Andy Warhol would have celebrated his 90th birthday this week, the pop artist made an impact on music by helping introdu

Pittsburgh MC Jimmy Bucek has a very interesting vocal delivery. Matched with his unusual lower register, he sounds more like he’s reciting poetry than rapping. He claims he used to go a lot faster, but that progressed as he worked out his style. 

Nick Snyder of the folk band Ferdinand The Bull, says playing acoustic music has it’s perks

“My favorite thing about playing acoustically-based, is that we can just get up and play. We don’t have to plug in or anything. Everything’s really visceral and real. You can touch it, you can feel it and just grab a hold of it. It feels natural and right.”

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Violent Femmes.

 

 

 

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Cracker.

 

 

 

Gratitude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ (n): the quality of being thankful

The indie rock band Scratchy Blanket were formed by married couple Chloe Hodgkins and Shannon Keating about 4 years ago. Lead vocalist Keating has found being in a band a helpful way to present herself properly to people.

“I was voted most shy my senior year of high school. I was so mad about it because I just always tried to be friend with everyone. I didn’t feel shy. I just feel like I didn’t enjoy high school and didn’t have a lot to say.

The hip-hop/rock duo BB Guns is made up of featured MC Bars Blackman and vocalist Lazy JP, who met while they were in high school.

According to JP: “We actually went to same elementary school. [Barz] was a year lower than me. We knew each other, we were cool and on good terms, but we were just in different circles being in different grades. But afterwards, I knew that he rapped and I was getting into hip-hop. I wanted to get more into it and knew he already [was], so we just hit it off.”

JP expanded on the challenge of combining rock and hip-hop.

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