Tag: Gregory Alan Isakov

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

Like the ball drop at Times Squares in New York City, the fireworks igniting from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the annual rite of hundreds of million of people making resolutions they cannot keep, we once again share some of our favorite songs from the past 365 days. The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018 is another doozy. Specifically, it features […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Two days ago, we shared our Favorite 20 EPs of the year. Today, we commence our look back at our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018, counting down the first 25. As we always do, the list is in alphabetical order. As a reminder, we have not ranked the LPs nor use the term “Best” since both imply that we have […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: Gregory Alan Isakov – ‘Evening Machines’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Gregory Alan Isakov – ‘Evening Machines’

Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov Gregory Alan Isakov – he of the golden voice and soothing, ambient folk music – was probably a lighthouse in his former life. Nothing else explains how his music cuts through the din of life’s distracting darkness and helps lead listeners to a place of calm. His 2013 album, The Weatherman, is still the […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.33

Weekend Showcase 4.33

We’ve created about 200 playlists in our five-year existence. All of them are great, but if we’re honest there are some that are exceptional, and we continue to spin them. The Weekend Showcase 4.33 edition is one of those truly outstanding compilations, and trying to figure out the order was difficult. At least two dozen were considered to kick things […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd edition is a globe-trotting sampler. This mix features artists hailing from New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA. So whether you crave psych-rock, darkwave, dream-pop, singer-songwriter or soul, this playlist has you covered. Let’s start with gently positive grooves from a phenomenal emerging talent.   Tasha – “Kind of Love” (Chicago, USA) […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.27

Weekend Showcase 4.27

On this Saturday the 14th, we present to you 41 incredible songs that fill up the Weekend Showcase 4.27 edition. The mega-playlist is another multi-genre showcase, featuring artists from 13 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th will pull on all your heartstrings. These six songs offer a powerful emotional rush, whether it’s from retro synth pop, cool electronica, or Venezuelan-inspired dream folk. Kiss your midweek slump goodbye with this moving playlist. John Grant – “Love Is Magic” (Reykjavik, Iceland, via Michigan USA) RIYL: Todd Terje meets Father John Misty “Sade […]

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CityFolk Day 5 Preview

CityFolk Day 5 Preview

It’s the final day of CityFolk and the last major festival within city limits (there’s still Neat in the Woods and Beau’s Okterfest to come). Wendy will also be heading to Austin City Limits. With the new site and location, there have been some complaints (but small and major), but overall the festival has gone well. Marvest, overall, has been […]

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Newport Folkfest Sunday’s Pick: Ten Suggestions

Newport Folkfest Sunday’s Pick: Ten Suggestions

It’s the third and final day of the Newport Folkfest. Like with yesterday, here is a quick summary of some of the acts to see and three that are given more of a marquee spot. Granted, they are all worth seeing. I probably should have written summaries for all of them. I digress.   Ages and Ages – 11:30 to […]

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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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Mundo 5 Special: Five Bands to Check Out at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival

Mundo 5 Special: Five Bands to Check Out at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival

This weekend I’ll be in Atlanta for Shaky Knees Festival. It may not be a hometown show, but in my opinion, Shaky Knees has put together one of the best lineups of any American festival.  The headliners there wouldn’t really headline a Bonnaroo, but The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes have all proven themselves as bands and all are really […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Daughter, The Dig, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Joy Formidable, and Julia Holter

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Daughter, The Dig, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Joy Formidable, and Julia Holter

As Ben said yesterday, we don’t feel qualified to list the “best” albums of 2013, just the ones we’ve liked over the course of the year, and the ones we can’t stop listening to. Yesterday we ran through our first 5 of our 25 favorite albums of 2013, and today we give you 6-10.  Today’s list features two bands I […]

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Gregory Alan Isakov

Mundo Musique: Gregory Alan Isakov, Bear’s Den and Lights That Change

Back to our regularly scheduled programming! Today I take a look at a phenomenal folk artist, Gregory Alan Isakov, a great folk group from England, Bear’s Den and a new EP from a Welsh two-piece called Lights That Change. I also want to let you all know that the Nicole Atkins fundraiser I posted about a couple of weeks ago […]

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