Electric Lady ft. Solange by Janelle Monae

I’ve showcased a song from Janelle in a Thursday Tunes session before (Q.U.E.E.N. Ft. Erykah Badu), but she recently performed at Justin Herman Plaza for free last Friday and I thought I’d share another song from her most recent album ‘The Electric Lady’. I won’t go in to much detail about Janelle, outside of saying […]

My House by Kacey Musgraves

Another national debut released in March of this year, Kacey Musgraves has gained a lot of attention in country music circles. Kacey hails from Texas and made her stage debut and the very young age of 8. She started writing songs a year later, and learned to play the guitar, harmonica and mandolin. She self-released […]

Monroe Suede by Ashley Monroe

“Monroe Suede” is an uptempo song, but still has the old country song. More fiddle on this track. Again, nothing groundbreaking about this track, but it’s just executed much better than most. Short and sweet.

I’m the Man by Aloe Blacc

Aloe has quietly been in the music scene since 1995. He was well known in the indie rap underground scene under the moniker Emanon, where he dropped a mixtape, an EP and three albums. In 2003 Aloe became a solo artist and released 2 EPs on his own, before being signed in 2006 to Stone […]

Happy by Pharrell

Pharrell is a widely known music producer, songwriter, singer, rapper, drummer and newly a fashion designer. He is best known for his producing skills under the name “The Neptunes” with his friend Chad Hugo. They began working together in 1990 and since then they have produced numerous soul, hip-hop and R&B songs for mainstream artist […]

Two Weeks Late by Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe has a pretty interesting back story – I’ll try to keep it brief. She released her debut album in 2007 at the age of 19. She was singing and winning talent contests since she was 11. Her family had a great love of country music, and she had relatives in the Carter Family […]

Latch by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

Disclosure comes to us from the UK and were recently nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for Best Dance/Electronica Album. The Band consists of two brothers who found success with multiple singles and various EP releases before their debut album (Settle) dropped in June 2013. Their debut album was led with the single ‘Latch,’ which […]

Scalpal by Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains go way back to 1990 when their debut album “Facelift” came out. Lumped into the Seattle “grunge” scene, the band stood out with their mix of grinding hard rock and a more subtle acoustic side. This helped them appeal to fans of both metal and grunge. By the time their 2nd album […]

Surrender (Piano Version) by Digital Daggers

Digital Daggers comes to us from Los Angeles and they are a duo composed of Andrea Wasse (lead vocals) and Jason Smith (known as “Space”). The two met while working for EMI Music Publishing, while writing songs for other artist in 2008. It didn’t take long for them to collaborate, which eventually lead to the […]

Huey Newton by St. Vincent

The beginning of this track is very different than the latter part. It starts off with synth like guitar line with St. Vincent throwing random lines out around the music. But this song really takes off with about two minutes left when out of left field St. Vincent breaks into a dual guitar massive rock […]