Saturday afternoon, I DJ'ed an afternoon of Christmas music at St. Roch Market as part of Tales of the Cocktail's holiday pop-up store. After I played "What You Want for Christmas" by Quad City DJs, The 69 Boyz and K-Nock, one woman came up to tell me she'd forgotten about that song, and another wanted to know where she could get the playlist because she liked it too.
Yesterday, we posted a number of Christmas mixes; today we post our own. This time last year, we put up 90-plus minutes of Christmas music that we listened to throughout the season, and this year we have another mix that is led by the ghost of Lou Reed, who joins us in wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.
You can hear soul and classic rock in Empress Hotel, but you can also hear art rock and indie as well, as "Holly" demonstrates. It's the first release from the band's upcoming album Heavy Halo, and it's due out September 11 on Park the Van Records.