2016 II

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Omissions and Otherwise Left-out Leftovers  |  last.fm data  |  Spotify data Okay, so in my 2016 post, it would seem that I glossed over or outright left out a lot of important parts of the year in music. It's as if I talked about the body, but not the heart. This was intentional, as I … Continue reading 2016 II

Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

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When I first heard Childish Gambino, I didn't know the guy performing was also the guy who played Troy on Community, Donald Glover. Even after I learned that they were the same person when I saw Donald Glover in cutoff jorts belting out "Heartbeat" on the mainstage at Coachella, it was difficult to reconcile these … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

2016

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2016 Rundown | Best of 2016 | SoundCloud Playlists | Spotify Playlists 2016 Rundown I don't like to play favorites, and when it comes to bundling a group of artists or songs together at the end of the year, I absolutely hate ordered lists. I'm not going to say Frank Ocean's Blond is better than … Continue reading 2016

2017 Festival Wishlist

2017 Festival Wishlist

I've been a consistent festival attendee since 2011, logging a yearly visit to Coachella, Electric Forest, and Summer Set. I also found myself at North Coast, Hard Day of the Dead, Lights All Night, Soundtown, Mamby on the Beach, Freaky Deaky, and a few others. In that time, I've learned to love the anticipation that … Continue reading 2017 Festival Wishlist

The Problem with AlunaGeorge

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I went to Coachella for business and pleasure last month, covering the festival for ElectroJams.com and seeing a bunch of music with a bunch of friends. In processing the past few weeks, I was struck by an affliction I see a lot in music writing, and in life in general. When I run through a … Continue reading The Problem with AlunaGeorge

Sia at Coachella 2016

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I’ve written about growing up in the suburbs of Minnesota, dreaming of one day living an eventful life in a place where things actually happen. Living in the suburbs was like living in a terrarium, and I felt like a trapped lizard, wondering what real life is like. As a reaction to the constant boredom … Continue reading Sia at Coachella 2016

Coachella 2016 Set Times

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I'm not entirely sure if this is a legally-distributed record, but I'm posting it anyway because the awesomeness of it is overruling my desire to confirm its legality. This is Dubfire's performance from the strange and incredible Resistance "stage" at Ultra last weekend. I used dick fingers around the word stage because it was more … Continue reading frankles free fridays

Sunday Sounds: Ani DiFranco

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When I was younger, I heard a lot phases. I had a lot of challenging listening habits (think lots of metal), so maybe it was a mantra my parents recited to get through the day. Or that weeklong vacation in Orlando when I exclusively listened to Metallica’s “Kill Em All” and “Incesticide” by Nirvana. Naturally, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Ani DiFranco

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Kicking off this week's trio of free music downloads is a brand, spankin new track from Big Gigantic, the sax-centric electronic duo out of Boulder. I first saw Big G play at Electric Forest 2011, and I'm not gonna lie, I don't remember a whole lot of details from that show, except that there was … Continue reading frankles free fridays