Christmas Playlist 2014

It’s Christmas Time!! 

That means we break out the eggnog and sing some carols while roasting some chestnuts…..right? Christmas music has definitely evolved over the years but the songs that get me in the Christmas spirit is quite different from others. Gotta Press Play Contributor, Sabrina and I picked our favorite Christmas songs we think everyone should add to their Christmas playlist!

Christmas Time (Bryan Adams) by MÉNAGE

Tammy: This is just a hopeful song about the song about the Christmas season and wanting to keep that happy feeling all year-long.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey

Sabrina: I honestly can’t say why I love this song but I really do. It’s classic and just plain ridiculous and it just screams Christmas.

Lonely Christmas – Rebel Coast
Tammy: The title speaks for itself but when it first starts I instantly think of Hawaii and I instantly wish I could spend Christmas in Oahu like Mindy Kaling.

Christmas Lights – Sam Bradley

Sabrina: It’s funny, it’s cute, and it’s Sam Bradley… This girl couldn’t ask for anything more.

You’re Just Like Christmas – The Crookes

Tammy: I love the Crookes!! This song is heartfelt yet really fun – just like the band!

All I Want for Christmas – Bob Schneider

Sabrina: Not only is this song amazing but the chorus cracks me up!

My December – Linkin Park
Tammy: This is one of my favorite Christmas songs because it’s not completely about the actual day but the season. There’s a catch-22 when it comes to Christmas, for many people it’s either the happiest time of the year or the worst. This song ambiguously touches on the loneliness some feel around this time of the year.

Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC

Sabrina: One of the best rapped Christmas songs ever.

Hope you enjoyed our list and hope some of these classic Christmas gems makes it onto your playlist.

Music Monday: TILL THE SUN BURNS OUT – [SEBELL]

[SEBELL]There are several artists I wish I could see live but haven’t had the opportunity and at the moment that artist is indie singer Greg Sczebel aka [Sebell]. The more I listen to him the more I want to be trapped in a room and listen to him sing all day. Wait….that sounds creepy but its true….he’s like a musical onion, I want to peel and explore!

At the moment Till The Sun Burns Out have been burning up the Canadian charts, major labels have been courting this independent artist but at the moment he’s undecided. Whether he remains an independent artist or sign to a label, I simply want great quality work that I know [Sebell] can and will produce. Thankfully he plans to release his EP this summer but will have to wait a little while longer for a full length album. At the moment I will take what I can get.

I.WANT.MORE.!!!

Find [Sebell]:

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/sebellmusic
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/sebellmusic
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/sebellmusic
Official Site – http://www.sebellmusic.com

 

Video: Nico Vega – “Bang Bang” (Behind the Scenes of A&E “Bonnie & Clyde”)

Nico Vega- Bang, Bang

Nico Vega has released a video on the making of their remake of Nancy Sintra’s ‘Bang,Bang’, for A&E’s Bonnie and Clyde movie starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger. I will admit I had no desire to see another Bonnie and Clyde remake but hearing Nico Vega’s version of this song had me sold on this movie. Listening to Aja’s voice gives me chills because its just so perfect for this song.

Now if you enjoyed Bang, Bang as much as I did you can get the single for $0.69 cents!!! Click Link: http://bit.ly/1iwBfY3

Video: Wires in the Walls “In the Rain”

Leap, Timber, Leap

Leap, Timber, Leap

Wires In the Walls released their new video ‘In the Rain’. The cool part is the guys filmed, edited and added special effects all on their own. The pooled their talents together and created this cool video. 

Enjoy.

NoHoPalooza with LA Best Indie Bands!

Have you ever dreamt about your perfect lineup? You could visualize the perfect group of bands (or solo singers), and sometimes you could even see the perfect venue. And it was perfect mix which equals an evening of musical bliss with friends and beer.

Well party people my perfect show is about to happen…..that’s right Wires In the Walls, Tic Tic Boom!, Little Red Lung and Owls will be on the same stage at The Other Door Bar in North Hollywood, on August 3rd.  NoHopalloza

It’s like the musical gods read my twitter message and made this HAPPEN!! Hey a girl can dream! But not only will the above mention will be there they will also share the stage with Okapi Sun (saw them a few months ago at the Wires residency and they were GOOD!), Lost on Purpose and Bambi & Felix. The doors open at 3pm which will mean a nice afternoon of music!

Take a moment to check out the links below!! And if you want more information please head to The Other Door Bar website!

From the facebook page:

3:00 Bambi & Felix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UyzGFe7gOE

4:00 Lost On Purpose

http://lostonpurpose.bandcamp.com/track/darkest-before-the-light

5:00 Okapi Sun

http://okapisun.bandcamp.com/track/johnny-kiss

6:00 Owls

http://soundcloud.com/owlsla/hairpins_radio_edit_10_5-mp3

7:00 Tic Tic Boom

http://soundcloud.com/ticticboommusic/the-sun-will-set

8:00 Wires in the Walls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOe5yDyh4A

9:00 Little Red Lung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx-xE8GOoxk

$5 Cover (goes directly to bands)

21+ (ID Required)

Look for the BAR sign and GIANT DOOR

On BURBANK east of CAHUENGA

Parking lot and plenty of street parking

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UPDATE:

The lineup has changed a little….. Young Creatures will take over the 3:00 pm time slot, replacing Bambi & Felix. If you haven’t already check out Young Creatures.

Little Red Lung off to Bonnaroo 2013!!

2013 is turning out to be a good year for some of my favoite bands! On facebook Little Red Lung announced they would be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival this fall. I can’t even express how HAPPY I am for this band. I’ve been in love with Zoe’s voice since the moment I saw them play at the Mint a couple of years ago.

Artwork by: Nelda Kerr  http://neldanichole.tumblr.com/

Artwork by: Nelda Kerr
http://neldanichole.tumblr.com/

If you’re heading to Bonnaroo please be sure to check out Little Red Lung – YOU WILL NO BE DISAPPOINTED!!! And check out the video below and fall in love with this band!!

Owls Single Release Show For “Hairpins”

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Owls at Silverlake Lounge to celebrate the release of their new single “Hairpins”.  I’ve been going to see this band for a few months now, and they’ve really crept their way into my heart.  So much so, that they’ve inspired me to pop my blogging cherry.  Definitely not an amateur band, they deserve to be noticed.  Each time I see them I pick up on a different layer to their sound, and have grown to appreciate what each member brings to the table.  I highly suggest you put them on your radar: https://www.facebook.com/OwlsLA

Check out their performance of “Hairpins”:

(greeneyelene)