Tag Archives: Maroon 5

Now Playing: PHASES – “I’m In Love With My Life”

8 Jul

A few years back I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the band, JJAMZ which was composed of James Valentine (Maroon 5) Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion, and Z Berg (The Like). Well fast forward to present, omit Valentine from the band and the remaining four renamed the group PHASES and released three new tracks this spring including the below, “I’m In Love With My Life.” #TrueStory

Perhaps a late addition to the summer soundtrack of your life?!

NEWS: Maroon 5 and Foster The People to Perform with The Beach Boys at the GRAMMY Awards

9 Feb

Check out THIS story from Paste Magazine about the Beach Boys upcoming performance at the GRAMMY Awards on February 12 with Maroon 5 and Foster The People.

I don’t anticipate it being quite like The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons with Bob Dylan last year but it should be pretty cool nonetheless.  Looking forward to it for sure.

Also looking forward to performances by Maceo Parker, The Civil Wars and Joe Walsh.

New Music: Fitz & The Tantrums

11 Nov

While I love discovering new music and find new bands each week, every once in a while I get completely enamored with a band the instant I hear them (like Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears) and the latest is Fitz & The Tantrums. I’m fumbling over words in sheer excitement; I just love their sound which is a mix of soul and indie pop.  Their LP Picken’ Up The Pieces is an amazing one from beginning to end and will most definitely be on heavy rotation for me.  Oh and a cool little fact to their rise in the music industry, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 was in a tattoo parlor in NYC and heard the EP; he then invited them on tour. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.

 

Looking Ahead At New Music Tuesday – 9/21

20 Sep

Wow tomorrow is an insane day of new music releases. I’m very excited about a handful of discs and it’s looking like my ears are going to be getting a full dose of tunes to listen to this week. Below are some of the notable releases:

Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine

John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up!

Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give

Matt Costa – Mobile Chateau

The Script – Science & Faith

Maroon 5 – Hand It All Over

Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion

Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song