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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 3-30-16

Back in action with a very, very delayed mixtape that rounds out a few late finds from 2015 and new joints from the past three months. Indie pop/folk tunes from The Lumineers, Moon Taxi and Modern Space kick off the set right before an upbeat section of electronic-inspired selections from the likes of Gryffin, AlunaGeorge […]

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2014 albums Lists

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #25-16

On second thought, 2014 was a damn great year for albums. When trying to rank the top 25 records of the year, I genuinely flip-flopped multiple times on the final list. Take a gander at #25-16 below. 25. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – PRhyme As far as dream rapper and producer combinations, […]

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Indie Live Review Showstopper

LIVE REVIEW: Lake Street Dive at Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI – 7/2/13

Musicians often exceed their recorded self’s in person, but revelers at the Magic Bag witnessed a young band transform into soon-to-be touring stars on Wednesday evening. Lake Street Dive commanded the cozy Ferndale stage in front of a sold out crowd with instrumental precision and likability of a band on the rise. The warm room […]

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Detroit Indie Show Preview

SHOW PREVIEW: Lake Street Dive – Magic Bag – 7/2/14

It took only took a minute of listening to Lake Street Dive‘s third album, Bad Self Portraits, to know this quartet was a special band. The Brooklyn by way of Boston band’s sound has near universal appeal with blues, Motown, rock and jazz fused tighter than expected. Sure-fire hit “Bobby Tanqueray” exudes confident swagger with […]