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April 27, 2019

Despite surviving the painful process of UA’s academic euthanization, UAA’s Music Department is finding itself in all-too-familiar territory. This time, the department has opted out of trying to prove its worth to a hardened Board of Regents and is doing what they do best—making a statement with music.

April 4, 2019

For SunDog, a studio album and a live performance are two different animals and that’s something they are cool with. Their focus is not conventional for today’s music scene but who knows, they may just be ahead of the curve when it comes to where music is headed. If you look at trends in the music industry, there has slowly been a return to t...

March 27, 2019

He admits that Mi Vida Local deals with feelings that may be harder for a young audience to identify with but he’s content making music for an aging audience. As far as he’s concerned, youthful frivolity is best left to the next generation of rappers.

March 23, 2019

“Back then in the 90s art and music were functionally separate things—like if you were making visual art or films you were doing one type of product and if you did music it was a different kind of art. Musicians made CDs and filmmakers made rolls of acetate. But now that everybody makes ones and zeros there's no functional difference betw...

March 8, 2019

Perhaps best described as opera in cowboy boots sung by romance novel cover models, The Texas Tenors may not be the only classical crossover group out there—but they’re one of the most successful.

March 2, 2019

Armed with his mother’s ukulele, Smither learned that if he could master three chords, he would be able to play most of the songs on the radio but if he could learn four then he “could pretty much rule the world”.

February 7, 2019

Turning around I caught a glimpse of Watsky’s naked ass pressed firmly against a window. I’m still not sure if it was a sign that I made an ass out of myself or just a dare from his entourage, but it exemplified the multi-faceted personality of a highly complex man.

January 24, 2019

“[A day in the life of the tour is] waking up confused as to where I am, what day it is, and what time zone I’m in. Calling home to talk to the wife and kids. Tracking down a spot for coffee or coffee on the bus. Eating something. Handling press obligations. Soundcheck. Dinner. Meet and greets. Getting warmed up. Maybe some tequila if I’m fee...

January 23, 2019

Identifying as Māhū, or third gendered, Kanaka’ole proudly represents the often-disenfranchised transgender community. In a 2015 interview with Mana magazine, she famously remarked that: “[Māhū] is the expression of the third self. It is not a gender, it’s not an orientation, it’s not a sect, it’s not a particular demographic and it’s definit...