Archive | December, 2013 – Top 10 Concerts of 2013

28 Dec

I lost track of how many shows I’ve seen this year.  Needless to say that it was a lot over the past 365 days and I’m not even done yet! Closing out 2013 with oh sweet music but before then, here are ten of my favorite concerts from the past year (including festival shows).

10. Two Gallants at Beauty Bar (June 8, Las Vegas)

9.  Allen Stone at Bottle Rock (May 11, Napa)

8.  Madeon at EDC (June 21, Las Vegas)

7. Phoenix at Outside Lands (August 11, San Francisco)

6. The Black Crowes at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (December 14, San Francisco)

5.  The Killers at Life is Beautiful (October 27, Las Vegas)

4. Chvrches at Hype Hotel at SXSW (March 14, Austin)

3. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at BLVD Pool (August 1, Las Vegas)

2. Vampire Weekend at Life is Beautiful (October 27, Las Vegas)

1. Paul McCartney at Outside Lands (August 8, SF)

Advertisement – Top 10 Albums of 2013

27 Dec

Now this was a challenge for me because like the Top Songs of 2013, it was hard to narrow it down.  Below are a selection of albums I was really into this past year (really got into the Mikal Cronin, King Krule and Blood Orange albums later in the year) but I will say that Vampire Weekend’s – Modern Vampires of the City was hands down my top album of the year.  From start to finish I just can’t get enough of it.

10a. Mikal Cronin – MCII

10b. Haim – Days Are Gone

9. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

8. Arctic Monkeys – AM

7. AlunaGeorge – Body Music

6. Disclosure – Settle

5. Phosphorescent – Muchacho

4. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

3. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe

2. Phoenix – Entertainment

1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

DoYouHearTheMusic – Top 10 Songs of 2013

26 Dec

Let’s be honest, there’s no way I could pick just ten so here’s a blackjack number of tracks that I was digging in 2013.  Want a more robust list?  Click HERE to have countless hours of tunes from 2013. 

In no particular order:

  1. Vampire Weekend – “Everlasting Arms”
  2. Phoenix – “Bourgeois”
  3. Lorde – “Royals”
  4. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ed Sheeran – “Old School Love”
  5. Baywood – “Gotta Get You”
  6. Iron & Wine – “Grace for Saints and Ramblers”
  7. Bastille – “Pompei”
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me [Then You Weren’t On The Dance Floor]
  9. CHVRCHES – “Gun”
  10. Ejecta – “Jeremiah (The Denier)”
  11. Disclosure – “When A Fire Starts To Burn”
  12. Sir Sly – “Gold”
  13. Empire of the Sun – “Alive” Zedd Remix
  14. Avicii – “Shame On Me”
  15. HAIM – “The Wire”
  16. Kings of Leon – “Family Tree”
  17. The Killers – “Shot At The Night”
  18. King Krule – “Easy Easy”
  19. White Denim – “Pretty Green”
  20. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
  21. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”

Merry Christmas!! @TheKillers – “Christmas In LA” ft. @DAWEStheband

25 Dec

I look forward to this so much, The Killers’ annual Christmas song which this year is titled “Christmas in LA” featuring Dawes on the track while the video features Owen Wilson and Harry Dean Stanton as well as some wicked awesome animation. Read more HERE at and watch the video below.  Mele Kalikimaka!


New Music: The Dead Weather – “Open Up (That’s Enough)”

16 Dec

Yes, you read correctly, new music from The Dead Weather!! Click play below to listen to “Open Up (That’s Enough),” the first new track from the rebirthed Jack White band. Click HERE for more words from Consequence of Sound.

New Music: Lorde – “No Better”

13 Dec

TGIF and here’s a brand new one from Lorde titled “No Better.” You can read more over at the Consequence of Sound HERE. Enjoy!


Download Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s The Abstract and the Dragon Mixtape

11 Dec

Yep, it’s here! Last week I posted the video for “Thank You” by Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip featuring Lil Wayne and Kanye West and now you can click HERE to read the post on Pitchfork and get the link to download the Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip mixtape, The Abstract and the Dragon.

Now Playing: Busta Rhymes – “Thank You” ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Lil Wayne

4 Dec

Happy Wednesday everyone! The video for Busta Rhymes’ “Thank You” featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil Wayne dropped last week. – Top Tracks of 2013 (well a good amount of them)

2 Dec

Thanksgiving gave me a minute to sit back and have a little fun putting together a Top Tracks of 2013 playlist.  This clearly doesn’t include all of the great music that has filtered our ears this year but it is a collection of music that has been on rotation for me in 2013.   I tried not to duplicate artists (I could have gone on for days with whole albums from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Cayucas, White Denim, Bastille, etc.) so I hope you like this playlist which should keep you going for hours and perfect for some holiday road trips.





New Music: @SleeperAgent – “Waves”

2 Dec

They’re back! Check it out, “Waves,” the first single from Sleeper Agent’s upcoming sophomore album due out sometime in early 2014 is streaming right now on Click HERE to give a listen.