Music

A Career In Music: The Tune You Can Learn By Ear

By Dan DiLoreto | January 7, 2017

Where do you even begin with a professional career as a musician? I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself that over and over again, ever since you started trying. Or, perhaps, you haven’t even tried yet. Maybe the thought of failure is a little too daunting. Still, I’m going to dust off an old, worn, annoying…

Coachella 2017 Lineup Includes Beyonce, Radiohead

By Dan DiLoreto | January 3, 2017

And a slew of other great acts, but really…nothing is making my dick wiggle. This lineup feels tired and meh…or that’s the Ohio weather talking.

Ledinsky’s ‘Donald Trump Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack’ Should Be The Theme Song For The RNC

By Dan DiLoreto | July 15, 2016

Upon opening my Spotify and scrolling to the “browse” section to listen to their New Music Friday mix, I was smacked in the mouth right out of the gate. Ledinsky’s new track off his brand new EP High Society, “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack,” had me both laughing and shaking my head in disbelief. This is where we are…

Want to Be a Professional Musician? Here Are Eight Essential Tips

By Dan DiLoreto | July 12, 2016

Making it in the music world isn’t exactly an easy task. Even those of you who haven’t tried it out probably know that already. But you shouldn’t be discouraged. Remember: if you don’t love making and sharing music, then you probably shouldn’t pursue this goal anyway! If you do want to up your musician game, then…

Florence And The Machine Closed Another Successful Bunbury Music Festival

By Dan DiLoreto | June 7, 2016

While the first day of Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati left a lot of people scratching their heads, thankfully, the music had nothing to do with it (ed. note: You can read about my feelings on a music festival going completely cashless here). The music quickly washed away the frustrations found at the food and…

Bunbury Music Festival Has Day One Growing Pains

By Dan DiLoreto | June 4, 2016

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati has been growing. When a festival grows as such, they try to find different ways to make things more convenient for the masses that attend the show. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go according to plan. Such was the case for day one of Bunbury. They are now a cashless festival.…

And Just Like That, Justin Timberlake Gives Us The Song Of The Summer With ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’

By Dan DiLoreto | May 6, 2016

Justin Timberlake dropped his brand new track “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and we now know exactly what song we will be sick of by September. Off the upcoming movie soundtrack from “Trolls,” this track is upbeat and his vocals are amazing, as per usual. It will make you shoulder dance while driving your car and…

Bunbury Music Festival Adds Deadmau5 To Saturday Line Up

By Dan DiLoreto | May 5, 2016

Earlier this week, the Bunbury Music Festival social media outlets teased that another headliner was going to be added to the already quite stellar — especially for the early bird $135 price — lineup. They weren’t kidding when they said they had “Uuuuuge News on May 5.” Happy Mau5/May5! @deadmau5 has been added to Saturday,…

Austin City Limits Lineup Includes Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kygo and Willie Nelson

By Dan DiLoreto | May 5, 2016

Radiohead was supposed to be the big draw name in that headline that made you go “Yes!”, but honestly the rest of the lineup for Austin City Limits is pretty damn awesome too. TICKETS ON SALE AT NOON TODAY! Other headliners include LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar and Major Lazer. Names that should be in bigger…

#Fest Delivers 1-2 Punch With Fetty Wap And The Chainsmokers To Close Out Annual Festival

By Dan DiLoreto | April 18, 2016

I didn’t know what to expect when I rolled into Athens, Ohio aboard the “Fun Bus,” but I knew with the squad we had in tow, it was going to be a shit show. Numbers Fest (#Fest) is the annual music festival found in Athens, Ohio just a stones throw from the campus of Ohio…

#Fest Set To Turn Ohio University On Its Head This Weekend

By Dan DiLoreto | April 13, 2016

Fest Season is running high at Ohio University and there is no other way to welcome the warm spring air than their annual Number Fest. What started in 2003 as “OneFest” with Ordinary Peoples and Red Wanting Blue headlining is now about to launch it’s 14th edition and feature the likes of Fetty Wap, The…

Lollapalooza Releases Lineup For 25th Anniversary And It Does Not Disappoint

By Dan DiLoreto | March 23, 2016

The 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza was going big. We knew that as soon as they announced the annual three day festival in Grant Park in Chicago was going to be four days. We also knew that since Lollapalooza was the brain child of Perry Farell, we would see Jane’s Addiction. What we didn’t know, however, was…

Top 5 Songs About Gambling

By Dan DiLoreto | February 18, 2016

The risk and gain excitement of gambling has regularly lent its themes to the world of music over the years, with which many classics have been penned. Whether it’s handing down life lesson metaphors, the glamour and excitement of Sin City, the highs of a big win, the plummeting lows of a heavy loss or…

Kygo Joins A-ha At Nobel Peace Prize Concert For ‘Take On Me’

By Dan DiLoreto | December 14, 2015

What would you consider more unusual? The Nobel Peace Prize having a concert or Nordic tropical house producer Kygo joining the 80’s band A-ha on stage at said concert? I guess both are unusual. It happened, though, and we’re glad it did. Kygo lended his smooth flute sounds to the classic “Take On Me” from…

Robin Skouteris Just Murdered The End Of Year Mashup Game With ‘Pop Love 4’

By Dan DiLoreto | December 10, 2015

Robin Skouteris has put together his annual end of year mashup and it may be the best one yet. It’s 11 minutes of the “best of” from the past year and with using 64 different samples, he really doesn’t miss much. Much credit needs to be given to Skouteris and Panos T. for the awesome…