Ringo Starr is the One

After a round of Beatles RB the other day, I asked my right-brained first-born what her favorite Beatles song is (of course Abbey Road is her favorite album)… I wouldn’t have guessed “Octopus’s Garden,” but I guess it makes sense since that Ringo tune has been entertaining kids for a long time.

Brandi Carlile: Give Up the Ghost

I saw Brandi Carlile perform this past summer. By the middle of the first song I swear I had tears streaming down my face… I didn’t even bother trying to hold back. My wife thought something was wrong with me… I can’t think of anyone else who can induce such a wave of emotion just by just the sound of …

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johannson

I wondered if this might happen… After M. Ward teamed up with Zooey Deschanel for She & Him, I thought it might be the start of a trend… Fringe rockers joining forces with mysterious hollywood starlets, working some production magic and gimmicking their way into some extra record sales… of course that wasn’t the case with She & Him… that …

Red Baraat at Barbès Brooklyn

You can’t visit New York without catching some live music, and you can’t catch live music like this anywhere but New York. Cram an Indian marching band, a jazz ensemble, a funk band and 100 audience members (of every race and creed) into a 200 sq. ft. room. That is Red Baraat at Barbès in Brooklyn. Thanks Paul for encouraging …

Japandroids Post-Nothing

Requirement: Listen to Japandroids on 11. Once you’ve met the one requirement of their new record “Post-Nothing,” I can almost guarantee you’ll travel through time… where you’ll end up I can’t say for sure, but you’ll be young, full of energy, and your ears will be throbbing for at least an hour after the record is through. Disillusionment is the …