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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-19-14 ft Morningsiders, Bad Suns, Zedd, Lykke Li & more

I told myself that I would try not to make the next mixtape more than 25 tracks, but I couldn’t bring myself to cut any of these 29 songs. If that is an indication of what the rest of 2014 holds for music, we are all in for a helluva music year. This month’s mixtape […]

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Cody ChesnuTT – Gunpowder on the Letter ft Gary Clark Jr

After taking a nearly 10 year break between full length albums, you would hope there would be some leftovers from Cody ChesnuTT‘s underrated 2012 album, Landing On A Hundred. Luckily, that is just what Mr. ChesnuTT released to the world today in the form of an EP full of B-Sides and Remixes (Amazon). Lead cut […]

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2013 Alt Country Dance Electronic Indie Indie Pop Lists

2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

Lollapalooza, Chicago, August 2013 We’ve cracked the twenties folks. More great 2013 tracks are below. #30 Alabama Shakes-Always Alright (Amazon) 2013 was essentially a victory lap year for Brittany Howard and Alabama Shakes. Technically, “Always Alright” was released in 2012 off the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack, but didn’t really blow up until Oscar season 2013. […]

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Concerts of 2012

I’m fairly certain I wrote this at the end of 2011, but I don’t see how any year could ever top the live performances I saw this year. Though not as plentiful as last year, 2012 was a combination of luck and eagerness on my part and it couldn’t have been better. Good luck 2013. […]

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Hip-Hop Indie Indie Pop Lists Rap

2012 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2012 #20-11

20. Lord Huron-Time To Run They might not know it, but Lord Huron’s specialty seems to be wistful folk rock, ready-made for your next road trip. Insert nearly any cut from their excellent latest album, Lonesome Dreams in this spot. 19. Gary Clark Jr.-When My Train Pulls In While much of Blak and Blu was […]

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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 […]

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Live Review: Gary Clark Jr. at Variety Playhouse – 6/12/12

A lot has happened since rising singer/guitarist Gary Clark Jr. performed in Atlanta nine years ago. Since playing at the Roxy (now Buckhead Theatre) in 2003, Clark Jr. has been co-signed by legends like Eric Clapton and Questlove, signed to Warner Bros and lately played every festival under the sun. Gary Clark Jr.’s ability to […]