Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Because I'm super behind on my show posts & have SO many videos & photos below for your perusing pleasure, I am only going to say that Outside Lands 2014 (my 7th OL fest in a row since attending the very 1st OL ever in 2008!) was yet another KICKASS time!!!

This festival just keeps getting better & it didn't hurt that I was able to squeeze in some godmotherly duties on Sunday morning before heading back into the 3rd & final day of Outside Lands JUST in the nick of time to not miss a single song by Spoon! It couldn't have worked out better :)

Grouplove Performing Itchin On A Photograph - Day 1 - 8/8

Bear Hands - Day 1 - 8/8

Disclosure Performing Latch - Day 1 - 8/8

Typhoon - Day 1 - 8/8

Kanye West Performing Blood On The Leaves - Day 1 - 8/8

Local Natives Performing Camera Talk - Day 2 - 8/9

Deer Tick Performing The Dream's In A Ditch - Day 2 - 8/9

Haim jammin' out - Day 2 - 8/9

Capital Cities' farewell dance party
 - Day 2 - 8/9

Capital Cities Performing Chartreuse
 - Day 2 - 8/9

Atmosphere Performing Modern Man's Hustle - Day 2 - 8/9

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Performing I Won't Back Down - Day 2 - 8/9

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Performing Can't Hold Us - Day 2 - 8/9

Spoon Performing Inside Out - Day 3 - 8/10

Gardens & Villa - Day 3 - 8/10

Cut Copy Performing Lights & Music - Day 3 - 8/10

The Killers Performing Somebody Told Me - Day 3 - 8/10

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jamie XX Boiler Room Mix

Jamie XX's Sunday night closing set at FYF Fest was 1 of my favorite acts of the weekend & I'm now obsessed with the man. I've listened to this 55-minute Boiler Room mix straight through 4 times already in the past 48 hours!

P.S. Stay tuned for my FYF recap! I'm quite behind on my show posts as I still need to cover both Outside Lands in SF which was from 8/8-8/10 & Portugal. The Man & Grouplove at The Greek Theatre which was on 8/15 AND, after I finally get to FYF, I'll need to immediately post about NIN & Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl last night! August has been a VERY busy, INCREDIBLE month of live music!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

All You're Waiting For by Classixx Featuring Nancy Whang

What a smart move on the part of Classixx to get the fabulous Nancy Whang (previously of LCD Soundsystem fame) to contribute vocals on this track! It's SUCH a good tune AND video! Can someone please take me out on a boat ASAP?! :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry

There are only a few weeks left of summer so let's all live it up like Mungo Jerry! Those chops he had were AMAZING.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Flashed Junk Mind by Milky Chance

Here is yet another fave track off my friends Charlene & Dan's kickass, 9 HOUR wedding mix CD :)


Monday, August 4, 2014


This past Saturday was 1 of the best Saturdays EVER!!! George & I celebrated our 1 year anniversary with an all-day, triple date & it was EPIC

Date #1 = We started the morning out with a coffee/latte run on our way to an early 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy (a movie we'd wanted to see for months & ended up loving even more than we hoped we would...p.s. the soundtrack is on another level) on 3rd Street Promenade. I may or may not have smuggled some small bottles of champagne into the theater :) 

Date #2 = After the flick, we suddenly decided to get fancy for a late lunch at Benihana in Santa Monica which was delicious, fun & half price! 

Date #3 = For the big finale, after buying GA floor tickets over 3 months ago, we headed to The Forum in Inglewood to see ARCADE FIRE, Unicorns & Dan Deacon!!! Neither of us had even heard of Unicorns before which made it all the more surprising & awesome when we ended up totally diggin' their set. I hope I get another chance to see Unicorns live because they rocked. 

Then, although it was no surprise, Arcade Fire proceeded to put on 1 of the best live shows anyone has ever seen. Whether they're performing new tracks off Reflektor, old songs off The Funeral, Neon Bible &/or The Suburbs OR teasing the crowd with snippets of covers like Welcome to The Jungle or the Beverly Hills Cop theme song, Arcade Fire NEVER disappoint. They just keep topping themselves time & time again. An added bonus was the fact George & I arrived at The Forum shortly before the doors opened so we didn't wait in a single line (parking, entering the venue, at the bar or restrooms) & we staked out a fantastic spot super close to the stage. When that confetti fell, we were completely immersed in it & it was AWESOME.

Arcade Fire & My Morning Jacket are officially my 2 all-time favorite live bands & I will never miss an opportunity to see either act perform. Neither should you!