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Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn on ‘Pop Psychology’ and more!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

There is one major lesson I learned at Bumbershoot this year: just because a band isn’t playing the MainStage doesn’t mean they can’t attract as many people. The audience surrounding the Fisher Green Stage for Neon Trees was so large that it overflowed onto the sidewalk and even up the stairs. Everyone went wild when the band started playing and vocalist Tyler Glenn started belting out some incredible notes. And it just got better and better – people continued to get more and more excited as the show went on!

Zeta Wave is making waves with debut EP ‘Over’

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Zeta Wave is making waves with debut EP ‘Over’

Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter, Zeta Wave just released a new EP that will dazzle you. Zeta Wave’s Over delivers six catchy songs that don’t sacrifice quality for quantity. But you don’t have to take my word for it, give her a listen!

Pentatonix takes a cappella to a new level on latest EP

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Pentatonix takes a cappella to a new level on latest EP

In this world, we have people who follow paths and people who pave them.

Acappella group Pentatonix has taken non-instrumental vocal artistry to an entirely new level and is paving a way for acapella groups into the mainstream. After winning The Sing Off, the five members of the group: Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado and Kevin Olusola decided that they wanted to not only continue covering songs that people love – but to also start writing new songs for people to love.

Q&A: Sarah Miles on her latest EP – ‘Hear Me Out’

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Q&A: Sarah Miles on her latest EP – ‘Hear Me Out’

Sarah Miles’ latest release, aptly called Hear Me Out, will command your attention from the moment you press play. Her beautiful voice will no doubt capture your heart and hold onto it for good. I can’t wait to hear what’s next! Sarah was kind enough to do a Q&A session with us and I must say: she is lovely!

Show Preview: Thompson Square is heading your way! +interview

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Show Preview: Thompson Square is heading your way! +interview

One of my favorite things about Thompson Square – comprised of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson – is how they take a positive and fun approach to music and life. Not to mention that they write catchy country songs that make every day sunny and bright!

Augustana’s Daniel Layus on his latest release: ‘Life Imitating Life’

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Augustana’s Daniel Layus on his latest release: ‘Life Imitating Life’

There’s something so special about an artist that can bring light into your life just by sharing his talent with you. When you listen to Life Imitating Life, Daniel Layus’ first mostly solo effort under the moniker of Augustana, you can feel the lightness that can only come from songs that reflect an honest and authentic songwriter.

Unlike a lot of bands, Augustana got pretty big pretty fast early on in their career. Their debut record, All The Stars and Boulevards, quickly climbed the charts as their hit single, “Boston” played on radio stations across the country. Now that Daniel is the only founding member left, he’s been able to reflect and grow from the experience and get comfortable with who he is and what he wants from his career.

Court Yard Hounds’ Emily Robison talks about ‘Amelita’ and the beauty of freedom

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Looking for a smooth folk-pop sound to bring you into a beautiful fall?  Look no further, I’ve got just the band for you!  

The Court Yard Hounds, comprised of sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, released their self-titled debut in 2010 and it’s been nothing but fun for them since then.  Departing from their Dixie Chicks career roots in country music, the sisters along with guitarist Martin Strayer write folk songs with a pop twist that will keep you coming back for more.

Good music to find you: Gregory Alan Isakov on his latest record ‘The Weatherman’

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Colorado-based singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov might just be the most wonderful songwriter to softly make his way into your life at just the right time.

Bumbershoot 2013: Highlights from Day 1

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

What a beautiful weekend to celebrate music at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle! Check out some photos from an eventful Day 1 – courtesy of the amazing Jason Tang.   Thao & The Get Down Stay Down kicked the day off with a short set in the super top-secret Bumbershoot Music Lounge at 12pm:   […]

Monday Must Hear: “Woman Astride, Facing Away” by David Safran & Genevieve Schatz

Monday, February 13th, 2012
Monday Must Hear: “Woman Astride, Facing Away” by David Safran & Genevieve Schatz

Findyourfav friend Genevieve Schatz (of Company of Thieves) and fellow Chicago musician David Safran recently released a lush duet called “Woman Astride, Facing Away.”

Review: ‘War Dancer’ by Jesse Thomas

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Review: ‘War Dancer’ by Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas is a giant musical fireball in a small package. Her raspy, distressed vocals and straight-forward lyrics make for a big emotional sound on every song she releases.

Metallica: February 7th, Save The Date!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I got an invitation over the weekend…from Metallica. And you’re invited too…

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