Tuesday Ten: Musician Mugshots

October 14, 2014 | By idobi Staff

While Lil Wayne has, to the best of my knowledge, spent around 70% of his career so far behind bars, you don’t need to share his level of passion for drugs and weapon possession to end up in an orange jumpsuit. In this week’s Tuesday Ten, we look at some of the other crimes that have landed musicians behind the ever-so-flattering lens of the mugshot camera.

Tuesday Ten: Musical 180’s

September 23, 2014 | By idobi Staff

Even if you’re convinced that a band changing their sound is the worst thing that’s ever happened to you, it’s perfectly natural for someone’s music to develop and shift from album to album. But every once in a while, those shifts are so dramatic that the early work ends up sounding like it was released by an entirely different band than the more recent material.

Tuesday Ten: As Heard On TV

September 16, 2014 | By idobi Staff

Losing yourself in a ten-hour marathon of your favorite tv show is always fun, but it’s even more fun when you suddenly wake from your reverie at the sounds of some unknown, perfect song emerging from the speakers. For this week’s Tuesday Ten, we asked our writers about ten songs they fell in love with after hearing them on tv.

Tuesday Ten: Songs We Didn’t Like Until We Heard Them Acoustic

September 9, 2014 | By idobi Staff

Autumn is just around the corner, and that means one thing: it’s almost time to throw on your comfiest sweater and trade in the upbeat sunny anthems you’ve been singing the past four months for something a little more chilled out. It’s always fun to return to your usual favorites, but it’s even more exciting to add something unexpected to the playlist — which is why for this week’s Tuesday Ten, we asked our writers about ten songs they didn’t like until they heard them acoustic.

Tuesday Ten: (Throw)back To School Playlist

September 2, 2014 | By idobi Staff

Let’s not beat around the bush here—learning is cool, but school is usually much less cool. Thankfully, your homework pile will never be taller than your stack of records, and the right song can help you get through even the most impossible assignments. We asked our writers to share their favorite songs from their first year of college, high school, middle school, or elementary school for a special back to school playlist in this week’s Tuesday Ten.

Tuesday Ten: Rides & Riots

August 26, 2014 | By idobi Staff

While it does boast one of the most impressive festival lineups of the year, Riot Fest isn’t just about the music — it’s also home to the most punk rock carnival around. And as we prepare ourselves for the wild ride of this year’s fest, we asked ourselves a question that few have dared to ask before: what if the artists playing this year’s Riot Fest were carnival attractions?

Tuesday Ten: What’s In A Name?

August 19, 2014 | By idobi Staff

In this week’s Tuesday Ten, we’re exploring the connections between some of our favorite bands named after lyrics and the songs they’re titled for.

Tuesday Ten: Our Favorite B-Sides

August 12, 2014 | By idobi Staff

The days may be long gone of rushing to the local record store, money in hand, to grab the latest radio hit’s 45rpm single, but the excitement of flipping that record over and discovering the non-album track that lay on the other side will never wear off. In this week’s Tuesday Ten, we’re exploring some of our writers’ favorite b-sides.

Tuesday Ten: Best Video Game Soundtracks w/ Patent Pending

July 29, 2014 | By idobi Staff

The right soundtrack immerses you in a video game’s universe, and for Long Island’s resident pop punk goofballs Patent Pending, there was only one logical thing to do: meld their shared love of video games and game soundtracks. To celebrate the release of their new EP Mario & The Brick Breakers: Greatest Hits, the band is here to grace this week’s Tuesday Ten with the best video game soundtracks of all time.

Tuesday Ten: Coolest Song Endings

July 22, 2014 | By idobi Staff

It’s easy to close a song by repeating the chorus or slowly fading the music out, but every once in a while a song comes along whose ending takes you somewhere completely unexpected.