Archive for the ‘Musicians’ Category

Share the Art That Makes You Uncomfortable.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

It’s a difficult thing, offering up for criticism what’s very dear to you, what you put a lot of time and effort into. Your best effort. But, although I’m an artist and believe in the inherent value of art and that the act of creating doesn’t “need” anyone’s approval, let’s be honest – We all want someone to pay attention. No one would play shows or record they were creating simply for the sake of creating. They want people to listen.

Madi Diaz to release ‘Plastic Moon’ on January 24th

Friday, January 13th, 2012
Madi Diaz to release ‘Plastic Moon’ on January 24th

Though time has gone by, the excitement and anticipation for this record have only grown stronger. Having spent a little time on the road with Madi and Kyle a few years ago, I can tell you that they sound even more incredible live than they do recorded.

The Jealous Sound announce spring tour and sophomore album, ‘A Gentle Reminder’

Friday, January 13th, 2012
The Jealous Sound announce spring tour and sophomore album, ‘A Gentle Reminder’

Made in the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 with John Lousteau producing, A Gentle Reminder features founding members Shehan and guitarist Benito working alongside Mendel (filling in on bass for the departed John McGinnis) and new drummer Bob Penn. Josh Staples (the Velvet Teen) contributes backing vocals and bass on two tracks.

Eric Hutchinson to release ‘Moving Up, Living Down’ on April 17th

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Eric Hutchinson to release ‘Moving Up, Living Down’ on April 17th

That’s right everyone! Findyourfav friend Eric Hutchinson is slated to release his highly anticipated sophomore record on April 17th. Moving Up, Living Down follows Eric’s 2008 release, Sounds Like This and I couldn’t be more excited!

A Year of Performing

Monday, January 9th, 2012
A Year of Performing

This past Thursday (1/5/12), I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Jeremy Elliott (guitarist for Bellingham, WA band Polecat), Beth Whitney (Snohomish, WA) and Jenna Ellefson (Portland, OR) at the beautiful and historic Columbia City Theater. It was a night I’ll not soon forget.

Success is What You Don’t See

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Success is What You Don’t See

It’s that stinging self-doubt. I’m just not good enough. Why am I doing this? Is that really the best I can do? It’s that sigh that follows after watching a YouTube video of a five-year-old who picked up a guitar yesterday and plays like he’s been at it for 30 years…meanwhile, you just learned how to play a bar-chord without making the strings buzz. But there are several things I think we forget.

Jack’s Mannequin announces solo tour + co-headlining with Guster in August

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Jack’s Mannequin announces solo tour + co-headlining with Guster in August

That’s right, y’all! Jack’s Mannequin is hitting the road this June following a performance at Coachella on April 17th. Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin says of Guster: “”It’s going to be a great year, between Coachella, a headlining tour, and going out with Guster. I’ve loved Guster since picking up their record, Keep It Together, years ago. They’ve made another amazing album that just came out, and I can’t wait to be hearing the tunes side stage.”

Download Paramore’s New Single For FREE!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Download Paramore’s New Single For FREE!

You can download Paramore’s new single, “Careful,” here!

Ben Savage’s Top Ten!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Ben Savage’s Top Ten!

With over twenty years of acting experience under his belt, Ben Savage is one of the most recognized actors of our generation. Heck, I think most of us feel like we grew up with him! After catching up a bit with Ben, I was excited to find out that he loves and appreciates music as much as I do and I HAD to find out what he’s into right now.

Ben was kind enough to share ten songs that he has on constant rotation (in no particular order). Talk about an awesome guy! Check ’em out!

First Single From Jason Reeves’ ‘The Lovesick’ Available Now + Tour Info!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
First Single From Jason Reeves’ ‘The Lovesick’ Available Now + Tour Info!

From Warner Brothers:

Burbank, CA –“Helium Hearts,” the new single from multi-platinum songwriter Jason Reeves, will be available from all digital retailers on August 17th, followed by a radio impact date of September 20th. The track, which is currently streaming on Reeves’ MySpace page, ( http://www.myspace.com/jasonreeves), is the first single from Reeves’ long-awaited new album, The Lovesick — due for release this winter on Warner Bros. Records.

Sounds Like… Eric Hutchinson

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
Sounds Like… Eric Hutchinson

The optimism that Eric incorporates for himself into his music definitely shines through the album as it exudes a relaxed but fast-paced musical documentation of his world. If you’re looking for a new favorite song, you’ll find ten of them right here. Give him a listen and I won’t need to give you anymore reasons as to why you need this entire album in your collection!