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

My 15 Seconds of Fame on Mashable

My 15 Seconds of Fame on Mashable

The only thing more fun than working on The X-Files? Being interviewed about it by Mashable! Get a little behind-the-scenes on music supervision, including how Chris Carter and Glen Morgan picked music for The X-Files, here.
Tricia Halloran

Tricia Halloran

Hi! I’m Tricia Halloran, an incurable new music junkie and a music supervisor for Film & TV, currently “The X-Files”, “Castle” and “Casual”, previously “The Big C”, “Fargo” and more. From 1992 to 2007, I hosted “Brave New World” on KCRW, a destination for many emerging artists during the decade when...
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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...
Fargo TV Series Score Available

Fargo TV Series Score Available

Just a quick note to let you know that the gorgeous score for Fargo (An Original MGM / FXP Television Series) is now in stores! Composer Jeff Russo is a real talent and I enjoyed working with him on Fargo immensely. He and Noah envisioned the score before a frame of film was shot, and...
Fargo

Fargo

Music Supervisor for television series inspired by Coen Brothers film. Sourced authentic, obscure vintage blues & pop recordings to match very specific tone of series. (March 2014-current)
Take Me To The Augustines' Cruel City Anytime

Take Me To The Augustines’ Cruel City Anytime

Once upon a time there was a band called Pela. Pela captivated me with their 2007 album Anytown Graffitti, regrettably released just when my show at KCRW was ending or I would have played the hell out of it there. As it was, I included their song “Lost To The Lonesome” on my “Best of...
Another Indie Rocker Gets His Due On Mainstream Awards Show

Another Indie Rocker Gets His Due On Mainstream Awards Show

You might have missed it since Bono and his moving words about Nelson Mandela were next up on stage, but longtime Los Angeles indie rocker Alex Ebert won the Golden Globe last night for Best Original Score for Robert Redford’s film “All Is Lost”. Alex was the genius behind Ima Robot from 2003 to 2010...
Best Albums Of 2013

Best Albums Of 2013

Some people spend December making lists of gifts … I spend it making lists of albums. First a “definitely best of” list … then a “possibly best of” list … then a “better listen to that” list. Many headphone hours later, I always arrive at a clear cutoff point between the albums I am willing...
Awesome Music As Featured On NBC's Camp!

Awesome Music As Featured On NBC’s Camp!

I was delighted to work with Liz Heldens (Mercy, Deception) on Camp this summer although it meant I didn’t really get a summer vacation! But I did get to watch a lot of summer fun, which is almost as good as going away. Also, I was able to put a lot of my favorite bands...
Castle

Castle

Music Supervisor for critically acclaimed sleeper hit from Andrew Marlowe (The Astronaut’s Wife) and Rob Bowman (The X-Files). Have featured a wide selection of up and coming indie pop artists (Golden State, Voluntary Butler Scheme, Lindsey Ray), critically acclaimed contemporary artistss (Amos Lee, The Frames, Band Of Skulls) as well as mainstream artists (Pearl Jam...
Big C 2013 Playlist On Spotify

Big C 2013 Playlist On Spotify

I am really pleased with the music I placed in “The Big C: hereafter” as we closed out this wonderful series. Most especially William Elliott Whitmore, who I wrote about here, and who deserves so many more fans than he has. And also the divine Bob Mould, I love getting a Minneapolis artist into this...
The Good Wife

The Good Wife

Consulting Music Supervisor for Golden Globe and Emmy-winning television series starring Julianna Margulies. (2012-2013)
The Big C

The Big C

Music Supervisor for Golden Globe nominated television series developed by Sony for Showtime, starring Golden Globe winner Laura Linney and Oliver Platt. 2010 season highlights included Sia, Ingrid Michaelson, Delta Spirit, Sharon Van Etten and many excellent emerging artists. (2010-2013)