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When I was in middle school, I will unashamedly admit that i was a huge blink 182 fan, not just because of the catchy teen angst lyrics but mostly because of the insane drumming of Travis Barker. Well Years later, and many musical obsessions later, I found that Travis was not the best drummer known to mankind. A silly thought to begin with, I know… but the drums are the heartbeat of a song, the rhythmic pounding that makes you move your head and air drum on your desk.

Especially that one part in Eric Clapton’s Phil  Collins In The Air Tonight…you know what I’m talking about. I’ve almost wrecked numerous times drumming that one part on my steering wheel :/

Although, I will not pretend that I started out listening to Led Zeppelin and Rush, I came into them on my own (and by that i mean…staying up late nights watching VH1 Classic and Headbangers Ball after my parents had gone to bed) and found that I had only scraped the top of what would be a world of amazing drummers.

So for those of you unfamiliar with John Bonham, Danny Carey, or Ginger Baker..let me just say, your mind is about to be blown. Let’s start with my all time favorite…Neil Peart

Now that you have had your mind blow, here is a playlist of my top 15 favorite classic drum solos/performances in a song (+ my top 10 favorite modern drummers)

*These are MY favorite drummers, love it or hate it, it’s what i enjoy, if you disagree well that’s great. Comment or send me hate mail but i’m not a drummer, just a lover of music and whatever makes me tap my feet*

In no particular order. [to download right click mp3 and save as…]

1. John Bonham Led Zeppelin – Moby Dick [mp3] [video]
2. Neil Peart Rush – YYZ [mp3] [video]
3. Alex Van Halen Van Halen – Hot For Teacher [mp3] [video]
4. Ginger Baker Cream – Toad [mp3] [video]
5. Buddy Rich – Apples [mp3] [video]
6. Ringo Starr The Beatles – The End [mp3] [video]
7. Ron Bushy Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [mp3] [video]
8. Mel Taylor The Ventures – Wipeout [mp3] [video]
9. Mike Portnoy Dream Theater – 6:00 [mp3] [video]
10. Scott Travis Judas Priest – PainKiller [mp3] [video]
11. Bill Bruford Yes – Heart of Sunrise [mp3] [video]
12.Ian Paice Deep Purple – Burn [mp3] [video]
13. Chuck Ruff The Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein [mp3] [video]
14. Michael Giles King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man [mp3] [video]
15.Larry Mullen Jr U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday [mp3] [video]

Download Full Playlist via Mediafire (Classic Drum Solos + Performances)

Stream playlist via 8tracks.com

And now for something a little more modern…

Read on + Listen more including top 10 modern drummers!

So as the title says, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff. Too often we stress out over things that probably won’t matter a year, a month, or even a few hours from now and for what?

Worrying, though sometimes inevitable, never helps anything. So stop it! You’re alive and Life is so beautiful. Just breathe and remember how short our time here on this little rock called Earth is. Love life and all that comes with it, the good, the bad, and everything in between.

…But if that’s not enough convincing, hopefully these 24 uplifting indie tracks about life will help. I won’t say that I’m happy 24/7 and that I take my own advice but when that advice is put into song, it tends to be more clear to me. And I hope it can do the same for you 🙂 Happy Listening!

 

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Track Listing
1. Bright Eyes – Bowl of Oranges
2. The Format – Snails
3. Brett Dennen – Blessed
4. Sufjan Stevens – Carlyle Lake
5. Fiona Apple – Waltz (Better Than Fine)
6. Jonsi – Around Us
7. Muse – Feeling Good
8. The Big Pink – Stay Gold
9. WZRD – Live & Learn
10. Noah and The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
11. Glasvegas – Shine Like Stars
12. Third Eye Blind – Monotov’s Private Opera
13. Mutemath – Clockwork
14. The Apples In Stereo – It’s All Right
15. Our Lady Peace – Sorry
16. Jack’s Mannequin – Swim
17. Regina Spektor – Ghost of Corporate Future
18. Placebo – Twenty Years
19. Yuna – Live Your Life
20. Foo Fighters – Times Like These
21. The Maccabees – Pelican
22. Sublime – What I Got
23. Bright Eyes – I Believe in Sympathy
24. Sia – The Church of What’s Happening Now

So as the title says, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff. Too often we stress out over things that probably won’t matter a year, a month, or even a few hours from now and for what?

Worrying, though sometimes inevitable, never helps anything. So stop it! You’re alive and Life is so beautiful. Just breathe and remember how short our time here on this little rock called Earth is. Love life and all that comes with it, the good, the bad, and everything in between.

…But if that’s not enough convincing, hopefully these 24 uplifting indie tracks about life will help. I won’t say that I’m happy 24/7 and that I take my own advice but when that advice is put into song, it tends to be more clear to me. And I hope it can do the same for you 🙂 Happy Listening!

 

Download Full Playlist Here Free via Mediafire

Stream Full Playlist Here Via 8tracks

Track Listing
1. Bright Eyes – Bowl of Oranges
2. The Format – Snails
3. Brett Dennen – Blessed
4. Sufjan Stevens – Carlyle Lake
5. Fiona Apple – Waltz (Better Than Fine)
6. Jonsi – Around Us
7. Muse – Feeling Good
8. The Big Pink – Stay Gold
9. WZRD – Live & Learn
10. Noah and The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
11. Glasvegas – Shine Like Stars
12. Third Eye Blind – Monotov’s Private Opera
13. Mutemath – Clockwork
14. The Apples In Stereo – It’s All Right
15. Our Lady Peace – Sorry
16. Jack’s Mannequin – Swim
17. Regina Spektor – Ghost of Corporate Future
18. Placebo – Twenty Years
19. Yuna – Live Your Life
20. Foo Fighters – Times Like These
21. The Maccabees – Pelican
22. Sublime – What I Got
23. Bright Eyes – I Believe in Sympathy
24. Sia – The Church of What’s Happening Now

If you could create your own music festival with whatever bands you wanted, still around or not, who would be in it? I recently thought about this question while listening to a live version of Trenchtown Rock by Bob Marley & The Wailers and decided it would make an interesting post/playlist. After racking my brain for clever or witty titles i settled on A Feel Good Concert because all of these live songs are basically centered around a theme of feeling better and after all whether you’re sitting in a jazz lounge sipping on a martini or diving into a moshpit…being at a great concert is a great pick me up. Not only do you get to see (and hopefully meet) your favorite band live but you get to meet others who share your same love of music and in those few hours there is always a moment where all your worries and stress disappear and it’s truly just you and the music. I live for those moments.

So in tribute to that, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you …A Feel Good Concert.

[Btw, This list is all over the place genre wise but who ever said good music was genre-specific?]

[Click below on corresponding ticket for desired stream or download ]

Happy Listening!

Set List

1. Bob Marley and The Wailers – Trenchtown Rock (Live 1975/London)
2. Blind Melon – No Rain (Acoustic Live)
3. Adele – That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On (Live at Hotel Cafe)
4. Fun. – Walking The Dog (Live at Fingerprints)
5. Regina Spektor – Fidelity (Live in London)
6. Dave Matthews Band – Crash (Live at Wrigley Field)
7. Death Cab For Cutie – 405 (iTunes Session)
8. Incubus – Dig (Recorded Live from the ‘Concert for Miners’, SAntiago, Chile 2010)
9. Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) – Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect/Dreams
10. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) – Imagine (Live at Pabst Theatre)
11. Maroon 5 – If I Ain’t Got You (live)
12. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Itunes Festival ’10)
13. Bright Eyes – Road To Joy
14. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live from CA)
15. The Smiths – Big Mouth Strikes Again (Live in London, 1986)
16. The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop (Live in Hyde Park)
17. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies (Live At The Greek Theatre)
18. Blink 182 – What’s My Age Again
19. Something Corporate – Straw Dog (Live in London)
20. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
21. The Kooks – Sofa Song (Live @ Abbey Road)
22. Jack’s Mannequin – Holiday From Real (Live from SIR)
23. Weezer – Island in The Sun (Live in Del Mar, CA)
24. The White Stripes – Hotel Yorba (Live at The Hotel Yorba)
25. She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? (Live on ‘Late Night’ with Yo La Tenga)
26. City and Colour – Happiness By The Kilowatt
27. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own (Live at Kalkscheune/Berlin)

“Choirs is a group of friends who enjoy getting together and making music.” –Choirs bandpage bio. 

And what more do you need? You can almost hear the musical chemistry between the members as the music plays.  Atmospheric and beautiful yet at the same time with a heart pounding alternative rock prescence.

This band is one to definitely watch. Upon first listen the songs sounded familiar yet new. Like an old friend you haven’t seen in forever but when you do you can barely recongnize them because they have changed so much (for the better). And that is only a sign of greater things to come.

This is definitely a band to watch. I can’t believe it’s only the beginning. This young band will probably be all over the map soon so don’t miss out.

Download + Stream the Prologue EP below

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New tracks from great female indie artists on the rise and a few new songs from some you may already know. So check it out and add some beauty to your daily music rotation.

Happy Listening!

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Track Listing

1. Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
2. Chairlift – Take It Out On Me
3. Rhye – Open
4. Dillon – Hey Beau
5. Summer Camp – Better Off Without You
6. Florence + The Machine – Strangeness and Charm
7. The Kills – Heart is a Beating Drum
8. Zola Jesus – Vessel
9. Wishes and Thieves – Lighthouse
10. The Submarines – A Satellite, Stars, And An Ocean Behind You
11. Memoryhouse – Punctum
12. Katie Herzig – Oh My Darlin’
13. Lisa Hannigan – Knots
14. Eisley – Better Love
15. The Ting Tings – Soul Killing
16. Kito & Reija Lee – Broken Hearts (Dillon Francis Remix)
17. Sleigh Bells – Never Say Die
18. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Suburban Space Invader
19. Ohbijou – Metal Meets
20. Tennis – My Better Self
21. Dead Sara – Test On My Patience
22. School Of Seven Bells – Show Me Love
23. Julia Stone – Let’s Forget About All The Things We Say

This month has just begun but already I’ve heard some amazing new tracks from some of my favorite artists and some I’ve recently just gotten into. So I figured I’d give you all an early christmas present and put this list out early. This is also probably one of the more upbeat monthly indie playlists in my arsenal so i hope I can cause some random dancing in public or maybe cure some rainy day blues.

Enjoy! and as always Happy Listening!

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Track Listing

1. Morgan Page ft. Tegan and Sara – Body Work (remix)
2. Fun. – It Get’s Better
3. WZRD – Love Hard
4. Chiddy Bang – Happening
5. Santigold & Karen O. – Go
6. Django Django – Hail Bop
7. Asher Roth ft. Kids These Days, Casie Veggies – Hard Times
8. The Ting Tings – Guggenheim
9. Dr. Dog – Vampire
10. Citizens – True Romance
11. NorthPilot – 1000 Lives
12. Anthony Green ft. Nate Reuss of Fun. – Only Love
13. Wake! Owl! – You’ll Never Go
14. Memoryhouse – Heirloom
15. Perfume Genius – Normal Song
16. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
17. Andrew Bird – EyeonEye
18. The Black Ghosts – Water Will Find A Way
19. Love Inks – BlackEye
20. Holy Ghost! – Hold My Breath
21. M.I.A. – Bad Girls
22. Jinja Safari – Vagabond
23. The Mars Volta – Imago
24. Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour
25. Say Anything – Admit It Again
26. Tribes – When My Day Comes
27. Of Montreal – Spiteful Interventions
28. School of Seven Bells – Lafaye
29. Blind Pilot – I Know
30. Grouplove – Close Your Eyes and Count To Ten