Welcome to the inaugural edition of Sunday Groove. I’ll be looking to deliver a song recommendation around this time on a regular basis to end the weekend on a [somewhat] chill note. Nothing too raucous here, just something for the background whilst you make an omelette for your lover, read the New York Times to your dog or nurse a hangover from going a bit hard on Friday or Saturday.
Up first is Lali Puna, an electropop unit out of Munich. The song is the title track to last year’s Two Windows, the band’s fifth album. Have a listen after the jump, and check back in on future Sundays for more.
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As of today, my new Twitter handle is @mickchrysalis. This puts the final nail in the Black Branch Moonlight/BlackBranchMC social media casket I’ve been using for years. I stopped feeling it long ago and kept with it out of habit, waiting to redo it with something that fit…better I suppose.
So where did this one come from?
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Best of the year in music. Otherwise known as “Blah Blah Blah…Another Best of the Year in Music.” I’d really love to claim that this list is different than every other one out there, but the one thing I can say is it’s the one I came up with for 2017.
Playlist and a short descriptor after the jump.
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Want to know why end of year lists and holiday gift guides are so popular? It’s because there is typically nothing of note going on around this time. That said, I managed to eek out some pieces for The Daily Times (gift guides mostly) and Ultimate Classic Rock.
Links after the jump.
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November ended up being a fairly light month, mainly because I spent half of it in Iceland. My annual trip there begins with the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, coverage of which can be found after the jump. There were also some anniversary pieces for both Diffuser and Loudwire.
Getting right down to it…
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Getting to this a bit late as the annual jaunt to Iceland bugged up the end of October going into November. We’ll be back on schedule – hopefully – come the end of this month. But who knows!
Between the horrific shooting in Las Vegas and the death of Tom Petty, it hasn’t been a pleasant several weeks for music. Moving forward though, I managed to nail down some record reviews, reasons why Judas Priest should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame among other things.
There’s a lot to get to after the jump…let’s get started.
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September allegedly kicks off the fall around these parts, so I decided to deliver my first “MC News Repository.” This is where I’ll provide links to articles of note for each particular month. It’ll be a good place to catch up on what I’ve been working on for a variety of publications.
This was a pretty busy one, talked to the singer from Kasabian, found a new band to dig into with Nothing More, revisited the 2007 Van Halen reunion with David Lee Roth and finally finished up a long gestating ranking of Depeche Mode’s catalog.
There’s much, much more after the jump.
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