Posts about ‘Music’

It plays out like a scene in a movie: You pack your things and hit the open road with the hopes of reaching out and touching fame, fortune and glory—if only for a moment. Following your favorite band across the country is certainly an adventurous pastime, meaning it can also get expensive pretty quickly. But [read more…]

From blues and jazz to Katy Perry-style mega pop, America’s music scene is off the charts. And all over the country, entire swaths of the states are extremely loyal to their own favorite genres, according to this interactive map by Movoto. Which begs the question: What cities are the best for each kind of music? [read more…]

Would you like fresh beats with that? The Guardian recently reported that psychologists have (finally) found a connection between music enhancing the flavor of food. Lead researcher Professor Charles Spence summarized the experience to the magazine. “It is an exciting area: how soundscapes come together with taste to make the whole experience more enjoyable. It’s [read more…]

Perhaps you’re familiar with the thanks-for-playing feeling of utter woe when you realize tickets to the concert you’re whole life has been leading up to sold out in 60 seconds flat. You start going through the five stages of grief. First complete denial. How did it sell out so quickly and how did you not [read more…]

A good musical will make you want to sing, dance, laugh, cry and…travel? Naturally. Some of the world’s most vibrant cities and cultures inspired its most most popular theater acts. These musical destinations are calling (or singing) your name: class=”aligncenter Chicago: ‘Chicago’ Kick off your travels with a city so great—and so infamously gritty—that they [read more…]

It’s easy to drop a lot of money in the Big Easy, largely due to *ahem* adult beverages. The good news is, it’s also pretty easy not to. The city’s overflowing with cheap eats and things to do, meaning you can pack your itinerary as much as you want. Here’s what to do with 24 hours [read more…]

The busiest shopping season of the year is upon us, but it doesn’t have to mean wasting half of it in those long, slow checkout lines. We’ve got some cheap stocking stuffers for you right here, no waiting required. Best of all, these concert tickets give the gift of an experience, instead of, you know, [read more…]

Since the beginning of the format, movies have been inextricably tied to music. Energy packed opening theme songs propel the film into motion and soaring orchestras enhance the emotional impact of poignant scenes. On the other hand, movies have the ability to catapult an otherwise unmemorable song into the limelight. These three movies that changed [read more…]

Everyone knows the opening theme of “Star Wars.” Whether you heard the first triumphant brass notes in ‘70s theater seats or while couching it in front of your flat screen, it probably sent a shiver of excitement down your neck. When “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on Dec. 18, those thrilling notes will undoubtedly [read more…]

Forget pumpkin carving and apple picking, your wish list of things to do this fall is a bit more ambitious. You are hoping to catch that once-in-a-blue-moon soccer game, or hit up an Oktoberfest at a legit brewery. You want to attend a huge charity concert in Central Park, and see a world religious leader [read more…]