2016 has taken quite the musical legends thus far and I encourage anyone who’s a fan of Glenn Frey, The Eagles, Almost Famous, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, etc. to read THIS piece Cameron Crowe penned about his history with Frey. It’s short, quick and perfect. Enjoy!
On a personal note. Thank you, Cameron Crowe, thank you. Ever since I read his foreword for Ben Fong-Torres’ book, Not Fade Away (which is an amazing read), I have been hooked. I’m enamored with Cameron Crow, the true rock star.
Bonnaroo 15! Let the countdown begin! IMOO the best four days of the year are happening June 9-12 in Manchester, Tennessee and while the lineup leaked last week it was officially released last night on Conan.
Dead & Company
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Death Cab for Cutie
Judd Apatow & Friends
Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram)
Band of Horses
Father John Misty
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Two Door Cinema Club
Tyler The Creator
Lamb Of God
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Kurt Vile & The Violators
The Bluegrass Situation Superjam (Featuring Ed Helms and Friends)
Piff the Magic Dragon
Third Eye Blind
Goddamn Comedy Jam
Keys N Krates
Sam Bush Band
The Wood Brothers
Boy & Bear
Judah & The Lion
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Oh Hellos
Whilk and Misky
The London Souls
Man, there is a heck of a concert, festival, event, or something going on in a far away place. Another music legend has left us, RIP Glenn Frey. More words about The Eagles’ founding member from Pitchfork, here.
This song seems appropriate.
To measure the impact this talented individual had on the world one just needs to do a search on the internet for David Bowie and see what pops up in today’s news feed. I like countless others was saddened to hear of the passing of one of the most magnificent entertainers to ever live. He was an icon, a chameleon, he did it so good and effortlessly and was one of the few who could bring together people from all different backgrounds. For me he was the one living legend I had hoped I’d get a chance to see live. He released his final album, Blackstar, last Friday on his 69th birthday and you have to wonder if he and those close to him had in a way been preparing for the worse since knowing of his secret battle of cancer was eventually going to lead to where we are today.
Last Thursday I was having lunch with a friend where the conversation shifted to David Bowie, his work on the new album and our admiration for him and clearly not thinking something like the news of his passing was possible at this time.
The world lost a creative figure who transcended generations, races, genders, etc. and who left his mark that will most certainly be remembered for decades to come. We bid you goodnight Sir David Bowie. Thank you for what you left us with.
New music from Kendrick. If you missed his performance on Jimmy Fallon last night, click play below to see him perform “Untitled 2.” The video has garnered nearly 800,000 views in under 24 hours.
Digging into some new music early on in 2016 and one of the acts I’ve been really getting into is the UK outfit, Blossoms. Earlier this week they released a new track, “At Most A Kiss,” give a listen and if you like what you hear dig deeper and listen to Charlemagne.
DOOKIE Alert….okay just normal coffee here but with a slight twist. Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day have launched Oakland Coffee Works and have released their own line of whole-bean coffee with compostable bags and the world’s first compostable single-serve pods. More words HERE from Financial Times.
Morning obsession, Sheer Mag’s “What You Want.” The Philadelphia outfit will be making their Coachella debut this spring and I have a feeling I’ll be getting up extra early to catch them live. Now I’m just kicking myself for not seeing them at SXSW last year. Give a listen and decide for yourself.