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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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Detroit Festivalist Live Review

LIVE REVIEW: St. Jerome’s Laneway Fest – Meadowbrook – 9/14/13

Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan have benefited from a growth in music festival options in 2013. From newcomers like Metallica’s Orion Music + More and Mo Pop Festival to mainstays like Movement and Electric Forest, Michigan music fans have had many weekends and line-ups to chose from. Perhaps the most intriguing name attached […]

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Festivalist ’13: Lollapalooza 2013 Highlights (8/2-8/4)

So many highlights, so little time. Read below for my favorite moments and other thoughts from my return to Lollapalooza. The National – Saturday, Red Bull Sound Select Stage (set list) The biggest semi-popular check mark I needed to make all weekend just so happened to be my favorite performance at Lolla. The unseasonably pleasant […]

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Festivalist ’13: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – – 9/14/13 – Meadowbrook – Rochester Hills, MI

What: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival When: Saturday, September 14th Where: Meadow Brook Music Festival grounds, Rochester Hills, MI Who: The National, Sigur Rós, Deerhunter, The Dismemberment Plan, Solange, El-P and Killer Mike as Run The Jewels, Frightened Rabbit, CHVRCHES, AlunaGeorge, Charli XCX, Savages, Warpaint, Phosphorescent, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, Icona Pop, Flume, My Brightest Diamond, […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 4-01-11

Its a little less overwhelming if I don’t name them “Disc One” and “Disc Two”, right? March was a big travel month for me so here is the rest of what I’ve been catching up on. Alex Winston, Cut Copy, The Strokes, Smokey Robotic and The Dodos all had great releases in the last two […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #15 – #6

15. The National – Terrible Love Sometimes, the best songs are the sad ones. Matt Berringer and company crafted an epic jam about a deeply troubled man. “It takes an ocean not to break” could be interpreted a lot of ways, but sounds a lot like alcoholism to me. 14. Tennis – Marathon Tennis is […]