Category Archives: Music Mixes and Best Of Lists

Kristen’s 2014 Music Mix – Track 20 – Meg Myers

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

20. Meg Myers

Meg Myers, at her best, is a force to be reckoned with. I saw Meg several times this year, my favorite being at the outdoor stage San Diego Music Thing. “Morning After” is a quieter tune off her 2014 Make a Shadow EP, but it still has all the power and emotion that serve as a hallmark of any Meg Myers song.

~ Kristen

Kristen’s 2014 Music Mix – Track 19 – Jealousy Curve

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

19. Jealousy Curve

Speaking of college-years, Jealousy Curve was another defining band from that time. In 2014, years after their final show, the band decided to polish up and release their stockpile of unreleased gems on a double disc album called Under the Vermillion Moon Listening to these tunes, some familiar some not, really just makes me miss this band and the good times associated with them. So many memories!

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s Music Mix – Track 18 – George Stanford

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

18. George Stanford

This year I hit kind of a big one, birthday-wise. My friends at High Voltage threw me a party at The Mint. The whole evening was quite the thrill (there was ice cream cake), but I was particularly excited about the line-up which included George Stanford. Stanford also released a new album this year, Something Better, which included this song, one of my particular favorites.

~ Kristen

 

Kristen’s Music Mix – Track 17 – Carbon Leaf

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

17. Carbon Leaf

This year Carbon Leaf once again decided to break the mold, by re-making their seminal album, Indian Summer in order to reclaim the songs from the label that owned them. When the band came through LA, I was able to sit down with singer, Barry Privett and talk about the album that basically defined my college years. It was thrilling!

~ Kristen

Kristen’s Music Mix – Track 16 – Emerson Hart

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

16. Emerson Hart

I’d been hoping to see Emerson Hart and/or his band Tonic for years now. This year, I got to see both! This song was a standout from Emerson’s show at The Hotel Cafe. What’s more is that I got to interview Tonic bassist, Jeff Russo, at Comic Con as part of a panel of film and TV composers where I learned about a different facet of music-making.

~ Kristen

Kristen’s 2014 Music Mix – Track 15 – Lewis Watson

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

15. Lewis Watson

In November, I went to a conference in DC. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore another music scene and while I concluded DC is quite a bit different from Los Angeles, I had a great time at U-Street Music Hall seeing Lewis Watson. This kid has certainly grown since I saw him in LA last year. As the year comes to a close, his album, The Morning, is the one I’m obsessively listening to.

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s 2014 Music Mix – Track 14 – We Met Tomorrow

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

14. We Met Tomorrow

I first came upon this band from Sweden in my listening for SXSW. This song in particular put them on my “must see” list. Tracking them down proved a bit of a challenge and in my first encounter with the band I might have frightened them with my unbridled enthusiasm. They made their return to the US in October for Culture Collide where I got to see them three times and did a fun interview. The piece I wrote from this interview became one of the most clicked articles on our site all year!

~ Kristen