Tag Archives: Pop

Why Pop Music Reigns Supremer

Firstly if you’re reading this I direct your attention to Alaina Stevenson’s article “Why Country Music Reigns Supreme.” It’s a fine article and gave me the idea to write this…

John’s Brown Shoes, Colorblind

        I have had the pleasure of watching this band grow from the first show where the members were all petrified on stage and asking for my…

Summer Music Wrap-up and Fall Preview

Summer Music wrap-up and Fall preview As much as so many people try to avoid it, the summer of 2014 is coming to an end. I personally am glad to…

Summerfest: A Can’t-Miss Event

Only a few hundred miles away from our Metro Detroit area is the largest music festival in the world. It’s not Lollapalooza or Burning Man, and it’s not Electric Forest…

Interview: Aim Your Arrows

Local pop-punk/alt band Aim Your Arrows has come very far in a short amount of time. In the three years since I met bassist Sam Metzler and drummer Austin Mills…

Interview: Eric Hutchinson and ‘Pure Fiction’ Tour

When pop star Eric Hutchinson released his song “Rock N’ Roll,” it soon became an international hit like a catchy earworm we couldn’t help but hum. After the album was…

A Good Brew and Better Tunes: A Spotlight on Royal Oak’s Goldfish Tea

Tucked away between the overpriced boutiques underneath the shadow of the Royal Oak Music Theater is Goldfish Tea, a warm and intellectual environment with as heady and nourishing an air…

The Rise Of Iggy Azalea

  There’s a new name in hip hop, and it’s dominating the pop charts: Iggy Azalea, the Australian-born twenty-three-year-old rapper who has risen extremely rapidly to notoriety and stardom. Her…

The Vinyl Revolution

The Vinyl Revolution After the digital age began, the slow-burning panic of die-hard music purist started to rise to the surface. What would happen to the original analog sound, the…

Music and Sexuality Expression: Drag Queens and Pop Music

A little show on a previously obscure cable network is beginning to pick up massive attention lately: RuPaul’s Drag Race, a competition show involving some of the fiercest divas I…