Gift Idea: Indie Rock Coloring Book

Couldn’t resist posting about this cool Hanukah present little Judah got from Aunt Sarah last week. Cool for kids and adults alike, the humanitarian endeavor by the Yellow Bird Project features over 25 hand-illustrated designs dedicated to indie musicians, including Iron & Wine, Bloc Party, The National and Devendra Banhart. So if you’ve ever wanted to color […]

It’s Festival Season – Let’s Talk MDMA

With the summer music festival season approaching, we thought it was high time to talk drugs, particularly that festival fave, ecstasy.  Born in 1912 but popularized in the late ’80s Manchester rave scene, MDMA has now clearly moved into much wider circles of use.  Part stimulant, part hallucinogen MDMA seems to be everywhere.  As with […]

Outside Lands Initial Line Up Announced

Here it is.  The initial line up for Outside Lands.  And all I can say is WTF? Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas and The Dave Matthews Band for christ sakes? We’ve gone from Radiohead to Fergie. That’s definitely going to draw the wrong crowd.  Too bad because the ‘opening’ bands look great – Band of […]

Lackthereof – My Haunted

Artist: Lackthereof Album: My Haunted File Under: Lo Fi Indie Pop Recommended if You Like: The National, Bon Iver, Bonnie Prince Billy Featured Track: The Columbia Lackthereof is the solo side project of Portland, Oregon’s Menomena drummer, Danny Seim.  He’s self recorded many albums under this moniker.  I just stumbled upon this release from earlier this year entitled, ‘My […]

<< REWIND // Best Albums of 2014

Here it is. My favorite albums and EPs of 2014. Unranked, because playing favorites is way too hard. 2014 brought many good things. As abundant and fulfilling as the year was for me personally, so it was musically. This year brought my favorite Ty Segall album, ever. He just keeps getting better with age and still […]

Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp” (Alan Wilkis Remix)

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp (Alan Wilkis Remix) – Lots of remixes coming out for the new Yeasayer album and I like this one from Alan Wilkis. “Ambling Alp” is the first single from their forthcoming album Odd Blood due out this week on Secretly Canadian. The band starts an international tour this month and will land […]

Radiohead Benefit for Haiti – Concert Review, Set List, Video

Standing on the floor of LA’s Music Box Theater last night waiting for the Radiohead Benefit for Haiti to begin, it was hard not to muse over the crowd – a mix of the star-studded Hollywood elite and die-hard fans.  On my immediate right was 007 himself, Daniel Craig.  In front of me, some dude […]

Boat Beam – “The Rain Pauly” [MP3]

Boat Beam – “The Rain Pauly” I’ve had this track on repeat for the past week from Boat Beam – an all girl Spanish indie pop trio. While they hail from Spain, the ladies are actually all from different nationalities (Australian, American and Spanish). Right now they are promoting their first album “Puzzle Shapes” available […]

Children Collide

Children Collide, “Frozen Armies”: The explosive Australian trio, Children Collide, appears destined for a break out in the US.  Their 2008 album “The Long Now” was rated one of the top international albums of last year and now the band has set sites on America with their maiden North American tour, which coincides with the […]