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Hangout Festival 2017: The Best Moments

  • 11:54 am Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Hangout Festival 2017 left nothing to be desired headlined by Twenty One Pilots, Mumford and Sons, and Chance the Rapper

Hangout Festival, nestled on the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, is sure to provide one of the most unique festival experiences in the world. Throw in a top notch lineup, good friends, and the start of summer vacation, and it’s sure to provide memories not to be forgotten. I had the privilege of attending this year’s festival for the first time, and quite frankly, outside of Lollapalooza, it was the best festival I have ever been to. Below are some of the best moments of the weekend.

Mumford & Sons

They have quickly become professional headliners. Much of their 2017 tour is [More]

The 1975 Release New Song- A Stunning Cover of “By Your Side”

  • 6:51 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 announce new album 'Music For Cars' on Beats 1 Radio

The 1975 released a new track, a delicate cover of Sade’s “By Your Side”, benefiting the British charity organization, War Child. War Child is an organization that offers aid and protection to children affected by war. They premiered the song on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show. The slow tempo, R&B undertones, warped auto tune over Healey’s vocals, and silky synthesizers make it sound more like a Bon Iver track, further showcasing the British alt band’s ranging talent. Front man Matty Healey explains the decision to cover the track as such:

“When I was listening to it, I was listening [More]

Grammys 2017: Complete List of Winners

  • 1:32 pm Monday, February 13th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Chance the Rapper makes history at the 2017 Grammys

There were plenty of memorable moments at this year’s Grammys from Chance the Rapper making history as an independent artist to Twenty One Pilot’s first and very unexpected victory to the wonderful tributes to Prince and George Michael courtesy of Bruno Mars and Adele, respectively. Often overlooked are the awards not showcased on primetime TV. Well, we have the full list for your enjoyment below!

Record Of The Year:

WINNER: “Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Album Of The Year:

WINNER: 25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s [More]