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AKB48 member Haruka Shmazaki on the front cover of the TYPE-A edition of the groups' 40th single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai.” Official album artwork.

SoundBreak: Heavy Rotation

May 22, 2015

The spring semester is over and summer is just around the corner, no matter how gloomy it may look outside. Time to sit back and relax after a semester...

A screen capture shows the Live Show selection for the mobile rhythm game “Love Live! School Idol Festival,” where players can choose either an  A-side or B-side song from school idol group μ’s (“Muse”) to play through, as well as the difficulty. Photo credit: Angelica Wallingford

Take gaming on-the-go

May 12, 2015

The smartphone as we know it has changed. So long are the days where our cell phones had just the basics such as calling and texting or having minimalist...

The Black Keys performing during a concert in Brooklyn, New York in Sept. 2014. Official Facebook image. Photo by Melinda Oswandel.

Songs for the lovers, the haters and everyone in-between

February 14, 2015

Every Feb. 14 people in relationships do the exact same thing. Grab some flowers, a heart-shaped box of assorted chocolates, a generic Hallmark card with...

AKB48's Team K during the final performance of the 2014 revival of their fourth stage show “Saishuu Bell ga naru” in the AKB48 Theatre in Akihabara, Tokyo on April 16. AKS, Courtesy photo.

SoundBreak: AKB48’s Team K steps out of the classic J-pop box

December 10, 2014

Looking back, 2008 was a very interesting year for music. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” reached its 25th anniversary, pop punk pioneers The Get Up...

New Found Glory  lead singer Jordan Pundik performs at a recording for the band’s live album “Kill it Live” at The Chain Reaction in Los Angeles. Chad Sengstock, PureVolume.com

New songs for a new semester

August 27, 2014

After hours of going through online catalogues picking classes, looking up teachers on RateMyProfessors.com and figuring out your schedule, the semester ha...

EXO (Official Facebook image)

Summer Songs

May 19, 2014

The semester is almost over and the summer is right around the corner. It's time to chill out, take it easy and possibly hit the beach for a much-needed break fr...

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