Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.
The 2019 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival featured a number of emerging rock 'n' roll buzz bands, providing music fans a chance to catch a variety of fresh sonic flavors and maybe even discover a new favorite.
The annual Farm Aid benefit festival was held in Connecticut for the first time and included performances from Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves and more.
PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Our list concludes today with the most recent examples of important protest music.
Where female pop musicians tend to age out of the field, country musicians tend to possess a greater reverence for their predecessors, lionizing their greatness and proclaiming their influence at each and every opportunity.