Photo courtesy of Vibe Magazine With seminal icons like Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding having solidified their places in music history and artists like D’Angelo, Solange and Kendrick Lamar carving out their own legacies today, there’s no shortage of remarkable contributions from black musicians to be recognized not only this month, but the …

Photo courtesy of NPR With Bonnaroo tickets on sale and the Manchester festival’s June 7-10 dates around the corner, it might be a little daunting trying to decide which of the 100+ artists will give you the most bang for your buck. In this column, we’ll focus on a different artist every week to give you a …

Photo by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines With an outpouring of unusual musical tastes and genres existing under the easily accessible surface of popular music, it makes sense that such styles have formed fervent cult-like followings among listeners. In our “Getting Into It” series, we’ll explore some of these underground genres and talk about the …

At the release of MGMT’s debut album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007, the duo consisting of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser achieved almost immediate acclaim for a number of invigorating hits on the record, including “Kids,” “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend.” While these tracks became staple hits for the group, a problem arose when MGMT, …

Photo courtesy of Jan-Willem Dikkers With Bonnaroo tickets on sale and the Manchester festival’s June 7-10 dates around the corner, it might be a little daunting trying to decide which of the 100+ artists will give you the most bang for your buck. In this column, we’ll focus on a different artist every week to give you a …

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, taking place June 7 through 10 in Manchester, Tennessee, revealed Thursday which acts will be performing on each of the festival’s four jam-packed days. The first day of the festival seems to hold off on any big-name headliners, but instead features a handful of smaller acts in a sort …