OUR SUMMER ANTHEM has arrived

Posted in Music on June 3, 2015 by adamungson

Folks, yall heard it here first.  It’s not a single.  Nor a mashup.  Remix? Nope. Bangin’ house mix or Calvin Harris track?  Nah.  This summer’s anthem goes to the trio Gloriana.  Their track Are You Ready has got it all: beat, lyrics, melody, and a good country vibe.

Are You Ready (and really the whole Three Album) is best played at a BBQ.  Brunch get-together.  Waking up.  Taking a shower.  At the gym.  Really, any gathering or anytime ya want to feel good.  Only question is “Are yall ready for a good time?”

All Hail Gloriana,
Adam

Review: Seinabo Sey and JMS DVS @ U St Music Hall

Posted in Music on June 2, 2015 by adamungson

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Quite the memorable Sunday night on U St.  Plenty of R&B, soul, dancing, and good feelings.  James Davis (JMS DVS), a sibling trio, opened with a laid back R&B vibe and just enough rock for a Sunday night set.  My fave was a JD cover of the Cranberries track Zombie.  Clearly this band knows a good melody, can harmonize and even joke around with each other on stage.  #SiblingLove!

Seinabo Sey hit the stage, even after having flu-like symptoms.  This worldly talent with Swedish and Gambian decent talked and sang about growing up and not knowing many black people.  Trying to make sense of her life in Sweden.  And her passion for music and writing. Her red dress complemented her soulful vibe and her emotional tracks.  Simply, beautiful.

Ms. Sey may only be 24, but she dished out some great love advice.  Her untitled acapella track (vid below) was written for her friend— a friend she crushed on for 3 years but didn’t tell him until way late when he rejected her.  Seinabo was a bit self-depreciating but her performance felt real. Honest.  From her heart.

Another highlight was when Lady Sey mentioned Jimmy Napes, lyrical writer of the track Clean Bandit’s Rather Be.  She nailed the cover, which you can see in the vid I recorded below.  Her rendition is a perfect example of how artists open up and how amazing music (heck, even life) can be when you’re willing to be vulnerable. #goosebumps

Sunday night reconfirmed: No electronics, synths, or modern tech can ever outdo a powerful, soulful female vocal. #Amen

 

Sunday night done right,
Adam

 

 

 

Preview: Seinabo Sey @ U St Music Hall Tomorrow Night

Posted in Music on May 30, 2015 by adamungson

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No Sunday night plans? Course not, it’s Sunday night. But, tomorrow’s show at U Hall is gonna be a Sunday to remember.  Lady Sey’s got one of the best remix EPs I’ve heard in a while. Check. This. Sweed. Out.

Tix here: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/818423-seinabo-sey-washington/

Hard Times,
Adam

Purity Ring @ 930 Club Tomorrow, SOLD OUT

Posted in Music on May 28, 2015 by adamungson

Just got back from a week of vacaying in Austin, TX. Hoped to catch this spectacle but the weather didn’t cooperate. Lucky for me and rest of DC, PR is doin’ a double tomorrow night— 6PM and 10PM shows. Check craigslist for tix (I got mine today from a CR person). PR930Club

Dreamy. Catchy. Emotional. Dare I say, Intellectual. Don’t miss out on this electric twosome’s cocoon plagued set with head bangin’ synths.

Gonna be a hot one,
Adam

Feelin’ Our Fuckin’ Best

Posted in Music on May 17, 2015 by adamungson

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Sunday morning. Sleepin’ in till our hangover tells us we good to go; sprinting to our mid morning spin class; or strollin’ ta brunch with the amigos. Some of us feelin’ blah. But, others be feelin’ their best. All I know is this hot track by Lenno and Dragonette makes me feel like I’m the shit and about to kill my upcoming week.

So, take a listen. Tell yourself you’ve got this. You own it. And while your’re at it, give yourself a hug, high-five—- heck, brush that shoulder off, pop that collar then look in the mirror ’cause ya’ll are the FUCKIN’ BEST!

Feelin’ Fuckin’ Fantastic,
#FFFAdam

Pop Mixtape by Prides

Posted in Music on May 6, 2015 by adamungson

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Been holdin’ onto this one for a while. Rediscovered it from my files this week and feelin’ the catchy synths. Go ahead– sing along! #popwednesday

Spread the pop,
Adam

got onto good

Posted in Music with tags , on April 23, 2015 by bkramer542

thursday morning always feels like that time that can make or break a week.

tons left, but not outta gas.

and got just the fuel to launch the last part of this week in epic fashion.

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galantis – peanut butter jelly

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