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“So, what kind of music are you into?” As someone who has music of all kinds deeply interwoven into his life, this is typically one of my go-to...

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It's winter, and with less sunshine and activities readily at your disposal, it's not uncommon to feel like you're in a rut. If you feel...
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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...
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5 reasons fans of electronic love metal too (even if they don’t know it)

Fellow fans of electronic: I know what you're saying, most likely something like, "you don't know me..." or "actually, no I don't..." But hear me out. First off,...

Now featuring… Portland! The city gets the spotlight in local rappers’ music videos

Musicians, and rappers in particular, are often tied very much to place. Their hometown is the thread that runs through their music, their artistry, and their identity. That sense...
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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...

6 best dive bars and cheap eats in Houston

Ever want to go eat something, drink something, find a place online with great reviews, and realize that it's way fancier than you wanted? This is happy...
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Music Bracketology: Midwest Division

It’s basketball time, but if you’re having trouble making a bracket (or just don’t care about college basketball), how about using artists to guide you through this...
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Partying 101: How to save money on concerts in college

Your time spent during undergraduate education is somehow simultaneously the most expensive and cheapest four years of your life. You may be paying thousands of dollars for...
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ODESZA, Bonobo & more herald EDM’s alternative future

Electronic dance music (EDM) has changed a lot over the years. Gone are the days where the genre was defined by the "banger." Today, EDM embodies the...

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