Marian Hill at the Palace Theater in St Paul

Marian Hill is a duo on paper, but a trio in practice. As a duo, they fit in with a popular current mold of a plain looking dude twiddling knobs and hammering away at a drum machine/sampler with a coquettish female on vocals, in the same vain as AlunaGeorge and...

Joe Goddard Returns with Two Massive Tracks

Five words that I love to say: New music from Joe Goddard. I love Joe Goddard's music SO MUCH and if you like house even a little bit, then I'm sure you'll happily hop up on the wagon with me. It's more like a love train. The release is 'only'...

Sweet and Fresh: ‘Without You’ by Chicago’s Gudnite

Here's a little something new out of Chicago from a duo called Gudnite that will help push you through the Friday afternoon doldrums and to get you up for the weekend. The melody in "Without You" is infectious and will have you hitting repeat on the track again and again....

Bob Moses is Back with ‘Heaven Only Knows’ & Tour News

The Brooklyn-based duo known as Bob Moses, neither of which are named Bob or Moses, are back with a new track called ‘Heaven Only Knows’ along with an album and tour announcement. Don’t you just love these little bundles we get from artists? ‘Heaven Only Knows’ is pleasantly familiar territory...

Sam Spiegel Announces New Album, Drops Track with Anderson Paak & Doja Cat

You may not immediately recognize the name Sam Spiegel, but you will no doubt recognize his music. From his project N.A.S.A. alongside Brazilian DJ Zegon, featuring a host of highly unlikely but strangely functional collaborations (see: Tom Waits and Kool Keith or Karen O and Ol' Dirty Bastard) to his...

North Coast 2018 is Going to be LOUD

I realize it's asking a lot to talk about "Summer's Last Stand" when we haven't even hit Memorial Day yet, much less summer, but hear me out. North Coast Music Festival is kind of the like the little festival that could. It’s not overstated in any way, it takes up...

New Diplo, Sia, Labrinth, LSD track ‘Genius’ is Infectious, Addictive

With the sheer number of collaborations, guest spots, one-off’s and production credits that Diplo’s racked up over the years, it’s natural for everything to kind of blend together and to lose sight of his place in everything. A beautiful building in real life is still just a square on a...

Rainer + Grimm Take to Garage with Plain English for ‘Talk of the Town’

We’ve had our eyes and ears on the Canadian producer duo Rainer + Grimm for a few years, watching their slow, but steady rise in notoriety. In the time since finding them through their submission for Thump’s guest mix series, they’ve shifted around a growing list of musical territories and...

Win a Chance to Perform On Stage with Beats Antique at Lightning in a Bottle

Yesterday, Do Lab announced a contest in conjunction with The Grand Artique offering the opportunity to perform alongside Beats Antique's Lightning Orchestra performance at Lightning in a Bottle. They'll be collecting video submissions from musicians and performance artists and will award the best in each category with a spot on-stage...

Get Your Fffffffitness on with Lizzo

When I first laid eyes on the title and artwork for Lizzo’s new single, I imagined a song with a fairly rapid tempo that Jane Fonda may have worked out to back in the day. That is not what ‘Fitness’ sounds like, and that makes me happy because her version...