The annual Richmond Folk Festival is one of those traditions that we look forward to most here in our hometown. Falling on the second weekend of October, the festival is just as much a celebration of the time of year as it is the music. And like those sunny and warm autumn days, the event […]

You can never have enough good neighbors. I think that Mark Twain said that. And in the spirit of that indelible sentiment, we were stoked to hear that Spacebomb Studios had moved into a new studio right down the street. Matt White’s music is on a pretty heavy rotation here at the office. Maybe for […]

Playlist // The Righteous One In honor of Record Store Day, we put together a playlist of our favorite tracks from this year’s exclusive releases. We fondly named this playlist “The Righteous One,” a new single from The Orwells that launches on vinyl on RSD. Stream our playlist, “The Righteous One,” on Spotify. Here’s a roundup […]

Between conference calls and sprinting to catch Snoop Dogg’s surprise performance at the #spotifyhouse during South by Southwest (SXSW; in conversation, “South by”), our friend (and brother of our resident Stylist, Juliana) Alex Cole, US Marketing Manager for Spotify, took a few minutes to share his love of music, insight into the Spotify brand, and his […]

Now in its 28th year, the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is currently underway. The nearly two-week-long festival takes place every spring in Austin, Texas and is a dynamic convergence of music performances, film screenings and interactive (i.e., technology) conferences. Year after year, the festival serves as a launching pad for emerging technologies, independent […]

Carnival season might almost be over, but the music of New Orleans plays on. Loose, funky, and intelligent, New Orleans music is distinct and powerful. Nothing else sounds quite like it. Here, we take a brief look at a few of the musicians who have helped to shape the city’s thriving music scene. With our […]

One More Love Song // A Valentine’s Day Playlist 1. Young Love (feat. Laura Marling) // Mystery Jets 2. I’d Rather Go Blind // Christine McVie 3. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You? // Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong 4. Right Down The Line // Gerry Rafferty 5. Night Nurse // Gregory Isaacs 6. Ride […]

Lou Reed is often cited as one of the most influential musicians of contemporary music, and justifiably so. His legacy can be traced particularly in the genres of alternative rock and punk. From his breakout success as the driving force behind The Velvet Underground to his solo work, Reed inspired generations of musicians for nearly […]