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Musical Movements: Nu-disco

Musical Movements: Nu-disco

November 25, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

Go to Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Terminal 5, Cameo Gallery or basically any venue in New York, and you’re bound to find a unifying factor — a disco ball hanging in each location. The disco ball might seem like an artifact from music genres past, from a time when bellbottoms were fashionable. Your...

Musical Movements: Chillwave

Musical Movements: Chillwave

September 12, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

Too often, music genres with names of little cultural meaning will appear. For every “punk,” “Britpop” or “new wave,” there are 10 genres whose nomenclature is fabricated by the press. These are often arbitrary designations, referring solely to a type of music’s sound. Chillwave ...

Musical Movements: PBR&B

Musical Movements: PBR&B

August 25, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

  This summer, the sub-genre of R&B called PBR&B proved a force to be reckoned with. It is used to refer to the new crop of R&B in which artists put a premium on raw emotions and more avant-garde instrumentation. The genre is in its infancy, with a nebulous identity and a goofy name. The blogosphere has a history of t...