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Bailey Bryan Is the ‘Sensitive Bad Bitch’ We Need Right Now

When Bailey Bryan first came to Nashville in 2013, she wanted to be the next Taylor Swift.  As she attended songwriting workshops run…
Bobby Olivier / December 4, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #8 R.E.M.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #8. From Athens,…
Bobby Olivier / November 29, 2020

Miley Cyrus Embraces Her Rock Star Destiny on Plastic Hearts

"It was ALL erased," Miley Cyrus wrote in a letter to fans last month, explaining how the 2018 wildfire that destroyed…
Bobby Olivier / November 27, 2020

Meg Myers on Getting Sober, Writing Her Most ‘Honest’ Album Yet

Coming off tour in late 2018, Meg Myers was depressed and disillusioned, feeling like she’d traded too much of herself in exchange for her two…
Bobby Olivier / November 27, 2020

Ariana Grande Delivers Sultry Yet Forgettable R&B on Positions

Sultry and uninhibited, Positions is Ariana Grande’s first album to unequivocally give no fucks.  Now well beyond the maelstrom of tabloids…
Bobby Olivier / October 30, 2020

How Tate McRae Became a Pop Star During the Pandemic

Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae has spent years fine-tuning her artistic vision — a collection of moody alt-pop tracks blurring genre lines and videos showcasing her…
Bobby Olivier / October 14, 2020

Sasha Sloan Wasn’t Looking for Fame — It Found Her Anyway

Fame is Sasha Sloan’s worst nightmare.  "I get anxiety if a stranger looks at me in public — I can't imagine that times…
Bobby Olivier / September 29, 2020

How Touché Amoré’s Jeremy Bolm Became a Spokesperson for Grief

Jeremy Bolm didn’t sign up for this. The daily barrage of emails and DMs, countless fans piling their grief upon the impassioned frontman…
Bobby Olivier / September 23, 2020

Lynn Gunn Unveils PVRIS’ Explosive, Pain-Fueled New Chapter

For nearly three years, Lynn Gunn was in constant, mysterious pain. The singer’s back, ribs, and joints ached mercilessly throughout PVRIS’s last touring…
Bobby Olivier / August 27, 2020

The Killers Double Down on Arena Rock With Imploding The Mirage

Hysterically grand and unshakably earnest, Imploding The Mirage is exactly what the Killers need it to be — an easy bridge to the next arena…
Bobby Olivier / August 20, 2020

Shirley Manson on the Misery and Magic of Garbage’s Genre-Stomping Debut

Shirley Manson doesn’t do nostalgia. Cooped up in her Los Angeles studio, the fierce frontwoman has agreed to chat about the days she…
Bobby Olivier / August 11, 2020

folklore Is Taylor Swift’s Smoldering Pop Rebellion — Finally

The great fascination enveloping folklore, Taylor Swift’s mossy, surprise eighth LP, lies not within the album’s steadfast execution but the attempt itself — that during…
Bobby Olivier / July 24, 2020