Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Islands @ Troubadour - 1/21/14

Bobby Bender's birthday concert celebration featuring Islands at Troubadour in West Hollywood was an absolute blast last night! It was my 2nd time seeing Islands live & they were even more fantastic than the 1st time! Busdriver & Subtitle made special appearances when they performed Where There's A Will There's A Whalebone with the band & it was awesome. SEE BELOW!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Somewhere Between Here & Nowhere by The Black Hollies

I wouldn't mind seeing The Black Hollies live sometime soon! If they have any upcoming LA tour date I don't know about yet, can someone please comment below to let me know? ? Thanks :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Stoned & Starving by Parquet Courts

If my parents weren't coming to town to celebrate my birthday with me this weekend, I'd definitely be going to The Fonda to see Parquet Courts!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Changing Lights (NEW SONG!) by Broken Bells - A Take Away Show Presented by La Blogotheque

There's no better way to hear another brand new Broken Bells song for the 1st time than live from one of the oldest piano shops in Paris. I simply CANNOT WAIT to see BB live again (for only my 2nd time ever) at Coachella in April!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nothing But Trouble by Phantogram (NEW!!!)

Another new track from Phantogram's upcoming sophomore album Voices due out February 18th! I can't wait for more Phantogram!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Gravity by Trentemøller - Official Video Starring Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis

Danish producer Trentemøller's new official video for the track Gravity features Oscar Isaac (star of the Coen Brothers' new dramedy Inside Llewyn Davis) as a creative (& probably a bit too trusting) entrepeneur running his own solo carpool service. The video is basically a short film that comes full circle & the characters we meet are all uniquely awesome. The song is great too!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Chvrches cover Janelle Monáe's Tightrope Live at Billboard Women In Music 2013

Until today, I'd never heard anyone cover 1 of my favorite Janelle Monáe tracks, Tightrope, but, at Billboard's Women in Music event in December, Chvrches did a pretty sweet live alternate version of Tightrope that Monáe herself really seemed to enjoy! Check it out...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here!!!

My 10th (& possibly final) Coachella is going to be the best one yet! I can't remember the last time I've been SO stoked on all 3 headliners! I CANNOT WAIT to see OutKast for my 1st time! Plus, Arcade Fire, Broken Bells, The Knife (for the 1st time!), Beck, Muse, Kid Cudi, The Head & The Heart, Empire of The Sun, The Naked & Famous, Chvrches, Warpaint, Calvin Harris, Little Dragon, NAS, Foster the People, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Replacements, Pharrell, Girl Talk, STRFKR, Grouplove, Ellie Goulding, Queens of The Stone Age, Lorde, MGMT, Fatboy Slim, Future Islands, Flight Facilities, AlunaGeorge, Trombone Shorty, Poolside, Classixx, Washed Out, Surfer Blood & whatever other awesomeness I can squeeze in.

I realize there will be a million conflicts & I won't get to see absolutely everything I want to see but the proper sacrifices will be made when necessary.

Also, a lot of people are already talking shit on the lineup but that's the way it goes every year. All I know is I am EXTREMELY pleased & can't wait to spend my 10th Coachella in a row dancing my ass off in the desert for 3 glorious days! This will also my 1st time attending Coachella with my hunky boyfriend, George. I'm going to run the man ragged but I have a feeling he'll be able to hang in there. Luckily, there are a TON of acts he's super excited to see as well so we're gonna have a blast! :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


With the Coachella 2014 lineup release looming on the horizon, there is a lot of speculation about which artists we'll be seeing in the desert this year. I optimistically think Arcade Fire & Outkast are pretty much confirmed (which would be AMAZING for my 10th Coachella in a row!) but we won't know for sure until that lineup announcement officially drops.

In the meantime, here are 4 excellent tracks from another artist I'm hoping will make the bill...the Syndey-based psychedelic group Jagwar Ma.

The Throw

Man I Need



Friday, January 3, 2014

Somewhere by Yuck

Some pretty rad airport footage to accompany a BEAUTIFUL new track by London-based band Yuck.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

BECK Covering Love by John Lennon!

It's probably semi-sacreligious of me to admit I like Beck's cover of John Lennon's super famous song Love SLIGHTLY more than the original but oh well! Beck is even more of a music god to me (personally) than John Lennon so it makes sense I enjoy Beck's version a little more.

Also, it's the perfect song to ring in 2014! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!