As the awards season kicks off, the NME Awards 2012 prepares to rock London’s O2 Brixton Academy on Wednesday 29th February. This year, Sonos is getting in on the action and sponsoring the Best British Band category with nominees ranging from heavyweights Kasabian and Muse to acclaimed indie acts Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club and […]
The discovery of radio in 1892 sparked amazing technological advancements, fundamentally guiding the development of how we communicate with each other and entertain ourselves. Check out this infographic to trace the evolution of radio from the very first frequencies observed by Tesla to the social radio phenomenon Turntable.FM.
In the United States and Canada, the 2nd of February is marked as Groundhog Day, a holiday dedicated to a prognosticating rodent. The most famous of these ground squirrels is Punxsutawney Phil, who–along with the rest–emerges from his burrow each February to predict either early spring or six more weeks of winter. According to folklore, […]
On January 30, 1969, The Beatles play a lunchtime rooftop gig on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes, it is the last time The Beatles perform live. The performance, which was filmed for the Let It Be movie, is stopped early by police after neighbors […]
Let’s say you have an old friend in town. And this old friend has a sudden urge to listen to that favorite vinyl you both love … for old times sake. Or, how about when you are cooking in the kitchen, dying to hear that vinyl (or hey, maybe it’s a favorite CD!) that’s playing in […]
On January 23, 1988, Nirvana records a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. It was this tape that made it into the hands of Jonathan Poneman, one of the founders of Sub Pop records. After hearing the demo, he offers to put out a Nirvana single. This historic event set the Seattle sound into motion, […]
Streaming music is taking the world by storm. The latest onslaught comes from Rdio, which recently made good on its promise to light up Germany, Australia, and New Zealand with more than 12 million songs available on demand. Whether you’re hankering for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” or want to relive the 80’s with the New Wave stylings […]
Canadian music lovers now have yet another way to stream all the music on earth in any room of the home. Sirius has announced that its service out of Canada is now available on Sonos, which means subscribers have a great new avenue for wirelessly stream their favorite programming all over the house. Already have […]
On the third January of each year, the United States celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement was an iconic figure in American history, known especially for his non-violent methods of inspiring change and revolution. It’s fitting, then, that the holiday honoring MLK be marked […]
The folks over at Grantland have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture, so it’s no surprise that they kept a keen eye on the course of music over 2011. What’s the consensus? “It got real weird.” We’ll let you be the judge of that, but if you’re looking for an interesting cross-section of […]
Listening out loud plays an important role for yoga classes at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, CA. We stopped by this unique studio to chat with owner Eddie Ellner about how music inspires his methods. Do you use music to motivate you to maintain a healthy mind and body?
New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, and music is an integral part of that revelry. Our 12th day of playlists features a mix inspired by Spinner’s Party Rock Anthems (that aren’t “Party Rock Anthem”). As you reflect on the trials, tribulations, and successes of 2011 and get ready […]