By Michael Roffman

The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

Artwork by Cap Blackard The two best-selling soundtracks of all time celebrate milestones this November, with Saturday Night Fever turning 40 and The Bodyguard turning 25. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at what exactly makes a film soundtrack great, something that seemed much easier on paper than in execution. We found […]

By Randall Colburn

Drum virtuoso Ryan Hassan teams with UK rapper Kofi Stone for debut single and video, “Bomb Squad”: Watch

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Ryan Hassan is a drummer and DJ whose spent his career supporting rappers and electronic outfits like Tinie Tempah, Clean Bandit, Fat Man Scoop, and more. It’s never easy for a drummer to pummel his or her […]

By David Brendan Hall

Voodoo 2017 Festival Review: Top 10 Sets

“There’s nowhere else in the fuckin’ world that celebrates music like this city,” said Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl during the band’s Saturday night headlining set. “It’s on every corner, in every bar. You name me one fuckin’ city where it’s okay for a band to march down the street with 700 people behind them […]

By Michael Roffman

It’s Time to Celebrate the Fearless Growth of Miami’s III Points Music Festival

Photography by David Rivera-Colon III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival returned to Miami’s Mana Wynwood, bringing a bigger-than-ever production featuring cutting-edge visual art, innovative technology, and acts that Miami music fans have been waiting to experience. To capture the energy, we sent Sun-Sentinel reporter Brooke Baitinger and Bedside producer Travis Acker to focus on what […]

By Michelle Geslani

Hipster Bruce Springsteen has Lana Del Rey, Sufjan Stevens, and The National on iTunes playlist

Photo by Joshua Mellin A career in politics may not be in the cards for Bruce Springsteen, but there’s a side gig I’d gladly hire him for ASAP: professional mixtape curator. In a recent interview with Variety, the rock legend revealed some of the artists and songs that make up his iTunes playlist, and it’s a […]

By rmbray

We Are Never Getting Back Together: How Avoiding a Reunion Can Secure a Band’s Legacy

Photo by Paul Natkin Grant Hart’s death from cancer last week at the age of 56 sent waves of eulogy through the internet, all of it completely deserved. As half of the creative engine behind Hüsker Dü, he was a guy whose music broke rank with hardcore punk’s do’s and don’ts. He and Bob Mould brought […]

By Randall Colburn

Riot Fest 2017 Festival Review: From Worst to Best

“No one here released an essential album this year,” said one of my colleagues as we baked in the scorching sunbeams skating across this year’s Riot Fest, waiting for the third, fifth, or eighth act of the day to take the stage. He wasn’t criticizing the year’s booking, really, just making a point. And it’s […]

By Michael Roffman

The 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2017

As we eyeball the final stretch, it’s never easy to tell whether the year in music is speeding up or slowing down. In Tinsel Town, we all know the Oscar hopefuls will be coming soon to a theater near us as summer fades and fall settles in. Music’s different, though. Forget a barrage of holiday […]

By Michelle Geslani

Frank Ocean and director Spike Jonze appear to be working on a new visual project

Photo by Phillip Cosores At FYF Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend, Frank Ocean had his set crashed by longtime fan Brad Pitt. The actor wasn’t the only A-list celebrity on hand for the R&B crooner’s performance. Renowned director Spike Jonze was also in attendance and could be seen filming Ocean’s set (see our […]

By Randall Colburn

20 Must-See Artists at EMERGE Music and Impact Conference 2017

Photo by​ Philip Cosores From November 16th to 18th, the EMERGE Music and Impact Conference in Las Vegas is set to turn festival culture on its head. More than just an amalgamation of headliners and buzz bands, the conference is taking the idea of “emergence” to heart. That theme extends to every corner of the […]