Joseph Arthur :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Joseph Arthur :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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The Libertines :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

The Libertines :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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Eurythmics :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Eurythmics :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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Tegan and Sara :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Tegan and Sara :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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Peter Gabriel :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Peter Gabriel :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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Neon Trees :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Neon Trees :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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Dawes :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Dawes :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Tomorrow night I am going to be seeing Dawes perform live for the first time at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, inside the Masonic Lodge. As I listen to their past three albums, and the first two tracks from their upcoming one, I am realizing just how much their music means to me. So many of their songs have made their way into a variety of playlists over the last few years, as well as played muse to my writing more times than I can count. Two songs in particular, Time Spent in Los Angeles, and A Little Bit of Everything, were integral parts of big decisions I made in my life in terms of where I chose to call home (at least for now), and more consequential, where my heart chose to belong to.

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Conor Oberst :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Conor Oberst :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

I became enraptured by Conor Oberst singing and songwriting during a particular year that had a huge impact on my musical taste. It was the in the early aught’s, during the same time frame that I discovered Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, The Libertines, and Conor’s incarnation, Bright Eyes. I think it was Lua I heard first, a track discovered on a Mix CD that a good friend of mine made, and sent out for a musical Valentine’s present. Or, it could have been Lover I Don’t Have to Love, heard off of a Pandora station. I cannot recall which was first, but I do remember falling hard for both songs, especially the former. It wasn’t long after that I went out and bought I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning and LIFTED Or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground.

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The Kills :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

The Kills :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

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Fiona Apple :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Fiona Apple :: My Favorite Artists/Bands Fiona Apple immediately reminds me of the nineties, even though I have listened to her music far past those years. Perhaps it is due to the fact that so many of the songs off her first two albums resonated so deeply with me during the nineties. I listen to…

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