Archive | January, 2016

via Rolling Stone, Remembering Glenn Frey: Cameron Crowe on Eagles’ Teen King

21 Jan

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.


New Music: DIIV – “Is the Is Are”

21 Jan

The new album drops February 5 and DIIV have released the title track to Is the Is Are! So stoked to see them next month during Noise Pop 2016 in SF, and if you are in SF, LA or NYC, don’t sleep on catching DIIV this run!

It’s the 4 most wonderful days of the year!! The 2016 Bonnaroo lineup is officially here!

20 Jan

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.


Pearl Jam
Dead & Company
LCD Soundsystem
J. Cole
Ellie Goulding
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tame Impala
Death Cab for Cutie
Jason Isbell
Chris Stapleton
Judd Apatow & Friends
The Chainsmokers
Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram)
Band of Horses
Leon Bridges
Grace Potter
Father John Misty
Adam Devine
Purity Ring
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Two Door Cinema Club
Sam Hunt
Zeds Dead
Tyler The Creator
Bridget Everett
Mavis Staples
Lamb Of God
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Blood Orange
Adventure Club
Lord Huron
RL Grime
The Bluegrass Situation Superjam (Featuring Ed Helms and Friends)
X Ambassadors
Piff the Magic Dragon
Vince Staples
Third Eye Blind
St. Lucia
Cashmere Cat
Goddamn Comedy Jam
Keys N Krates
Sam Bush Band
The Wood Brothers
Saint Motel
The Floozies
Marian Hill
Kamasi Washington
Post Malone
Allen Stone
Brett Dennen
Oh Wonder
Boy & Bear
Judah & The Lion
Steve Gunn
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Oh Hellos
The Internet
John Moreland
Andra Day
Anderson East
Twin Peaks
Natalie Prass
Chicano Batman
Jarryd James
Rayland Baxter
Sara Watkins
The Knocks
Beach Fossils
Whilk and Misky
Hundred Waters
The London Souls
Civil Twilight
Roman Gianarthur
Con Brio
Flux Capacitor

R.I.P. and “Take It Easy” Glenn Frey

18 Jan

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.

Now Playing: Boulevards – “Got To Go”

15 Jan

It’s Friday so time to get a little funky. 2015 was a big year for Boulevards (listen to “Sanity” and google it) and if the last 12 months were a sign of what’s to come, his debut album is sure to funk shit up in music in 2016.

Your instructions, click play below, repeat. Then give a listen to his EP and repeat.

Peace, Love + Music

R.I.P. David Bowie

11 Jan

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.


Now Playing: Kendrick Lamar – “Untitled 2”

8 Jan

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.

Now Playing: Blossoms – “At Most A Kiss”

8 Jan

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.

Coffee by Green Day!

8 Jan

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.

Now Playing: Sheer Mag – “What You Want”

6 Jan

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.