Features

Reviewing the Best Submissions on our Reddit Thread

At the beginning of the year, we started a subreddit to help take submissions. We're still open to submissions at submissions(at)pigeonsandplanes(dot)com, but as the number of emails increases, it becomes more and more difficult to ensure... Read more »

Word is Bond? 10 Times Artists Were Taken to Court For Their Music

Rap and heavy metal were both born out of a culture of repression, primal screams that came from the frustrated and voiceless. In that sense they are some of the purest forms of artistic expression, music... Read more »

Atlanta Artists You Should Get to Know in 2015

Much of the conversation about Atlanta up-and-comers revolves around male artists like Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and iLoveMakonnen. But there is no shortage of up-and-coming female MCs, singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists who deserve your attention... Read more »

Top Ten Musical Moments With David Letterman

When one thinks about David Letterman and music, the first person to come to mind is Paul Shaffer. The musical director and bandleader, himself a Hollywood veteran, plays the affable yet acerbic foil to Dave's dry... Read more »

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Chance The Rapper?

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcomes to Quizzes! It’s the post where we ask the questions and you guess the answers. With The Social Experiment’s Surf dropping any day now, it’s time to distinguish between... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: It’s Your Party

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Phil The God – “Broad Day” This... Read more »

Shamir: A Pop Star, For Now

The last 12 months have been surreal for 20-year old dance pop diva Shamir Bailey. The Las Vegas native has gone from buzzing artist on Brooklyn indie label Godmode (where he released the scintillating Northtown EP... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

10 Types of People You Meet at Every Music Festival

We hate to generalize, but there are only 10 types of people at music festivals. It doesn't matter if the festival is in Indio, California, or Reykjavik, Iceland—it's the same crowd, consisting of the same people.... Read more »