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What’s the Best Playlist for Thanksgiving This Year?
What's the best music playlist to listen to on Thanksgiving this year, with songs that invoke all the feels of this holiday season? Food, family, friends, fall, football and frenetic activity are all on tap. We have created a perfect playlist of music for Thanksgiving. Find it on Spotify here. Press play. And get this holiday started. What’s…
What’s the Best Playlist for the Month of September This Year?
Wondering what to listen to if you want to feel a jolt of autumn energy during the month of September this year? We think songs of determination, encouragement, strength and joy feel right for this moment. Dandelion Chandelier correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has created a music playlist of songs perfect as the soundtrack for the month of September. Find it on Spotify here. Stand up. Set your goals. Press play. And be strong in September, all month long.
21 of the World’s Best Top Rated Live Summer 2022 Music Festivals
Summer music festival season is almost here, and our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has rounded up a list of the world's best top rated live summer music festivals in the U.S. and Europe in 2022, including hip-hop, R&B, EDM, alternative, world, rock and pop. The good news? You can spend every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day at a sensational outdoor music festival somewhere in the world.
The 10 Best Jazz Music Festivals in the World this Summer 2022
Jazz and moonlight. One of our all-time favorite combinations. Music aficionados of the world, take note. This report from our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has everything you need to know about where to go and where to stay for the best summer 2022 jazz music festivals in the world, including Newport, San Sebastian, Saratoga, Umbria and more. After nearly three years of uncertainty thanks to the pandemic, welcome to a long-awaited summer of swing.
20 Dance Songs Best for a Spring Cleaning Playlist
New month, new music! As the world opens up this April, and the After Times seem to be approaching with their promise of a fresh start, there's really no excuse, people. Spring cleaning awaits. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist of what to listen to in the month of April, and the theme is what to list to when you need energizing songs and music to motivate you for spring cleaning. To get your Marie Kondo on, just press play here. Get ready dust bunnies. We're coming for you . . .
7 Best Upscale Karaoke Lounges Right Now in New York City (NYC)
Most of our staff members live in New York, and in our ongoing series Gotham Insider's Guide, we're opening the vault and sharing favorite secret places throughout NYC. In this edition, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 7 of the best upscale karaoke bars and lounges to visit right now in New York City (NYC), including our favorite top spots in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The Best Playlist for the Month of March This Year
Wondering what to listen to in this month of March? Good question. What's the best playlist for the month of March this year?  Dear reader, we think that in honor of International Women's Month, it's appropriate to dedicate our March playlist to power ballads from women artists from every era. It's an all-woman playlist with songs of female empowerment sung by a strong woman. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist for the month of March. And fair warning. It will have you on your feet and belting out your jam before you know what hit you. Listen to it here.
21 Songs That Make the Best Playlist for February 2022
What's the best playlist for the month of February 2022? With the year we've had since last February, we say it's time for some music with attitude. So our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist - filled with badass confidence and determination - for the month of February 2022. Forget about nostalgia for the Before Times, circa February 2020. This is the moment we've got - so let's go get it. Press play hereAnd get in a February groove.
10 Cultural Events You Need to Catch for the Best NYC Winter 2022
Need ideas on what to do in New York City during Winter 2022? If you love music, dance and theater, you're in luck. And its not too soon to start planning. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 10 best cultural events you really owe it to yourself to catch in NYC in Winter 2022, including music, dance, theater, art, live performances and more.
What’s the Best Playlist for the Month of January This Year?
What’s the best playlist for the month of January this year? We took a vote, and we think the aim should be to own the month by staying light on our feet and keeping things moving. Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect playlist of music for the month of January 2022. Find it on Spotify here. Press play. And let's go get it.
10 best songs and music (so far) of the summer of 2021
Sure, it's only the beginning of the summer. But we've already found the songs and music that we're keeping on repeat through Labor Day. If you've got a road trip, a dance party, or just chores around the house that require a fresh playlist of the best new summer 2021 songs and music, just click here and press play. And feel those summer feels.
10 Movies, Concerts and Art Events to See and Love in Summer 2021
Summer is not canceled this year! Hurray! If you're mourning about concerts that were cancelled, or movies that went straight to streaming, we feel you. But the good news is that the world of culture is reopening rapidly, just in time for summer 2021. In fact, prepare for sensory overload as you decide which performance or exhibit to take in first. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 10 movies, concerts, cable TV shows and art events you really need to see that you will love in summer 2021.
17 Music Festivals Best in the World This Summer 2021
Summer music festival season is almost here, and our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has rounded up 17 summer pop music festivals around the world that are the best of them all for 2021. You'll find the best most iconic hip-hop, R&B, EDM, alternative, world, rock and pop music summer festivals on this list. The good news? You can spend every weekend this summer and fall at a sensational outdoor music festival somewhere in the world.
The Powerful New Museum of the Best Black Music is Here
Just in time for the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021, the powerful new museum of the best black music in American history is here. And it's truly unique: there is no other museum in the world with this purpose and mission. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares all the details you need to know about the new National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Including where to stay, what to eat, and what else to do after you visit the hometown of the new black music museum, Nashville, Tennessee. It's one nation under a groove, people! Turn the volume up.
What are The Songs That Best Define the Year 2020?
If you had to describe the year 2020 using only the songs and music that defined the mood, vibe and tone of the year, what would they be? Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has taken on this formidable task and curated our playlist of the 20 defining songs of 2020 - the ones that best define the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and capture the vibe and the new normal we're living in right now. You can find it on Spotify here. Press play. And kiss 2020 goodbye.

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