It’s been a little while since I’ve shared some new music I’ve been listening to, so I have lots of ear candy for you today! First and foremost, though, I have to acknowledge the recent passing of a musical legend, Lou Reed. He was a man unafraid to push boundaries and explore the darker side of life, and he left behind a legacy — both in his solo work and his work with the Velvet Underground — that will play on in our hearts and souls forever. Read more »
Thank you all so much for participating in our Halloween mixtape contest! I loved listening to all of your songs over the past week – it has really gotten me in the Halloween spirit. Listen to our winning mix below, from Laurel Bayly, which creates the perfect ambiance for this Thursday – if you’re having a get-together, I recommend playing this compilation! Read more »
The last hoorah of Festivals for the 2013 year…. Right? Yes. I think so…
In the scheme of things, Treasure Island is quite quaint. Only two stages rise above the crowds, with a backdrop of San Francisco’s glorified cityscape behind it. There is no view that isn’t pleasing: sit, stand… lay… it’s all good. You’ll hear and see all that you want. Here, only one stage plays at a time, and no matter your placement in this small, intimate setting, the sound resonates and finds you. Read more »
I love the mood of Halloween… there’s a mysterious quality to late October evenings, a hint of magic that hangs in the air. Music helps to set the mood, through its rhythm and lyrics that get your heart racing and cause your hairs to raise ever so slightly. As part of our 7 days of blog giveaways, we figured it was about time for another mixtape contest! Read more »
I haven’t been to a circus since the tender age of 7.
While time has gone on, and I’ve grown older, this one and only experience will never leave me a stranger to the smells, sights, or sounds of such a place. The distinguished character that oozes out of such a magical land does not fall prey to forgetting. Read more »
Here is the start of a new tradition. Every week, I will share with you my song of the week.
The song that did something for my whole being, and in an instant, my outlook was shifted, my creativity spurred, my sadness lifted… my dancing feet groovin’. Read more »
Music is what moves me through life, my vehicle if you will… Read more »
Remember when music videos were a huge thing? Every time an artist released a single there would be a video to accompany it, giving you even more insight into the artist’s artistic vision. I can remember tuning in to MTV to watch music video premieres, full of anticipation. These days artists do still make videos, but it’s no longer a “requirement,” and it’s rare that I see something that makes me actually want to sit and watch all the way through. Leave it to Wild Belle to come along and make something so cool and beautiful that not only can I not look away, I can’t stop watching. Read more »
Fall is a big time of the year for new music releases. I always find myself jotting down release dates and albums to check out, full of anticipation for new tunes and shows to go with them. Today I thought I’d share 8 upcoming releases that I’m excited about – and please share yours in the comments, I’m always on the hunt for new bands! Read more »
As promised, I have some amazing photos to share today from some of our favorite artists who performed at last weekend’s First City Festival in Monterey, California! With acts like MGMT, Beach House, Devendra Banhart and Passion Pit, it looks like this was a festival that those who were there were lucky to be a part of. Read more »