In this week's 615 Spotlight, we take a look at a singer who we found simply perfecting his art in one of the most prestigious clubs in Nashville: Eric Burgett, one of the most unique talents you will find in Music City. His writing and performing definitely fit in with what is out there on the radio, but with his piano base, he definitely sets himself apart.
Of Montreal recently announced their lucky 13th studio album -- Aureate Gloom, out March 3 on longtime label Polyvinyl. Bandleader Kevin Barnes is a pretty interesting guy, having guided the outfit from its late 1990s twee pop “happy yellow bumblebees” sound (as he puts it) to full-on psychedelia. He stopped by Billboard’s New York office to talk about the new record and look back on the band’s evolution.
A long-awaited documentary on the influential 80s D.C. hardcore scene Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C., makes its hometown premiere at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.
SoCal quintet Night Riots mined some pretty serious subject matter for their standout new song. “(‘Break’) was inspired by a friend's drink getting spiked with a hallucinogenic drug at a party,” frontman Travis Hawley tells Billboard.
Serial, the wildly popular true crime podcast about the 1999 Baltimore murder of Hae Min Lee, ended on Thursday. So what's life after Serial like? Turns out it has a lot more Notorious B.I.G.than expected.
What would you do if you recently made a couple billion bucks? If you're Swedish video game developer Markus Persson, you probably purchase the most expensive mansion in Beverly Hills -- one that was reportedly eyed by Beyonce and Jay Z.