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The Hop Jam – Brought to You by Hanson


And in today’s Hanson news, it seems that my three favorite brothers are taking their love for craft beer and music and combining it into a FESTIVAL.  And yes, it’s called The Hop Jam.

I know, you’re wondering if I’m okay.  Yes, I did nearly pass out when I first read about this, but I have no recovered and am fanning myself profusely while I drift away to a day dream filled with three-way harmonies and a tall glass of MmmHops IPA (yes, you knowitall, it IS a real thing.)

The festival will take place in Tusla, OK – and currently only has Hanson and Robert Randolph and the Family Band listed as performers (which isn’t a bad start if you ask me), bur promises to feature contest winners from around the state.

So for those of you looking for a breath of fresh, new, lucious-locked air in the festival world – you can stop looking; Hop Jam is here.


Behold, the most diverse festival lineup ever…


In case you hadn’t seen already, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival released their lineup announcement video today, and it might quite possibly be the most inclusive lineup I have ever seen.  Ranging from Phish to Public Enemy, Solange to Foster the People, Trey Songz to Jason Isbell, Arcade Fire to Avett Brothers, Eric Clapton to Christina Aguilera (seriously).  Not to mention the smattering of traditional NOLA jazz and gospel acts.   I can’t decide if this is the most amazing strategy ever since people have already been going to Jazzfest for years regardless of the lineup, or if it’s going to result in the biggest clusterfuck in the history of music festivals.

Thinking about going?  I know…so am I.  Here’s a nifty to guide for everything you need to know if you’re planning a trip.

Best part of this announcement?  It’s put a (temporary I’m sure) damper on all the Coachella-philes.

Broken Bells are BACK!

Well my Tuesday just got a whole lot better.


Broken Bells, aka Danger Mouse and James Mercer (The Shins), released a teaser today for their upcoming album After the Disco.  The trailer is short video filled with pretty visuals and glimpses of the two gentlemen, but really I don’t care what it is because it means THEY’RE BACK.  I’m not going to bother explaining to you why you this duo is one of my favorite out there, because you should already know.  And if you don’t, just go do a little research and a little listening, and then finish it off with The Grey Album because everyone needs to have heard that at least once in their life.

Teaser above, and below is the “Tough Set of Judges” video for October, a personal favorite from their self-titled debut.

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