Using the ease of the WordPress app, I’ve decided to make this site a lot more than just a music blog… from now on, phjess.com will be a place for me to post all things that get me excited, including the projects I’m working on. You can expect art, film, graphic design, events, Martha’s Vineyard happenings, and of course music music music!
Whoa. I’m finally feeling recovered from helping put on the MV SOUND festival and here I go off to the Newport Folk Festival with mvyradio! We are SO excited for the next three days of music…especially since the lineup is filled with so many mvy artists! The past few days, people have been asking me who’s on the lineup, and when I run down the names, I sometimes get blank stares. Soooo…in case you haven’t heard them…here are songs from 10 of my favorite acts at Newport Folk this year:
Shakey Graves “Dearly Departed”
Courtney Barnett “Avant Gardener”
The Barr Brothers “Even the Darkness Has Arms”
First Aid Kit “Stay Gold”
Lord Huron “She Lit A Fire”
Brandi Carlile “The Eye”
Joe Pug “Hymn #101″
Laura Marling “Sophia”
Tallest Man On Earth “Little River”
Bahamas “Lost In The Light”
I’m very happy to be a part of the MV SOUND festival team once again this year! It’s the 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard SOUND festival at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs and it’s going to be FUN! The weather is looking wonderful for outdoor music, food and fun all weekend long!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY July 11th & 12th!
WABAN PARK, OAK BLUFFS
parking at the Oak Bluffs School (50 Tradewinds Road, OB)
10am each morning — Yoga In The Park! led by teachers at ONE hot yoga and FREE for ticket holders
Bring an empty water bottle! Island Source will be providing FREE water!
Picnics are allowed…but there will also be local food vendors!
Beer available for those 21+
Kids under 12 years old are FREE // day & weekend passes available now at www.mvsound.brownpapertickets.com
**Tickets are also available on island at The Green Room in Vineyard Haven, The Yard in Chilmark, ONE hot yoga in Vineyard Haven, and Island Grown Initiative at the old Thimble Farm. You can also get tickets at the gate!
Here’s the schedule for the MUSIC:
Hope to see you this weekend at #MVSOUND2015!
There’s LOTS going on this weekend on the island…beyond the parades and fireworks, there are some neat things happening that you may not have heard about:
CONSENSES is a collaborative art project started by Sally Taylor. 150 artists are involved and the result is a stunning exhibit of all sorts of connected creations…music, dance, paintings, poems, perfumes… you must see it to believe it.
7 of the CONSENSES “chains” are on display now at MIDNIGHT FARM ON MAIN STREET, VINEYARD HAVEN, OPEN DAILY FROM 11am to 8pm
STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL is an annual night of music to benefit the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. This year, Walk The Moon is on the lineup… they’ve got the HIT of the summer, a song you’re bound to have heard — “Shut Up And Dance”
STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL TONIGHT (JULY 3RD) at Flatbread by the Martha’s Vineyard Airport 7pm
DRIFTWOOD is a new jewelry store on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs (right by the Lazy Frog!). This store is a wonderful collection of island designers and tomorrow they’ll have a special trunk show featuring one of my favorite MV jewellers – HAWKHOUSE! Meet creator Jessica Kramer and learn more about her gorgeous raw mineral electroformed jewelry. HAWKHOUSE TRUNK SHOW AT DRIFTWOOD, OB, JULY 4TH, 4pm – 8pm
We’ve got a lot of great local bands on MV, but the Hammerheads might be my favorite…and they don’t play very often! Catch them Saturday night at OCEAN PARK in Oak Bluffs! The music is SURF ROCK and SO much fun to dance to… JULY 4TH, 6pm – 8pm AT THE OCEAN PARK BAND STAND, OAK BLUFFS
This past weekend, I went to California once again, this time Santa Cruz. It was an honor to be a bridesmaid for one of my closest college friends! It was a gorgeous wedding and we made it to the boardwalk too… below are a few artsy shots I took. I’m back on Martha’s Vineyard now, with summer in FULL SWING! Stay tuned for a few ideas of what to do on MV during this busy 4th of July weekend…
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Since it’s my favorite season, I had a little countdown to summer going…now it’s here!
These were the fun little countdown graphics I made out of some of my favorite summertime Instagram pics.
We have been playing some really fantastic new tunes on mvyradio these days…these are very SUMMERY and FEEL GOOD. Check em out!
Donavan Frankenreiter “Big Wave”
I’m so in awe of the sweetness of this one…
The Hunts “Make This Leap”
SEVEN brothers and sisters from Virginia!
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds “Mama Knows”
Tiny lead vocalist with a BIG voice!
Langhorne Slim & the Law “Strangers”
Awesome energy in this track…