NEW: Alabama Shakes

“Don’t Wanna Fight”

Wow, it’s been a month since I’ve written! Apologies for neglecting the blog…musically we’ve had a GREAT start to the year. Lots of new stuff to love right now…I’ll be rolling out some of my favorite current singles over the next few days to make up for my long absence.

Alabama Shakes had a lot to live up to with their sophomore release, and this smokin hot single is a good sign that they’ve nailed it! I cannot wait to have the new album Sound & Color in my hands – it’s out April 21st.

Alabama Shakes

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mvyradio’s LAC

Live, acoustic, & cover tunes… that’s the name of a morning feature we do on mvyradio and it’s a very self explanatory one! Basically we feature songs that you may recognize, done a little bit differently. A live recording, an acoustic version, or a different artist taking a crack at it. Or any combination of the three!

Today I did a few Radiohead covers:

Punch Brothers “Kid A”

Ingrid Michaleson “Creep”

Mark Ronson “Just”

Live, Acoustic & Covers – weekdays // 8:20am & 5:20pm on mvyradio

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NEW: Lord Huron

“Fool For Love”

New music coming from Lord Huron soon… Strange Trails is out April 7th and the band will tour shortly after.

Lord Huron

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Jam Cruise: Snarky Puppy

Well, it’s been more than 2 weeks since Jam Cruise…and I’m still (literally) dreaming about the experience. There’s been some musical memories that have remained with me since the cruise… even through the blizzard…

For me, watching Snarky Puppy was like witnessing a bunch of genius musicians BUILD the music as if it were a structure. A lot of the heavy hitters on board would come to their sets to check these guys out. That’s always telling – when musicians are standing next to you, watching, with their jaws also on the floor. This live video gives you a taste of what this Brooklyn-based collab is all about…

LISTEN TO MORE: Snarky Puppy

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PLAYLIST: Jam Cruise 13

So… right before Christmas I was unexpectedly invited to Jam Cruise!!! I had been twice before so I knew I was in for the experience of a lifetime. My goodness, it’s been 5 days since I stepped back onto dry land and I’m still reeling from all the incredible music I witnessed. As I work through my post Jam Cruise depression, I figured it would be helpful to make a mix of music from some of the bands that wowed me on board. Here it is… more to come:

Jam Cruise

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My Favorite Singles: 2014

It wasn’t hard to put together a list of my favorite singles for 2014…there were so many fun tracks, a lot of upbeat energy in almost all of these songs. The beginning of this playlist, the first 10 tracks or so, are my standouts. Enjoy!

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My Top 10 Albums: 2014

Normally towards the end of the year, I’m excitedly jotting down a lot of notes and trying to formulate my “best of” list but this year was different. I feel like I’ve been drawn more toward single tracks this year…it will likely be easy for me to make a playlist of my favorite 25 (or more) songs of 2014 (coming soon)! It’s harder for me to pick 10 albums, but here’s what I’ve come up with…

1. Bahamas - Bahamas Is Afie

2. Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits

3. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Give The People What They Want

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4. Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line

5. Beck - Morning Phase

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6. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

7. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

8. Robert Plant - The Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar

9. Tweedy - Sukierae

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10. Keb’ Mo’ - Bluesamericana

Happy New Year!

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