Tori Barney, Columbia College Chicago
While the American musical duo may seem like any other band on the surface, their electrifying performances and devotion to their fans make them special.
Joy Young, Chapman University
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
After a nearly two-year-long delay, the former One Direction singer is on the road thanks to multiple pandemic precautions — and it’s a show you won’t want to miss.
Nathan Kolodney, Wesleyan University
From his generosity toward young hip-hop artists to his passionate performances, this rapper has proven that he deserves the title of hip-hop G.O.A.T.
Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
The long-awaited music event offers a star-studded musical roster and heralds a return to live festivals for New York City.
Natalie Gabor, Indiana University-Bloomington
After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, the major music festival has returned for in-person performances this year. Here’s what you need to know before you go.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
The pandemic isn’t over, and music fans are getting antsy. Do these concerts scratch the itch, and are they COVID-safe?
Insomniac had to cancel their 2020 electronic music festival due to COVID-19, but fans are already hyped for next year’s show — tickets were gone within a day.
From poor advertising to musical sets that were too short, the virtual festival left many fans confused and disappointed.
Renee Cantor, University of Pittsburgh
All of the concerts in the NPR Music series are great, but these six are guaranteed to get you moving and grooving.
Virtual concerts are proving popular as major players in the musical world work hard to find new ways to engage their fans despite the need for social distancing.
Abby Webb, Rice University
They used to be reserved for dimming stars, but now it’s hosting the brightest and regaining its reputation.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
The popular singer is refreshingly honest about his own struggles with mental health.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
I’ve done my waiting, 12 years of it!
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
Confessions of a former concert addict.
Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
Preparation is the key to survival when a tragic moment occurs at a music event.
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