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Live Review: Alex Clare w/The Knocks – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac – 5/7/13

Tuesday night at The Crofoot Ballroom featured a quality pairing of two of today‚Äôs up and coming pop acts that combined saccharine hooks, dance ready beats and a bit of showmanship: The Knocks and Alex Clare. After the numerous blog favorite tracks the Knocks have released over the past few years, I half expected a […]


Show Preview: The Knocks w/Alex Clare – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac – May 7th

I was already amped for the Alex Clare show announcement earlier this year, but the addition of NYC’s The Knocks made their appearance at The Crofoot a must see. DJ B-Roc and JPatt have been crafting up great music of their own, plus addictive remixes (Tegan & Sara, Santigold to name a few) and turning […]

Hip-Hop Indie Mixtape Rap

NEW MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-18-12

An overstuffed mix of the latest indie cuts just in time for Thanksgiving. Previous mixtape mainstays include Local Natives, who return with “Breakers” and prep the follow-up to one of my favorite albums of the past 10 years. Elsewhere, K-Os continues to show why he is one of hip-hop’s most diverse acts on “The Dog […]

Indie Mixtape

NEW MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-23-11

photo via Reckless Times Turns out leaving for almost two weeks means a lot of new music to catch up on. Well worth the wait, of course. Hopefully, you’ve already had time to digest excellent new releases from Florence & the Machine, Childish Gambino and Mayer Hawthorne. If not, I’m betting you will soon. Elsewhere, […]

JayeL Audio Mixtape

New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 4-01-11

Its a little less overwhelming if I don’t name them “Disc One” and “Disc Two”, right? March was a big travel month for me so here is the rest of what I’ve been catching up on. Alex Winston, Cut Copy, The Strokes, Smokey Robotic and The Dodos all had great releases in the last two […]

Dance Indie Indie Pop Mash-ups Mixtape

New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 1-11-11

So Atlanta got some snow this week…. (photo via David K. Smith) One last item from 2010 to go, a mixtape of the best tracks from November/December. This round features a few covers from some of my favorite artists in 2010: Band of Horses, Vampire Weekend and Ellie Goulding (“Georgia”, “Fight For This Love”, “Only […]

Dance Rap

Alex Clare & Gilbere Forte’ – Up All Night

I’m really liking the dancehall/reggae with soul vibe to this new guy, Alex Clare. It certainly helps that Diplo & Switch produced his latest track “Up All Night” thats filled with energetic vocals and a backing thats part menacing guitar and part militant drum kick. Oh and one of my favorite new emcees, Gilbere Forte’ […]