“WE FOUND NEW MUSIC,” is a cutting edge monthly music show on inTraffikRadio (1st Thursday of Every Month), featuring brand new Eclectic/Indie/Electronic tunes, Music Headlines, and LA/OC concert Calendar date updates throughout the show, playable on your smart phone or computer, hosted by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUPS’ GRANT OWENS & JOANNE DEVAULT.
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THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT OF WE FOUND NEW MUSIC FEATURE’S GRANT’S TOP 12 ALBUMS OF 2012
HERE IS THE COMPLETE TRACK LINEUP FOR THIS BEST OF 2012 EDITION
TOP 12 INDIE ALBUMS OF 2012
12) Dimbodius – “Perfect Mismatch” from the album “Sisyphus’ Surrender”
11) Marina and the Diamonds – “Radioactive” from the album “Electra Heart”
10) Chad Valley – “Up And Down” from the album “Young Hunger”
9) Kimbra – “Cameo Lover” from the album “Vows”
8) Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds” from the album “Confess”
7) Miike Snow – “The Wave” from the album “Happy to You”
6) Hot Chip – “These Chains” from the album “In Our Heads”
5) Rufus Wainwright – “Bitter Tears” from the album “Out Of The Game”
4) Divine Fits – “For Your Heart” from the album “A Thing Called Divine Fits”
3) Alt – J – “Something Good” from the album “An Awesome Wave”
2) Fiona Apple – “Valentine” from the album “The Idler Wheel….”
1) Two Door Cinema Club – “Sleep Alone” from “BEACON”
-Shiny Toy Guns
Best EP of 2012
Midi Matilda – Red Light District EP
St. Lucia – St. Lucia EP
Also, if your Christmas Tree/Menorah are still up and you’re still in the Holiday Spirit it’s not too late to check out the “WE FOUND NEW MUSIC” mega-mix, where Grant did a stellar job of finding holiday tunes you actually want to listen to
(seriously what other Holiday Mix has Deep Sea Diver, Eels, The Ronettes, Otis Redding, The Bird and the Bee, The Dandy Warhols, mixed in with Elton John and the Beach Boys?). (more…)
As you may be familiar from some of his past columns about his travels (Sevilla, Spain, Prague, New Zealand, Lisbon, etc.), Notes from Vivace always makes a point to try to locate the local music scene in each of the places he is exploring at one point or another during his trip. This time around his adventures take him to Iceland.
For Part 1 Click Here
I could have stayed for a couple more bands, but I took off to go to bed. I had to wake up early. It was going to be an early morning to the bus terminal to buy a three day pass. I got my three day bus pass and then it was onto a bus to head off to the Skógar campsite (a suggestion made the previous day by the guy I talked to at the terminal).
As we were driving towards the campsite, our bus started to slow down. Now it wasn’t due to getting stuck behind a car caravan. It was because there were (more…)
Following a successful opening night focusing on swimwear, Saturday night brought us more of the high-low trend currently seen around town during their runway shows of this second night’s Gallery LA presented LA’s Fashion Weekend.
BLACK HEARTS BRIGADE
PART II OF NOTES FROM VIVACE’S LOBSTER FEST ADVENTURE. FOR PART I OF HIS ADVENTURE, CLICK HERE
This year, NO has taken the music festival circuit by storm: from Silver Lake Jubilee to Make Music Pasadena to Bloomfest to Lobster Festival and perhaps a couple more that I’m missing — I’ve kept track of this band. They started playing their set as two cargo ships sailed pass during the twilight hour. As they were doing the sound check, the keyboardist played a couple chords from a Twin Peaks’ song –now that’s cool. And at the end of their set, I do believe they had the longest line of any band at the merch table.
Comment of the set (as the lead singer is from New Zealand): “Can you understand me?”
Takeaway: This band is going to breakout someday (I am being totally bias, but this is also my honest opinion).
JJAMZ rates highest on this small bit of observation: more folks came up during their set-up to say hello versus any of the other bands. I can’t help but think that this speaks to lead singer’s Z Berg’s personality.
Comment of the set (during sound check): “This is a microphone check.”
This is the third time I saw JJAMZ and this ranks as the best set of the three. It perhaps helped that fans were crowded around the stage and those to my right knew all the lyrics. When fans get excited, I get excited.
Memory of the night: Z Berg’s first time ever at the Troubadour was when Lili Haydn took her there and Lili spent the entire time talking to a pre-teen Z Berg about boy troubles.
Takeaway: Z Berg has the pout down to perfection as well the quick follow-up smile.
DUM DUM GIRLS
Dum Dum Girls were the headline band. This is a band of four girls who wear hot stockings and have a hot sound. Like JJAMZ, their fans also crowded the front of the stage. I could be wrong, but they also had a totally different fan base than those who had just crowded the stage for JJAMZ. At the end of the set, I noticed the bass player head off the stage and then return to pick up her set list, which she then handed to a young woman at the center of the stage. Nice move.
Comment of the set (during sound check): “Come Save the World.”
Takeaway: Couldn’t they have played another 30 minutes?
Random thought 1: Does acid dramatically reduce an individual’s IQ?
Random thought 2: As the shade crept closer to the stage, so did the audience.
Random thought 3: I didn’t have time to eat during the day so when Dum Dum Girls finished their set, I headed to an Asian food booth and got a vegetarian meal (shh!!! don’t tell the Lobster Festival organizers that I’m a vegetarian, because we might never get invited back). I don’t know if it was because it was the end of the day, but I was given a take home container that was piled with food. I was starving to death, but even so I couldn’t eat half of it. I took the rest home.
Random thought 4: I was a bit too liberal with my photo taking of Sara Radle and Davis Fetter (can I be blamed for that, no). A quick calculation told me I was going to run into issues if I kept shooting at that pace. I became more judicial after that point. I ended up with my camera informing me I only had enough memory left for 20 more photos. Talk about taking it to the edge.
Random thought 5: Thank you Lobster Festival for providing a most thrilling Saturday as summer 2012 comes to an end.