Mumford & Sons – Babel

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Drawing influence from literary icons ranging from Shakespeare to Steinbeck, Mumford & Sons is the most visible contemporary band of their genre. Using markedly folk instruments like the banjo and mandolin, they have an interesting mix of bluegrass and indy rock among other things. Here’s the title track from their #1 album entitled “Babel.”

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Watch Janka Nabay in his new video– “Eh Mane Ah”

Lots of energy from Janka Nabay in the dance-hall/reggae jam. Grab the album En Yay Sah (which he recorded with the band Bubu Gang), to feel some more of these funky, make-ya-wanna-dance songs.

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See You at Hangtown Halloween 2012, Oct. 26-28

After attending this year’s High Sierra Music Festival, I had met some folks (long time festival goers), who turned me on to what they referred to as “The best music festival of the year”, Hangtown Halloween. So you can imagine with little over a month away, and after just returning from Burning Man, I am overly excited to experience a weekend full of spectacular live music, dancing, and good people. This year Railroad Earth will be hosting the festival, while giving three performances throughout the weekend.
Besides looking forward to the entire festival blowing my mind, I can’t wait for a particular highlight, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and their tribute to the Beastie Boys… this should be quite the show!Tickets are still available, so grab them while you can (link below), check out the full lineup for 2012 and catch the video footage from last year’s Hangtown Halloween below. So grab a few costumes, your tent, and I’ll see you there!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR HANGTOWN HALLOWEEN TICKETS

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Everything about her is beautiful, meet and listen to Ava Leigh

“Simply breathtaking”, was my immediate response after first hearing then seeing the amazing Ava Leigh. Her voice is genuine, sweet, and full of soul. She’s also extremely gorgeous, so you can see how this combination could be deadly. It seems like she was doing mostly reggae before, but from the looks of this behind the scenes video, she has steered more towards the R&B/Soul/Jazz mode. Take a look and listen to this British gem to see what I’m talking about here… again, trust me, you won’t be sorry…

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Live Music City, high hopes!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Lineup, Just Updated!

This is one music festival you’re not going to want to miss. It’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and it’s held in San Francisco, at Golden Gate Park, from October 5-7, and it’s freekin’ free! The lineup is incredible, and will feature many different genres of music, not only Bluegrass. The list below was just recently updated with the bands that will be playing at this years festival. So come October 5, grab a jacket, fill up your cooler, and head over to the greatest park in the bay…

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Everything Everything- “Cough Cough” (Video)


Just stumbled upon the guys from Everything Everything and their new song/video for “Cough Cough”. If you haven’t heard these guys, get ready for a different sound, almost a motivating, “get off your ass and do something” sound.

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Live Music City, high hopes!