We’re back after a hiatus that ended six consecutive years of monthly mixtapes. This month’s mix is the stuff of tunes from your favorite barista, summer nights on Brooklyn rooftops and sweaty rock ‘n’ roll shows in San Francisco basements. Kick back and give it a listen.
Not seeing the cassette tape above? Listen here.
Well, we sure waited until the last possible moment to post this, but this month’s jams are finally here. This mixtape is the product of campfire sing-a-longs, Big Sur road trips, new music from friends, college rock shows and of course, a little internet discovery. Kick back and click, tap or however you’re gesturing these days.
Dude, not seeing the cassette tape above? Listen here.
Sugarlump Coffee Lounge on 24th St in San Francisco is my go-to coffee spot. It’s bypassed by many in favor of Philz, but to me it’s a haven to read, relax, get some work done, or even eavesdrop on an interesting AA member conversation. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re into ecological, sustainable and green business practices. But perhaps one of the finest reasons to stop by here for your caffeine fix are the jams their baristas are bumping. With everything from punk rock to classical and new wave, I’m always pleasantly surprised by the selection and reaching into my pocket to Shazam a ditty to download later. I asked each of my friends there to select a few of their favorite songs to contribute to a mixtape that reps their wonderful cafe. Let them know what you think next time you stop by.
p.s. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, Don, Tosh, Marisela and Ryan for contributing to this playlist. Y’all are the shit.
As one of the few festivals I’ve never been to (but really wanted to attend), I’m pumped to head down to Big Sur for Woodsist Festival. This year, the folksy shindig moves from Henry Miller Memorial Library to Loma Vista Cafe and Gardens, an equally amazing place to kick it underneath the trees and let nature and music heal ALL the wounds. In anticipation, I’ve put together a mixtape featuring a couple songs from each artist. Tickets are sold out, but here’s hoping some of you out there nabbed tickets early and are joining me in playing hookey from work on Monday. See you there!