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Up & Coming: Five high school rappers take a new approach to classic hip-hop

→ The last couple of decades have seen a major shift in the accessibility of the music industry, and for young artists, this means that they must try harder to get the public’s attention. By tracking artists’ social media following and online hits, Next Big Sound, a music analytics website …

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Before the Streetlights – Music Review

→ Louisville-based pop-punk band Before the Streetlights (BTS) sounds like 2005 Pete Wentz, has hair like 2007 emo, and tours like 2003 Fall Out Boy. If you don’t pay attention, you might even think they’re time travelers from ten years ago. Early 2000’s pop-punk mixes with modern aesthetic and decade-spanning …

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With streaming services on the rise, local musicians struggle to stay relevant

It was broad daylight on a spring day in 1985, and Clark Johnson knew that he needed to do something big to get people to notice his band, Squirrel Bait. Johnson and his band members snuck up to the local record shop, Pyramid Records, with a tub of wallpaper paste …

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River Town Sound: Part two of a series exploring Louisville’s evolving music culture

A group of men in their early to mid-twenties surveyed the crowd arriving at the New Vintage. With each additional attendee, the men looked around at each other, nodding with satisfaction: this kid could pull — this “kid” being the evening’s young headlining rapper, Jack Harlow.

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