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LIVE REVIEW: Arcade Fire – Palace of Auburn Hills – 3/10/14

I had some reservations about finally witnessing my first live performance of Arcade Fire in an arena/stadium setting. Would I be able to see without paying a hefty premium for near-stage seats? Would the band’s performance feel disconnected compared to my normal show preference (theater venues)? Is the Palace too big for Arcade Fire? It […]

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Mar. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: Arcade Fire, Mayer Hawthorne, Pusha T & more

There are considerably fewer quality shows coming to Metro Detroit in March, but let’s face it: Michigan is “turrible” in March. All the more reason to catch a show to beat the (hopefully) end of Winter blues. Your options include the biggest “indie” band in North America with Arcade Fire, Warpaint and Oscar winner Juicy […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 #1-10

The finale is here. My top 10 favorite albums of 2013. Leave yours in the comments! #1 Disclosure-Settle (Spotify) From the moment you hit “play” on Disclosure’s debut album Settle, I challenge you not to want to get out of your seat and move. “When A Fire Starts To Burn” sets the tone so well, […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #20-11

The National, Laneway Fest, September 2013 More great jams from 2013… #20 Rhye-Open (Amazon) The comparison to Sade was inevitable after one listen to Rhye’s “Open”. However, I don’t think Sade ever made a drug-induced love anthem sound so eloquent. Also, Sade is female, so….. #19 The National-Sea of Love (Amazon) Matt Berninger, lead singer […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-19-13 ft Broken Bells, Mapei, Painted Palms & more

Fall typically means one of two things for many music fans: a) more alt rock and less dance music to match flannel attire or b) a wave of big name releases for 4th Quarter business. Fall 2013 has a little bit of both options. 2013 has been atypical in that the entire year has been […]

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JayeL Audio: 4 Years in the Making & The Early Years

I was surveying old posts last week and realized I have been writing on this blog/site for 4 years. Kinda crazy. 4 years is like 8 in blog years. My first post was even douchey enough to refer to it as a “space”, but at least the music was good (Maximo Park and the Fratelli’s). […]

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The Grammys: A few notes

The Grammys are still pretty irrelevant, but at least this year was more fun, right? Here are a few quick thoughts on the night: -The B.o.B./Bruno Mars/Janelle Monae performance was my favorite of the night. All three artists pumped energy into the show and I was pleasantly surprised with Bruno’s throwback act. -Did you see […]