History

US Festival 1982 Lineup: Indie History or Corporate Rock?

US Festival Lineup 1982

The US Festival featured some incredibly popular bands at the time, bands that are considered classics by modern standards today. The US Festival 1982 lineup presented not only popular music but bands that would later be classified as punk or alternative. So, why is it a relatively little-known event in American musical history? What was …

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Who Started Coachella and How Did it Begin?

Who Started Coachella

You know that magical time of year when musicians start announcing they’ll be at Coachella? When celebrities and influencers start wearing a lot of fringe, crochet, and flower crowns like they’re gearing up for Woodstock? And your heart cries a little because it seems like everyone’s going to Coachella except you. Coachella basically qualifies as …

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What is Chamber Pop: Songs And Artists Who Define A Genre

What is Chamber Pop

What is Chamber Pop music Music genres are fairly loose by definition, and chamber pop is no different. For some listeners, it can be the sound of soft vocals with acoustic guitars and violins. To others, chamber pop can mean multi-textual soundscapes fusing orchestral sounds with electronic beats and edgy lyrics. Chamber pop can be …

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History of the Melodica

Old piano keyboard

Today, the melodica has become a unique voice in music styles as varied as jazz, reggae, and minimalist classic music. It’s also a staple in certain pockets of international music education, especially in countries such as Japan. How exactly did the melodica get to this point though? What is the history of melodica?