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Congrats Istanbul: Culture Capital

Istanbul

When Istanbul was announced as the 2010 European Capital of Culture, we were excited, but we weren’t exactly surprised. After all, we included the city in two of our guides–Film+Travel Europe and Music+Travel Worldwide.   There’s a reason the city is so full of culture–spanning the Bosphorus, it has one foot in Europe and the other firmly rooted in Asia. ... Read More »

A King-Sized Celebration

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Seventy-five years ago today, the world of music was forever changed when Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Now you can honor his legacy with a king-sized celebration at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. All weekend long the seriously OTT museum is hosting special tours and talks in addition to their usual Elvis-centric fare. The mansion is a U.S. ... Read More »

Classical Cash

Kirill Gerstein

  For pianist Kirill Gerstein it was the surprise of a lifetime — and a good one. The Russian-born musician thought he was headed to an interview, but the “interviewer” had some news for Gerstein: He had just won the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, an elite grant given every four years. Kirill is the sixth musicians to join the prestigious ... Read More »

Punk Rock’s Desert Digs

RosaMuerta

Looking for a rock ‘n’ roll twist on a rustic vacation? Then head to the Rosa Muerta, the desert hideaway designed and built by LA punk rocker-turned-architect Robert Stone. Exposed to the elements, the 1,300-square-foot all-black bungalow is a “glamping” site — that’s glamourous camping — and for $220 a night you get a shower, spa, kitchen, and all the ... Read More »

Bring Museyon Home for the Holidays

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It’s not too soon to think about holiday shopping. And if you’re stumped on what to get your music-loving little brother or your film fanatic girlfriend, why not pick up one of Museyon’s expertly curated guides. If you’re in New York, head Barnes & Noble — we’re at Union Square, Fifth Ave. & 46th St. (right next to Museyon HQ), ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Brazil

Cansei de ser Sexy

Can there be many more musical countries than Brazil? You don’t have to wait for carnival to see dancing in the streets of Rio, and anyone who’s ever witnessed that utter carnage that rolls into town along with the Rock in Rio can’t deny the passion oozing from the musical core of this city. It’s not all about Rio, of ... Read More »

Hip-Hop 101: Five Albums, Five Artists, Five Songs

Grandmaster Flash

We recently asked Miles Marshall Lewis, your guide to Muslim hip-hop in Paris, for his hip-hop essentials — the songs, albums and artists he’d recommend to a “newbie to jumpstart his/her hip-hop appreciation”. Wether you’re just starting to explore the genre, or just looking for some playlist inspiration, put on your headphones, pump up the volume and head into the ... Read More »

Museyon Live: One Night Only

Shou Wang & Shenggy of White

Tonight Museyon celebrates the launch of Music+Travel Worldwide with two of our friends from Beijing. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from Xiao He and Jeff Zhang Shouwang.   Since the late ’90s, Xiao He has been a pioneering force in the Beijing underground first as a member of the experimental rock band Glorious Pharmacy. Today he mostly ... Read More »

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