May Monthly Musings

This month was full of great releases and good vibes for the most part. And while I attended probably the least amount of shows I ever have in a month, there’s hope on the horizon for a music-filled month.

So, let’s start with some hot new singles that were recently released – from indie legends Grizzly Bear to local wonder Miya Folick, there is much to be thankful for as an indie enthusiast. Continue reading

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Monthly Musing: Spring Flings and Bedroom Daydreams

 

It’s about that time to reflect on the past month… March was another concert-filled, up and down, and re-evaluating time. Of course, music was with me every step of the way. It’s such a comfort to find a song that just “hugs” you, especially when you’re not feeling 100% about anything in your life. I’ve been without a steady job since September, and my mind is channeling so many creative projects that I can’t keep up. And while I consider myself to be multi-passionate, it seems that the only way I can make money is by doing work I’m not that enthusiastic about. Continue reading

A Few of my Favorite Musings: February

Another month full of musings! From lineup-filled springs to new releases from faves Real Estate and Mac Demarco, and maybe a bit of love in the air, February was chock-full of musical inspiration. Without further ado, here are some of my feb faves:

Song

Mac Demarco – “This Old Dog”

I could listen to this on repeat anytime, anywhere. It’s everything one would expect in a new Mac Demarco track – reserved, composed, and luminous. This track and others will be included in his forthcoming album, which is set to be released on May 5th of Captured Tracks.

Album

Priests – Nothing Feels Natural

I was gifted the discovery of Priests when I was assigned to review their latest album for mxdwn.com, and I was delighted to discover this gem! This is indie rock at its finest. Check out my album review of Priests – Nothing Feels Natural here. My fave would have to be the title track.

You can also catch their upcoming show at the Echoplex on February 20!

 

Shows

With so many to choose this month, I have selected my top show destinations to share with you.

If you’re looking to get political… ACLU Fundraiser with Surf Curse, Care, and Kuromi @ The Smell – Feb. 19

If you’re riding the darkwave… Black Marble @ the union – Feb. 23

If you’re looking to get femme-spired… Moon Honey, Alina Bea, Liphemra, and Hour of the Time @ Non Plus Ultra – Feb. 25

If you’re ready to psych out… Desert Daze Caravan @ the Regent – March 4

So what has inspired you this February? Please share below!

xo,

Ilana.