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New Music: We Love Grouplove

There is an early contender for this year’s summer anthem–and it comes to us from Grouplove. After breaking out in 2011 with songs like “Tongue Tied” and ‘Colours”, nabbing a few soundtrack spots in hit TV shows like “Don’t Say Oh Well” in Vampire Diaries, they are back with the first single from their new […]

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World Music Festivals Take on the Summer

Desert Blues, Latin Alternative, Gypsy Funk, Arabic,  Brazilian, Afro-pop, Asian, Celtic and a lot more is on tap as festivals, music series and historic tours roll out for Summer 2013.  Here’s a taste of what is in store for the year. Festivals and Music Series A bunch of summer fests and music series that feature […]

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Eliane Elias Celebrates Chet Baker on Slacker Jazz

While the Great American Songbook and Bossa Nova might at first seem to be disparate juxtapositions, it’s wise to remember that Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto were huge fans of Chet Baker’s relaxed, lyrical delivery of standards. Baker remains an iconic pioneer of West Coast Cool, as both an immediately identifiable vocalist and versatile […]

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Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Announces Lineup

This week, Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival announced its much-anticipated final lineup and daily schedule. The 3-day festival, which takes place August 2-4 at Parc Jean Drapeau will welcome The Cure, Beck and Mumford and Sons as this year’s headliners. Other heavy hitters include Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Imagine Dragons, The […]

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10 Remixed Pop Songs in Heavy Rotation Right Now

Hellllllloooo pop music fans! Live from the city of San Francisco where EDM lives and breathes. I’m Ms. Jackson…music head, DJ and pop music monster. I wanted to pull together a few of the hottest House, Electro, Hip-Hop and Pop remixes from the best DJ / Producers right now. From the king of the remix, […]

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In Memoriam: Ray Manzarek Dies at Age 74

The Doors’ founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany this Monday morning after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74 years old. As a founding member of the Doors, his legacy is not only as the man who met Jim Morrison the poet and guided him to become […]

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