Category Archives: FEATURES

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Mickelson at Hotel Cafe

Photos by Firdaus Dawood This past Saturday evening our good friend Scott Mickelson from San Francisco came through Hotel Cafe in Hollywood to play us some new tunes (stream one below). We saw him las ...
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Mariage Blanc – Studio Diary

Last week, we premiered a beautiful new song from Mariage Blanc. In case you missed it, stream “Silent Nations” and see why we’re excited about their new album No Autobiography, out ...
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Top 5 February Releases

Before we charge ahead into March, let’s take a look back at the best music of February… Valise – Young Bloomer This is quite simply a beautiful album. Each track here has a skillful ...
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Missed Connections – 2014

As much music as I listen to throughout the year, there are always some that fall through the cracks. Missed Connections offers me the chance to shine a light on a few great albums released last year ...
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Top 15 Albums of 2014

About this year’s list: I’ve been compiling this list since January and I wasn’t finished with it until this morning. That’s how great of a year it was in music. I just couldn’t limit myself to ...
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Top 50 Songs of 2014

About this year’s list: dozens of great songs didn’t make this list. I could have easily done 100. I set a limit at two songs by the same artist. Some bands released albums I loved and could have had ...
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Top 10 Live Performances of the Year

2014 was a great year for live music. The GroundSounds team was treated to dozens of unique shows at many different venues. Brendon Goldwasser & Jake Craney each chose their favorite five shows to ...