The music world suffered a great blow this past week when R&B legend Aretha Franklin passed away due to pancreatic cancer on Thursday the 16th. Born in 1942, Franklin began professional singing at age 18 in 1960 and achieved commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966.…

Newly released EP "Middle of Nowhere" details the personal experiences of the hip hop artist, and a Flatwoods, West Virginia native, Ryan Skid, as part of an ongoing series of EP’s.

The threat of rain did not repel people from listening to jazz in a Morgantown park. On Tuesday, the James Moore Quintet played at Krepps Park surrounded by a crowd.

As a philosophy minor, it would be immeasurably helpful to read the post-structuralists in their original tongue. In this case, I could provide you a much better understanding of the cosmic forces which brought together Francophonic psych-punks Cheveu with Group Doueh, a Sahrawi act that’s b…

It’s quite possible that the age of the Internet has made us more sensitive to these feelings of inferiority, but it’s also important to remember that for the better part of human history our outside forces of judgment have been those directly around us. These past forces of judgment still c…

The Joz Noz Kids, Little General Stores and Coca-Cola Celebrity Gold Classic will be in full swing Saturday evening at the official home of Owen Schmitt and The Davisson Brothers Band. The Marshall Lowry Band will take the stage this weekend with special guest Kyle Thomas.

Horst Simco, otherwise known as RiFF RaFF, goes by various names including Jody HiGHROLLER, the Freestyle Scientist and Jody 3 Moons. In 2005 he began making homemade CDs of his rapping and passing them out.

At 4:02 a.m., the Summer Sixteen tour was announced in somewhat of a surprising fashion. The exciting news was delivered less than 24 hours after Drizzy dropped the artwork for his forthcoming and highly anticipated album titled "Views from the 6," which is set to drop Friday.

Curren$y is the one certainty in rap who will always deliver dope instrumentals, mostly coming from one producer for an entire tape. Young Roddy gifted us his third mixtape from the Good Sense project after a two year absence, and B.o.B has been very active in the first quarter of 2016 with …

Beyonce’s long awaited sixth studio album undoubtedly couldn’t gain as much buzz as her last surprise visual record, when the artist dropped "Beyonce" unexpectedly in 2013. However, "Lemonade" boasts the same visual aesthetic and sounds as the 2013 record. In the last 10 years, Beyonce’s ima…

Laying by the beach and falling asleep to music is just around the corner. With less than two weeks to go, Mountaineers are counting down the days until summer. Here’s a Summer 2016 playlist for your warm days of doing not much of anything.

Borgore, otherwise known as Asaf Borger, is an Israeli DJ known for what he describes as "gorestep." Made of drum patterns and electronic beats, Borgore integrates his background of traditional drumming into dubstep.

Courtney Moore, WVU music education major and second violin in the orchestra, said she liked having class with Professor Skidmore.

Bringing her farm girl ways from the west to West Virginia, country crooner Clare Dunn will take the stage this Friday at Schmitt’s Saloon to showcase one of her newest tracks, "Tuxedo."

No one knows this phenomenon more than West Virginia University’s student radio station, U92. This year, the radio station decided to bring the diverse music scene together under one roof, and from there, Moose Fest was born.

The brand name Ivy Park is inspired by her daughter’s first name and a park Beyonce frequented as a kid. She explains in a two-minute commercial how vital the park has been to her throughout her life, as well as its importance to this day.

It chose members carefully to craft an all-male a cappella group with a repertoire of contemporary music. When the founding members began graduating from IU, they chose new members to establish the group on campus and continue the legacy of Straight No Chaser.

West Virginia University is welcoming the iconic radio show, "The Wheeling Jamboree" The show started in 1933 and is celebrating its 83rd anniversary tomorrow with a live show at the Creative Arts Center.

According to Gallaher, he spent every weekend touring the east coast and mid-west, and it was his unique sound that spurred his professor to introduce him to the record label.

Malik is taking on ventures he never could have dreamed of while traveling with the British boy band. Currently, the artist is dating one of the world’s top models, crafting a new genre of R&B and setting the industry ablaze.

“Slime Season 3” dropped March 25, and though it is considered a mixtape, it cannot be downloaded for free. Young Thug’s latest project is available for $7.99.

The Bench was founded in Sept. 2015 by Avery Williamson, Caleb Milne and Patrick Bayly to bring together artists from all genres. They hold weekly critique meetings from 7-10 p.m. on Mondays in the basement of Gene’s Bar in South Park. All meetings are open to the public and accept any and a…

Spring break is almost here, and so is the Pittsburgh area date of G. Love & Special Sauce’s tour. The alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia has just kicked off the spring leg of its tour, supporting its recent record "Love Saves The Day," is Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh. Mr. Sm…

Vance Joy, otherwise known as James Keogh, is an Australian law school student turned pop star. From Melbourne, Australia, Keogh developed his stage name from a character in an Australian novel. Coming in the music scene in 2013, Keogh became a huge success.

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