Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 8

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 8

I remember distinctly the first time I heard Natasha Khan’s project Bat for Lashes.  MTV was on in the background at a party (back when they would still play music videos…remember that?) and the video for “What’s a Girl to Do?” came on.  She was riding a bicycle flanked by other bikers with animal heads on riding straight ahead and…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 7

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 7

Making a mixtape is a lost art.  The time, dedication, and creativity it took to link a series of songs together under some thematic pretense in order to evoke a certain feeling from the listener – joy, pain, love, affection, nostalgia…whatever it might be.  Sure, nowadays you can make a playlist on Spotify or apple music or whatever, but it’s…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 6

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 6

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve shared musical musings with you all.  In that time, I have seen live shows (Anberlin, Carly Rae Jepsen), I have listened to a few delightful new albums which may be the subject of future reviews (Willow, Thom Yorke, Cassius, Banks), and I have consumed a bit of wine (too many to…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 5

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 5

In a dramatic shift from Carly Rae Jepsen, I’ve decided to dive into the newly released composition from Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams.  While I don’t have the technical speak to break down the piece as intelligently as a music student, I was immediately drawn to the long piece for it’s cinematic and evocative style, transporting you to…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 4

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 4

Carly Rae Jepsen is an under-appreciated pop icon. Somehow relegated to the second tier of pop stardom, she continues to turn out well-crafted, anthemic songs that are also appropriate for dancing alone in your bedroom while laughing and crying. Dedicated is her fourth album and while it doesn’t necessarily carve a new path in her catalogue, it fits neatly into the animated, emotional pop world…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 3

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 3

This week I’ve chosen to slow it down a bit, even though I have been spinning Beyonce’s bombastic Homecoming performance non stop since it’s release.  If you’re not familiar with Jessica Pratt, it’s time to get on board!  She is a direct descendant of singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Karen Dalton, Nick Drake and the like – artists that can accomplish…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 2

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 2

I think this is an appropriate transition from Georgann’s Lifted Spirits segment – From McClintock White Whiskey to Red Bull and Hennessy – a…unique combination at the heart of Jenny Lewis’ lead single from her new album “On The Line.”  While I am no stranger to strange drinks on strange nights just to keep the party going, I’d much rather…

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Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 1

Music + Wine with Matt: Volume 1

Russian Doll + “The Party” Malbec 2017 By now, you should have already watched Russian Doll on Netflix, the macabre version of Groundhog Day where Natasha Lyonne keeps dying and reliving the night of her 36th birthday party with no idea how to get out of this grim loop.  If this is the first you’re hearing about it, or you…

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