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Surfer Blood: 10 Songs We’re Listening To Right Now

Surfer Blood just embarked on their big ol' fall tour, but Thom Fekete and Kevin Williams still managed to spare some time for Pigeons and Planes. The guys shared their recently played list, and it's filled... Read more »

Tory Lanez: 10 Albums That Changed My Life

Tory Lanez is from Toronto, but it may only be a matter of time before everyone in America knows his name. If you ask him, that's the goal. He raps, sings, produces, and writes all his... Read more »

15 of the Best Falsettos in Music Right Now

In Italy during the mid 16th Century, an entirely new kind of vocalist began to emerge due to the popularity of falsetto–the castrato. Castrati were men with the voices of angels. Their light, airy, falsetto tones... Read more »

Premiere: The Wheelers – “Tarantino”

The Wheelers hail from what they call the “Lonely Midwest of America”, a place commonly known as Iowa. The garage-rock outfit’s new self-titled LP, is out on the July 9 and we’re happy to debut their... Read more »

Kool A.D.: 10 Songs I’m Listening To Right Now

Kool A.D. let us know what's currently in rotation, and his choices are some of the most interesting we've seen yet. Jumping from UGK into Lou Reed, his selection is as eclectic and on point as... Read more »

Heems: 10 Songs I’m Listening To Right Now

Himanshu Suri is easily one of the most interesting people in hip-hop. Better known as Heems, the Queens native makes up one-third of the artists formerly known as Das Racist. Apart from the whole rapper thing,... Read more »

The 25 Best College Radio Stations

Nobody listens to radio anymore, right? Spotify this, Rhapsody that... there’s a large and growing number of internet streaming services that offer personalized stations, DJ-free programming, and hours upon hours of static-free listening bliss. Why would... Read more »

Video: Frightened Rabbit – “Today’s Cross”

You ever have one of those days where you’ve gotta get something done, but every time you try and make some progress you something distracts you, or you get drawn in by that bottle of Jameson... Read more »

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Signs Kylie Minogue

Today’s non sequitur news comes straight from HOVA’s own Life + Times, as Roc Nation has signed Australian pop megastar, Kylie Minogue. Wait. What? Why is Jay-Z signing Kylie Minogue? No doubt she’s a worldwide superstar, but... Read more »

How To Get Your Mom To Listen To Indie Music

Moms have notoriously bad taste in music. I know I'm not the only damaged victim of Bette Midler, Carole King, and Mary Chapin Carpenter-filled car rides? Horrible top 40 stations, or worse: easy listening? Sure, it... Read more »

How to Get Your Dad to Listen to Hip-Hop

I’ve always viewed road trips as challenges. The challenge: to make the other members of the vehicle like the same music as me. My car, and therefore my radio, becomes a weapon in the ongoing mission... Read more »

12 Musicians With Disorders and Disabilities

Amazing people lead amazing lives, which is certainly apparent in the careers of these musicians that have battled disorders and disabilities and still managed to become some of the most successful artists in the world. From... Read more »

10 Living Music Legends You Should Know

In a musical world full of stars and up-and-comers, when all it takes is a viral video to rocket you from bedroom wanna-be to stadium demigod, it’s easy to forget about the people who made it... Read more »

Make Your Own Danny Brown Pumpkin

It’s Halloween, but you already knew that. If you’re of the pumpkin carving persuasion, but you’re tired of the old toothless grin carving cliché check out this video from Fool’s Gold and see how to carve... Read more »

The 25 Best Songs Under 2 Minutes

In all forms of art and expression, sometimes less is more. There’s an art to getting right to the point, chopping off all the extra and presenting an idea as succinctly as possible. In music, this... Read more »