“One of my favorite things about music is that it’s unifying. We wrote these songs to reflect joy in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you” said Mark foster, frontman for the band Foster The People. I couldn’t agree more Mark! Yesterday the band shared not one but THREE new songs called “Doing It For The Money”, “S.H.C.”, and “Pay The Man” from their anticipated third record due out this summer. This album is following 2014’s Supermodel, which was incredible. Also on the books is a North American Tour which begins May 26th in San Diego. Click here to see a complete list of their tour dates. Listen to the new songs below and try to catch them on tour! Happy listening music fam! ✌🏻💜🎵
You know, Mondays aren’t as bad as they say. ESPECIALLY this one, and I will tell you why. This morning, my personal favorite group of lovely French men (Phoenix) announced a whole bunch of tour dates via this photo posted to their social media accounts. Whitney, The Lemon Twigs, and Miike Snow will be joining them on tour.
Not only did they announce the tour but it just so happens to be starting in FLORIDA..where Indie Music Heartbeat resides! Specifically the House of Blues where I saw them perform a few years ago. I have said this before and I will say it again, their live performances are like no other. They always play way more songs than you think they will and.. Continue reading
Let’s just call today like it is, Day Two of Amazing Lineup Announcements. Today The Governors Ball Music Festival announced their 2017 lineup and you guys..it’s really good! This is really making me hopeful for continuous great lineup announcements in the future! The festival is held in Randall’s Park from June 2-4 in New York City. What is the biggest OMG HOW COULD I MISS THIS artist of the lineup you ask? Mothereffin PHOENIX!!!! Yep..Phoenix, I said it. I adore Phoenix and those lovely frenchies have been in hiding pretty much since their 2013 album Bankrupt and the tour that followed it’s release (in which I saw them three times). They recently have popped up in a few other festival lineups, Governors Ball being the first in the US. This can only mean new music is on it way, please excuse me while I scream in delight.
Today Foster the People posted a picture on their Instagram account of Mark Foster singing in bed. If that’s not already great enough, then I find out that it’s for a website called MyMusicRX.
MyMusicRx.org is a “music medicine” site created by the Children’s Cancer Association for kids and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. The site gives kids all the resources (concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games) they need to feel the music and feel better. I have always believed that music can be a type of medicine for people with illnesses whether it’s their emotions or health bringing them down music has a way of bringing them back up again. That healing power of music is exactly what MyMusicRx is all about. Below you can watch a touching video from the site made to give you an in-depth look into the program. In the video Chris Funk of The Decemberists and a CCA Board Member says “one of the greatest thing about music is that it suspends reality and can remove people and therefore bring joy” which I 110% agree with. I could almost go off for hours about how amazing music is and how lucky we are that it exists, but I will do my best to contain myself ;p.
Cool right? Ok so back to Foster the People…MyMusicRx put together it’s own music festival called Bedstock.
I love to read. Aside from YA Dystopian, Rock and Roll Autobiographies are my favorite genre to read. My favorite book I have ever read from ANY genre is “Scar Tissue” by Anthony Keidis which chronicles the insanity of the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s front man. Even if you don’t like the Red Hot Chili Peppers you will love this book! Unless sex drugs and roll bother you…if that’s the case you may not want to pick it up. Anyways the point I am getting to is Scar Tissue was filled with the most crazy stories, adventures and so much trouble that Anthony Keidis got into along with his band mates. One of which Michael Balzary aka FLEA, has recently decided to write his very own memoir which will be released via Grand Central Publishing! This means that we will get a chance to relive these adventures from a different perspective and also discover new ones. If you’ve read Scar Tissue before then you know there is a fair share of drug abuse that seemed to follow these guys around, this is something Flea will be writing about along with his experiences in philanthropy and acting as well. Scar Tissue really helped me to fall in love with RHCP’s music so much more, knowing where the music came from and what inspried it. I think this memoir will certainly fuel that flame of RHCP love I’ve got burning even more and hopefully it’ll do the same for you! Here is an excerpt from the press release regarding Flea’s memoir that he will be writing all by himself (go Flea!)… Continue reading