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Favorite singles 2014

Future Islands “Season (Waiting On You)”  It was their performance on Letterman that got my attention.  It was the song that kept my attention every time I heard it. Sharon Van Etten “Your Love Is Killing Me” – An amazingly powerful song that really cuts to the heart of her truly broken relationship, “Break my […]

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Best albums 2014…so far

As recognition of the halfway point of 2014 these are my top ten albums that have been replayed the most at the house.  This list will probably change as soon as I press “publish”. Beck “Morning Phase”   Broken Bells “After The Disco”   Miranda Lambert “Platinum”   Hurray For The Riff Raff “Small Town Heroes” […]

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New Music Tuesday

I guess after 45 years Neil Young is allowed his indulgences.  His new album was recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records 1940s phone-booth-size studio.  It’s like a photo booth except it immediately transfers your recordings to vinyl.    Neil played some of his favorite songs acoustically.  It’s an extremely low-fi effort.  Weird for a guy […]

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Mid-Season Music All-Stars

It’s All-Star break time so it must be time to stop and reflect over the past half of the year which albums would make my All Star team.  Here’s my top 10.  Click on the photo to give them a listen. 1) Fun. “Some Nights Whenever someone ask me for a recommendation of a new […]

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Alternative Coachella

Did you have fun last month at Coachella?  Can’t wait to go again?  Well that’s what the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is hoping because they’re putting tickets on sale for the weekend of April 12-14 and April 19-21.  That’s in 2013. They’re hoping to rope in your 2012 entertainment dollars for a weekend […]

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Streaming SXSW

So you’re not in Austin for SXSW, no big deal, you’re still by your computer. Most of the action can be found on the SXSW website It’s only the tip of the iceberg, but it’ll be good to sit by your desk, open up a Shiner and enjoy the music. NPR Music Presents SXSW Showcase […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon has a nice  list of up and coming artists to sample this month….and like most new music, it reminds of of old music but it’s all worth hearing. Enjoy the smooth, dare I say Carpenter-esque sound of Rumer …the quirky vocals of Hospitality …learn of Sharon Van Etten‘s scary inner thoughts in the song […]

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