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U Street at night, today

Black Broadway: DC’s Afro-American renaissance that predated Harlem’s

Washington DC has long been a city of contrasts. The capital of the most powerful country in the world rests in a city that suffers from high...
naming your band a good band name

Naming your band: A how-to for first timers

You're in a band, and you're about to pick the dope name that thousands of people will soon be screaming. I know, you’re excited… but calm the...
Socialize, happiness

We’re all too stressed out: Go out, be happy, don’t worry about it…

Everybody’s working for the weekend… Why? Because it’s party time! Or concert time, or low-key bar night. Whatever the case, the weekend is your time to go...
top albums 2017

Top albums (that you might have missed) from the first half of 2017

Pretty hard to believe, but the raging dumpster fire known as 2017 is already more than halfway over. Summer’s warmth will soon be cooled by that familiar...
Vinyl and others

FIGHT: Vinyl vs. CD vs. MP3 vs. Live

Did you click this because you already have your favorite picked and you're pissed off that I even have the nerve to put them against each other?...
things to do in Houston

Things to do in Houston in the summer on the cheap

You know what is terrible? Saving a bunch of money to do something expensive, it ending up not being as fun as you thought, and also you're...
Music and productivity

5 ways music boosts productivity at work

A Different Version of the Same Thing The typical 9 to 5. The grind... It takes a lot of focus and diligence to be productive for an entire...
mumble rap artist Future

Mumble rap: A brief history

For as long as humanity has existed, we’ve resisted change. Whether it’s societal, political, or technological, it happens in all walks of life. There will always be...
small music venues

4 reasons why small music venues are more enjoyable

Why do we go to concerts? The easy answer: music. The more in depth answer: to have fun alongside an amazing crowd, while listening to a band we love...
learning to love country music

“I hate country music”: One writer’s foray into the belly of the country beast

“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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