•  (L-R) Chris Duran, Paul Impellizeri,Carl Bahner, Joe Haller and Josh Pannepacker of the band Cheerleader perform at the Firefly First Look Concert Featuring Cheerleader and Chiddy Bang at the Trocadero January 25, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Proposed Bill for Registry of Philly Bands Threatens Music Scene

    Something pretty scary is happening in the music world, and we're not talking about Kanye West's Twitter rant. Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has this week proposed a bill that would require local and touring bands, rappers, DJs, et. performing in the city to submit their personal information to a registry for use in Police work. If you are a musician, whether you're from the City of Brotherly Love (like me!) or not, this is a huge threat to the music scene that is incredibly vibrant and exciting. While most don't think this will become a law, you should still make sure to save the Philly music scene by reading more below.
  • Joan Baez

    Joan Baez Adds Paul Simon and Mavis Staples to Tour-Launching 75th Birthday Concert Lineup

    Joan Baez is launching an 18-city North American tour with a concert celebrating the legendary folk singer-songwriter and social activist's 75th birthday and 55 year-long career. The folk pioneer has announced that she's added Paul Simon and Mavis Staples to the stacked lineup of special guests joining her on stage at New York City's Beacon Theatre on January 27th.
  • Field Report

    Field Report Releases 'Your Friend Tia' About 8-Year-Old With Sickle Cell Anemia

    Field Report frontman Chris Porterfield wants everyone to know about a pretty amazing eight-year-old girl in his Milwaukee neighborhood who lives with sickle cell anemia. He wrote the song "Your Friend Tia" to make her feel better after all the struggles she has to endure and he's released it on Bandcamp and is donating the proceeds to her family.
  • Woody Guthrie smoking & squinting

    Donald Trump’s Dad Was Woody Guthrie’s Racist Landlord, Subject of Unrecorded Songs

    By the time Woody Guthrie signed his name to lease an apartment in one of Fred Trump's Brooklyn buildings in December 1950, he had already written and recorded many of his most famous condemnations of inequality and racism as well as his alternative national anthem "This Land Is Your Land." However, recently published unrecorded songs suggest that current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's dad was the subject of some of the folk icon's most scathing criticisms.
  • Pedestrians walk through Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area.

    Blizzard of 2016 Playlist: 10 Songs to Help You Get Through the Snow Storm!

    There are a number of concerns surrounding the eminent Blizzard of 2016 that is set to strike the northeast United States this weekend. Will it actually be a crazy snow storm? Will we lose power? Do you want to build a snowman with me? One thing's for sure: You're most likely planning on staying in! To help you deal with whatever amount of winter fury hits over the next few days, we've compiled 10 songs for a special playlist that you can listen to while looking at the snow pile up!
  • Jeff Tweedy performs onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

    Pickathon 2016 Lineup: Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House Headline

    Pickathon is one of the most beloved festivals by fans and artists in the rock and folk communities, and the Oregon-based three-day concert continues that tradition with another stacked lineup for 2016. On Tuesday (Jan. 19), Pickathon revealed its full roster, including Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, The Oh Hellos, Dan Deacon and more.
  •  Rapper Kanye West performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

    Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new 2015 songs from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Flume, Yuck and more right here!
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