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Music Monday: Everybody Talks

Everybody at Stitely loves “Everybody Talks” by Provo, Utah band Neon Trees, who gained fame when they started touring with The Killers. Check out the band getting into some unusual shenanigans in the video below, and if you like what you see make sure to check them out live at Taste of Chicago July 14th!… ...

Tell Me Something Good: Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

The story of Cathy Knorr and Trevor Webb’s relationship is so darn cute, we couldn’t help but share it. These lovebirds dated for a couple weeks in middle school when Trevor wrote a love letter to Cathy instructing her to meet him at the end of the hall after school and tell him if she… ...

Music Monday: Modern Vampires of the City

In just a few short weeks, Vampire Weekend will be releasing their newest album Modern Vampires of the City. The band hasn’t released an album since Contra in 2010, and the May 14th album release date can’t come soon enough! In the video below you can hear “Step,” a song from Modern Vampires of the… ...

Tell Me Something Good: Clapping & Culture in Classical Music

Take a minute to think about how much the nature of music has changed since the 1800s and even earlier. What used to be available only as a spectacular art displayed through live performance is now available through multiple outlets and in many forms. Nowadays you can find music in grocery stores, advertisements, television shows,… ...

Music Monday: Bird is the Word

In this video clip from 1952, Charlie “Bird” Parker and John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie perform Parker’s composition “Hot House,” originally recorded in 1945. Parker and Gillespie were both responsible for the introduction of Be-Bop jazz, which features a fast tempo as well as instrumental improvisation and virtuosic playing by soloists. This style was a big… ...

Tell Me Something Good: A Wedding Built For Two

In an interesting new trend reported by Today.com, couples are decking out their weddings with lavish flowers, high-end designer dresses, talented music ensembles, and delectable dishes. What’s missing, you ask? The guests! That’s right, according to Today’s report these one-on-one weddings are on the rise. For shy brides out there, this might be your dream wedding. Or for… ...