An Open Letter To The Grammys…

The Grammys are commonly touted as “Music’s Biggest Night.” The event has hardly ever been perfect, but without much realistic competition, the claim tends to hold up. Artists of the highest caliber show up to accept their awards and perform, and newcomers often view their involvement as a right of passage or a promotion to the elite. Winning…

2017 Grammy Predictions

It’s Grammy time again! This Sunday, music’s biggest names will once again gather to commemorate the past year of music and battle it out for top honors. With Beyoncé (of course) leading the pack with an outstanding 9 nominations spanning several genres and categories, it’s to be seen if this will be her year, or if…

The 100 Best Songs Of 2016

With 2016 almost in the books, the time has come to recognize the year’s greatest tracks! From pop stars solidifying their legacy to newcomers making their presence known, this year has been one of the most exciting of the decade. Without further adu, here are the 100 Best Songs of 2016! 100. “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”…

Playlist: Here Comes The Sun

Another “long, cold, lonely winter” is in the books, and Springtime is here! What better to celebrate with than a feel good playlist? From laid-back grooves to bursts of energy, Here Comes The Sun is the perfect mood-boost to transition out of the cold and into some much needed sunshine. Do-do-do-do! Here Comes The Sun THE PLAYLIST:…

Playlist – Lady: A Celebration Of Women In Music

For as significant an impact female artists have had on music, the general recognition of their work has been undeniably disproportionate. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a playlist honoring the many female artists who have played such an important part in music and its many evolutions. From rock to pop to country to hip hop…

Why Rihanna Needs To Play Super Bowl 51

It’s rare that I’m willing to use Hidden Under Headphones as a venue for editorials, but this is a situation that warrants it. While the title may lead you to believe this article would be about crafting a case to see one of pop’s reigning icons have the opportunity to play one of, easily, the…

Review: Coldplay At Halftime

The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 was destined to be momentous regardless of the angle the “Powers That Be” decided to go with. The performances, as of late, have been very pop-oriented; Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Black Eyed Peas playing the last 5 years. Coldplay seemed like the perfect, necessary segue from pop back…