Tag: FOALS

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Though 2016 does not mark my initial year of taking photos at concerts, this year has afforded me a few photographic firsts. I was lucky enough to be able to work from a photo pit of an arena, take more intimate yet still candid photos of artists during interviews, and photograph a pair of venerated international music festivals as approved […]

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Austin City Limits Festival – 2016 Recap

Austin City Limits Festival – 2016 Recap

How is October already over? We had an amazing time at the second weekend of the 15th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival a few weeks ago. It was the perfect weather in Austin (cooler than most years but still a tad warm). The festival made a few layout changes from last year and it proved very successful.  The new […]

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ACL Festival Guide – Friday October 7th

ACL Festival Guide – Friday October 7th

  We are super excited for the ACL Festival which starts today. If you are not sure where to park, don’t forget there is the metro rail and a shuttle that leaves from Republic Square. Today is packed with a great amount of bands for the first day. To catch some of the great up and coming bands – get […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.12

Weekend Showcase 2.12

April has arrived and the music is starting to match the weather, as evidenced by the numerous albums, singles, videos, and concerts we covered this past week. The full list of features is below, and individual songs have been taken to populate the weekly Weekend Showcase 2.12 edition. The full tracklist follows the SoundCloud playlist as always. The countries represented […]

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Spring Fling 2016 at Main Street Armory Pt. 1 (photo essay)

On March 26th, the Spring Fling Rock AF tour rolled into the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY. With a lineup including Bear Hands, Foals, Silversun Pickups and Cage the Elephant, it was chock-a-block with of-the-moment music and fully worthy of a road trip to attend. The Brooklyn natives Bear Hands led off the evening with a 7-song set featuring songs […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.06

Weekend Showcase 2.06

It’s that time of the week, the time to review all the great music shared from the past week – also known as the Weekend Showcase. It’s been a busy week with a number of premieres, several great albums, and dozens of great songs to check out. Next week promises to be even busier, so expect a much longer playlist. […]

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Single Premiere: FRAUDS – “Spanish Sahara” (Foals cover)

Getting one’s music heard is becoming an even more difficult task, as hundreds of new bands, collectives, and artists enter into the fray each day. Once upon a time, creating great new music was the key, but now more and more acts are covering songs by well-known artists in order to be heard. Not all covers are treated equal, which […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

We continue with Part 2 of 3 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 (read the first fifteen over here). Yesterday’s list was notable for the large number of new and emerging artists, many of whom released their debut albums this year. Today’s list of fifteen is the opposite – it consists of some of the best singer-songwriters of the […]

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Rendition, episode 13

Rendition, episode 13

It’s been three months since we started Rendition, and the response has been solid. This week, we have five more great remixes. All the songs feature an artist – whether the original songwriters or the ones who have created the remix – that you likely have heard of once or twice before. Some of the artists are also favorites of […]

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Rendition: Remixes by NAO, Jagwar Ma, and Tontario

Rendition: Remixes by NAO, Jagwar Ma, and Tontario

Even though it’s now autumn in our part of the planet, remixes always have a summery feel – well, most of them. We have three more for you on today’s Rendition. As always, we’ve included the original song for you to check out.   Wolf Alice – “Bros” (NAO Remix)   One of the biggest buzz bands this year is […]

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Foals – What Went Down

Foals – What Went Down

Foals have just released their fourth studio album What Went Down. The UK quintet have mastered a myriad of different sounds including math rock, poppy rock and even disco and now with What Went Down, they have mastered in your face rock. Long time Foals fans might miss the tight math rockness from Antidotes, or the radio friendly pop rock […]

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CoverBack Thursday – Red Socks Pugie by Tamper (Foals)

CoverBack Thursday – Red Socks Pugie by Tamper (Foals)

Tamper seems to be delivering some awesome covers as of late. So much so, this is our second time featuring them for CBT. The electronic duo are actually doing covers vs. a remix or mixing up the track. The Foals cover is apparently two of four, so we are interested to hear what the other two covers will be. Instead […]

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CoverBack Thursday – “Daffodils” by Foals (Mark Ronson)

CoverBack Thursday – “Daffodils” by Foals (Mark Ronson)

UK alt rockers Foals have created a pretty awesome version of “Daffodils” originally by Mark Ronson that features Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. Foals took the original and made it their own with this grooving and maraca shaking cover for Triple J’s Like A Version. As we patiently await Foals’ new album release What Went Down which will be out 8/28 […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 6

Melodic Tonic, vol. 6

Happy Monday. Enjoy volume 6 of the Melodic Tonic to get your day going. The inspiration for today’s edition might surprise you. When Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon performed yesterday at Glastonbury with UK folk-pop sister trio The Staves, it reminded me of how prolific he has been lately as both a performer and producer. In addition to producing The Staves’ […]

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Mundo Musique: My Shaky Knees Festival Experience

Mundo Musique: My Shaky Knees Festival Experience

Last weekend I attended the second annual Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA.  It’s a relatively new festival, and this year they had some fantastic artists for what really was one of the best lineups of any North American festival.  Last year’s was a rain soaked and muddy affair, but this year moved to a new larger location and thankfully did not rain […]

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