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NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Zola Jesus


Listen to this magic that is Zola Jesus on her brief NPR performance.  Her voice is so powerful and beautiful, just wow.



Wes Montgomery "Bumpin' On Sunset" 

We just cannot get enough of Wes Montgomery's 1965 smash hit 'Bumpin On Sunset' from Verve Records.  Throughout our many recent listens of this jazz guitar masterpiece, we realized we know nothing about Wes Montgomery.  Of course, we fixed that, and present to you a quick four part NPR documentary that we found.  It's a fascinating story, and if you're a music lover like we are, you should check it:


PHOX announces huge tour + NPR Tiny Desk Concert!

If you haven't braced yourself for the imminent world take over by PHOX, this is yet another warning.  This Wisconsin band are making big waves with their unique sound and we are on board all the way.

4/4 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
4/5 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
4/7 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
4/8 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
4/11 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/13 - Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall
4/14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
4/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
4/18 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/20 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
4/22 - Austin, TX - The Parish
4/23 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
4/24-4/25 - Kansas City, MO - Middle of the Map Fest
5/20 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
5/22 - Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station
5/23 - Missoula, MT - Stage 112
5/25 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
5/26 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
5/27 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
5/29 - Calgary, AB - Republik
5/30 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
5/31 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
6/2 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
6/9 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House*
6/10 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Ballroom*
6/11 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar*
6/12-6/14 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/14 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
6/15 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*
6/16 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern*
6/18 - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at the Outer Space*
6/19 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
6/18-6/21 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
6/22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club AE*
6/23 - Columbus, OH - The Basement*
6/24 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio*
7/17-7/18 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival
* w/ Mechanical River


A brief NPR chat with Michael K. Williams

Listen to this fascinating chat with Michael K. Williams of The Wire and Boardwalk Empire about how he got the scar on his face, and how it transformed his career.


San Fermin: Album Stream + Tour Dates

October 4th marks a show at the Drake in Toronto that will surely be unforgettable.  San Fermin has released one of the most raved about albums of 2013.  Their self titled debut is the work Ellis Ludwig-Leone.  The record features the work of three vocalists, Jess Wolf, Holly Laessig, and Allen Tate weaving their voices together.  Ludwig-Leone's work in classical music is wonderfully evident on the songs that make up the album, which you can stream over at NPR.  For more information on the show, and where to get tickets check out collectiveconcerts.com