pop culture

Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.

  • Sarah Loyd
    Published 12 months ago
    Are Memes Now the Key to Making Successful Music?

    Are Memes Now the Key to Making Successful Music?

    The internet loves memes, and music seems to love memes too. Hit songs and trending memes are starting to go hand in hand with one another. It's as if one can't survive without the other. This makes a person wonder if the key to making successful music is creating a successful meme. Well, that's at least the theory I have.
  • Jaden Bricker
    Published 12 months ago
    Shut Up About Phones at Concerts

    Shut Up About Phones at Concerts

    Go to any live performance of an artist from thirty years ago or more and you’ll see that one comment. In fact, you’ll see several comments just like this one.
  • Kendall Earl
    Published 12 months ago
    Respect for BTS and ARMY

    Respect for BTS and ARMY

    With worldwide superstars BTS appearing on multiple shows and speaking at the UN; the world's attention has been on ARMY and the band. The Love Yourself Campaign was created to fight violence and promote confidence in oneself. The campaign has not only gained millions of outspoken supporters; it has also raised over a million dollars, thanks to BTS donating a percentage of their sales of the love yourself series to the campaign. Several news stations, both local and nationwide, have reported on the impact that BTS has made. However, as BTS has made the minds of the general public change, there are still many people who do not fully understand the impact of the multi award winning group.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 12 months ago
    10 Underrated BTS Songs

    10 Underrated BTS Songs

    BTS has no shortage of songs. They have new albums more frequently than it is humanly possible. Thanks to this, we get a barrage of BTS hits quite often, along with multiple music videos to accompany the feature songs. However, that also means there are a whole host of songs that miss the spotlight they deserve. Of course, if you ask me, all BTS songs are good, but there are some that are criminally underrated. These songs, though they fly under the radar, hold meaning in the BTS storyline that their music has told since day one; how to value both yourself and the people around you. I didn’t really include any songs from the new Love Yourself albums because of how new and popular they are. More and more people fall in love with BTS and each song as a result gets more famous. I wanted to shed light on the earlier songs that newer fans may not have gotten around to yet. From the debut days to their current superstar status, these are ten BTS songs that deserve your attention.
  • Rebecca
    Published 12 months ago
    Why People Need to Stop Criticizing White Rappers

    Why People Need to Stop Criticizing White Rappers

    Lately, we've all seen a ton of divide among everyone about race. This argument has been especially highlighted because of all the police brutality, new president, and immigration laws.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published about a year ago
    EXO | Favorite Ranking

    EXO | Favorite Ranking

    I must begin by stating that I only included the nine members that are part of the current member line. When I really started getting into K-pop and found out of EXO, there were already nine members. Later, while doing research on the group, I found out three previous members had left the group. I know many of you still consider that EXO is twelve members, but since I didn’t get to see the rest of the members’ charisma, I will just stick with the current nine members.
  • Heerin Park
    Published about a year ago
    K-Pop Songs to Feel Better

    K-Pop Songs to Feel Better

    K-pop is a genre that is the generalized term for Korean pop. Although there are such things as K-rock and K-indie and such. But overall a lot of people generalize it as K-pop. And like western music, there are certain songs that would make someone happy, sad, angry, etc. And because K-pop is my favorite genre... here are the top ten songs that I listen to so I could feel better. Please note, this list is compiled of songs that personally make me feel better.
  • Heerin Park
    Published about a year ago
    KCON'18NY

    KCON'18NY

    So earlier this year, I actually experienced my first KCON ever. No I didn't go to the concert if you're wondering. Mostly because it was already sold out when I was planning to go. But that's okay because I did get to see a group that I've been wanting to see for a really long time without having to go to the concert.
  • Blake O'Connor
    Published about a year ago
    The 13 Trippiest Electronic Music Videos You Need to See

    The 13 Trippiest Electronic Music Videos You Need to See

    Electronic music is often associated with altered states of consciousness. Distortion, surrealism, full-on abstraction, or psychedelic animation describe the variations of creative characteristics for the trippiest electronic music videos. Each of the characteristics take inspiration from electronic music's roots, from the mystical dance floors of raves. Lasers, fog, and light shows interact with ravers alternative state of conscious to create surreal experiences. Many of the artists and directors listed below likely experienced something similar and created these videos to capture that state-of-mind, bringing it the world. However, watching these videos alone is not enough to properly prepare you, so make sure to know these things before your first rave.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published about a year ago
    20 Most Difficult Songs to Sing

    20 Most Difficult Songs to Sing

    The music industry may be marketed pretty heavily, but all the big-label marketing in the world can't make up for a good voice. Even with record labels like EMI behind you, you'll still need an amazing voice to make sure that you have the success you want in a career in music.
  • Emily
    Published about a year ago
    Music: Culture and Soul

    Music: Culture and Soul

    Music. The most important thing in the world (apart from breathing of course). But in this age of auto tuning and technology so advanced that no musicians have gone near it, I struggle to think of what music will soon become.
  • Laura Klonowski
    Published about a year ago
    Sarah Darling Asks Fans for Album Title Ideas

    Sarah Darling Asks Fans for Album Title Ideas

    Sarah Darling is a much loved country music artist from Iowa. The 35-year-old songstress has been living and working in Nashville since she was 19 and over the past two years she has become a treasured part of the UK Country scene.