:: a new music guide by DJ & music supervisor Tricia Halloran ::

Monthly archive August, 2014
Hamilton Leithauser = The Walkmen

Hamilton Leithauser = The Walkmen

Excerpted from NPR’s First Listen: Hamilton Leithauser, “Black Hours” by Stephen Thompson: “The singer largely tones down the briskly jangled rush of The Walkmen’s sound throughout Black Hours, as he steers many of its songs toward a slow-burning seethe that suits him well. But there’s still a looseness to the record that allows Leithauser to...
Fargo Music Wrap Up - Season One

Fargo Music Wrap Up – Season One

#MusicMonday AND Emmy night, seems like an appropriate time for a Fargo Music Wrap-Up since they received SEVENTEEN Emmy nominations, second only to Game Of Thrones. Fargo was an absolute delight to work on, it was somewhat magical how everything came together each and every episode — which is not to say it wasn’t a...
"My" Odyssey TV Show In Production This Fall!

“My” Odyssey TV Show In Production This Fall!

I’ve worked on many great pilots that didn’t get picked up, to be honest. But it would have been particularly heartbreaking if this near-perfect pilot and concept didn’t get a shot. I music supervised the pilot in April 2014 and it was one of the first series picked up by NBC this year. The wonderful script...
Festival Couch Surfing - Reading & Leeds This Weekend

Festival Couch Surfing – Reading & Leeds This Weekend

There’s a fine festival taking place in L.A. this very weekend, FYF Fest with Phoenix, Interpol, The Strokes, Slowdive (what?), Slint (whaaaat?) . But on the chance that you just had surgery and are laid up in bed, out of funds, hate crowds or can’t find a babysitter for the tots, here’s a great alternative:...
New Album Coming From Ryan Adams

New Album Coming From Ryan Adams

From NY Times/Dave Itskoff “ITSKOFF: You’re known for being a prolific songwriter, yet your new album, “Ryan Adams,” is your first in three years. What took so long? ADAMS: Some of that time was life, like yardwork, walking the dogs. I made a record with Glyn Johns, and we spent a bunch of money on...
The Value Of Vinyl

The Value Of Vinyl

excerpted from the NY Times/Monte Reel:  “In an office near the back of his 25,000-square-foot warehouse in São Paulo, Zero Freitas, 62, slipped into a chair, grabbed one of the LPs stacked on a table and examined its track list. He wore wire-rimmed glasses, khaki shorts and a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt; his gray hair...
Cat Power and the School Of Doodle

Cat Power and the School Of Doodle

From NME.com: “Last week something really exciting happened in the world of music. Musicians Cat Power, Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono and Courtney Love joined with artists such as Marina Abramovic and Pussy Riot and other creative people to support a new revolutionary venture in the form of an educational platform for teenage girls.” Read the...
"Sold-out Burger a-Go-Go Fest celebrates girl punk in Santa Ana," I love it!

“Sold-out Burger a-Go-Go Fest celebrates girl punk in Santa Ana,” I love it!

from the LA Times/Randall Roberts: “It takes only a couple of dedicated people to build a music scene. If what they do is righteous and resonates, listeners searching for community will gather. If, like Burger Records, what they envision becomes reality, fans will pack clubs to pogo, slam, stage-dive and sing along. As proved by the...