Ballin: 20 NBA Players & Their Rap Equivalents

Yeahhhhh doggies! Sing it with me now: It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the yeaaaaarrrrrrr!!! Oh, what’s that you say? Andy Williams wrote that song about Christmas? Could’ve fooled me. Christmas is not wonderful. Christmas is about flexing on your family and letting everybody know that you’re still the most worthy successor to your grandfather’s […]

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‘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 […]

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JamFeed Interview: Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza

As far as electronic music goes, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation have already etched out their place in the history books. Use whatever cliched phrase for prolonged accomplishment and achievement that you want. Canonized. Gold-standard. The “bar.” Thievery is all of these things and more. The Washington, D.C. based DJ collective is […]

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JamFeed Interview: Big Gigantic

It was about 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 12th. My JamFeed co-workers and I were at Carson Creek Ranch, located just outside of Austin, for Euphoria Festival 2015. We had been running around the entire weekend conducting interviews with Euphoria artists, catching as many shows as possible, charging our phones when we could, and trying […]

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Artist Spotlight: Andrew Kauffmann

This story begins in a bedroom closet. It was there that a misunderstood, quiet, middle child from Ann Arbor, Michigan dreamt of being an emcee. It was in a bedroom closet where Andrew Kauffmann began to hone his craft, setting his flow of consciousness to music. It was there that he began to find his […]

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Flip the Sample #3: AZ, Kid Cudi & More

I’ve mentioned that flipping samples is fun before, right? Alright I’ve definitely brought that up. We got a few more connections drawn out below,  including some 90’s East Coast rap (of course), some young guns blowing up in the hip-hop world, and a bit of those impactful rock classics. But let’s also take a look […]

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Percy Sledge, 1940-2015

I don’t remember a lot about my childhood except that a lot of time was spent in transit, shuffling around in my parents’ car. The only options for music were the radio or, for longer car rides, cassette tapes and eventually CDs. My parents controlled most of these listening options so by the time I […]

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Artist Spotlight: Magic Giant

“People come to shows and for the first song they have their arms crossed… By the third song they’re full on krunk. Mothers of two just slam dancing.” If anyone else would have described their show like this, I would have been skeptical. Magic Giant, however, I believed. I got to sit down with Austin […]

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Artist Spotlight: Greenhouse Lounge

Earlier this month, I wrote about a rising band from Jacksonville, Florida, called Greenhouse Lounge for JamFeed’s Road to Euphoria Festival column. Dave McSweeney, bass, Zach Weinert, guitar and programming, and Ray Felts, drums, refreshed my interest in electronic music with their emphasis on live instrumentation. Greenhouse Lounge incorporates electronic elements into their music, but […]

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Artist Spotlight: Chris LaBella

People have been good at guitar before. People have been good at rapping before. People have also been good at singing and songwriting before, and producing. But how many people can claim to be good at all of these things? Madison, WI’s Chris LaBella can. After a hectic week in Austin networking for SXSW, I […]

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Artist Spotlight: Spencer Ludwig

Spencer Ludwig is the trumpeter of the indie pop band Capital Cities. The band was founded in Los Angeles in 2010, and they have been touring around the world incessantly for the past four years, performing for raucous sold out crowds at many of the biggest international music festivals on at least four different continents. But this article isn’t […]

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Artist Spotlight: Malia Grace

Malia Grace is a soul singer  and songwriter new to the Austin music scene. Though she’s been singing her entire life and writing music since age 13, she just recently started releasing her music. JamFeed was lucky enough to sit down with her last Wednesday at a Central Market in Austin to talk music and life. Malia […]

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‘Tuxedo’ Review: Mayer Hawthorne Dresses Up

We’re big fans of Ann Arbor, MI over here at JamFeed, which means we’re always on the lookout for the next Mayer Hawthorne project (same goes for Andrew W.K. Time for a comeback, Andy!). The Ann Arbor native, who began his music career as DJ Haircut of the hip-hop group Athletic Mic League, has been recording […]

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Artist Spotlight: Desert Noises

Desert Noises is a band from Provo, Utah, that has been impressively making their way into the music scene through tours and festivals in the past four years. We caught up and played some pool with members Kyle Henderson, Pat Boyer, Tyler Osmond, and Brennan Allen before their Thursday evening show at Austin’s Stubb’s BBQ. […]

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Artist Spotlight: ZEALE

View post on imgur.com ZEALE (pronounced Zeely), formerly known as ZEALE Rapz, is a really dope MC from Austin, TX. As I was preparing for my interview with him, one of the first questions I wrote down was this: “Why drop the ‘Rapz’ part from your moniker?” Then I actually listened to his latest EP, […]

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