Artist Spotlight: Hem

So I haven’t done an Artist Spotlight since last year. Which means you got a break from them…but I have TONS of artists I still want to share, so let’s bring sexy the artist spotlight back, and shine it today on a band (Harmony Avenue’s first spotlighted group since Local Natives)… Hem! So what exactly…

Song of the Day: “Never Leave Your Heart Alone”

Today’s Song of the Day? How about a little gem from circa 2003… “Never Leave Your Heart Alone” by Butterfly Boucher! Those of you readers who watch “Grey’s Anatomy” might be familiar with this tune, as it was apparently used in an episode once. (Never seen the show, but I’ve sometimes considered watching it just…

Sketches: Yellow

My first Sketches (AKA the part where I blog about something random and music-related, in an informal fashion) post in a while, beginning with a video: As I might have stated on this blog before, I’m a HUGE covers guy. One of my favorite types of music to look for is that of one artist…

Grammy Predictions & Picks, Part II

So this second installment of my Grammy predictions and picks, thanks to some big, time-consuming (but fun) events in my little corner of the world this weekend, is exceedingly last-minute. So last-minute, in fact, that I believe the pre-televised Grammy ceremonies (where the bulk of the awards, especially the non-big-ticket ones, are given out) have…

Grammy Predictions & Picks, Part I

Here we are…the weekend before arguably the biggest music awards event of the year…the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. I’ve been planning to do a little who will probably win/who should win-type post for a while, so here it is…well, part one, at least. I’ll be taking on a few of the big-ticket categories, as well…

Album Review: Hu Hu Hu

New album review coming right up, without further ado. Album: Hu Hu Hu Artist: Natalia LaFourcade Released: May 2009 Latin music can be a minefield for the English-speaking listener. There are a mountain of stereotypes; the language is foreign; the styles potentially hard to navigate. That’s not to say it’s difficult for someone who doesn’t…

Song of the Day: “The Ladder”

So I’ve been gone for, y’know, more than 2 weeks or so. 16 days of silence. Many apologies for that, since from the beginning I’ve intended for Harmony Avenue to be something that I don’t leave alone for weeks and months at a time, but a project that I’m actually dedicated to updating and putting…