What Is The New America?

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In a world laden with the rather surface level lyrics of the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber, Jessicah Lahitou asks songwriters for more. She finds some solace in Halsey’s New Americana.

Jason Isbell: “Something More Than Free”

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Jesse Kornbluth, on opening up to country—and also to a stunning young artist with powerful songs.

The Beatles, Help! and the Creation of the Modern British Man


In the film “Help!”, The Beatles subverted traditional symbols of masculinity and showcased the social changes men saw in the 1960s.

Want to Help Your Children with Literacy and Brain Development? Try Music!


Kids might think music lessons are a waste of time. But musical training has been shown to improve literacy, memory, learning and verbal intelligence.

Former Whitesnake Drummer Plays A Tribute To Rush On A Speedbag

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Why would he do this? Because the dude has rhythm and keeps fit!

Men Singing about Fidelity: New in Pop Radio

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Dr. Andrew Smiler discusses the oddity of a pop song that describes a man refusing a hookup.

Meet The Subway Singer Behind One Of The UK’s Biggest Dance Hits

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Damon C. Scott’s underground story that is changing music and lives.

Are You Just One of The Boys?

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Why is being “Just one of the boys” a bad thing?

Bowie and Gender Transgression – What a Drag


David Bowie has long confounded us with enigmatic acts of gender transgression, with gestures and personas drawn from Hollywood stars, literature and avant-garde art. That flame still burns brightly.

Unleashing the Tiger

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How giving the middle finger to fears of being too big and too loud freed his bodysoul to create authentically.

Busy Guy Doesn’t Have Time To Practice The Recorder And Beatboxing Separately


… Or has he finally found “the New Style” that is ever elusive for musicians?

So How Do You Redefine Jazz? Listen to Keith Jarrett

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Jesse Kornbluth on ‘The Koln Concert’: A CD claimed to redefine jazz.

Songs the CIA Used to Torture People

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Brave New Films has a new playlist for us.

Three Life Lessons Ornette Coleman Taught Me

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Teenagers always have someone they look up to, someone they wanna emulate, someone who inspires them.

Records So Good We Bought Them Again (And Again)


Ken Goldstein shares a list of classic albums worth listening to – multiple times.