For the Workforce, Drowning - A Labor Day Playlist

Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Melissa Bobbitt   It's Labor Day, the last great holiday before autumn settles in. We've created a Spotify playlist in honor of those who dared to stand up for workers' rights-- and for those whom the 9-to-5 workweek just isn't their idea of a career. To the CEOs making a positive difference in the world, to the fry cooks, to immigrants struggling to provide for their families in foreign countries, to the college grad getting... READ MORE

Kudos and Complaints for Coachella 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Wheel in the sky keeps on turning at Coachella. Photos by Melissa Bobbitt. Through sand, wind and dubious amounts of dub step, we survived Coachella 2013! This was definitely one of the more contentious years but nevertheless memorable in its own right. Now that Weekend 2 has wrapped, we reflect on what worked and what didn't in the desert festival's 14th year. CON - WEAK HEADLINERS Back in late January, when the rumors of... READ MORE

Coachella Picks 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Just a week away from the holy music pilgrimage to the desert that is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It's this writer's 14th year attending (Jesus. That's a lot of sun-drenched rockin'), and the excitement is just as palpable as it was when I first attended at age 16. This year's lineup is so ridiculously good I almost popped a vein trying to decide which five acts to include in my essentials... READ MORE

Luck of the Irish - Bands!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Erin go bragh, everyone! On this St. Patrick's Day, we hope you're celebrating responsibly (go easy on the Shamrock Shakes, green beer and corned beef, people!) and, you know, maybe educating yourself on what the holiday is all about. Like most holidays, this festive occasion has some ace music to accompany it. Popular music-streaming programs such as Pandora and Spotify have created Irish-tinged playlists to commemorate the day, and here are some... READ MORE