Monday, March 30, 2015

Technicolour Beat by Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder is a musical duo that is releasing a brand new song on the 1st of every month of 2015. I can't wait to hear the next song they release on Wednesday because Technicolour Beat (which was released on March 1st) is a beautifully calming track.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

All Your Love Is Gone by Boxed In

The very 1st song Jason Bentley played on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday morning after having just returned from South by Southwest in Austin is All Your Love Is Gone by Boxed In aka Oli Bayston. Boxed In performed with his live band formed by Mark Nicholls, Jack Benfield & Liam Hutton at midnight on March 20th at Latitude 30. It's a splendid Saturday morning jam. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Leon Bridges @ Troubadour - 3/24/15

After diligently trying & failing to snag a ticket to SxSW sensation Leon Bridges' 2/24 show at Hotel Cafe, I feel extra fortunate to have landed a ticket to his last minute, opener-less 3/24 gig (which was announced only 8 days in advance) at Troubadour in West Hollywood. The show sold out within seconds so, if I hadn't clicked refresh at the exact stroke of noon on 3/17, I could've very easily been with the majority of people who were unable to get tix despite being on top of the sale the moment it started.

Of course, on the morning of Leon's Troub show, Outside Lands announced the lineup for their 8th annual OSL festival & Leon is on the bill so, if I'd missed Tuesday's show, that would've been an excellent consolation but, now, I'm just all the more pumped to see this SUPER talented, unique, charming, soulful, dapper young man perform AGAIN in Golden Gate Park!

Leon brought the INSANELY packed house down Tuesday night!! The Troub was so crowded I couldn't even capture a quick video clip because it would've been too annoying for my neighbors who I was already bumping into on a regular basis while trying to dance in the most stationary position possible. But we were all stuffed in there for a reason! :) Leon's performance of Lisa Sawyer almost made me cry tears of pure joy. He was absolutely perfect! 

An added bonus was unexpectedly bumping my concert pal Adam & his friend Chris as I was entering the venue so I had buddies to enjoy Leon's short but OH so sweet set with!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Any Emotions by Mini Mansions Featuring Brian Wilson - Official Video Starring Colin Hanks

The song Any Emotions by Mini Mansions featuring Brian Wilson from MM's 2nd studio album The Great Pretenders & its accompanying Mike Harris-directed, official video starring Colin Hanks are both quite emotional.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Must-See Acts of Outside Lands 2015

This morning at 10am, Outside Lands dropped their 2015 lineup announcement 2 weeks earlier than ever before!! This August 7-9 will be the 8th Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival since the festival 's 2008 inception. Outside Lands 2015 will also be MY 8th year attending the fest in Golden Gate Park! I already purchased my Eager Beaver pass on March 12th in order to maintain my perfect attendance record :) I'm SO excited to see Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, Robert DeLong, D'Angelo, Billy Idol & Shakey Graves all for my 1st time!

Other must-see artists include:
Toro Y Moi
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Some of the 1st live shows I ever attended in life were Ben Harper & Dave Matthews Band shows. I can't wait to see Ben again!!
Leon Bridges - I'm seeing Leon for my 1st time TONIGHT at Troubadour in West Hollywood! The show sold out in less than 30 seconds!
St. Vincent
Benjamin Booker
Strand of Oaks
Mumford & Sons
First Aid Kit
Porter Robinson
RL Grime
Fantastic Negrito
Angus & Julia Stone
Laura Marling
James Bay
Glass Animals

AND MORE TO COME!! Unlike Coachella, both Outside Lands & Sasquatch do their loyal festival attendees a solid by actually adding artists to the lineup between the initial announcement & the festival. Coachella stopped doing that years ago :-P

Monday, March 23, 2015

I Run Roulette by BOOTS - Live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Based on BOOTS' (aka Jordan Asher) live performance of his single I Run Roulette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week, you'd never guess this is the same guy who initially gained fame by producing Beyonce's 2013 self-titled album for which he also wrote 4 original tracks. Oh & he produced Run The Jewels 2nd studio album of 2014 Run the Jewels 2 too!

Now Boots is making a name all for himself with a 5-track EP that accompanies a post-apocalyptic film Motorcycle Jesus which Boots also wrote & directed. You can see the full-length film below.

Boots is dabbling quite successfully in pretty much every genre of music at this point...R&B, pop, rap, name it!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lampshades On Fire by Modest Mouse - Official Music Video Starring Natasha Lyonne

Modest Mouse & Natasha Lyonne of Orange Is the New Black get weird in the woods in the new official music video for the 1st single off MM's new album Strangers to Ourselves. I'm still partial to the adorable, light rail-riding coyote in their video for the 2nd single Coyotes though ;)