Friday, June 15, 2018

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Just like last year, I decided to follow up Movement with the Nelsonville Music Festival.  This year had a great lineup including Decemberists, Deer Tick, Dead Horses, Combo Chimbita, Kevin Morby, Tune-Yards, Tank & the Bangas, and Ani DiFranco!!  I also found a couple new favorites from the festival, including Charlie Parr, Bedouine, Caroline Rose,  and Colter Wall!  Check it out:

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Since Ani was closing out the weekend, this would be my first year staying over and camping on the last night of the festival.  It’s a little lonely, but I had another one from our group stay behind with me - and we found these musicians who hung out and jammed on some instruments around our fire. ❤️

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

And a video of course:

 

Movement 2018

Another great year at Movement!  Such a fun festival of music and people - and dancing!  I was a little restricted from dancing this year which was a little tragic, but I was still able to have a fun time!  Here are some selected pics below, but you can find the full set here.

Movement 2018

Movement 2018
Movement 2018

Movement 2018

Movement 2018

Movement 2018

And video of course: 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Video Day #tzachill

With SZA still shining bright on the scene, and Donald Glover recently blooming on a national stage, why not put them in the Garden (video) together? I already posted about this new Marcus Alan Ward video on my FaceBook page, but being a hometown favorite, it’s worth a second experience.  Next is an extended beautiful video for Hurray for the Riff Raff for Pa’lante.

Bonus:  One of my lifetime favorite artists has been Joan Armatrading and I was thrilled when a friend pointed out there’s actually a video for her new single!  I hate to phrase it like this, but this is surprisingly really good! (or I’m just a superfan)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Róisín Murphy has a new EP out for All My Dreams (!!) and just dropped an excessively youthful video for it. The Presets are back with this delightful new video for Downtown Shutdown off their new album Hi Viz coming on 6/1. Finally, Rubblebuck puts out some bizarro videos sometimes, but go a little more subtle for this great track, Fruity.

Bonus:  Similar to the last Years & Years video, I’m not over the moon about it - but they’re lush and there’s an ongoing storyline that I’m hoping might take us somewhere we wanna go.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Article: How Not to Be a Jackass at Concerts

Important reading for everyone.  Click the link to read on about heckling, moshing, talking, and the perennial issue of photos. Note the clip below - which I always attend to.

Jackass

"Sorry tall people, ya gotta stand back

If you’re generally regarded as a ‘tall person,’ you’re probably used to being in other people’s way. It’s an unfortunate reality, but until someone invents a shapeshifting venue that molds to accommodate perfect vantage points for attendees of all heights, tall folks gotta stand back. Super short people are probably going to have a tough time seeing anyway, but just try to be conscious of who you’re looming over."

(Via How Not to Be a Jackass at Concerts.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Video Day #tzachill

If you haven’t done yourself the favor of checking out the new Nick Mulvey stuff, start with this video for In Your Hands.  Country pop crossover is probably one of my least favorite musical genre’s, but Kacey Musgraves is the one who’s doing it right.  Lykke Li is finally coming back, and does so with a delightfully personal video for utopia.

Bonus: Stromae released his fashionable new video for the 9 minute Défiler (bande originale de la capsule n°5 Mosaert)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Article: New App Automatically Recognizes Album Covers

Nerdgasm.  Hopefully an iOS app will be coming.

"The app utilizes Google Cloud Vision API and the Spotify API to automatically recognize album cover artwork and direct you to the album on Spotify. The app seems like the perfect tool for avid music fans and regular vinyl crate diggers who may want to preview an album that catches their eye in a store so they can check it out before purchasing it."

(Via New App Automatically Recognizes Album Covers :: Music :: News :: Vinyl :: Paste.)

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(image credit: Finders Records)

ODESZA (5/4/18)

Having just wrapped up my house concert the night before, I had a couple friends from out of town who stayed a second night so we could go see ODESZA at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.  Let’s keep this party going.  I’d seen them back in 2014 at the Beachland Ballroom, but while that show may have been a 7 (out of 10) on the energy scale, this show was dialed up to 11.  A bigger stage, bigger lights, a drum line, and the city skyline as a backdrop - this show was spectacular.  Check out the video!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Video Day #tzaupbeat

The Internet is back in a serious way with their new video for Roll (Burbank Funk).  Laura Marling has a new band called LUMP with Mike Lindsay (Tunng), and here’s their incredibly captivating video for Curse of the Contemporary. Equally captivating, but for completely different reasons, is Diplo’s new video for Color Blind feat. Lil Xan.

Bonus:  I’m sure everyone’s already seen this video - but if you haven’t, the new video for This is America by Childish Gambino is killer.  Make sure you catch the 7 things you might have missed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mike Edel House Concert (5/3/18)

Wow.  This was such an amazing experience.  Mike, Jeremy & Brennan showed up to my house around 6:30pm and immediately began setting up for the show.  These guys could not have been any more nice.  We discussed setting up a PA system for the show, which I suggested wasn’t needed - but I’m so glad they did.  The sound was amazing, and I have to thank my neighbors for being the coolest. Hopefully the people walking down the street and turning their heads also enjoyed the show.  

The songs, stories and banter were genuine and delightful.  They talked about how they’ve basically been playing these rock & roll shows, but it was a nice change of pace doing something like this.  I hope it was for them, because it was a delight for all of us.  Friends brought food, drinks and an amazing vibe.  I don’t often have parties at my place, but this is how I want them all to go.  Luckily I had plenty of room for the band (and some friends) to crash for the night. After the show we were able to just hang outside and enjoy the great weather.  Everyone had a great time and the next day it was fun to see all the social media posts about the show and the band.  Now we all wait for the new album to come out.

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You can catch the full house concert here.  If you wanna hear how this show came about from Mike’s perspective, you can catch it at the 17:33 minute mark.

Even Bergen enjoyed it:

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