Backed by a lush string section, Morgan James turns Aerosmith’s “Dream On” into a heart-wrenching torch song and Haley Reinhart returns with an elegant orchestral pop rendition of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Puddles Pity Party, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice, croons Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” while Melinda Doolittle adds some low-down blues to Britney’s “Toxic.” Buy Album ‘PMJ and Chill’ brings Bradlee and company back to the present day (well, as much as possible for this retro-by- nature crew) with a sweet soul cover of Adele’s ubiquitous “Hello,” a jolt of infectious Motown energy on Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” and a vintage “Hotline Bling” with Cristina Gatti singing about technology that was decades in the future when such velvety jazz tones were last in fashion.
Finally, Nicole Atkins helps the group bid a bittersweet farewell to rock icon David Bowie with a tender “Heroes” that reappeared in a Heineken anti-drunk driving PSA.
Helena); and Empress Tavern, a “carvery”-style restaurant from the Mother team (meat!! ), to name a few (read about more than a few more here).
Oh, and Kimpton Hotels is opening up a badass hotel-condo combo in fall of 2016, which almost guarantees a killer bar and restaurant happening there at some point, too.
After working with S & C, I met my partner, Wade, and together we are creating the kind of relationship we’ve always wanted.
John and I went through a big storm in our relationship – the kind that was going to make us or break us.
The album also features the song that put the project on the map, a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” that garnered more than a million views within a week of being posted.
I longed to find a partner, but I had no idea how to “show up” for the kind of relationship I wanted.
We used the tools that you gave us and we not only made it through the difficulty but we have grown more deeply and unconditionally connected.
Enough of this “Oakland is the new Brooklyn” bullshit. Second of all, what you’re trying to say is that Oakland is a cooler, slightly cheaper alternative to San Francisco for cutting-edge bohemians like yourself. The coolest, way-more-than-just-an-In-N-Out-pit-stop-on-your-way-to-Tahoe-iest city in Northern California (though, that last part is really important, too). Coffee’s all fine and well, but really delicious cocktails are probably more important. We heart cocktails, but sometimes, a man needs a beer [Sean Connery voice].
And upright bassist and vocalist Kate Davis’s sublime performance proves once and for all that it is, indeed, “All About That Bass.” Buy Album Swing the Vote!
An album that provided a much-needed jolt of Bradlee’s nostalgic irreverence at a time when both sides in the contentious election were looking fondly back – some to a time when America was Great, others to a time when our politics seemed saner.