5 Albums We Can’t Stop Listening To

Music can be like the weather, at times there are droughts, but then out of nowhere the airwaves are flooded with so much incredible new music that it’s hard to keep up.  Read More

Musical Highlights At Shaky Knees Festival

I know we’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – the lineup at this year’s Shaky Knees fest was incredible. But, as with most festivals, there are always shows you simply aren’t able to make it to. We had a packed schedule during our time in Atlanta, so unfortunately there were several bands we just weren’t able to catch – but the ones that we did catch, well they made it well worth it for me. Read More

Band Crush: Meet Cardiknox

Our Seattle visual manager Nikki recently spent the day with Lonnie & Thomas of the band Cardiknox in their hometown of Seattle.  Nikki documented the band throughout the day as they did a bit of wandering, hit up the local record store, found a photo booth, met the cutest bull dog named El Capitán, and grabbed a cone from Molly Moon’s, the best ice cream in Seattle. It’s safe to say, these two are our latest band crush – meet Cardiknox, and listen to their incredibly catchy song “Wasted Youth” below! Read More

New Music We Love

Now that the weather is finally nicer in Philly, I’ve found myself going for long walks whenever I have the chance. I put in my headphones and walk slowly, taking in everything around me – the people, nature, and especially the music flowing into my ears. There are a few artists in particular who have been on heavy rotation lately, so today I wanted to share some of them with you. Read More

On The Road To SXSW With Ruby The Hatchet

At this year’s SXSW we hit the road with local band Ruby The Hatchet to get a behind the scenes look at what the festival is like from a musician’s perspective. A few days before the festival began, the band loaded up their van and started the 35+ hour drive from Philadelphia to Austin. From van troubles to late night gas station stops, to showcases and tattoos, the end result is a very real glimpse into the life of a traveling band, where the journey is the destination. Read More

SXSW 2014: Must-See Bands (Playlist Included!)

The week is finally here…Jana and I have been anxiously counting down the days until we take off to Austin for SXSW! For lovers of music, SXSW is like our mecca…incredible artists come from far and wide to gather for a celebration of the best up and coming acts and seasoned performers. Every year the festival opens my ears to amazing new bands, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. Check out some of the bands below who are on our list, and if you’re going, let us know who you’re most excited to see! Read More

A Playlist For The New Year

I love making playlists to coincide with different celebrations and moments in life.  I used to sit for hours making mix tapes on cassette, picking out the perfect songs and making sure they were in the right order.  For this playlist I chose a mixture of feel-good songs that will get your hips shaking, and songs that symbolize a clean, fresh start for the New Year.  Listen to it tonight, or put it on repeat tomorrow! Happy New Year everyone! Read More

Song of the Week: Other Lives “For 12”

One of my most treasured beats for happy ears and moving feet. Other Lives, a band hailing from Stillwater Oklahoma, has that ability to sink you deep into personal thought whilst, simultaneously, plastering a smile across your face and forcing you to jump in a car and take a road trip. Read More

Song of the Week: Lianne La Havas “No Room For Doubt”

I can barely talk and walk straight at the same time. This video — besides its utter pure perfection in pitch and tone — always amazes me for this very reason. Walking, singing, playing guitar and wearing 4 inch heels. Multi-tasking at its finest. Bravo, Lianne… bravo.

No Room For Doubt had me sparked at the title, then I dove head first, finding myself lingering on each lyric, hanging there to feel each moment as she tells it… “We all make mistakes, we do, I learnt from you”. Pauses are placed for purpose. Her pure soulful voice sings lessons of the wise as she strolls down the streets of Paris. Read More