Thursday, February 26, 2015

You Look Good In A Dress = Kickin Ass Soundtrack Part 2

With both summer & wedding season fast approaching, we all could use extra motivation to work out a little bit harder. I'm attending a black tie charity event this Saturday night for which I recently bought a new, fancy, rather tight, little black dress & playing the track Dress by Sylvan Esso 3 times in a row while on a 4 mile beach run this afternoon just inspired me to run much faster than usual. Try it. You'll see!

You look good in the west. You look good in a dress.

Rillo Talk by Wild Child

I can't get enough of this delightful song & whimsical video by my Semester at Sea friend Evan Magers' Austin-based band Wild Child. I was truly bummed to miss Wild Child's most recent performance at The Roxy in West Hollywood last Friday night due to a cold but I heard it was an excellent show. I need to these guys live as soon as possible!

“Kelsey Wilson, one of two leaders of this playfully old-timey Austin-based band, has the voice of a Jazz Age Broadway baby, all coos and hiccups and shivers. Songs like this one are gin cocktails, fizzy with just a hint of a juniper-berry bite. - NPR

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lisa Sawyer by Leon Bridges

Was anyone lucky enough to catch Leon Bridges at The Hotel CafĂ© in Hollywood last night? I tried to purchase tickets a few weeks ago when they first went on sale but, after refreshing the ticket page at 11am ON THE DOT, selecting 2 tickets & entering my payment information, I hit the "purchase" button only to receive an error message stating the show was already sold out! I was heartbroken :( 

I need to see Leon Bridges live ASAP. I can't wait for him to announce another show in LA hopefully soon! I'd also be OK with him playing Outside Lands in SF in August!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy 40th Anniversary to Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti!!

Happy 40th Anniversary to Led Zeppelin's renowned 6th studio, double album Physical Graffiti which was released on February 24, 1975!!

I'm so grateful NPR Music shared this AMAZING performance of Kashmir (plus a medley of The Ocean & Immigrant Song) by the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a percussion ensemble of fifty-five 7 to 12-year-old kids from multiple schools in Kentucky, in honor of this special day. Jimmy Page also recently posted the video on Facebook saying it's "too good not to share!"

Led Zeppelin will forever be at the top of my list of bands I WISH I could've seen live. I did have the pleasure of seeing Robert Plant at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2013 which is probably as close as I'll ever get to seeing LZ live & he blew me away. The man's voice is only getting better with age! It's unbelievable.

I'm now going to ROCK OUT out to Zeppelin ALL DAY & I suggest you do the same!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Never Let Me Go by Adryelle

I can't stop listening to Never Let Me Go by Adryelle! This Baltimore-based, electro dreampop babe has a VERY bright future ahead of her. She is singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who writes, records & produces her own original music & music videos. She's an oddly perfect blend of Tori Amos, Depeche Mode & Phantogram. I hope she schedules a show in LA soon!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Best Song from Father John Misty's New Album I Love You, Honeybear Is...

When You Are Smiling And Astride Me.

The entire album is simply marvelous but I can't get over how much I adore this 1 track in particular. 

Father John Misty is a soulful man with a twisted sense of humor ;)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GO OUT = The 1st Single From Blur's 1st NEW Album in 12 YEARS!!!

BIG NEWS!!! Blur is releasing their 1st new album since 2003 on April 28th!!!! It's called The Magic Whip &, apparently, it's primarily the result of an "accidental" jam session that occurred in the spring of 2013 in a tiny recording studio in Hong Kong after a scheduled concert in Japan was cancelled. For Blur fans, this may be 1 of the greatest accidents of all-time!!

Check out the lyric video for the 1st single entitled Go Out below. Now we'll just be needing the Los Angeles tour date(s) please!

The Magic Whip tracklist:
1. Lonesome Street
2. New World Towers
3. Go Out
4. Ice Cream Man
5. Thought I Was A Spaceman
6. I Broadcast
7. My Terracotta Heart
8. There Are Too Many Of Us
9. Ghost Ship
10. Pyongyang
11. Ong Ong
12. Mirrorball