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James Kabat

Senior Staff Writer based in Chicago specializing in pop, dance, and underground club culture. I have interviewed some of the world's biggest DJ's and I enjoy diving deep into the minds of my musical heroes.

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win A Pair of GA Passes to Mamby On The Beach 2017

How does a pair of Mamby On The Beach Tickets sound? Pretty great, right? Well, The Sights And Sounds is giving away Mamby On The Beach tickets, and we have 4 different ways for you to enter! As Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival, this sandy 2-day fest is one you’ll not want to miss! Can […]

[POP] Kygo & Ellie Goulding’s “First Time” Is About Nostalgia But Isn’t Memorable

As I’ve predicted back in mid-February, Kygo and Selena Gomez‘ joint venture It Ain’t Me turned out to be quite a hit for both artists cracking the top tens in multiple countries around the world and even hitting the top spot in Kygo’s home country of Norway. The radio staple is also set to surely […]

[POP] Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” Is Safe But Feels Genuine

Lady Gaga is probably the most polarizing artist of our time. I myself, often struggle with the love/hate relationship I have with her artistry, her ever-changing image, and at times, strange personality. It seems that one minute she is full of poise, intelligence, and self-control, fighting for social justice and warning young people of the […]

[POP] Harry Styles’ “Sign Of The Times” Truly Feels Like The End

Let’s face it: Harry Styles has always been the One Direction member that stood out. Whether it’s the eclectic fashion sense, the admirable pipes, or natural charisma, you’ve always known he’s going places. He’s also been the one who seems to take himself more seriously than the other guys (regardless of authenticiy, carefully calculated career moves, […]

[POP] Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson Join Forces On Future Global Smash “Symphony”

Just as last year’s huge worldwide hit Rockabye reaches new heights on the Billboard Hot 100 this week sitting pretty at number 9, British trio Clean Bandit release another stellar collaboration, this time with Swedish pop phenom Zara Larsson. The dance-pop composition keeps in line with Clean Bandit’s signature sound comprised of soft and controlled verses that build […]