Music

A Look at the 'Rhythmical Potty,' a Portable Toilet That Actually Rocks

Can the Porta-Potty experience be improved with bass-thumping soundtracks?

Please, Sit Back and Allow Moby to Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture

Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?

Brett Carlsen

Flint Local 432 and the Remarkable Power of a Great Music Venue

Flint, Michigan's premiere DIY mecca has closed and reopened more than once. There's a lesson in its history.

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

Harrison McClary / Reuters

America's Most Popular Music Scenes

The internet has changed things, but probably not how you think.

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The Homogenization of the Global Music Festival

Pitchfork Paris is a lot more Pitchfork than Paris.

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Philadelphia Adds Soundtracks to its Public Sculptures

Four musicians, four pieces of city art, four ultra-weird musical compositions.

The Seattle Band Map Keeps Getting More Complicated

A crazy chart of the interconnectedness of Seattle musical acts since the 1960s is still being updated.

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Chestnuts Singing in a Public Park

A public art installation turns falling nuts into light and sound. For tree preservation, of course.

A Japanese Subway Train Composed of Music

All aboard the Math Homework Express!

How One Man's Bicycle Commute Inspired a Strange Song

Using a variety of electronics hooked up to his body, Brian House turned his daily bike route in New York into music.

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The Ritzy Seoul Neighborhood at the Heart of South Korea's Music Video Sensation

The song is a sly send-up of Gangnam's self-importance and ostentatious wealth.

Live Art Installations

100 Bassists Recreate the Battle of Copenhagen

Ten-dozen musicians, aerial and aquatic dancers, antique ships and explosives experts join up for a naval spectacular.

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A Video Game That Side-Scrolls the City Skyline

Skyscrapers and burning streets are the setting of a new game for Playstation, with music by Beck.

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The Geography of America's Music Scenes

Mapping musicians and the music businesses across the U.S.

United Nations

Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

Cricket Design

Pee Into This Sao Paulo Urinal To Make Lovely Music

A toilet fixture in Brazil lets you shred on the guitar with the force of your urine.

Marcus Laws

When a Music Scene Leads to a Boom

As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.

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This Week in Bans: Massachusetts City Plagued by Horrible Saxophonist

Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.