Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Music Spotlight :: Singles - Future Islands



When I first heard the debut release “Seasons (Waiting On You)”, I certainly felt that Future Islands deserved a solid round of applause. However, after reading up on these guys and subsequently devouring their latest album, “Singles”, Future Islands undoubtedly deserves this.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014: Day 1 & 2


      What is there to say about Bonnaroo that hasn't already been said? This annual gathering on "The Farm" has acquired the most loyal fanbase of any festival in North America. Bonnaroo fans return to Manchester, Tennessee every June for their "family reunion" regardless of who is playing the festival. That's not to say that Bonnaroo 2014 did not have a great lineup, but the announcement of Kanye West as a headliner was certainly polarizing amongst Bonnaroovians. At the end of the day however, one headliner does not a Bonnaroo make. That being said, here is what we saw on Thursday and Friday of Bonnaroo 2014.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Music Spotlight :: Sylvan Esso



Well well well. What have we here? An accidental band perhaps. An electric little song bird brought to life by a mad scientist. Something captivating, to say the very least.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Weekly Musical Spotlight ::: Late Night Television

Set those DVRs to catch a great week in music on tv! From late night talk shows don't miss your favorite or future favorite musical acts!
Conan ::: TBS ::: 11p
The Tonight Show w. Jimmy Fallon ::: NBC ::: 11:30p
Jimmy Kimmel Live ::: ABC ::: 11:30p
Late Show w. David Letterman ::: CBS ::: 11:30a
Late Night w. Seth Meyers ::: NBC ::: 12:30a
Last Call w. Carson Daly ::: NBC ::: 1:30a 

Monday 05/19/2014 
Conan ::: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Fallon ::: Conor Oberst
Kimmel :::  Charles Bradley
Letterman ::: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Meyers ::: Counting Crows

Daly ::: Band of Skulls

Tuesday 05/20/2014 

Conan ::: Mike Recine (Comedian)
Fallon ::: The Roots
Kimmel :::  Timeflies
Letterman ::: We Are Scientists
Meyers ::: Kumail Nanjiani (Comedian)

Daly ::: Warm Soda

Wednesday 05/21/2014 

Conan ::: Veruca Salt
Fallon ::: Barry Gibb
Kimmel :::  Lykke Li
Letterman ::: Dierks Bentley
Meyers ::: Little Daylight

Daly ::: The Growlers

Thursday 05/22/2014 
Conan ::: Jennifer Nettles
Fallon ::: Will Farrell/Chad Smith Drumoff
Kimmel :::  Little Dragon
Letterman ::: Kelis
Meyers ::: Ali Wong (Comedian)

Daly ::: Tinariwen

Friday 05/23/2014 

Fallon ::: Rascal Flatts
Letterman ::: Real Estate

Daly ::: Jake Bugg

New Music Spotlight::: Darlings - Kevin Drew



“The most innovative thing you can do these days is be honest.” –Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew’s sophomore solo album, “Darlings”, is bursting with honesty and oozing with sensuality. Alongside its constant inertia, the energy is inescapable. Not that you would want to escape “Darlings”. Just like meeting someone that you’re attracted to, you will be hooked within the first 5 seconds. Then the seduction begins.

(Read more after the jump)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Music Spotlight ::: Review of Turn Blue - The Black Keys



       Evolution is key to the success of any band. Today's music fan expects their favorite bands to grow musically from album to album, and there might not be a better example of constant growth in today's music landscape than The Black Keys. The Akron based duo consisting of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney started to gain a cult following with their debut album, 2002's The Big Come Up (which includes an awesome cover of The Beatles' "She Said She Said", a risky undertaking for any band, particularly on a debut album), and that following only grew with their subsequent releases, particularly 2008's Attack and Release. Cult quickly became mainstream with 2010's Brothers, which included the Grammy-winning "Tighten Up". Fresh off the success of Brothers, the band released El Camino at the end of 2011 and that launched them into the stratosphere. The album won the Grammy for Best Rock Album, with frontman Auerbach also picking up the coveted Producer of the Year Grammy, and The Black Keys became the kings of millennial rock. With the release of each album, the band's sound became more refined, and they went from being a two piece outfit to adding a bass player and a keyboardist (unofficially). With their latest album Turn Blue, the band proves one thing: evolution in music does not necessarily mean moving into the future, it can also mean looking to the past.

(Hit the jump for our thoughts on Turn Blue)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Weekly Musical Spotlight ::: Late Night Television

Set those DVRs to catch a great week in music on tv! From late night talk shows don't miss your favorite or future favorite musical acts!
Conan ::: TBS ::: 11p
The Tonight Show w. Jimmy Fallon ::: NBC ::: 11:30p
Jimmy Kimmel Live ::: ABC ::: 11:30p
Late Show w. David Letterman ::: CBS ::: 11:30a
Late Night w. Seth Meyers ::: NBC ::: 12:30a
Last Call w. Carson Daly ::: NBC ::: 1:30a 

Monday 05/05/2014 
Conan ::: Ryan Hamilton (Comedian)
Fallon ::: Jack White [Bonnaroo 2014 Artist], Neil Young
Kimmel :::  Franz Ferdinand
Letterman ::: The Black Keys
Meyers ::: MIA

Daly ::: Franz Ferdinand, Royal Canoe

Tuesday 05/06/2014 

Conan ::: Wild Cub
Fallon ::: Dolly Parton
Kimmel ::: Future Islands
Letterman ::: Hozier
Daly ::: Night Terrors of 1927

Wednesday 05/07/2014 

Conan ::: John Butler Trio
Fallon ::: Lilly Allen
Kimmel :::  Birds of Satan
Letterman ::: Randy Houser
Meyers ::: The Wild Feathers

Daly ::: The Preatures


Thursday 05/08/2014 

Conan ::: Fortune Feinster (Comedian)
Fallon ::: Craig Robinson (Comedian) [Bonnaroo 2014 Artist]
Kimmel :::  Iggy Azelea
Letterman ::: Thomas Haden Church
Meyers ::: Eddie Izard

Daly ::: Together Pangea


Friday 05/09/2014 

Fallon ::: Elbow
Kimmel :::  Royal Blood
Letterman ::: Chromeo
Meyers ::: Jonah Keri

Daly ::: The Crystal Method