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Top 12 of 2012

1. Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men

2. Ho Hey by The Lumineers

3. Only Love by Anthony Green feat. Nate Ruess

4. Hold On by Alabama Shakes

5. Myth by Beach House

6. Getaway by Dr. John

7. Do It Anyway by Ben Folds Five

8. Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent

9. Take A Walk by Passion Pit

10. Octopus by Bloc Party

11. Wily Kataso by Amadou & Mariam feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV on the Radio

12. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

and one extra to transcend into 2013:  13. Some Nights by Fun.

What are your favorites?

1. Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men

2. Ho Hey by The Lumineers

3. Only Love by Anthony Green feat. Nate Ruess

4. Hold On by Alabama Shakes

5. Myth by Beach House

6. Getaway by Dr. John

7. Do It Anyway by Ben Folds Five

8. Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent

9. Take A Walk by Passion Pit

10. Octopus by Bloc Party

11. Wily Kataso by Amadou & Mariam feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV on the Radio

12. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

and one extra to transcend into 2013:  13. Some Nights by Fun.

What are your favorites?

1. Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men

2. Ho Hey by The Lumineers

3. Only Love by Anthony Green feat. Nate Ruess

4. Hold On by Alabama Shakes

5. Myth by Beach House

6. Getaway by Dr. John

7. Do It Anyway by Ben Folds Five

8. Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent

9. Take A Walk by Passion Pit

10. Octopus by Bloc Party

11. Wily Kataso by Amadou & Mariam feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV on the Radio

12. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

and one extra to transcend into 2013:  13. Some Nights by Fun.

What are your favorites?

Huge New Releases for the final half of 2012

Check out this video of the dope new single for Passion Pit…new album Gossamer dropped yesterday along with The Gaslight Anthem’s Handwritten

DMB fans should check out their latest single Mercy from the forthcoming album…reminiscent of the Crash days. 

Exciting Releases Through September! WOW

I can’t wait for Passion Pit and Hot Chip at the Hollywood Bowl in September with new material to play! 


YeasayerFragrant World - August 21

Bloc Party - Four - August 21

Circa Survive - Violent Waves - August 28

Minus the Bear - Infinity Overhead - August 28

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz - September 4

Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon - September 4

The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter - September 10

The XX - Coexist - September 11

The Killers - Battle Born - September 18

Grizzly Bear - Shields - September 18

Green Day - Uno - September 25

No Doubt - Push and Shove - September 25

Mumford & Sons - Babel - September 25

The Dirty Projectors - Gun Has No Trigger

Killer song…no pun intended…lol! Video is so so. Thumbs up on song. No feelings on video. It kind of reminds me of Minus the Bear’s Omni video…but that video was wayyy cooler! 

EDMbiz ——- the business side of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV “When people start going to EDM concerts at arenas or clubs and rushing to the front like a rock concert is the time I’ll call it quits” - Pasquale Rotella - CEO/Founder, Insomniac

EDMbiz ——- the business side of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV “When people start going to EDM concerts at arenas or clubs and rushing to the front like a rock concert is the time I’ll call it quits” - Pasquale Rotella - CEO/Founder, Insomniac

June Music Madness —- EDC in Vegas & Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN

6/7 - 6/10

Simon Garfunkel and John Oates may not truly be appreciated by 75% of the attendees, but it’s a legendary mix to see.  Alabama Shakes are a blossoming young talent that will undoubtedly Wow many generations of music fans. Watch out! 

Bonnaroo highlights: Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alabama Shakes, Foster the People, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys, Garfunkel & Oates, Skrillex, The Shins, Alice Cooper, Two Door Cinema Club, The Temper Trap, Das Racist, Delta Spirit, Gary Clark Jr and many more. 

Electric Daisy Carnival Highlights: Avicii, Benny Benassi, Bassnectar, ATB, Armin Van Buren, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Digitalism, Calvin Harris, Borgore, Feed Me, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, MSTRKRFT, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki & Afrojack, & more. 

For music biz folks: The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Insomniac Events are hosting EDMbiz June 6-June 7 with panelists including Perry Farrell and Daniel Glass as well as reps of Interscope Records, MSOPR, The Windish Agency, Goldenvoice, KCRW, WME, Youtube, Spotify, Live Nation, Ultra Music, Burning Man, Deckstar and more. 

Pure Pop Heaven…(Beach House live at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA on 5/4/12)

BEACH HOUSE - Bloom and BEST COAST - The Only Place


drop today!!! 

Mark your calendars::: The Smashing Pumpkins new album ‘Oceania’ out June 19

30 million albums sold and they are back to give us more…w/ beautiful album artwork by Richard Shay…a scene I don’t want to travel to…do you think the music will be as creepy as the artwork?
"We worked for a time in an empty movie theatre in Sedona during the winter months of early 2011, sketching out some primary versions of the songs while trying to dial in the emotional terrain we were seeking." - Billy Corgan on recording the album

Mark your calendars::: The Smashing Pumpkins new album ‘Oceania’ out June 19

30 million albums sold and they are back to give us more…w/ beautiful album artwork by Richard Shay…a scene I don’t want to travel to…do you think the music will be as creepy as the artwork?

"We worked for a time in an empty movie theatre in Sedona during the winter months of early 2011, sketching out some primary versions of the songs while trying to dial in the emotional terrain we were seeking." - Billy Corgan on recording the album

Jack White and Third Man Records brought a limited edition 12-inch vinyl to the record stores on Saturday. Have you ever seen anything like it? liquid inside of vinyl. If you would of shown the hippie generation this at Woodstock, it would of just seemed like a wicked acid trip. 

photo by Jo McCaughey of USA TODAY. 

Jack White and Third Man Records brought a limited edition 12-inch vinyl to the record stores on Saturday. Have you ever seen anything like it? liquid inside of vinyl. If you would of shown the hippie generation this at Woodstock, it would of just seemed like a wicked acid trip. 


photo by Jo McCaughey of USA TODAY.