PREVIEW: MARC BROUSSARD at CITY WINERY on 11/4/16

Marc Broussard is on a mission, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is; last summer, the Louisiana soul man started the S.O.S. Foundation to funnel charitable dollars to support causes benefitting the chronically impoverished. On September 30th, Broussard released a compilation album called S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul On A Mission, and dedicated … Read more PREVIEW: MARC BROUSSARD at CITY WINERY on 11/4/16

THE 2013 SUPER SUPERLATIVE SONG LIST: PART III

Here we go….the third installment, just for you! BEST BASS LINE OF 2013 A bass line is the rhythmic foundation of a song (hear me out drum enthusiasts), which not only gives it a pulse, support, and movement, but can also shape a song’s whole personality.  I’m a sucker for a good bass line.  While … Read more THE 2013 SUPER SUPERLATIVE SONG LIST: PART III

THE 2013 SUPER SUPERLATIVE SONG LIST

It’s about that time when everyone starts compiling their “best of” lists for the year; there are “best song” lists and “best album” lists and “best band” lists.  Magazines have deployed armies of critics to dissect the year’s “best” musical offerings.  Music television has shows dedicated to “best of” countdowns.  This is all fine and … Read more THE 2013 SUPER SUPERLATIVE SONG LIST

WHAT WERE YOUR SONGS OF SUMMER?

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which is sad for some, and sweet relief for people like me who get sunburned while driving for five minutes with the tinted windows tightly shut.  Even so, sun-lovers and sun-shunners alike can reflect on summers well-spent.  For me, nothing solidifies and brings back memories like music does.  Each summer of my life has had its own soundtrack; I distinctly remember attending my sorority’s Bid Day party the year I pledged and hearing “Hooch” by Everything, or driving around with the windows rolled down singing “Wide Open Spaces” by The Dixie Chicks at the top of my lungs  while on summer break from college.  Last summer, I devoured all things Imagine Dragons, and had Lovers by The Royalty on constant repeat; the song “Won’t Be Long” struck such a nerve that I would listen to it and “ugly-girl” cry at the drop of a hat.

Dan Reynolds playing a suspended drum
Dan Reynolds playing a suspended drum

This summer I have all but worn out The Joy Of Painting‘s Tender Age (which warranted its own blog post back in June), as well as Wild Child‘s Pillow Talk (which I wrote about in the post about the Outside City Limits Tour, also in June).  The best concerts I attended this summer had to be, hands down, Imagine Dragons, where I enjoyed watching frontman Dan Reynolds hang in mid-air and play a huge drum suspended from the ceiling of the venue, and where I was introduced to a new band I really enjoy, opening act Terraplane Sun.  I also had the gold medal experience of witnessing my favorite band of all time, The Killers, light up the Grand Ole Opry.

The Killers at the Grand Ole Opry
The Killers at the Grand Ole Opry

So, I want to know, what were your songs of summer?  Leave a comment, introduce us to your songs and tell us your story….

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COLONY HOUSE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALEB)

I was at one of my favorite venues, the Mercy Lounge, the other night for a show; a band called CALEB was opening for Youngblood Hawke of “We Come Running” fame, and I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down with them and get to know them a little before the show started.  … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COLONY HOUSE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALEB)

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