This year’s Rocktown beer festival will feature 36 different breweries and cideries.
Following suit of his lead single “Humble”and diss track “The Heart Part Four,” Lamar’s only disappointment for the album was the delayed release date.
Maslanka’s repertoire includes eight symphonies, 17 concertos, over 50 wind band pieces and many more pieces for assorted instrumentations.
John Mayer's “The Search for Everything” is an album that truly embodies a “breakup album.”
Booming music and neon lights made the large auditorium of Wilson Hall feel like a nightclub when students gathered to see Cash Cash and Kap Slap perform.
Joey Bada$$ isn't compromising his sound for commercial success, but spends the entire album calling out America for its enduring systemic racism.
On “Pure Comedy,” we hear Josh Tillman’s, A.K.A. Father John Misty's, ruminations on his fans, success and position in the entertainment industry.
Many band breakups have shaken the music industry in its entirety, while others slide under our radar, barely catching attention from the media. In recent years, we’ve seen some of the worst breakups and have had to say goodbye to some of the most influential bands in this history of music.
“Memories, Do Not Open” (MDNO) creates a compelling intermingling of sound that drives the listener to want to get up and dance.
Free is a college student’s favorite word. Madipalooza provides free food, entertainment and swag. But only if you beat the crowds. Here are some tips to make the most out of this year’s festival:
Harrisonburg's annual DIY music festival, MACROCK, is only a few days away. In anticipation of the festival, we highlight some of the top artists.
Sofar Sounds, which recently came to Harrisonburg, creates intimate concert settings. The catch, however, is that the venue is secret and space is limited.
Local resident Patrick Fitzgerald, who uses the stage persona of Liquid Projections, mixes oils and paints during live music performances.
Bob Dylan is known for his lyrical accuracy and his ability to command a live performance. His extreme gift as an artist lies in his lyrics.
Fans and hip-hop junkies alike were on the edges of their seats earlier in the day when Lamar wiped his Instagram clean and posted a cryptic image of the Roman numeral “IV” in white type on a black, leathery background.
Khalid's album is a dreamy, spacy project in which '60s soul meets contemporary R&B, presented by a smartphone-obsessed crooner for the internet age.
At this point in Drake’s career, you either love his music or you hate it. It’s hard to find someone who lies in between.
Despite the unique quality of each song, Ed Sheeran somehow manages to artfully blend each piece into a cohesive collection.
The Dirty Projectors is an indie project rooted in contradiction. Dave Longstreth, the frontman and principle songwriter, has one foot based in lofty realm of high art, while another dwells in the mass appeal of low art.
By the latest count Adams has released 17 albums and eight EPs since 2000. Within this trove of content there are equal instances of innovative triumphs and pretentious failures. But Adams’ latest album “Prisoner” falls into the triumph category of his conflicted discography.
On Friday, Future dropped his new self-titled album. Sporting no features and clocking in at just over an hour, Future fans surely rejoiced, but should everyone else?
he Nighthawks, veterans of blues, played in front of a sold out crowd at Clementine Cafe Saturday night, and treated its fans to a set of new originals and blues standards alike.
The Orwells released its third studio album “Terrible Human Beings” on Friday after spending two and a half years working on it.
After a year of playing covers and working on original songs, the band’s first year culminated with its first show in the basement of a friend’s townhouse in Springfield.
Hotel Appalachia started because the members of the local bluegrass band Shenandoah Alley needed a space to record their music and other side projects.
The new music of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness teleports you to the middle of the concrete jungle, with skyscrapers towering above you, the Brooklyn Bridge in the background and a barrage of taxi horns and subway cars whirling past in an interconnected loop.
Since its beginning Cloud Nothings has always pushed the envelope on the broad definition of mainstream indie-rock. With each successive album the band added new layers of refinement and innovation.
Singer-songwriter Erica Lashley plays the drums for her boyfriend, Ethan Wilson’s, band, Lilac Sun, while Wilson is the drummer for her band, missangelbird.
Here's a list of the best love songs that'll make you want to belt them out in the shower.
Many know American R&B singer and songwriter Frank Ocean because of his successful “Channel Orange” album, but Ocean has a hidden gem: his mixtape, “Nostalgia, Ultra.”
I had a feeling I was going to like the halftime show before it even started. I’ve been a fan of Gaga since “The Fame” and have continued to follow her music to the present day.
Floss performed at JMU through the University Program Board’s Spotlight Series, which typically brings alternative musical acts, rather than hip-hop and rap artists. Floss is the first rap act to be brought to TDU in over five years.
Whether or not you know, Migos is all around you.
Wednesday night, award-winning pianist and composer Daniel Kelly brought his latest installment to his series “Rakonto” to the Forbes Center, titled “Rakonto: Voices from the Valley.”
Different Virginia bands will play to support Planned Parenthood in response to the recent election and upcoming inauguration.
The song, “Cigarettes in Her Eyes” by VAGUE003 (feat. 333) has 200,000 plays on SoundCloud and was No. 2 on the charts, right next to Milky Chance at No.1.
The two began their weekly residency this semester at the Artful Dodger last week, and will look to continue to bring a high-energy party downtown each Thursday night.
When fresh-faced artists produce a universally well-received first album, rivaling it becomes a daunting task.
Donald Glover, a 33-year-old wonder talent also known by his rap alias Childish Gambino, is an impetus of cultural masterpiece and has been for a decade.
The man who sold the world. These six words can only refer to the life of one man: David Bowie.
While we were learning to drive and struggling to define a moment in 140 characters, You Me At Six captured the ears of major record labels and England’s airwaves.
Check out the best songs of the year.
On Saturday, Dec. 31, Versen’s well-loved program will culminate with his final stint as “the Professah.”
Here are five albums I believe rose above the rest, but didn’t receive the exposure they deserved.
That’s where great art comes in, particularly in books, movies and music — elements that force us to think and feel about our current reality in ways that pulse multiple muscles and pathways in our brains.
Wilson Hall buzzed with anticipation and a small group of students from all different backgrounds came together to enjoy indie pop band Smallpools and Northern Virginia-based band Sub-Radio.
Tonight at 7 p.m., the six-piece indie pop/rock band Sub-Radio will take the stage in Wilson Hall before Smallpools.
Frequently rocking black tracksuits and spitting dark lyrics in a hyperactive fervor, rapper Skepta’s music is full of an intensity and grit fittingly described as “Grime.”
On Thursday, JMU hosted the recital of Miriam Sabba and Jan Michael Horstmann, an operatic duo from Germany. Sabba is a soprano vocalist and Horstmann accompanied her on the piano. Dorothy Maddison, an associate professor in the College of Music, has known the duo for years.