Music

17 Albums You Should Own From 2017

This week on Lifestyle Thursday we are talking all about some of the best music that came out this past year featuring 17 albums you should own from 2017 (or at least take a listen to).

On This Podcast Episode:

Take a listen to our list of just some of the great music that came out in 2017, see if you agree, discover some new music or totally think we are nuts with some of these selections. Thanks to my trusty co-host, Jeff Game, for curating this amazing list of must listen to music for 2017!

Happy New Year and here’s to looking ahead to new music in 2018!

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Millennial Music Chat – Skating Polly

Skating Polly is a family affair alternative/punk band with Oklahoma roots, with sister Peyton Bighorse on guitar, brother Kurtis Mayo on drums and sister Kelly Mayo playing the guitar/bass hybrid instrument called a basitar. An instrument that is not widely used, which shows how interesting and cool this band can really be.

Even though Skating Polly is a young band, their musical roots and rock-n-roll historic knowledge run deep, with influences from the Beatles to L.A. punk band X to the feme fatal groundbreaking artist Liz Phair to the wall of sound that was Nirvana.

On This Podcast Episode:

Time to check out a new band. We had a lot of fun chatting with this young millennial band about how the sisters formed the band after a Halloween party at ages 9 and 14, how they carve out new songs on their ukulele and what music is on their Spotify playlists these days.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Keith Harkin

Irish singer-songwriter Keith Harkin is making music on his own terms and connecting with his devoted fanbase more than he could have ever imagined. Proof that sometimes you have to believe in your own dream first…before someone else does.

For ten years Harkin was one of the original members the Irish super group Celtic Thunder, followed by a debut self-titled solo album that was produced by Grammy-award winning producer David Foster. Still, Harkin was searching for the music and voice he could truly call his own.

In 2015, Harkin decided to self-fund his next album On Mercy Street and literally only at the very last second signed a record deal with Blue Élan Records for its release. Shortly following up with a Christmas album of originals and standards in 2016. Both records again hit number one on Billboard’s World Music chart.

On This Podcast Episode:

We’re so excited to chat with Keith about his musical journey and how he’s managed to follow his dreams – even if he had to dip into his own bank account. Keith is back with a new live album In the Round, along with a concert film shot near his home in Venice Beach, California. He then hits the road this holiday season at the end of November for a string of intimate performances with exclusive coast to coast house concert tour. How fun!

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Talking Score the Documentary with Filmmaker Nate Gold

It amazing how movies can become part of our pop culture and even define some of our happier movements in our lives. A movie’s musical score can also send us to that memory of seeing a special film for the first time.

We can all visualize that moment in cinematic history when we first saw E.T. fly away or Captain Jack Sparrow sail the Black Pearl or the opening titles to Star Wars. Each of these film’s score literally set the tone for what we are watching and the emotions we have invested in the movie.

On This Podcast Episdoe:

Millennial Filmmaker Nate Gold joins us for a chat about Score: A Film Music Documentary, which he was one of the film’s Director of Photography and Producers. He shares the journey of the documentary from concept to release and how he first fell in love with filmmaking (and chased after his dream to become a cinematographer).

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Transit Method

We were just in Austin, Texas recently and discovered this great young local band, Transit Method playing at the famed Stubbs Barbeque and they were so cool, we had to have them on the show.

Austin has such an eclectic and diverse music scene, becoming one of the best music scenes in the country and is now one of our favorite cities. Transit Method, made up of New Jersey-born Matt on guitar, vocals, brother Mike on drums and Texas-native Danny on bass combine the urgent pace of punk, the power of metal and the artistic appeal of psychedelic music.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jeff and I chatted with the guys before a late-night set and talked about their new album, We Won’t Get Out of Here Alive, how they got into music and the impact that Austin has had on the band. They’ve got a great story about chasing after their dreams even with full-time careers.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

Check out Transit Method on Instagram.

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Millennial Music Chat – Alex Clare

Would you change your job, your career or even the place you’ve always called home for your faith? That’s exactly what soulful singer/songwriter Alex Clare has established in his career. After converting to Orthodox Judaism a few years back, Clare brought his faith to his current home in Israel. Yet, he continues adding to his growing fan base with each new album and tour.

A few years back and at the height of his career, Clare was dropped by his first record label, the legendary Island Records due to a demanding promotional and tour schedules that conflicted with Jewish holidays. Now Alex Clare is back with a stellar new album and upcoming North American tour that launches in November.

On This Podcast Episode:

Join us for a very special conversation with singer/songwriter Alex Clare all the way from Isreal, as we talked about his new album, Tail of Lions, writing and recording the album on a boat and the state of racism in the world.

(The audio is a bit rough on this one as the connection to Isreal wasn’t too fantastic, but hopefully, you still enjoy Alex and his awesome story.)

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Devin Williams

Singer-songwriter Devin Williams was born into music. Ok, he was raised by two musician parents, first in California, then later in Kentucky. Growing up around so much music made an impact on his life and influenced the trajectory of his current singing career.

Devin has launched six singles into the Billboard Top 30 Christian Rock charts in the last couple of years which led to performing with top bands as Tenth Avenue North, For King and Country and Building 429.

Devin has been cultivating a number of passionate songs over the past few years which he has poured into his newest release, We Are Forever Yours and is mighty proud of this collection of tunes.

On This Podcast Episode:

Join our conversation with singer-songwriter Devin Williams, as we talk about his new album, how he’s connected to Ryan Seacrest and how a broken to TV in his childhood home opened up an untapped creative side inside himself.

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Calico The Band

Calico the Band is the California Americana Country group led by the powerful female duo of Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit. The duo, along with their full band is creating a modern-day version of the California vibe sound from the 70s and 80s, with beautiful harmonies and rich vocals.

After working for a few years now, Calico is about to release their breakthrough album, Under Blue Skies, which drops on September 15. Actually, this new collection of songs was recorded not too far from our house here in the San Fernando Valley. The first single and video of the album is an ode to one the iconic bane of our existence here L.A., “the 405.”

On This Podcast Episode:

Sit back, relax and listen to cool the California vibe sounds of Calico, as we talked about their brand spanking new record, Under Blue Skies, how a freeway can get in the way of love in Los Angeles and what “real life” on the road is actually like as a band these days.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Kylie Odetta

Indie/Soul singer-songwriter Kylie Odetta is starting to make a name for herself, as she continues churning out fresh and innovative music. You can hear indie music with hints of jazz in her songs, which blends nicely with her smooth “old soul” vocals.

This down-to-earth southern native has opened for acts like Mat Kearney, Colbie Calliat and Gavin DeGraw. Recently, Kylie released her latest album, Undertow, to wide-spread reviews. She is a unique artist that you’re going to want to hunt down on Spotify or her website.

On This Podcast Episode:

Check out our conversation with indie/soul singer-songwriter Kylie Odetta, as we chatted about her new album Undertow, why she likes writing about love and her Dare to Dream program that combats bullying in schools.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Penny and Sparrow

Our good friend of the podcast, singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb turned us on to this week’s musical guest, Penny and Sparrow. Drew’s exact words were, “Penny and Sparrow are legit, you need to check them out.” Now we’ve become huge fans of this duo from Texas and we really wanted to get them on the show.

Just a few short years ago Penny and Sparrow were college friends at the University of Texas and music was not even in their post-graduation plans. Now the Texas duo is dropping their fifth album, Wendigo on September 1.

After we got our hands an advanced copy of Wendigo, it’s now been in heavy rotation in our house and ranks up there as one of the best albums in 2017. This fourteen track album is sonically beautiful and goes deeper lyrically than previous records; while fusing together a stunning musical soundscape as a backdrop.

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

Lead singer and all-around cool dude, Andy Baxter joined us from his home in Alabama for a great interview. We discussed:

  • What were their real post-college plans
  •  The mythical beast that the albums takes its name from
  • Surviving as a Texas college football fan in the dynasty driven state of Alabama
  • Geeking out on Christmas music

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