Portugal the Man is So Much More Than “Feel It Still”

In October 2017, “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It was virtually impossible to go into public without hearing it. Whether you were listening to the car radio or in a local Shaws, that infectious guitar riff was inescapable. Some people attribute the success of “Feel … Continue reading Portugal the Man is So Much More Than “Feel It Still”

Electric Guest: You Should Listen to Your Hipster Friend’s Favorite Band

The first time I heard Electric Guest’s music was in person. They opened for a Portugal. The Man concert that I attended a few years ago. The LA based duo enticed me to look into them the day after the show, and what I found introduced me to a band that I still listen to … Continue reading Electric Guest: You Should Listen to Your Hipster Friend’s Favorite Band

I Love Music Written for Toddlers

There’s a lot to be said for aggressive, soul-pushing, complex music that opens your mind and heart to a new way of thinking, but today I want to discuss the complete antithesis of all that: kid’s music. The music I remember on cheap cassette tapes and colorful CDs that will always hold a special place … Continue reading I Love Music Written for Toddlers

Rock with a Bass Drop (Let’s Talk About Grandson)

  Next time that you need some good hype music, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t check out Grandson. Otherwise known as Jordan Edward Benjamin, Grandson is one of the names to watch in the alt rock scene right now. Grandson’s unique style has brought him mounds of success recently, most … Continue reading Rock with a Bass Drop (Let’s Talk About Grandson)

San Francisco Must be a Powerful Muse

I noticed something today. I have a tendency to love songs called or about San Francisco. “San Francisco” by the Mowglis https://open.spotify.com/track/2eQOMQkStoRUQyq6HGh1iG?si=Pgq_RDEARVGEkXf2gySoSA “San Francisco” by the Lonely Biscuits https://open.spotify.com/track/04zvSxcRRhSP3VK0PwgHbe?si=tsXNugHqQzuv-5EOSiHmjQ “Fake Tales of San Francisco” by the Arctic Monkeys https://open.spotify.com/track/4KGyQfes7t5BiaoBvs380e?si=H8XHg1rzTYOTzDCv86KYqg https://open.spotify.com/user/samantha1024/playlist/3JRDSV7i0BNQPOpanV5U8f?si=EJ0JKiBrRjG0jTTYD9jgPA