history of rap

Who started rap? A brief summary on the history of rap and hip-hop

Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular genres in America today. It's birthed new subgenres, such as mumble rap, rapmetal and rapcore; it's infiltrated almost...
ticketing fees

What could you buy if you could skip ticketing fees over a decade?

Concert tickets can be expensive, and it's hard to figure out where all that money is going. However... if it's your favorite artist, and it's only a...

Is it house? Or is it trance? A beginner’s guide to electronic music genres

It can be immensely difficult to tell electronic music genres apart. Every day, it seems like there's some new, nonsensical genre that everyone is talking about. "Yeah dude, you...
concert ticket prices

Where does your money go when you buy a concert ticket?

In today's musical landscape, concert ticket prices are getting exponentially higher and higher for in-demand shows. After seeing this we thought to ourselves, "Where does the money...
what to take to a show

What to take to a concert: The 11 must-haves for every music lover

You've got your spot on the list, or tickets, or whatever to the show you're going to, now the big question is... what to take to a...
bands that changed their name

66 of your favorite bands that changed their name

If I told you that Mookie Blaylock, The Tea Set, and Pud are a few of my favorite bands of all time, I can assume you'll look...
rock genres

The encyclopedia of rock genres for beginners

Gather round because in today's lesson, I'll be diving into one of the best genres on the planet, rock. And for all the people out there who...

Music festivals work to improve safety in 3 key areas

Music festivals are a big part of the music industry. But where are they going in the future? We'll be exploring that in our series The Music...
Chicago food trucks

Food trucks continue to serve up tasty bites in Chicago

Food trucks are an obvious answer for anyone trying to grab a quick bite. Running late for a show and don't want to miss the opener? Grab...
going to concerts alone

Going to concerts alone will change your life forever

For some reason, I was always a part of the group that said going to concerts alone was weird. Like, "if you're not going to a concert...

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