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WCW: Our Obsession with Maggie Rogers

4 Jan
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Maggie Rogers is the first of our WCW series we will continue throughout the year celebrating our favorite women in music. Read more about this brilliant artist and listen to her music below!

You probably found out about the musical songbird/goddess Maggie Rogers by seeing this video which went viral:

During a Masterclass with Pharrell at NYU, Rogers introduced her track and told the class that “It’s good for now, it would probably need a couple more hours of mixing and mastering”. Not soon after the track started playing her song blew the mind of Pharrell and everyone else watching in cyberspace. The song played was her track now named “Alaska” and after listening to the finished track 10,000 more times, I am still neither sick of it or any less moved than I was when I first heard it.

Following the brilliance of “Alaska” Maggie Rogers released equally beautiful “Dog Years” a stunning, storytelling love song with effortless vocals and harmonies we can’t get enough of (or out of our heads). If anyone had a great 2016 it was truly Rogers (and in my opinion so did we for getting to hear her music). With her upcoming tour and more new music on it’s way it seems that 2017 will only get better for us all.

Maggie Rogers announced a massive tour from January through April hitting many cities in the US and Europe including a sold-out show in Philadelphia at the Foundry on April 7th. For a full list of tour dates, tickets and more information visit her website here.

Listen to a new demo Maggie Rogers released below and get your tickets for her upcoming tour now!

On December 31st, Maggie Rogers posted her thoughts on this past year and her hopes and dreams for this year, which I know she will achieve. Read below and follow Maggie on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud to keep up with what will be an incredible year for this brilliant artist.

 xx Cher

Coachella Lineup revealed: Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and a ton of other bands you love

4 Jan

 

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It’s that time of year, where all you do is look forward to every upcoming festival 2017 will grace us. Coachella always seems to be the first one to brag about their lineups getting you all excited for April when we’re barely into January, but this year created a next-level pining inside me I can’t even believe is real…they had me at Radiohead. Honestly, we could have stopped there. Radiohead could have played all three days and I would have been stoked but no, instead we have Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar also headlining, along with a ton of  amazing bands on the lineup to try to run around and see. Festival passes go on sale today, January 4th at 11AM PST here.

 

I get that a lot of bands play festivals but nothing annoys me more than the hierarchy of font sizes these posters use. You need a magnifying glass to see some truly epic artists on this list so here are some of my favorites:

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THUNDERCAT: How much do I love this man? Let me count the ways. For one, Thundercat put on one of the best live shows I’ve ever been to in my life and I’ve been to an insane amount of shows. Thundercat is one of the best musicians of our time on record and on stage and seeing him build his music live is something every music loving soul should experience. He is not one to be missed at this festival.

 

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Seeing this Australian seven-piece band live is not an event it’s an experience. Like a symphony of psych rock set to mesmerizing visuals you will be floating in the clouds watching this band whether you dropped or not.

 

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Shura has been one of my favorite queens since I saw her live and interviewed her for Galore and at SXSW. Shura’s shows are an upbeat dance party soundtrack-worth of an 80s John Hughes film. Things you’ll need to bring to her show: your dancing shoes and someone to make out with… well technically you can meet that person there.

 

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S U R V I V E. The brilliant band that brought you the Stranger Things soundtrack and solidified your addiction to a television show will be creeping things up in Palm Springs with heavy bass lines and synthesizers and if we’re lucky a sea of lasers and fog to turn your Coachella upside-down (in a good way).

 

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Jagwar Ma has been one of my favorite bands for years, I could see them play the same show every day for three years and would still be just as thrilled as the first time I saw them live. Their music is a beautiful blend of pysch, rock and dance which are three of my favorite things. Their shows always give you a dance workout that will make you cancel you gym membership and buy every album they’ve released (here and here).

 

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Aussie psych dream team POND are a mesmerizing, trippy AF show that will have your body moving and your mind spinning. While you’re getting lost in their instrumentals and vocal harmonies, you’ll find one of your favorite new bands to follow into the space-time continuum they open up in your mind when you’re watching them live.

 

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Bring your crush/love/that megababe you met at the Shura show with you for the Coachella set of sheer baby-making music created and performed by HONNE. Let the UK duo set the mood with their mixture of smooth vocals, R&B and dance that will get your heart beating and body moving  as that California sandstorm sweeps around you.

 

Whether you’re going to Coachella as a massive music fan on a mission or to get a picture of your outfit taken go see these artists and get your musical mind blown and expanded by  the incredible artists above.

Philly show NOT to be missed: Beat Connection at Boot & Saddle TONIGHT!!!

18 Aug
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Beat Connection get your weekend dance party started off early TONIGHT at Boot & Saddle.

 

Philly, the weekend is drawing near and if you felt a need to get your dance workout in early, you cannot miss Beat Connection tonight at Boot & Saddle.

Beat Connection are an incredible band to see live so make sure to see them tonight along with Kodak To Graph and Moon Bounce as support! Tickets are only $12 and you can get them here or at the door. The show starts at 8:30pm so make sure you get to the venue on time to get the party started with the opening bands.

Beat Connection just dropped one of my favorite new tracks of the summer “For The Record”. Listen below and get your dancing shoes warmed up for the show tonight!

 

Not in Philly? Catch them on the rest of their tour dates below!

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Pre-game the show by listening to more music from Beat Connection below:

 

 

 

See you tonight on the dance floor!

xx Cher

morning jam: NZCA LINES “Two Hearts” + New Music Video!!!

19 Jan
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NZCA Lines have released a new music video for one of our favorite songs “Two Hearts” off of the upcoming album ‘Infinite Summer’ due out this Friday!

 

One of my absolute favorite artists, NZCA Lines have released yet another addictive song off of their upcoming album Infinite Summer due out this Friday via Memphis Industries. You can pre-order your copy of the album now on vinyl, CD and MP3 now!

Did you just stop listening to “Persephone Dreams” by NZCA Lines on repeat for the past three months? Me too.  Well, get ready to fall back into the dark hole of repeat-land with “Two Hearts”, NZCA Lines’ new single from the upcoming album Infinite Summer. This band has never let me down and after being scarily obsessed with these two new singles, I absolutely can’t wait to hear the rest of this album due out this Friday on Memphis Industries.

Watch the epic new music video for “Two Hearts” was directed by Leo Stamps below and pre-order the album now on vinylCD and MP3 for you and those you love and want to share great music with.

 

 

xx Cher

 

Philly show NOT to be missed: The Griswolds + Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & more at The Fillmore!

28 Nov
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The Griswolds play The Fillmore tonight at 7PM opening for Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness!!

 

Tonight Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics, The Griswolds and Lolo are set to perform a SOLD-OUT show at The Fillmore in Philadelphia! This is an early show starting at 6:30PM.

I couldn’t be more excited to check out The Griswolds for the first time. The band from Sydney will help you get your dance workout in tonight as they play some epic tracks off their debut record Be Impressive. The album is out now on limited edition vinylCD and digitally here.

The Griswolds recently released a music video for their single “If You Wanna Stay”, watch below with some of our other favorite tracks and tie your dancing shoes on tight for the show tonight! Get your spot on the dance floor by 7PM because that is the exact time they are going to start rocking your world.

If you are going to the show tonight make sure you tag us in your photos and video on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter [at] mylifeinsound. We want to see your view of the show!

 

 

 

 

 

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xx Cher

late night listen: Daughter “Numbers”

20 Nov
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Watch the new music video for “Numbers” by Daughter below. Get your tickets now to their show at Union Transfer on March 3rd!

 

Happy Friday! I’ve spent half the day listening to this gorgeous new song from North London’s Daughter. “Numbers” is the new single from the band’s upcoming album Not To Disappear due out on January 15th via 4AD and Glassnote Records. You can pre-order the album now via CD/LP here and on iTunes here.

 

Daughter will be touring to support the new record with a release show in Cambridge, UK at the Cambridge Corn Exchange January 15th. The band will be touring the UK and Europe and head to the US in March! Their first stop in the US will be Philly (as it should be). The band will be playing Union Transfer on March 3rd, so make sure you get your tickets now  before they sell out! Tickets are only $18 and you can get them here. Doors are at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8:30PM. To find out when Daughter is playing your city, and for tickets and tour information follow the band on Songkick here.

Watch the gorgeous new music video for “Numbers” below, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

 

 

 

 

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xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: Hippo Campus at The Barbary in Philly TONIGHT!!!!!

12 Nov
Hippo Campus play a sold-out show at The Barbary tonight!

Hippo Campus play a sold-out show at The Barbary tonight!

Earlier this year, we caught Hippo Campus in Philadelphia on tour with Night Riots and The Mowgli’s at Union Transfer. Since then, the band has had a busy summer playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Summer Set and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Now, they are headlining a Fall Tour which stops in Philadelphia tonight for a sold-out show at The Barbary. Read our interview below and don’t miss their show tonight!

You all went to Performing Arts High School together. Is that how you met and formed the band?

Zach Sutton (bass): “Yeah, well we all met at a performing arts High School, like you said, in St. Paul. It’s called The St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, David, our designer as well. We all met there. Jake and I were in one band and these guys in another and there was sort of a rivalry between the two. That was going on for two years and then at the end of our high school career we’re like ‘Hey! I like what you’re working with. Let’s team up!’ Put the guns down, so to speak, and work together. Bing Bang boom! Almost two years later, here we are.”

What was it like to start writing together at first? How do you write together now?

Whistler Allen (drums): “I don’t even remember the first time we practiced. I think it took a while for all four of us to end up in the room together. But, Zach, Nathan and Jake all live right next to each other and I kind of live in the outskirts. Actually, they live in the outskirts of the city and I live in the city. But yeah, it took a little while for all four of us to get together, but once we did it was really easy to write stuff. It was not difficult. It just clicked. That’s kind of how it’s been ever since then. We’ve had our struggles in the practice room but usually it ends with something cool coming out.”

Do you guys just jam and see how it goes?

Nathan Stocker (guitar): “Yeah, sometimes it’s a jam. Sometimes one of us will have an idea then bring it to the table and then we all work on it together. It’s very collaborative.”

How did you get discovered/signed?

Jake Luppen (vocals): “We actually got ‘discovered’ if you will at this weird, sort of, I mean it’s a cool venue in Minneapolis. But it was kind of a weird show. I’m pretty sure it was on a Wednesday night or something like that about a year ago?” The boys chime in the date. He continues, “December 14! The lighting guy for Trampled by Turtles, they’re a band from Minnesota who’s done very well. He was there, just happened to be running lights and he saw us and really had faith in what we were doing and really loved what he heard. He kind of passed our name along to our managers now, Jeff and Christian and they heard it and they flew out from New York to talk to us and it was a good relationship. Ever since then it’s been steady up and up. Everything’s been great.”

When you put the album together did you already have songs already written?
Jake Luppen (vocals): “Yeah we probably had, at the point of writing Bashful Creatures, I think we had about 20 songs that we’d written? Probably around 20. ‘Bashful’ was like the newest songs that we had written. We wrote those very shortly before going into the studio, over the course of that summer, then we recorded it in September.”

Zach Sutton (bass): “Little Grace” was the first single off [Bashful Creatures] was the only one that was written about a year before we recorded it. That one just happened to stick with it and fit in.” 3:40

How has tour been so far?

Nathan Stocker (guitar): “Some say it’s been like a rodeo/circus combo. Shark week…sort of vibe. It’s been a blast and a half. Really busy, really fun. Hard to sleep, hard to eat. But you know, we ride the ups and downs as if this were a roller coaster.”

What do you guys do for fun on tour?

It’s unanimous. Jake Luppen (vocals): “Sleep. We sleep.”
Zach Sutton (bass): “Professional sleepers over here.”
Nathan Stocker (guitar): “Oh yeah, actually Jake and I are really good at sleeping. If you want lessons, we do those…$20 a minute.”

Hippo Campus play an early show tonight at The Barbary with Bad Bad Hats. Don’t sleep on this one! Doors are at 6:30PM, this is an early show with two incredible bands playing, don’t be late.

To find tickets and more information about when Hippo Campus is playing a city near you, click here! If you go to a Hippo Campus show, make sure to tag us in your photos and videos [at]mylifeinsound!

Check out Hippo Campus’ new single “South” and photos from their show at Union Transfer below:

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xx Cher

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