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Flux Playlist: Songs About Home

-Flux Blog Staff

With finals week and graduation rapidly approaching, many of us are preparing to pack our bags and head home for the summer. The Flux blog decided we wanted to dedicate this weeks playlist to songs that remind us of our hometowns. Whether it’s being performed by a local artist or written about our neighborhoods, these are the songs that best represent our turfs!

Mike (Southern California)

  • Jack-Ass -Beck
  • By The Way -Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Santa Ana Winds -Cold War Kids
  • Bhang Bhang, I’m a Burnout -Dum Dum Girls

Diana (Northern California)

  • Sitting on The Dock of The Bay -Otis Redding
  • Yay Area -E-40
  • Andre N Andre -Andre Nickatina & Mac Dre
  • Blow The Whistle -Too Short

Jessica (Alaska)

  • You Were Meant for Me -Jewel
  • Anchorage -Michelle Shocked
  • Stephanie Says -The Velvet Underground

Sam (California)

  • California Dreamin -The Mamas & The Papas
  • Good Riddance -Green Day
  • All the Small Things -Blink-182
  • California Girls -The Beach Boys

Jamie (Southern California)

  • Beverly Hills -Weezer
  • Hanging by a Moment -Lifehouse
  • Payphone -Maroon 5
  • California -Phantom Planet

Tamara (Oregon)

  • The Story I Heard -Blind Pilot
  • Working Poor -Horse Feathers
  • Hey Mama -Mat Kearney
  • Make Me Over -Courtney Love

Flux Playlist: Earth Day!

-Flux Blog Staff

Happy Earth Day everyone! It’s that one day out of the year in which everyone tries to pitch in to help preserve our beloved planet. Naturally, we at the Flux blog thought we would give a shout out to mother nature in our own, special way. So here are some of our favorite songs that pay tribute to our beautiful planet.


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Mike

  • Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse
  • Cold Desert -Kings of Leon
  • O Green World -Gorillaz
  • Oceans & Streams -The Black Keys

Jamie

  • Set Fire to the Rain -Adele
  • Thunder -Boys Like Girls
  • Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall -Coldplay
  • Light Up the Sky -Yellowcard

Diana

  • Flume -Bon Iver
  • Sunshowers -M.I.A.
  • The Gardener -The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Earthquake Weather -Beck

Jessica

  • Under the Sea -Disney
  • Beyond the Sea -Frank Sinatra
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain? -Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow -Israel Kamakawiwoole

Sam

  • Mother Earth -Within Temptation
  • Age of Aquarius -5th Dimension
  • Rocky Mountain High -John Denver

Tamara

  • Towards the Sun -Alexi Murdoch
  • Hard Sun -Eddie Vedder
  • Fake Plastic Trees -Radiohead

Flux Playlist: Easy like Sunday Morning

-Flux Blog Staff

To some people, Sundays are a painful reminder that our weekend is about to end as quickly as it came. But for me, Sundays are the perfect chance to unwind and catch up on all of the homework we should have been doing instead of drinking the night before. So here’s a playlist for you to enjoy as you sip on your coffee and prepare to take on the day!


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Mike

  • Sunday Sun -Beck
  • The Past and Pending -The Shins
  • St. Vincent -Cruel

Tiana

  • Sunday Morning -Maroon 5
  • Princess of China -Coldplay ft. Rihanna
  • We are Young -Fun

Whitney

  • Killer Queen -Queen
  • Bennie and the Jets -Elton John
  • Bold as Love -The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Jessica

  • The General -Dispatch
  • Home -Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
  • Sleep Tonight -Stars

Sam

  • The Sign -Ace of Base
  • Happy People -Skoop on Somebody
  • Easy -Lionel Richie

Diana

  • Groovin’ -The Young Rascals
  • Scarlet Begonias -The Grateful Dead
  • Badfish -Sublime

Tamara

  • All of My Days -Alexi Murdoch
  • Sweet Disposition -The Temper Trap
  • I Feel it All -Feist

Callie

  • Brighter than the Sun -Colbie Caillat
  • 1234 -Feist
  • Say -John Mayer

 

The Year of the Sasquatch

-Mike Munoz

It’s that magical time of the year, when the Sasquatch! Music Festival line-up is revealed, giving us music junkies approximately 112 days to obsessively research each and every one of the 114 bands and comedians who will be there. But hey, who’s counting?

In past years Sasquatch has had some great line-ups, but has missed out on some of the bigger artists that play festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo. And this is mainly because Sasquatch tries really hard to maintain its indie/ alternative rock roots. But this year festival organizers have proven they can stick to their roots and still compete with the big boys.

Two of the biggest acts revealed last night were Jack White and Beck. White recently announced that his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, will drop in April, so it makes sense that he would be touring in the spring. But I would never in a million years imagine him playing at the Gorge.  I was also very excited to see Beck in the line-up, but surprised considering he hasn’t released anything since his 2008 album, Modern Guilt. Regardless, both of these artists were huge gets for Sasquatch, and last I checked neither is playing Coachella.

The line-up will also feature big names such as Bon Iver, who is fresh off a few Grammy nominations for their self-titled sophomore album. Sasquatch has also grabbed a couple of DJs and techno artists to satisfy the needs of those who love to dance and rave into the night. Both Pretty Lights and Girl Talk have played Sasquatch recently; however this will be their first times playing on the main stage.

Sasquatch also picked up some great comedic acts. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will bring a little slice of Portlandia to the Gorge, performing songs and sketches from their show. Brownstein will have a busy weekend as she will also perform with her punk band, Wild Flag. I was also very surprised to see Tenacious D on the line-up, but got excited thinking of the possibility of a Jack White and Jack Black duet. Sasquatch will also feature comedian Nick Kroll, whom some of you may know as Ruxin from the popular TV show The League.

While I was very happy with the Sasquatch line-up, there were a couple of names I was surprised to see left of the list. For the second year in a row, Sasquatch has missed out on booking The Black Keys. But if you really have to see the blues rock duo from Ohio, their tour hits Portland and Seattle in early May. I was also surprised by the absence of Florence + the Machine considering the duo is confirmed for Coachella and will be touring to promote their latest album, Ceremonials. That being said, the line-up seems to be just fine without them.

The bottom line is that Sasquatch has a stacked line-up that even festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo will have a hard time competing with. It has a great set of headliners in Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver and Pretty Lights, and I didn’t even mention The Shins, The Roots, Feist, Metric and Explosions in the Sky are also booked to perform. According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the Dragon. But after seeing the line-up for Memorial Day Weekend, 2012 may be remembered as the year of the Sasquatch.

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