TURN DOWN TUESDAY: “If I’m Unworthy” – Blake Mills

Blake Mills is one of those artists whose mainstream popularity hasn’t caught up with his reputation in the music industry. Mills is hailed by many to be one of the best guitarists on the planet, and that sentiment is reflected in the company he keeps (or the company that requests his services). Mills has been a session musician for…

MIC CHECK MONDAY: “Vanity Fair” – SHIRT

Elusive, talented, and oh so clever. SHIRT, an up and coming artist in the NY rap scene, started making a name for himself in 2014 when he released a fake New York Times article on a fake New York Times website to pump his work. The article, that was supposedly written by respected rap columnist Jon Caramanica, garnered…

SKINNY JEANS SUNDAY: “Springful” – Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz specializes in making music that is simultaneously weird and inviting. If you are a fan of bands like The Dirty Projects that constantly defy musical boundaries, you’ll find yourself at home. The band’s name is a perfect description of the music they create; you can hear elements of British rock groups like Bombay Bicycle Club, but all…

SYNTHY SATURDAY: “Missed” – Greyhat

Here is what I know about Greyhat: he is a producer from Portland, Maine, he makes some damn good beats, and he likes video games. How do I know all of this? Well, the only source of info on Greyhat is his Band Camp page, and the only bio or description given is as follows: “i…

FEELIN IT FRIDAY: “Lite Spots” – Kaytranada

If you don’t know who this man is, you’ve been missing out. Kaytranada is the future of hip-hop and dance music. At the early stages  of his musical career Kaytranada was already receiving accolades from the likes of Madonna and Janet Jackson (Madonna personally called Kaytranada to convince him to go on tour with her). Now, as a 23…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “Something On Your Mind” – Karen Dalton

  Greenwich Village was a hotbed of folk talent in the early 60’s. The concert halls, bars, and cafes of Greenwich Village were the starting points for artists like like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Nina Simone, and Joni Mitchell. Given the profusion of talent that existed in Greenwich Village in the…

WORLDWIDE WEDNESDAY:”I Made You/You Made Me” – Owiny Sigoma Band

What do you get when you put British electronic musicians in a recording booth with Kenyan instrumentalists? Why not listen and find out? The Owiny Sigoma Band was created in 2009 almost entirely by accident. A group of British musicians were traveling through Kenyan villages to play music with local artists when they stumbled across Joseph Nyamungu, a…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “Gimme Little Sign” – Brenton Wood

 Brenton Wood was a soul singer back in the 1960s. Wood didn’t have the most prolific of careers, he only had two hit singles and a handful of albums, but the single he became known for is a classic. “Gimme Little Sign” was released in 1967 and reached #9 on the US pop charts and #8 in…

WORLDWIDE WEDNESDAY: “Vulindlela” – Brenda Fassie

Brenda Fassie was one of the most important pop singers in South Africa’s history. Fassie always seemed destined for grandeur; named after the American singer Brenda Lee, Fassie began making money off her voice at just five years old. Fassie left home at the age of 16 to pursue a career in music in Soweto, Johannesburg. Her decision…

TURN DOWN TUESDAY: “Year in the Kingdom” – J. Tillman

Josh Tillman is a man of many monikers and talents. Today, we know him as Father John Misty–a fluid character who specializes in crafting humorous indie rock love sagas. Father John Misty’s work is a perfect balance of creative songwriting, humor, and storytelling. But Josh Tillman’s most recent incarnation doesn’t provide a complete picture of his artistic…

FEELIN IT FRIDAY: “Something About You” – Hayden James

It’s a Friday post, so I am going to keep it short and sweet. Do you enjoy dancing around in your underwear? Do you enjoy performing dance moves like the running man, the shopping cart, the lawn mower, and the body builder? Well then, it’s about time you press play on the video below! Hayden…