2022

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2022 Concert Review

Photo Credit: BBC (All Photos) The final night of the Radio 6 Festival begins with a brief performance from Evangeline Ling and David Wrench – the duo who blend pop, House, and post-punk to create truly distinctive music. While their stage presence is low-key, and young vocalist Ling seems understandably nervous at the start of… Read more

Lucy Dacus – ‘Home Video’ Europe & UK Tour 2022 Concert Review

Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz (All Photos) A little after 7 pm, Fenne Lily – supported by her band – walks onto stage to open for label-mate Lucy Dacus in Bristol – the city in which Lily has been performing since the age of 15. Now 25, she begins with her best song yet, “Car Park”;… Read more

The 64th Grammy Awards: Best & Worst Moments

Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Recording Academy (All Photos) Award show attendance has been reliably falling year-on-year and this year, the Recording Academy seemed less concerned than ever about doing anything to revert that trend, with an overlong, self-indulgent ceremony that ran for a seemingly never-ending 2 hours and 33 minutes. Beyond making a… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Alternative Rock Bands You Should be Listening to in 2022

Mark Josephson, Executive Director of the New Music Seminar said back in 1988 that “alternative music has real strength, real quality, real excitement, and it has to be socially significant, as opposed to Whitney Houston, which is pablum.” That’s a great explanation of what started during the late-‘70s to early-‘80s as college radio features like Dead Kennedys… Read more

Super Bowl LVI: The Hip-Hop Halftime Show That Made History

Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/GI What happens when you put the Kings of Hip-Hop on the world’s biggest stage with the Queen of Hip-Hop and Soul? You get one of the best half-time shows in the NFL’s history, and this certainly was the case when it came to this year’s show. Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige,… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

Avril Lavigne – Love Sux, to be released: February 25th Photo Credit: DTA Records Her most recent videos suggest that pop-punk’s princess hasn’t aged a day in twenty years, and the recent songs themselves also imply that she’s having just as much fun as ever, too. John Mellencamp – Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, released: January… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Darnell “Digo” McGee’s Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

The Weekend – Dawn FM, released: January 7th Photo Credit: Courtesy Republic Records The Weeknd always brings some heat whether that is with his own projects or even as a feature. His latest release, Dawn FM, is loaded with perfect pop moments, and the album’s seamless, radio-inspired hits make Dawn FM an instant classic. Gunna – DS4ever, released: January… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Tom Williams’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

Black Country, New Road – Ants from Up There, to be released: February 4th Photo Credit: Rosie Foster With their bold, modern take on post-punk and jazz, English seven-piece Black Country, New Road built an instant – and fervent – cult following with their 2021 debut For the First Time. Barely a year out from that… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Douglas Dahlström’s Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

Charli XCX – CRASH, to be released: March 18th  Photo Credit: Emily Lipson So, how is Charli XCX feeling now that her record deal is on its last leg and she’s out of quarantine (at least for now, as far as I’m concerned)? Pretty cool, pretty reflective, and pretty hungry it seems, considering the vibe… Read more