Roses & Revolutions – Echo

I love this new tune from Syracuse band Roses & Revolutions. This track will appear on their upcoming EP Torch, due out July 14. I can’t wait. Should be awesome. Roses & Revolutions are Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt. Give this exquisite track a chance and you’ll love it too…

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Your 2015 NBA Champions: The Golden State Warriors, by Chuck Strom

On first glance, the above title requires a suspension of disbelief. Though the San Francisco Giants endured a longer journey in the wilderness than the Golden State Warriors, the Warriors were an even less likely prospect to arrive in the promised land. The Giants at least teased their fans occasionally with the possibility of . . . → Read More: Your 2015 NBA Champions: The Golden State Warriors, by Chuck Strom

Persia – Aching Is A Bone Thing

These “Aching” woods are lovely, moody, dark and deep, And I have moody promises to keep, And moody miles to go before I sleep…  

Just leave all your preconceptions behind and listen…

Chastity – Manning Hill

Check out “Manning Hill,” a sick and philthy video by aspiring Canadian geniuses Chastity where sounds and images work together like a Great White Northern suburban message for the ages.

Chastity’s singer Brandon Williams explains how he found the perfect director for the video, “I met the director, Justin Singer, at bible camp a few years . . . → Read More: Chastity – Manning Hill

Raw Punk Power Ignites Funhouse With Seattle’s Hollowpoints Headlining, by Holly Homan

Another Saturday night in Seattle and I have the esteemed privilege of seeing our very own Hollowpoints play the new Funhouse location with some phenomenal supporting acts to boot.

The band just preceding The Hollowpoints were so wild I almost saw sparks fly off the stage. Besides being really adorable, this punk rock . . . → Read More: Raw Punk Power Ignites Funhouse With Seattle’s Hollowpoints Headlining, by Holly Homan

Lanie Lane – No Sound

I found this video while in a recent youtube vortex of Australian artists. It’s a lovely song and a nice little video issued last fall by Lanie Lane, a singer who had some chart success down under and even played a show with Sir Tom Jones. Alas, Lanie has decided, before ever becoming . . . → Read More: Lanie Lane – No Sound

Blackmill Ft. Graham Brown – Feel That Love Again

With 400,000 worldwide single sales and 80,000 worldwide album sales to date, 61 million streams, and over 70 million YouTube views – Blackmill’s Robert Card truly is one of the princes of melodic dubstep. In 2010 Blackmill reached number one on Hype Machine with their remix of ‘Your Song’ by ‘Ellie Goulding’, his . . . → Read More: Blackmill Ft. Graham Brown – Feel That Love Again

Graig Markel – Over My Head and Out of Hand

Graig Markel and the 88th St. Band are sharing a new tune and giving you specific listening instructions, “This new tune requires the windows rolled down,” says Markel. “Maybe a drive to Golden Gardens. Don’t be one of those jerks though that cranks it so loud it makes it miserable for others. 7 or . . . → Read More: Graig Markel – Over My Head and Out of Hand

Third World – YimMasGan

Celebrating over 40 years in music, one of the most pivotal reggae bands of all time, Third World, has released their first major song of the year “YimMasGan” on Ghetto Youths International. The Damian Marley produced song, which will also be accompanied with a new music video directed by Jamaica’s own Ras Kassa, . . . → Read More: Third World – YimMasGan

Garlic Scapes – Jill Kuhel

The garlic scapes are curling, giving us an early teaser taste of garlic before the garlic bulbs are ready. Visiting my cousin at the top of Wisconsin, a farmer’s market vender had made an amazing garlic scape pesto by just blending the garlic scapes with a little olive oil, cheese and nuts. Creating . . . → Read More: Garlic Scapes – Jill Kuhel

Lambs Quarters, by Jill Kuhel

If you have any open dirt odds are good you have lambs quarter. This is one I was slow to buy into, but I am a convert! I have added it to my breakfast egg bake and mixed it with pork in wontons. Pick the young leaves and use it anyway you would . . . → Read More: Lambs Quarters, by Jill Kuhel

Midday Veil – Babel

Seattle’s Midday Veil has announced that their new LP, This Wilderness, will be released September 11th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. A follow-up to 2013’s The Current, it’s a realization of self, size, and scope, told through the band’s cosmic, experimental brand of synth rock. You can stream lead single “Babel” — . . . → Read More: Midday Veil – Babel

Pink Onion Chive Flowers, by Jill Kuhel

What to do with the lovely pink onion chive flowers? Eat them now before they self seed all over your garden. Pop them from the base, see photos below. Add them to cream cheese for a purple flecked oniony dip or add to the sour cream for your baked potato or add them to . . . → Read More: Pink Onion Chive Flowers, by Jill Kuhel

John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd take Brian Wilson Surfing 1976, by Pat Thomas

Easily the highlight from the mid-70’s “Brian’s Back” promotional campaign, this was done to celebrate the Beach Boys’ 15th anniversary and to promote their album, 15 Big Ones. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd play a pair of California Highway Patrol officers who burst into the bedroom of Wilson’s Bel Air home and force him . . . → Read More: John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd take Brian Wilson Surfing 1976, by Pat Thomas

Partly Sage, Strawberries and Time, by Jill Kuhel

By a great piece of luck a lovely women related to my distant cousin by marriage moved in two doors down from my dad in the nursing home. We have the best talks. I wish I had met her before she was turning 90 in what she calls the waiting room to heaven. I . . . → Read More: Partly Sage, Strawberries and Time, by Jill Kuhel

Richard Thompson – Broken Doll

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Still, an album of new music produced by Jeff Tweedy, on June 23, 2015 via Fantasy Records (Concord Music Group). Today, Thompson is sharing another peek at this masterful new album with the track “Broken Doll.” Thompson said of the track, ” ‘Broken Doll’ deals with . . . → Read More: Richard Thompson – Broken Doll

Imagine Dragons – Shots

Directed by Matt Eastin (Imagine Dragons’ “On Top Of The World”), the video was shot at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas. IMAGINE DRAGONS braved the world’s highest thrill rides atop the iconic Stratosphere Tower. From 109 floors above the Strip, they slid, spun and shot into the night sky, . . . → Read More: Imagine Dragons – Shots

Tim Buckley – Live at the Troubadour 1969, by Pat Thomas

While Dream Letter remains the definitive live Tim Buckley album, I often prefer Live at the Troubadour 1969 recorded a year later. A year was a long time in the arc of his art, which now blended folky Tim with jazzy Tim, funky Tim, oversexed (but still horny) Tim, speedball (heroin meets coke) Tim . . . → Read More: Tim Buckley – Live at the Troubadour 1969, by Pat Thomas

Charles Pierce – FIFA and the Sports Crime of the Century, by Chuck Strom

I’ve referenced articles from Charles Pierce before. This one, with the quote below, is another reason to admire him as perhaps the most insightful and entertaining writer on sports today:

And what we also have learned is that FIFA’s corruption wasn’t in the least covert. It was lying out there, like a mackerel in . . . → Read More: Charles Pierce – FIFA and the Sports Crime of the Century, by Chuck Strom

Lil Mama – Sausage