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Lamar and Imagine Dragons Kill it

I don’t know if you’re watching the Grammy’s…but Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons just absolutely KILLED IT.  I’ve not seen a live performance like that and I hope there are plenty more to come…..meaning I hope that they only perform together from here on out.  a

 

 

 

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He’s Back.

Okay, to be honest, I was a little scared when Eminem released his first single off his new album “Bezerk”–I was NOT  fan. I am more of a fan of Eminem from his “Recovery” days and not so much his “Slim Shady” days–call me crazy. However, his second single “The Monster” featuring Rihanna gave me hope. Marshall Mathers 2 was released on November 5 with 21 tracks including collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Nate Ruess, Sia, and Skylar Grey. Of course the album has come with controversy but Eminem rarely apologizes for who he is. I’m still working my way through the album but I recommend you do the same. c. 

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snowballed

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Now that festival season is in full swing, I am having just as much of a hard time writing about shows as I am daydreaming about going to more.  I think this is a side effect from being #snowballed.

March 8-10 2013 marked the insane weekend of music, free spirits, and snow at SnowBall in Winter Park, CO.  If you haven’t been to a four-day festival and camped, skip the blacktop day-hops in major cities and “rough-it” in a field like at Bonnaroo.  If you have only been to a festival in sweltering summer heat, bundle up and head to “Mountain Time” for SnowBall.  There are different crowds, different sights, different experiences, but the same good music that you just have to hear.

Winter Park, a small mountain town home to Winter Park and Mary Jane mountains, was incredibly accommodating, as thousands of us painted the town in glow-sticks for three solid days.  SnowBall, aside from website issues, did a great job working with the town to score us discounted mountain passes, shuttle services, lodging information and other sweet deals.  Inside the venue, which was an open ice/snow-covered field in the middle of town, the staff was friendly and down to dance with the rest of us.  Speaking of…the key to surviving SnowBall is to dance.  Bundle up like snow bunnies, your parents from the ’80’s, or like Scully from Monsters, Inc., grab a Sierra Nevada and a friend, and d a n c e !

Every act I caught was awesome, but a few favorites were Robert Randolph who jammed to Jimi’s “Purple Haze” in the sunshine; Portugal. the Man who covered Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger;” Big Gigantic, Kendrik Lamar, Grizmatik, Flying Lotus, STS9, and Pretty Lights blew my head off.  Did I mention the lights, fireworks, balloons, snowboarders, turkey legs, beers, and dancing?  Yeah…

I feel like it’s a cop-out to leave you with some videos, but my words still don’t do the festival justice.  Put SnowBall on your bucket list because it was a TIME crossing it off mine.

-j

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Guess who’s back?

Slim Shady. Dr. Dre (who is producing his record) has confirmed that Eminem is releasing a new solo album rumored to be released in the beginning of July. He is going on tour throughout Europe and Tyler the Creator and Kendrick Lamar are rumored to be joining him on this tour. There hasn’t been much buzz about what the album will consist of but needless to say I am pretty excited for this release. c. 

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