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Our 7 Favorite Finds at NAMM Show 2018

Our 7 Favorite Finds at NAMM Show 2018

From the major exhibitors to the small surprises, BtS covers the annual music industry event in Anaheim, CA.
Fighting the Good Fight with John T. Frazier of Spartan Records

Fighting the Good Fight with John T. Frazier of Spartan Records

“I’m just trying to create a musical universe that I’m happy to live in.”
Turn Up the Voli

Turn Up the Voli

How the Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist and producer stays predictably unpredictable.

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Lorde Puts on a Dance Party in Sacramento

Lorde Puts on a Dance Party in Sacramento

From the Melodrama Tour, writer Tina Hand is pulled out of her seat and into the singer's heart.
Nell Maynard: Creativity Unleashed

Nell Maynard: Creativity Unleashed

How the pop songwriter is making her mark in Nashville's LGBTQ music scene.
Album on Fire: Whale Bones' Nathan Kane Reinvigorates the Rock Record

Album on Fire: Whale Bones’ Nathan Kane Reinvigorates the Rock Record

Their meditative and expansive LP, 'Island Fire,' is due March 23.

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Farewell to the Master

Farewell to the Master

My friend and mentor, Roy Burns, passed away on May 2, 2018. You may not have heard of him, but Roy was a drummer’s drummer.
The Woodshed: Undertaking an Impossible Challenge—and Sticking with It

The Woodshed: Undertaking an Impossible Challenge—and Sticking with It

In her column about learning guitar as an adult, writer J.T. Dawson recounts her self-imposed challenge of learning 90 songs in 90 days.
Nell Maynard: Creativity Unleashed

Nell Maynard: Creativity Unleashed

How the pop songwriter is making her mark in Nashville's LGBTQ music scene.
Lorde Puts on a Dance Party in Sacramento

Lorde Puts on a Dance Party in Sacramento

From the Melodrama Tour, writer Tina Hand is pulled out of her seat and into the singer's heart.
Surviving the Mental Recession

Surviving the Mental Recession

Fatigued and frustrated, BtS managing editor Kevin Carr shouts into the void.