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

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The Problem with AlunaGeorge

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

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

frankles free fridays

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

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

frankles free fridays

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

Sunday Sounds: David Bowie

Yes, this is the second appearance of David Bowie on Sunday Sounds, and I highly doubt it will be his last. In my first post, I accompanied the newly- and surprise-released "The Next Day" with a kind of fanboy walkthrough of Bowie's musical and technical highlights, before dumping the album and calling it a day. … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: David Bowie

frankles free fridays

Sam "Feel Good Feels" Feldt has a radio show! Also known as a podcast. Also, I just made up that nickname. His music is always just so pleasant, not unlike pool water kept at an ideal and comfortable temperature, to the point where you can almost overlook the fact that you're in water at all. … Continue reading frankles free fridays

2015 Playlists – era’s

All my playlists from 2015, entitled 'era' mixes. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be #7. era 1 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/2m0VIWSZpT9OEd6x7iEQq2 era 2 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/5xDZDuSoV16chD0vOjRa5n era 3 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/0prjSS6I1sXFR1bCLqAAg5 era 4 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/4amSZP0qdlAHx542cvFuBs era 5 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/3tVTYbtrv1UT1JgtT2MjXA era 6 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/4vz8qc8r1vAu9y9IEMxdxl era 7 https://open.spotify.com/user/franklayne/playlist/0cWqS0G9N0SGDIyZTPzG4y