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June 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: CHVRCHES, Deap Vally, Broken Bells, The Features & more

I’m a few days late on June’s show tracker, but you really didn’t need any more live music options. In fact, I’d suggest pacing yourself because there are a plethora of amazing acts coming to Metro Detroit this month. I already let you know Deap Vally is coming to Detroit this Friday, but other early […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-17-14 ft St. Vincent, Clean Bandit, Team Me, Wye Oak & more

JayeL Audio 4-17-14 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Spring is off to quite the start for new music. The Hold Steady returned with more rousing bar room rock narratives, Lykke Li released new tracks picking up where she left off on Wounded Rhymes and Sam Smith continued his campaign to steal your heart as your […]

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Dance Folk Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 1-29-14 ft Chromeo, Jenny Lewis, Damien Jurado & more

JayeL Audio 1-29-14 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Still freezing? Yeah, me too. Maybe we should all stay inside and listen to this new mixtape of end of 2013/early 2014 indie, dance, folk and alt country. St. Vincent makes a case for early MVP of 2014 with “Digital Witness”, while Broken Bells continues to show […]

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Indie

Broken Bells – After The Disco

I ended up with a bit of list fatigue by the time I completed my wrap-up of 2013, so I didn’t make a “most anticipated albums of 2014” list. Broken Bells‘ After The Disco (pre-order) would certainly be at the top of that list though. The first single from the James Mercer and Danger Mouse […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #10-1

Jessie Ware, Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, November 2013 The grand finale of top tracks of 2012 is here. Leave your favorites, arguments and comments below. Mixtapes will be on the way! #10 Vampire Weekend-Diane Young (Amazon) “Diane Young” might be the jolliest song about death I’ve heard in quite some time. The wit and metaphors […]

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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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Indie

Broken Bells: Windows and Meyrin Fields EP

Hopefully that NPR scandal doesn’t affect their recent streak of providing free previews of solid new music. Totally agree with Mr. Hilton, Broken Bells was one of the great acts of last year and their album actually has surpassed many of my other favorites from 2010 in terms of re-playability. Turns out Mr. Shins and […]