 2015, when I started listening and learning more about K-pop. However, this list reflects on who my favorite member is at the moment. In part, the reason why I noticed them was because BuzzFeed made of video where the Try Guys reacted to K-pop. However, many other factors brought me to listen to BIGBANG and K-pop in general, which I list below.
  • Nathan Richer
    Published 10 months ago
    Why Did Moose Blood Go on Hiatus?

    Why Did Moose Blood Go on Hiatus?

    Moose Blood was a pop-punk band from the UK. They formed in 2012, and released their first demo CD that same year. They started gaining some traction in the local music scene. By 2014, the band had announced that their first full-length album would be released on No Sleep Records. That album was called, I’ll Keep you in Mind, From Time to Time, and it charted at number 45 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. In 2016, the band had already gained a worldwide following. They were touring the world and were selling out shows in which they were the headliner. They seemed to be heading for big things, and their popularity was only getting larger. Then, in 2016, they announced they would be signing to Hopeless Records (an esteemed and popular record company in that scene), and releasing their sophomore album. That album did even better than their first. The single, "Honey," was nominated for a Kerrang! award. I would not consider myself a fan of this band, but I was happy to see how well they were doing. Any band in the modern alternative scene having success gave me hope for the future of the genre. Then seemingly out of nowhere, they kicked Glenn Harvey, their longtime drummer, out of the band. They clarified that he was accused of sending an unsolicited picture to a woman back in 2015. The band released a statement, saying,
  • Tom Prendergast
    Published 10 months ago
    'Transparency': Why Brockhampton Is So Important

    'Transparency': Why Brockhampton Is So Important

    I've been thinking a lot about Brockhampton.
  • Autamn W
    Published 11 months ago
    5 K-Pop Girl Groups You Should Be Listening To

    5 K-Pop Girl Groups You Should Be Listening To

    Hello! Welcome to another of my K-Pop suggestion lists!
  • Autamn W
    Published 11 months ago
    5 K-Pop Boybands You Should Be Listening To

    5 K-Pop Boybands You Should Be Listening To

    K-Pop has been rapidly taking over Western popular culture. With BTS breaking through to the American music industry while still maintaining their own style, and most importantly their own language, Western pop culture has been opening its eyes and ears to Korean music. That being said, there are a lot of people jumping onto the bandwagon. Well, the fans who have long-since been apart of the K-Pop world are here to help. Here, I offer you my top five song suggestions from Korean boybands to help you break into the K-Pop world. I've offered a wide selection of different genres, and styles from different backgrounds in the Korean music industry.
  • Lexi Cowie
    Published 11 months ago
    5 Seconds Of Summer

    5 Seconds Of Summer

    5 Seconds Of Summer is a four-member band: Luke Hemmings, lead vocalist and guitarist, Michael Clifford, lead guitarist and vocalist, Calum Hood, lead bassist and vocalist, and Ashton Irwin, lead drummer and vocalist. Each member has a precise role in all of their songs.
  • felicity -
    Published 11 months ago
    BTS and Their Impact on My Life

    BTS and Their Impact on My Life

    Hi. I want to talk about something that I’m sure others have done before. BTS. Yeah, that K-Pop band. But more about their impact on my life. The whole love yourself series, and love myself/speak yourself project too.
  • Mark McConville
    Published 11 months ago
    Being As An Ocean - Bashful But Honest Words Carried In Music: A Feature

    Being As An Ocean - Bashful But Honest Words Carried In Music: A Feature

    By rightfully pushing the written word to its limits, Californian band Being As An Ocean is a true advocate for rough around the edges music that pulsates and connects with listeners. They have also been placed into categories, but don’t feel like they fit a particular mold. They’re unique, although many people will say that the act’s sound is drenched in post-hard-core dramatics.