Ay, Salsa is now featured on Groovebug, check it out! http://t.co/F2Ia5kwT
New Groovebug Feature: Salsa
¡Shouted spanish salutations, everyone! Groovebug has just added some sauce to our app with the help of the spiciest dance music in town. This term covers the evolution of a long history of different genres from the spanish-speaking world, namely Mambo. Since the 60s and 70s it has come into its own as one of the biggest crossover sounds, trading rhythms between New York and the equator. Whether...
RT @dangerbird: Fitz and The Tantrums featured on the @groovebug iPad app this week http://t.co/SVvJggxH
New Groovebug Feature: J Boogie - What exactly is “Dubtronic Science?” Listening to J Boogie leads us to… http://t.co/reagWBC7
Lots of new additions to Groovebug today: @ChicagoMetro, @Fitzandthetantrums, and @Jboogiejustin all featured! More @ http://t.co/F2Ia5kwT
New Groovebug Feature: Metro, Chicago
Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, hot dog and mustard, rum and coke. Another perfect union? Chicago and Metro. If you are any sort of music fan in the greater Chicago area, it’s a pretty safe bet to say you’ve been to a show at Metro. Some of the greatest names in music have come through Metro, including the venue’s first show ever, a then relatively unknown band by the name...
New Groovebug Feature: J Boogie
What exactly is “Dubtronic Science?” Listening to J Boogie leads us to believe it is an art form of mixing languages, genres, and song styles together under the banner of dance. For 20 years has been mashing up cultures, not just samples. He earned the title of San Francisco’s best radio and club DJ and has toured just about every festival on the circuit. J Boogie was one of...
New Groovebug Feature: Fitz and the Tantrums
Sometimes I wonder, what happened to good ole’ soul music? Okay, I don’t think about it that often; nonetheless, our next featured artist Los Angeles based soul and indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums abated any concerns I may have about the death of soul. After impulse purchasing a vintage organ, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick had one of those “aha” moments that we all wait for (mine is that I...
RT @luv_angie: Guess who has their own Groovebug page?! @candicepillay @TeamCPillay http://t.co/bKPxFvCB
Like it, love it, gotta have it. New features are added to Groovebug, update or join in now: http://t.co/wjsEyDF9
Redesigned! There’s a new version of Groovebug up for download @ http://t.co/wjsEyDF9
Todays song of the day shared by a Groovebug user is Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes @aclfestival http://t.co/2e7a1aeG #groovebugged
RT @themusicbinge: Just met up with @groovebug and LOVE the new work they are doing! Look forward to big things!
Read about the @herbie__hancock influence on Jazz Funk at http://t.co/3cz0BT1V and on the groovebug app!
New Groovebug Feature: Jazz Funk - I don’t think we need to sell you on the coolness of a subgenre with a… http://t.co/VEsgbQvb
New Groovebug Feature: Jazz Funk
I don’t think we need to sell you on the coolness of a subgenre with a name like Jazz Funk. If music has ever twisted your face up like you smelled an old batch of collard greens, then you may have had a run in with the funk. This evolution of jazz trades in some of the complexity for a more popular rhythmic sound. Out with the chord progressions of old and in with the long vamps holding...
New Groovebug Feature: Southern Soul
Our newest Groovebug feature, southern soul, explores one of the best things to come out of the south since fried pickles. And if you don’t like fried pickles, well, that’s really your loss. Southern soul mixes elements of blues, early rock, country and gospel. This genre focuses on the feeling or groove of the music, as opposed to the lyrics. What feeling you ask? Think about Al Green serenading...
New Groovebug Feature: Soul Jazz
New on Groovebug this week is an exploration of Soul Jazz, one of the jazz subgenres that took precedence in the 50s and 60s. Only the vocals from cats like Ray Charles, wind from the sax men, and the thunder of the Hammond Organ could make standard jazz music look too old-fashioned. One exemplary video that we can’t ignore is Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island.”...
Another great video shared by a groovebugger. Bon Iver Take Away Show in Paris http://t.co/0QmdsqEb #groovebugged
New Groovebug Feature: Japanese Dancehall - Our newest Groovebug feature is the booty poppin’ genre of… http://t.co/MnvuvaqR
New Groovebug Feature: Bachata
The next item of featured content on the Groovebug app is Bachata, Bachata is a mélange of classic instrumentals and Caribbean influences, such as maracas, bongos, tambora drums, and the guira. This genre began as a Dominican style that drew upon themes of crime, poverty, and the generally destitute life of those living on the fringe of society. The upper echelon of Dominican society initially...
New Groovebug Feature: Japanese Dancehall
Our newest Groovebug feature is the booty poppin’ genre of Japanese Dancehall. While we tend to associate reggaeton with Jamaican and Caribbean cultures, Japanese Dancehall adds its own unique spin to classic reggae sounds. Japanese Dancehall was inspired by the rise of many Jamaican Dancehall artists in the US such as Sean Paul. We tend to be hesitant to openly embrace music in a non-native...
New Groovebug Feature: New Wave
This week in Groovebuggery, we dug into the New Wave movement - a wide array of synth-heavy pop music from the 1980s. Born from punk (or a resistance to it), this genre transitioned from geeky singers with fast drums and choppy guitars into quirky synth leads and drum machines made harmonious by androgynous singers. With so many different subsets of New Wave, it’s hard to land on just a...
We about to begin posting interesting videos and articles shared by Groovebug users. #groovebugged
Chairlift Bruises Live Abbey Road 2009 http://t.co/LRURqsOl #groovebugged
Nothing like a little Nirvana on a Wednesday http://t.co/rf5XyRNV #groovebugged
New Groovebug Feature: Afrobeat - Helloooooooo party people! This is the second week (of many, many more)… http://t.co/JeBiNfBa
Check this video out — Groovebug App of the Week Part 2 http://t.co/6ERFEdoT via @youtube
New Groovebug Feature: J-Pop - J-pop is what modern day Japan listens to when they’re commuting to work,… http://t.co/I3evkrig
New Groovebug Feature: J-Pop
J-pop is what modern day Japan listens to when they’re commuting to work, chilling out with some friends, or watching an awesome bug fight. Taking the beats and methods of modern pop that are sweeping the world, Japan churns out something that sounds much better than the cheesy pop we have here in the States. We’re all about the spread of culture, so check out some J-pop. Perfume is...
New Groovebug Feature: Romantic Period
The Romantic Period is, by far, the strongest form of classical music out there. Loud, dense, and intense, the emotional power of romantic compositions will tug at your heartstrings like a puppet master. Coming on the heels of the Classical period, some have likened Romantic music to an ‘unruly teenager’ in contrast to the stern predecessors of the Classical and Baroque period. ...
New Groovebug Feature: Afrobeat
Helloooooooo party people! This is the second week (of many, many more) where we’ll be releasing some more featured content for you to eat up. The first new piece of content we’re covering is the genre of Afrobeat. The early history of Afrobeat, and the evolution of its sound, are a biography of the Legendary Fela Kuti of Nigeria, who pioneered the sound. Afrobeat draws together a...
Now you can create a favorite artists list in...
We are pleased to announce that version 1.1.3 of Groovebug for iPad is now available for download in the App Store! This version allows you to favorite artists as you browse, by tapping the star next to their name. Any artists you favorite will be added to the Favorites list, accesible from the home page of the app. You can choose to match the featured content tiles to your Favorites list or...
Waddle launches to make photo sharing a bit more personal http://t.co/XpjPM94T - Congrats to our friends @WaddleApp
Congrats to our investor Troy Henikoff for making Crain’s Tech 25 http://t.co/KRS3DNEd via @CrainsChicago
RT @chaaaala: What makes an app great is not only what it provides but how it does it. #groovebug just stole my heart…
RT @TimeOutChicago: With Groovebug and Legitmix, interacting with your music takes on a whole new dimension. http://t.co/LtKvgoEh
RT @MakeTechEasier: GrooveBug - A Beautiful And Elegant Music App For iPad http://t.co/71GMWXn4
RT @andrewrazeghi: On a Groovebug binger. Awesome Radiohead tribute to The Smiths via @groovebug http://t.co/Moq23JLk
New Groovebug Feature: Outlaw Country - Outlaw country began, in typical fashion, as a rejection of the… http://t.co/F4ij5z0V