We’ve made it to another hump day ya’ll! If you’re in Chicago tomorrow and find yourself with nothing to do at night, JD Samson will be DJing at Berlin during the “Vogue for Tots” battle. I was originally thinking about entering but then I watched videos from previous battles and realized vogeuing is really not my forté.
File Under: Melodramatic piano-driven singer/songwriter From: Los Angeles For Fans of: Rachael Yamagata, Ivan & Alyosha, A Fine Frenzy, Beth Orton, Landon Pigg, Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy years, being part of your school yearbook or newspaper, The Gap, having friends join you to participate in Oprah’s book club, playing Scrabble, romantic and dramatic movies. Bonus: Somehow Lucy managed to write more hits during her high school years than I had good hair days (those years were rough for my hair). She co-wrote the opening theme song for Shrek Forever After with Landon Pigg, has toured with Lilith Fair and is very active in working with various charities.
File Under: Southern soul rock greatness with a unique throwback sound From: Alabama For Fans of: The Black Keys, Ike & Tina Turner, Sharon Jones, very spicy chili, old rock posters hanging in your room, The Rolling Stones, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, dive bars, NPR’s All Songs Considered. Bonus: The band was recently named Paste magazine’s Best New Band of 2011 and now that I’m reading their column, I’m seeing that they’ve named a lot of the same people as I have in their “For Fans of” area, so I must not be leading you astray.
File Under: Hip-hop, beat sampling, witty rhymes From: Denver, Colorado For Fans of: Childish Gambino, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, Kosha Dillz, turntablists, DJ Magic Mike, Beastie Boys License to Ill years, wearing Puma gear head to toe, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, NCIS: Los Angeles, P.O.S. Bonus: The group put out an awesome cover of Salt-N-Peppa’s “None of Your Business” and just got word that they’ll be playing together this Saturday at the Gothic Theater in Colorado.
File Under: Down-beat electro, club, lounge From: France For Fans of: lounge bars, Moby, Thievery Corporation, the first few seasons of Project Runway, Ellen Alien, ’90s deep house remixes, Felix Da Housecat, costume-like clothes, tapas. Bonus: A long time ago Chut had suggested that I check out Mlle. Caro but it wasn’t until just now that I was able to find her! Great suggestion, she and her music partner Frank Garcia are making me feel like getting a little dressed up to go out tonight. Say haaaaay.