Posts by: Kevin Glide

Album Review: St. Vincent’s Self-Titled

Annie Clark is the picture of perfection: she’s adorable, talented, and just the right amount of unpredictable. In this fourth solo-album, her performance and her art form are taken to a whole another level. Her album alone strings words and ideas together that sentences and essays could not convey to the masses. Her multiple talents shine in every single track as her voice sweeps you away and rocks your body ever so slightly into this captivating vortex that is St. Vincent.
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Top 10 Possible Explanations for Why Pharrell Wears That Hat

Between the Grammys and the Oscars, you’ve probably seen rapper/producer/fashion designer/really talented guy Pharrell Williams’ big, brown 20 gallon hat in the media (or if you’re Sandra Bullock, from outer space). Because no one would willingly wear something like that, you’re probably asking, “Impact, you’re a hip music site, why is he really wearing that hat? What’s the scoop?” Well, dear readers, while no one uses the term “scoop” anymore, we may have some insight for you.

10. He lost a bet.
Maybe Pharrell’s friends bet him that he couldn’t eat 50 hot dogs in 15 minutes. Maybe he bet them that he would win the Oscar for Best Original Song. Maybe he bet that the Broncos would win the Super Bowl. He might be the man behind “Get Lucky,” but eventually everyone’s luck runs out.
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Fuzz – Raise

Today’s Jam of the Day comes from Ty Segall’s latest project, Fuzz. The video for “Raise” premiered last week in all of its crispy, crunchy San Fran rock glory.

Up Close and Personal with Frontier Ruckus: The Living Room Show

The twang of the banjo, hot cider steaming on the stove, Girl Scout cookies laid in perfect circles, and the distant memories of summer as the warm melodies fill the room, all of which were part of the experience that is the Frontier Ruckus Living Room Show. Maybe not every show will have the Girl Scout Cookies or Hot Cider per se, but the memories will be everlasting and definitely unforgettable. Not only was the living room show extremely up close and personal, but it also bordered a line where we were all so close any one of us could reach out and touch the band members themselves if so desired.
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Concert Review: Royal Teeth

Royal Teeth opened in Chicago with the nostalgia laced pop melody ‘Hold Me.’ For the 75 minutes following the first pluck of the ukulele and echoing oohs of female lead singer, Nora Patterson, the crowd is pulled into their pretty world, one as innocently buoyant as falling in love in the fourth grade.

The two lead singers produce a tightly wound harmony, with Gary Larsen jumping around, flooding the air with balloons, launching confetti and wailing passionately into the microphone. Read More…

Karen O and Ezra Koenig – The Moon Song

In case you missed the Oscars last night, we’re a) sorry that social media didn’t make any sense to you, and b) excited to show you something musically cool that happened for today’s Jam of the Day. Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend took to the stage performed a song from the film Her for which Spike Jonze won Best Original Screenplay.

Spring Break Playlist

“This time of the year includes elements such as relaxation, awkward tan lines, bad decisions.” What is Spring Break, Trebek? Listen up, fellow Midwest eskimos, for it is time to break out the sunglasses and unleash your wild side. Spring Break is upon us. Whether you’re going somewhere exotic or posting up in your hometown with the family – this week off of school is the sweet, sweet ambrosia of the school year. Flying far away? Road trip? Getting lost? Either way, this playlist walks you through your adventures and travels staring at clouds, laughing with your friends, and contemplating life. Have fun, kids. Let’s make this the best Spring Break since ’94.

Playlist Breakdown
This playlist will take you through each part of your travel phases in chronological order. To guide your Spring Break travels, there are multiple “acts” to divide up the list. While you Spring Breakers may not have Selena Gomez by your side, you have me! Yeah! Okay! You and I are best friends! Haha! Ha….ha. Let’s get started, shall we?

ACT I: The Departure
“Spring Break. Spring Break. Spring Break fo’ever” – Alien
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Mac DeMarco – Let My Baby Stay

Today’s Jam of the Day comes from British Colombia slacker rock artist Mac DeMarco, off of his new LP Salad Days. DeMarco will be at the Magic Stick in Detroit on 4/3.

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