Merry Christmas from Big Freedia, Albert Ayler, Michael Angelakos and My Spilt Milk!

“Let’s get everyone super-fucking-Christmas-y,” Chris Hardwick said to start in interview with Zoe Deschanel and M. Ward of She & Him on “The Nerdist” podcast. They talk some about Christmas and play music from their Christmas Party album, but I’m not sure their conversation about the difference between Portland and Los Angeles gets me in the mood.

Luxley Has a New Spirit

If Ryan Gray wanted to make money, he picked the counterintuitive route. He was in medical school but realized his heart wasn’t in it, and now he performs under the name Luxley. Luxley isn’t what it started as either, but now he/it has a new EP Spirit, which connects the glossy fun of ’80s electronic pop with contemporary beats.

“Really, I wanted to follow my passion,” Gray says. “I wanted to be a doctor, but Luxley was my passion.”

Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky Top Buku 2015 Lineup

The Buku Music and Art Project returns to Mardi Gras World March 13 and 14, 2015, this time with Bassnectar and A$AP Rocky topping the bill. Buku’s lineup is once again dance-oriented, including EDM, indie rock and hip-hop artists including Passion Pit, Empire Of The Sun, Die Antwoord, Porter Robinson, TV on the Radio, STS9, Flosstradamus, G-Eazy, Tove Lo, Portugal. The Man, Boosie Badazz (formerly Lil’ Boosie), and more.

Hangout Music Festival Day 1

[Updated] Yesterday marked the kickoff of Hangout Music Festival as ten of thousands of festivals goers rushed the beach at Gulf Shore, Alabama for a music festival that takes place just feet away from the Gulf of Mexico. This all-ages festival brought a diverse group of people together to experience live music on the beach and in the sand, making for a unique experience for music lovers. It sets the ambience for an easygoing weekend, where you can set your own pace.

Jim James

Capital Cities Knows What You Want

“Mostly, we are going to try and stay sane,” says Capital Cities front man, Sebu Simonian. “This is our first tour, so a lot of discipline is required. Hopefully we don’t get into trouble.” A good goal for a band that in just four months managed to release a highly revered EP, record a full album and plan a forty-something stop, nationwide tour.

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