Category: Pop

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 7

Download JamFeed for free right now and follow Spencer Ludwig to stay up-to-date with all of his latest news, releases, and tour announcements as they happen in real time. The first six parts to ‘Taking Life by the Horn’ can be found on his artist page. “I couldn’t get off of it. I was recording vocals on it, riding […]

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 6

Download JamFeed for free right now and follow Spencer Ludwig to stay up-to-date with all of his latest news, releases, and tour announcements as they happen in real time. The first five parts to ‘Taking Life by the Horn’ can be found on his JamFeed artist page. When I went on vacation to Italy earlier this year, I took […]

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 5

Download JamFeed for free right now and follow Spencer Ludwig to stay up-to-date with all of his latest news, releases, and tour announcements as they happen in real time. The first four parts to ‘Taking Life by the Horn’ can be found on his JamFeed artist page. Spencer Ludwig has been to Europe before, but not like this. […]

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 4

The first three parts of JamFeed’s exclusive series, ‘Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn’, can be found here.  If you’ll recall from the last edition of Taking Life by the Horn, Spencer Ludwig was feeling pretty good about his tiresome summer adventure writing songs for his upcoming Warner Bros. debut album: “I’m working myself to death but […]

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 3

Part 1 and 2 of JamFeed’s exclusive series, ‘Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn’, can be found here and here. Anybody who knows Spencer Ludwig, or who has read the first two installments of this column, has probably figured out by now that he likes to stay busy. But “busy” has a different connotation to […]

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 2

If you missed part 1 of JamFeed’s exclusive series, ‘Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn’, you can catch up here. It’s Sunday, June 21, and singer/songwriter/trumpeter Spencer Ludwig is spending the day with his family at Dodger Stadium, watching his father’s beloved Los Angeles Dodgers beat up on their NL West rival San Francisco […]

4 Reasons NSYNC is Due For a Reunion Tour

When NSYNC reunited at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards to perform “Bye Bye Bye” and “Girlfriend,” I was given a major sense of false hope. Major. Like many now 20-something women who idolized the band as scrunchy-wearing, hair-crimping, 90s chicks, I too believed this was a sign that NSYNC was preparing for a reunion tour. […]

Spencer Ludwig: Taking Life by the Horn, Part 1

It’s the afternoon of Thursday, June 4th, and Warner Bros. recording artist Spencer Ludwig is standing in downtown Austin, TX, preparing to kick off the 21st edition of the Summer X Games with a trumpet rendition of the National Anthem. “Warner Bros. recording artist.” That is the way that Ludwig is officially introduced prior to his X […]

Ranking the Best Musical Moments on ‘Mad Men’

The series finale of Mad Men is this Sunday at 10pm on AMC. Right now I’m going through the seven stages of grief, landing somewhere in between bargaining and depression. In an effort to keep this show alive, I’ve been re-watching old episodes (my favorite? season 5, episode 5, “Signal 30“), recounting classic scenes, and reading every single thing on the […]

‘Kindred’ Review: Passion Pit’s Need for Speed

Is Michael Angelakos in a hurry? That’s the question to ask when listening to his indietronica band Passion Pit’s new release, Kindred. The album clocks in at just under 40 minutes with ten succinct tracks and is packed with reverberated percussion, multi-tracked choruses, and a variety of sentimental hooks and beats, a familiar follow-up to their 2012 effort Gossamer. The […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Covers (by Raymond Carver)

Last week, Ron Weasley Ed Sheeran delivered an impromptu cover of “CoCo” by O.T. Genasis on BBC Radio 1Xtra. I watched the video and immediately sent it to my editor, Yunus Church. Here was our conversation: Neal: I think I need to write about how awful this is. God. Gosh. Darn. Fuck. This is really […]