According2g.com’s Best New Artists of 2012

Posted by The G on December 12, 2012 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.

Django Django

Django Django

1. Django Django.

Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco

2. Mac DeMarco.

Bright Light Bright Light

Bright Light Bright Light

3. Bright Light Bright Light.

Liane LaHavas

Lianne LaHavas (in front)

4. Lianne La Havas.

Emeli Sande'

Emeli Sande’

5. Emile Sande.

Alt-J

Alt-J

6. Alt-J.

 

Richie Follin of Guards

7. Guards.

Niki and the Dove

Niki and the Dove

8. Niki and the Dove.

Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV

Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV

 

9. DIIV.

 

Father John Misty CD

Father John Misty CD. Artwork by Dima!

10. Father John Misty.

Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes

11. Alabama Shakes.

 

Michael Kiwanuka

12. Michael Kiwanuka.

 

 

Must Watch Video: MTV’s “Weird Vibes” – Ep. 13 “World’s #1 Blogger”

Posted by The G on November 13, 2012 under Celebrities, Encounters with G, The G Spot | 3 Comments to Read

Photo by G.   Video by MTV Hive.

Weird Vibes

Weird Vibes

As you all know, my life is filled with fun, excitement, art, rock & roll, celebrities and experiences that are at times too bizarre to be true, and yet, I have no reason to lie (plus I have proof).  That’s why I started carrying a camera around with me.   One of the most awesome things to happen to me in 2012 was getting a call from MTV Hive to host their CMJ-themed episode of “Weird Vibes!”  For the duration of the music festival, the uber-awesome producer of “Weird Vibes” Shirley Braha and I hit the hottest concerts in Manhattan and Brooklyn in search of buzz and vibes and we got it!

Over the course of the week, I was fortunate enough to interview Mac Demarco, DIIV, Paul Banks (Interpol), Unicorn Kid, Kitty Pryde, and Blood Orange, and appearances by Flying Lotus, Pictureplane, Mykki Blanco, Merchandise, Thieves Like Us, Hot Sugar, Twerps, Madeline Follin of Cults, and Tao Lin!  Once again, it’s nearly too good to be true, but as you will see in the video, it’s all true.

Thanks again so much to all of the artists who agreed to be interviewed.

Thanks again to Shirley Braha for being an awesome partner in crime.

Thanks again to MTV Hive for an experience I will never forget.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And with no further delay, check out the World’s #1 Blogger episode of “Weird Vibes.”

Encounters at CMJ – Mac Demarco

Posted by The G on October 25, 2012 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Mac DeMarco and Geoffrey Dicker

Mac DeMarco and Geoffrey Dicker

CMJ 2012 was such a great experience for me.  I was fortunate enough to host a CMJ-themed episode for MTV’s Weird Vibes.  This meant that I got to skip lines, check out a ton of live music, hang out with the rich and fabulous and interview bands.  If there was ever a gig I was born to do, this is it!  You’ll be hearing more and seeing the episode very soon and of course, I will let you know all the details.   But for now, I want to hip you to some singers and bands you might not be familiar with.  First up is Mac Demarco.

Mac Demarco is a singer/songwriter from Canada.  His music finds him crooning in falsetto or singing in a very deep voice.  Rather than be your typical singer/songwriter where all tracks sound like they are from the same family, Mac’s songs are filled with hooks that will lure you in on first listen.  In 2012, Mac Demarco released the “Rock and Roll Nightclub EP” as well as his first proper full length album “2.”  I have to say, I am liking them a lot.  The music world is taking note too.  During CMJ, Mac Demarco was one of the most buzzed about artists and he played 9 shows in 4 days!  Despite having such a crazy schedule, he was really cool to talk to.

I don’t want to spoil the interview for when you see it (because it was pretty epic!), but let’s just say that I brought him a pumpkin, we smoked a cig together and Mac Demarco took my on screen kissing viriginity from me.  Sorry fellas, he’s straight!  That’s what’s up!   Mac Demarco is in his early 20s and if he’s this good being this young, the future is incredibly bright for him.  I will definitely be following his career and I recommend you do the same!

Thanks again Mac for being awesome all around!

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