Emily Tan is a freelance writer and photographer based in Jersey City, N.J. She been covering all things women, pop culture, music and tech since 2008. Emily has been published in the Seattle Times, AOL Music, Lemondop, CMJ, Spinner, PopEater. Currently, Emily contributes to a various places in the U.S. and U.K. including The Line of Best Fit, Idolator, Village Voice, Diffuser.fm and TheBoombox.com. contributes to various sites and publications in the U.S. and U.K. including TheBoomBox.com, Diffuser.fm, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and Village Voice. Emily is usually on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, at a gig, or cycling around the city.
Madonna + Stevie Wonder Pay Tribute to Prince at Billboard Music Awards
Watch as two musical icons pay their respects to the late legend.
Listen to Florence + the Machine’s New Song, ‘Ship to Wreck’
Florence and the Machine have dropped another new track off their long-awaited third record, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.
Watch Vance Joy’s War-Inspired ‘Georgia’ Video
Vance Joy likes to get creative with his music videos.
Queens of the Stone Age ‘Taking a Break’
Bassist Michael Shuman just revealed the band are on temporary hiatus to focus on other projects.
Listen to Modest Mouse’s Brand New Track, ‘The Best Room’
As we get closer to the release of Modest Mouse's 'Strangers to Ourselves,' the alternative rockers have just dropped another track to whet our appetites.
Watch Kongos’ Brand New Music Video for ‘I Want to Know’
Instead of going for an elaborate and dramatic music video for their song, 'I Want to Know,' Kongos went with a straightforward tour documentary.
They Might be Giants Release ‘Erase,’ Announce U.S. Tour
They Might Be Giants are taking 2015 by storm with the scheduled release of two albums, continuous touring and the return of 'Dial-a-Song.'
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Hangs With President Obama In Hawaii
President Barack Obama closed out his family vacation in Hawaii the same way we all [wish we could] do -- hanging out with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.
10 of the Best Hip-Hop and R&B Covers by Alternative Artists
When an artist has the opportunity to cover a song -- especially one far outside their musical comfort zones -- the end results are always interesting.
Rivers Cuomo Reveals His Favorite Weezer Song, and It Might Surprise You
Weezer have been a mainstay in the industry for over two decades, and with nine albums, they've amassed a huge catalog of awesome songs.