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this is our jam guest post "Street Lights"

Today we’ve got a very special game of compare and contrast because we’ve got guest blogger Emily sharing her awesome find Ruby Amanfu!

So, this game of compare and contrast is a bit different this week because I’m comparing the same song — “Streetlights” off Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak album and the artist Ruby Amanfu’s uniquely beautiful take on the song. 247 more words

10 Songs of 2015 So Far & The Legends They Remind Me Of

I will admit, I am a bit of a music snob. I just love music. Let me rephrase that, I love GOOD music. When I was a kid I loved old music: The Who, Billy Joel, The Police. 1,190 more words


All I Need is a Great Big Collaboration

Jack White and Isaac Brock 

Both are the frontmen of bands (in White’s case 3) with distinctive sounds instrumentally and vocally. The sound would be rock heavy, and hopefully, there would be an equal share of mic duty, so it’s more of Bowie and Jagger doing “Dancing in the Street” than Pitbull saying “Miami” a few times with an up-in-comer. 221 more words


Hinterland 2015

This weekend was the first ever Hinterland music festival.  I was lucky enough to shoot this fantastic show for Iowa Beverage Systems.  Here’s a mix of both days.

Des Moines

Another Great Day At Newport Folk Festival

It is impossible not to hear great music at the Newport Folk Festival. The first day of this year’s Festival was fantastic, with possibly the best closing set I have heard to date. 1,624 more words

FloydFest 2015: Grass on the Mountain

The Earls of Leicester – Photo by Russ Helgren

During the Earls of Leicester set on Sunday afternoon at FloydFest, Jerry Douglas was as blunt as he could be with a crowd of diehard bluegrass fans. 626 more words


Hear Brandi Carlile's Live From Studio X Performance On XRT!

Experience one of rock’s great singers, Brandi Carlile. She’s talented, she’s charming, she’s fun to be with – and she’s appearing this Friday at Ravinia. Tuesday night, hear Brandi Carlile… 54 more words