Kristen’s 2012 Mix – Track 1 – Imagine Dragons

I spend all year going to shows and collecting songs and pictures and stories. I’ve spent the last month or so compiling some of my top musical memories into a music mix with accompanying booklet (my favorite little crafting project). So, here I share with you my top tracks of 2012.


Imagine Dragons

I knew the first time I heard this song that it would be the lead off track of this mix. I’m so proud of Imagine Dragons and the meteoric rise they have experienced this year (and not just because I picked them as my first “band on the rise” piece for High Voltage Magazine). With placement on radio, TV shows, movie trailers, etc., they are getting some much deserved recognition. Although they are now “too big” for me to see on a regular basis, I can always say that I knew them when…


~ Kristen


Watch This + Tour Announcement: Imagine Dragons

One of my favorite bands from the KROQ Acoustic XMas extravaganza (pictures here and here) was definitely Imagine Dragons. It’s very gratifying to see one of you favorite “local bands” hit it so big.

There were a few big announcements this week from the Imagine Dragons camp. First, it was announced that the band’s debut album, Night Visions, has gone platinum. This was followed by the unveiling of the band’s video for “Radioactive”. Trust me, you’ll want to watch this…there is a killer teddy bear involved.

Finally, the first Imagine Dragons headlining tour! They’ve chosen some solid opening acts like Atlas Genius and Nico Vega. Here are the dates and venues:

FEB8  Marquee TheatreTempe/Phoenix, AZBuy Tickets
FEB9 The JointLas Vegas, NVBuy Tickets
FEB11 House of BluesDallas, TXBuy Tickets
FEB12 House of BluesHouston, TXBuy Tickets
FEB14 TabernacleAtlanta, GABuy Tickets
FEB16 The Orange PeelAsheville, NC, United StatesBuy Tickets
FEB18 Electric FactoryPhiladelphia, PABuy Tickets
FEB22 FillmoreSilver Spring, MDBuy Tickets
FEB23 Roseland BallroomNew York, NYBuy Tickets
FEB25 House of BluesBoston, MABuy Tickets
FEB27  Sound Academy, Toronto, ONBuy Tickets
FEB28 Egyptian RoomIndianapolis, IN, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAR2 The RaveMilwaukee, WIBuy Tickets
MAR4 House of Blues- ChicagoChicago, IL, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAR5 House of Blues- ChicagoChicago, IL, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAR6 The PageantSaint Louis, MO, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAR8 Varsity TheaterMinneapolis, MNBuy Tickets
MAR9 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC Buy Tickets
MAR11 Starlite RoomEdmonton, AB, CANBuy Tickets
MAR12 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB Buy Tickets
MAR14 Commodore BallroomVancouver, BC, CanadaBuy Tickets
MAR15 Roseland TheaterPortland, ORBuy Tickets
MAR16 Warfield TheatreSan Francisco, CABuy Tickets
MAR18 House of BluesSan Diego, CABuy Tickets
MAR20 Wiltern TheatreLos Angeles, CABuy Tickets
MAR22 The ComplexSalt Lake City, UTBuy Tickets
~ Kristen