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Apr. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: St. Vincent, DEJJ, The Hold Steady & more

Shows on, shows on, on shows are coming through Metro Detroit this month. Unfortunately, some of the best acts stopping by SE Michigan are SOLD OUT. I’d suggest you find other avenues and join me at St. Vincent and Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr. There are plenty of other great options though. The Hold Steady get […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 #11-20

So many albums, so little time… #11 Local Natives-Hummingbird (Spotify) The departure of a band member can crush some acts, but Local Natives persevered with the help of The National’s Aaron Dessner. Dessner’s production helped the Cali crew in making their harmonies sound even lusher with grander instrumentation and darker tones. “Wooly Mammoth” echoed the […]

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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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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Songs Of The Year #37-#28

The annual top tracks of the year list has expanded to 37. Why? Because you really need 2 discs to get an accurate picture of this great year in music. Look for two mixtapes at the end of the list. 37. Kings of Leon – Mary Bring on the hate, but this might be the […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 8-30-10

Plenty of geographical variety on this edition of JayeL Audio. International flavor from El Guincho (“Bombay”), Keane (“Stop For A Minute”) and Plan B (“Welcome to Hell”). Midwestern sounds via Mike Posner (“Do U Wanna”), The Black Keys (“Chop and Change”) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (“Vocal Chords”). A mixtape wouldn’t be complete without ATL […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 6-12-10

Summa, Summa, Summa-time. Plenty of new good music for the pool or wherever you’ll be enjoying my favorite season. Free Energy continues to make laid back rock jams that sound straight out of “Dazed and Confused” and Jay-Z makes M.I.A.’s official remix to “XXXO” super-official. Cee-Lo steps out on his own with a whistle-filled mid-tempo […]

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Florida Bound: Kate Nash, eLZhi, MGMT and more links

I’m head to South Florida for a few days, but here are a few links to keep you busy in the meantime: A) Kate Nash is back with her 2nd album, My Best Friend Is You will be released on April 19th. The first single is “Doo Wah Do” and it sounds like, well Kate […]