Showing posts from April, 2015


BACK ON TRACK FOR THE TOP 10 TRACKS After a busy and hectic two weeks, I'm back with my Top 10 Tracks (for this week) that contain my newest discoveries and staple tracks. This week's list is a mixture of rock, electronica, and alternative music that some what optimizes my taste in music. Also, I found out that soundcloud does not contain all the songs that I select for my lists, so here is my spoitfy.  Link to my newest playlist:  My Spotify -XZX Top 10 Tracks (for this week): 1. "Adore" - Cashmere Cat 2. "Vertigo" - Mini Mansions  3. "Shotgun" - The Outline 4. "Real Love" - Clean Bandit  5. "How Could You Babe" - Tobias Jesso Jr. 6. "Forgive & Forget" - The Kooks 7. "Sticky Fingers" - Above and Beyond 8. "Lionhearted" - Porter Robinson His music video could accurately describe its "epicness".  9. "What Ever Happe


FESTIVAL SEASON IS THE REASON! I think everyone and their grandmother knows Coachella starts today and there are many other upcoming festivals to come this year such as BottleRock Napa Valley, FYF, Bonnaroo, and many more. In the spirit of festival season, I decided to dedicate this week's Top 10 Tracks (for this week) to artists on any of this year's festivals. So to everyone attending a festival this year, here's a playlist for you! Enjoy! -XZX   My soundcloud:  XZXsound Top 10 Tracks (for this week): FESTIVAL EDITION 1. Passion Pit - "Until We Can't (Let's Go) 2. Bad Suns - "We Move Like the Ocean" 3. St. Paul and the Broken Bones -"Call Me" 4. The Orwells - "Dirty Sheets" Please have both earphones on. 5. Odesza ft. Monsoonsiren - "Memories That You Call" 6. Portugal the Man - "So American" 7. Tame Impala - "Cus' I'm a Man" 8. Foster the P


ARTIST: MIA GARCIA For this series, I decided to interview my first artist, Mia Garcia. She paints dramatic pop like art. I would almost call it alternative garage art, like the music, if you didn't get that... I asked her six questions that you would hopefully find interesting about her and her work. In the future, I plan to hopefully interview other artists in all realms of art.  Question 1: What got you into art? Specifically painting.  I don't know. It's easier for me to paint than draw. There is more of a leeway for creativity. It is easier for me to express myself, especially with color.  Question 2: What artists intrigue you or inspire you?  Alex Prager. She does photography, sort of like still life. Her stuff is really cool. The mood she has is something I also like in my paintings. She also does short films. Question 3: What influences your style of work? Music. The type of music I listen to really. I listen to all kinds of music, specificall