SxSW 2015: Tove Styrke

Tove Styrke

Had a chance to to see Sweden’s Tove Styrke perform at the Communion Music showcase the St. David church. With her brand of style she kicked off the showcase with an energetic set. Personally, I plan to add a few songs to my workout set list.

If you enjoyed this video, Tove is kicking off a 21 city tour in parts of the UK and USA this spring!

SxSW 2015: Matthew Mayfield

No doubt Matthew Mayfield is one of my favorite singer-songwriters of all time. I can listen to him play and share funny little antidotes all day long. Yesterday I was able to catch his set at the Chuggin’ Monkey, despite the loud patrons he played an amazing set.

Check out the video of Mayfield performing ‘Wild Eyes’, which is also the title of his new album. And in case you’re wondering its an AMAZING album!

And if you get a chance, please check him out during his Wild Eyes Tour.

Video: Time in a Bottle – Little Red Lung (Jim Croce cover)

Little Red Lung

Over the weekend Little Red Lung teased a new video and today my Christmas finally arrived for me! The song performed is a cover of Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle, which was filmed in L.A.’s Blaster Master Productions studios.

When Zoe of Little Red Lung sings – I listen! Her voice is delicate yet strong, she makes you feel so many emotions.

Her voice is EVERYTHING! 

I simply cannot wait for the new album.

For more Little Red Lung:

Website: http://www.littleredlung.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/littleredlung
Twitter/Instagram: @LittleRedLung

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: Dark Waves – “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Official Video)

DarkWaves

My heart has a new musical love – Dark Waves.

Dark Waves has been on my radar for a few months and finally last week they released a new video for the song ‘I Don’t Wanna Be In Love’. This song is just so intense you can feel the pain of someone who was hurt and simply dealing with the aftermath of a broke relationship and the associated pain.

I think the beautiful haunting hypnotic melody, with its honest lyrics makes this one of the most painfully beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time.

Be sure to check Dark Waves out on Twitter and Instagram, you won’t be disappointed!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkwaves

Instagram:https://instagram.com/dark_waves

#TBT – Matt Corby – Souls A’Fire (Secret Garden Party 2013)

MattCorbyNYC2012I have way too many videos I rarely share….honestly, I take the video with the sole purpose of blogging but lets face it I get lazy. Here’s one of the rare videos I did post from one of Corby’s last Secret Garden parties in California in 2013. And in the spirit of Throw Back Thursday or #TBT I decided to revisit one of my favorite moments in the show.

As Matt is playing Souls A’Fire a nearby train goes by and Matt briefly stops singing to comment on the train but goes right back into singing.

Matt has been on hiatus for a while and hopes he makes his way back to Los Angeles because I miss his beautiful voice.

 

 

Video: Kathryn Dean – I’ll Show You Crazy

When I hear Kathryn Dean sing I’m instantly reminded of Carrie Underwood and Joss Stone, a perfect mix of the beautiful tough girl with soulful sass to match. In September she debuted her self-titled EP, Kathryn Dean, on iTunes and was able to snag famed music director, Paul Boyd to direct her new single ‘I’ll Show You Crazy’. 

At only 18 years old, this talented singer-songwriter music has been heard on NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Special as well as CBS’s daytime soap opera ‘Young and the Restless’. Not to mention she has been up for various songwriting awards and her talents has created a buzz through out the industry.

If you want to keep up with Kathryn Dean be sure to check out her out on Facebook and Twitter.