It's Friday, the coffee is brewing, and word has surfaced that WW will be in the building for Beach Goth 4. A good morning it is indeed...Read More
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What do you think of if I mention days of live music plus a bunch of happy sonsabitches dancing around despite sweaty hot weather?Read More
Hoxton Bar & Grill, or Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, or whatever it is calling itself these days, is one of my favourite little venues in London. It had been several years since I'd last seen a show here, and it was also the last time I had visited London that I had been listening to Rodrigo Amarante's Cavalo on repeat, so it felt quite fitting that I saw him in this nostalgic space...Read More
Just when we thought Christmas had passed, our holy messiah, Jim James, sneaks in a belated present. He's so unconventional like that. My Morning Jacket have announced a music news trifecta: new album, new song and extensive tour dates. If you know us well, you know how holy this news is to us. If you don't know us well, what are you waiting for?...Read More
Today, the annual CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in New York City. There will be an overwhelming amount of talented artists in town this week from all across the world, so we thought it would be a great time to get some of the city's locals to show us around.
We asked New York local Johnny Lewis to pick out his top 5 spots to visit in the city...
The first thing I do when I am back home in California is get lost in the vast chasms of SiriusXM. One would say that listening to it is my guilty pleasure...Read More
Folk king Devendra Banhart is back with another eclectic collection of musical expeditions with his new album, Mala...Read More
We are kinda a little bit (ok a lotta bit) excited to be heading up to Monterey this weekend for First City Festival. It's only the festival's first year and it has already managed to rack up an amazing line-up. We're personally hoping the Monterey fairgrounds will be a small area, because unless either of us manage to clone ourselves or obtain some sort of super powers within the next 48 hours, there is no way we're going to manage to see everyone we want to see, and trust me, that's almost everyone...Read More
When asked to guest post for Willow Wood there was no way I simply could not turn down the offer. As a Brisbane local, it only seemed fitting to introduce the Willow Wood community to a Brisbane based songstress who just oozes of talent...Read More
It was with great sorrow that I reluctantly left the wonderful land of Australia again today/yesterday/whatever timezone you are in... But not before compiling a collection of 'CHUNES' (bogan slang for songs) that I've collected over the past two months from both Australia and New Zealand.
This collection of songs is honestly a complete jumble. Some come from great new bands that I've just discovered, some are friends of mine so I'm probably biased to their talents, some are just bands I've loved for a long time. The one thing that ties them all together (because their sound and genre sure don't) is that they are all Australian and New Zealand artists, and they deserve to get played to the rest of the world, if they haven't already.
Now, I better get out of the airport before someone comes and arrests me or calls security (I've literally heard about 40 announcements about reporting unattended items and suspicious behavior since sitting here). Enjoy.
We've just created some seasonal playlists, if we had records to give you or even cassette tapes, this would be presented to you as a glorified A/B contrast. Unfortunately, we've had to rely on modern technology for now and send them to you through the medium of 8-track. Which isn't an entirely bad thing.
Side A - Nicola churns out 'One Waster Winter' from cold, wet Sydney:
Side B - Lauren brings you 'Summer Solstice' from the Californian coastline.
If you find yourself getting a bit down listening to Nicola's depressing mix, don't worry, Lauren's summer delights are sure to cheer you right up.
And hey, if you REALLY like them, I'm sure we could be convinced in to getting out the old tape recorder...
N & L (With thanks again to our darlings Charlie Morgan and Michelle Miller for all their help) x
Do you wonder what Willow Wood does on the weekends? A few weekends ago we took a road trip to the Ojai mountains. We made friends, discovered new music, were visited by the ghost of Jerry Garcia's past [in the form of our ranger] and drove past Johnny Cash's old house; all in all the WW camping trip was a success. Our adventure was accompanied by the following songs. Listen, enjoy and become inspired for your next trip.
L & N
(featuring guest contributor: Charlie Morgan)