Music

How often does music transport you back to a specific place and time? How often has music, at the right moment and in the right place, heightened your senses and awareness of your surroundings? Blog Post
Dec 24, 2014   By James Brasuell
It depends on your criteria, says Aaron M. Renn. A golden age of accessibility and consumption? Yes. But is it better to be in an era of plenty, or an era of creation and discovery?
Sep 27, 2010   The Urbanophile
Finnish architect Tuomas Toivonen has just released an album of urbanism- and architecture-themed rap songs.
Sep 21, 2010   City Of Sound
The new album by Arcade Fire is themed around suburban sprawl, offering an interesting commentary on city planning and development.
Aug 19, 2010   SPUR Urbanist
Due to its pounding beat and often sexual themes, funk music has been banned from Carnival by the mayor of a small Brazilian town.
Feb 12, 2010   Reuters
Geoff Manaugh of <em>BLDGBLOG</em> joins WFMU's DJ/Rupture as a guest selecter, offering some musical picks and discussion about the architecture of sound -- and the sound of architecture.
Dec 16, 2009   WFMU
This chart from the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto looks at North America's musical epicenters -- cities where the most music is produced.
Nov 17, 2009   Creative Class Exchange
Here's another way to rank your city- the Society of American Travel Writers surveyed their members on the Top 10 cities to see live music. New Orleans comes in over Austin, home of the famed SXSW festival.
Sep 8, 2009   Society of American Travel Writers
On my way to work this morning, I was listening to an interview with the band Blitzen Trapper on my iPod. Blog Post
Jun 18, 2009   By Tim Halbur
The Austin City Limits music festival, held at the city's major public park, has inspired other cities to invite festivals to their parks, despite the inherent challenges.
Sep 26, 2008   Austin American-Statesman
<p>A 15-member "live music task force" will begin work to try to encourage the growth of a musical economy in Austin, Texas.</p>
Mar 26, 2008   KXAN