Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kendrick Lamar Debuts NEW Track on 3rd to Last Episode of The Colbert Report EVER - 12/16/14

After 9 years on the air, there are sadly only 2 episodes left of The Colbert Report & Stephen is going out with a serious bang.

On last night's 3rd to last episode, Stephen briefly & hilariously interviewed Kendrick Lamar (The Colbert Report's last musical guest EVER!!) then Kendrick took the stage, along with his Flying Lotus buddy Thundercat & saxophonist Terrace Martin, in order to debut the 2nd new track off Kendrick's upcoming, sophomore studio album. 

Both the track & album currently remain untitled (at least publicly) & Kendrick has not yet provided a release date but that's just making it all the more exciting! Kendrick's recent, memorable, black-eyed, AWESOME performance on Saturday Night Live combined with last night's KILLER performance on The Colbert Report are causing the anticipation to build exponentially.

I'm quickly becoming a huge Kendrick Lamar fan. I really hope he tours next year so I can see him perform! Coachella perhaps? :)

"Just add the word 'responsibly' at the end!" - Stephen Colbert

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Wrong Year by The Decemberists (Lyric Video) - NEW!

The Wrong Year is the 3rd new track to be released from The Decemberists' upcoming 7th album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. Keep an eye out for the full album on January 20th! 

My only question is why don't The Decemberists embrace their band name & release EVERY new album in December? It seems only logical!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sugah Daddy by D'Angelo & The Vanguard - 1st Single from NEW Album BLACK MESSIAH

Since it's all anybody is talking about today, I figured I should jump on the D'Angelo train & check out his 1st full-length album in over 14 years, Black Messiah, which he practically dropped overnight. 

The full album is already streaming on Spotify, available for purchase on iTunes & every single song was JUST uploaded to D'Angelo's Youtube page 1 short hour ago!! I've only listened to a few tracks so far but I'm liking what I'm hearing!

Check out the funky 1st "single" Sugah Daddy BELOW, t
hen, if you're intrigued, listen to the rest of the album on Spotify, iTunes or Youtube! 

Thanks for the early Christmas gift, D'Angelo! Welcome back to relevancy!! You're officially trending!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

First by Cold War Kids

First is one of my favorite tracks off Cold War Kids' excellent 2014 album Hold My Home.

It's so good it even made the cut for Concert Addict Chick's Best of 2014 Spotify track-list!! :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Allah-Las & Tashaki Miyaki @ El Rey Theatre - 12/11/14

I'm ashamed to admit, before last night's Allah-Las & Tashaki Miyaki show at El Rey Theatre, I had not been to El Rey (1 of my top 2 favorite indoor live music venues in LA...Troubadour is #1) in over a YEAR! The last show I attended at El Rey was Phosphorescent back on 10/1/13! I've been blowing it! :-P

I can't thank my fave hometown concert buddy, Darin, for giving me the 2nd ticket he won from KXLU 88.9 so we could hit up El Rey Theatre together last night. I was especially impressed with Tashaki Miyaki who I'd never even heard of until a few days before the show (per Darin's recommendation). They were fantastic! You can't beat a hot, female, lead vocalist who also plays drums! 

And Allah-Las' grungy surfer rock sound resonates SO well live! They put on a killer show!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Feel The Lightning by Dan Deacon - Official NEW Song AND Video!

Check out Dan Deacon's super silly, colorful, Andrew Jeffrey Wright-directed video for the 1st single (Feel The Lightning) off his upcoming album Gliss Riffer which will be released via Domino in late February.

Fun fact: Dan Deacon did ALL the vocals on the track...including the "female" ones! Dude's got range!