The student-radio-run music festival in Austin is the first of its kind, and an absolute can’t-miss.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
You’ve probably forgotten about them, but you shouldn’t have.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
On the bright side, at least now you have the creative anguish you need to make some new music!
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Welcome to your go-to summer jams.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
It’s been over four years since their last release, and all I can say is ‘Finally!’
Maya Butler, Baylor University
Because love is more than just romance.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
It’s hard to be Puff, but it’s even harder being Puff’s son.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
From rap to jazz to soul, this up-and-coming artist does it all.
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
In three videos on Instagram, the 31-year-old rapper explained why he had been on a yearlong hiatus.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Dylan Minnette, of ’13 Reason Why’ fame, flexes his musical chops on the band’s wobbly first project.
Indigo Holmes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Will the ‘You Say’ singer lead a worship session for the Lolla crowd?
You’re definitely gonna miss it all.
The Nashville dark-pop savant is combining his confessional songwriting with a sultry, haunting sound.
Take a chance on it!
The ‘Pinata’ sequel, ‘Bandana,’ is slated to release next month.
Whether you’re on a road trip or a bender, they’re your soundtrack.
The Norwegian pop sensation’s debut is torn between her musicianship and her contractual obligations.
For me and so many others, a twenty one pilots concert is a second home.
The shocking video for “Come Over Here” premiered live on YouTube, and fans are still beside themselves.
The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.
Sarah Diggins, Ithaca College
Plus which ones are likely to win, lose, shock and awe.
His unique voice and clever lyrics seem guaranteed to lead to a successful future.
Grace John, Rutgers University
A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.
This year more than ever, local acts shone.
This August’s 50-year Woodstock reunion will feature some of the biggest names in the industry, but who?
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
The two projects, which are completely interrelated, break down the barriers between text, image, emotion and sound.
Grace Larson, Ripon College
The title is a clear instance of queer-baiting, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
The song’s narcotic catchiness is no accident.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
His two visual albums, ‘Straight Outta Oz’ and ‘Forbidden,’ illustrate his personal struggle growing up gay.
She might be an award-winning musician, but country fans are hesitant to embrace the left-leaning songwriter.
The diy musician and performance artist wants to radically transform the music industry, and so far she’s succeeded.
He’s 16 and ‘Ready’ to Ruel the world.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Solange is home, and she’s working.
The Grammy-nominated artist known for ‘Take Me To Church’ has suddenly released a work of pure art.
It’s finally time for badass women to take the mic.
Jillian Morris, Chapman University
The project addresses romantic partners, children and friends, all relationships characterized by different kinds of love.
Michaela Shea-Gander, Denison University
To a trained eye, the pop star’s Instagram is littered with hidden clues.
The fan-girl in me is screaming.
The self-taught musician and recovering addict turned her studio into a therapist’s chaise and her music into a sensation.
They’re like a newer, better One Direction, at least according to Logan Paul.
Older rock stars are making good music for more people, and it’s an unequivocal good.
Whether you like Christian music or not, Franklin’s is worth a listen.
Throw on some SHAED.
Britni Hones, Lindenwood University, Belleville
A line-by-line breakdown of Grande’s ode to splits.
The newest project from Peter Sagar is his strongest, but also his softest.
The world is pretty scary, and that’s why we drink.
Each member of the girl group, without exception, has already begun to find solo success
Prepare to learn some serious time-management skills.
Metaphorically, of course.
‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’ is deeper than you think.
Anna Sutherland, American University
Each song in the 12-track project offers a new perspective on feminism.
Moss has turned the high school ‘I want to start a band’ phase into a career.
Emma Uk, Brookdale Community College
He’s one of the few artists creating new, old, soul music.
The son of Rev Run has laid the groundwork for a successful career of his own.
Pro tip: Cleanliness is often an afterthought.
The new project from Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth might tank, so here are some classics to fall back on if it does.
The k-pop times they are a changin’.
Prepare for chaos, friendly strangers and loud music.
The award show’s cryptic methodology has led to widespread criticism in recent years.
It’s no ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ that’s for sure.
Hilarious, female-run and sex positive, Ellie Schnitt’s pod baby has it all.
The real is back, the ville is back.
The New York City roommates spill raunchy and relatable advice every Wednesday.
Too busy to keep up with current events? Think again.
Aside from a few scattered positives, the 13-track project feels like a throwaway.
Who knew a singing, rapping, twerking flautist would be the key to inspiring body positivity?
Her upcoming album is taking a dark, macabre turn.
It’s a modern album from a modern man.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
The author won’t mind, and neither will your REM cycle.
Turn on, tune in, stay in school.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
The Austin-born, LA-based duo chats new cities, career analogies and potion recipes.
Sabrina Bogdan, Messiah College
Lovato’s milestone underscores the importance of perseverance, not perfection.
The 23-year-old mother of two has spun every opportunity into a break, and now she’s on the verge of mainstream success.
Social media, love, vulnerability: the new release explores all the complexities of modern teendom.
Shannon Robinson, University of Colorado Denver
Just block them and they’re gone … kind of.
Two actors, one spectacular opera.
The hip-hop community is nonplussed, to say the least, with Grande’s latest sampling choices.
The group’s new album, ‘Father of the Bride,’ is set to release later this year.
It’s time to get excited about everyday objects.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Did someone say six-peat?
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
Sasha Sloan, Allie McDonald, Willow Smith and Billie Marten will all be household names soon.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
These / right here / are his / receipts.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Yes, much of our lives are driven by FOMO, but isn’t that better than materialism?
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
So much for Mr. Brightside.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Her Cinderella-esque story is the stuff of fairy tales, but her music is even better.
How a soulful Austin pop band makes transcendence feel like dancing.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ alumni are primed for the spotlight.
Kelly’s past seems to have finally caught up to him.
The timing isn’t the only thing off.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
The podcast explores celebrities’ teenage years and proves that adolescence was awkward for everyone.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
The rapidly popularizing genre is plagued by the same sexism that permeates American music.
On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.
The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
What a time to be a hip-hop fan.
The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.
And it sounds marvelous.
It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
You’ll find that the lovely singer only gets sweet[en]er.
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