Video: Matt Pond PA performs in a living room

Here’s proof of the band’s intimacy and magic

March 9th, 2017
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Video

Last week, we reported on Matt Pond PA performing a last minute set in a living room in a townhouse in Burbank, CA. Now we’re here a week later reporting on that experience again – this time with video evidence and further proof that the band is magical.

The video below is twenty minutes of an hour-long set that captures five songs performed over a period of the band’s career, stripped back with violin, cello, guiatrs, and vocals performed by Pond, Sean Alpay, and Mel GuĂ©rison.

Matt Pond PA has been utilizing these living room sessions as an intimate way to connect with fans and to pull back the instrumentation to reveal the true songwriting nature of the tunes that would ordinarily be pronounced in larger settings. This was a unique opportunity, especially for fans on the West Coast who have been craving both the band’s presence in the area as well as in these settings.

If you were one of the lucky 25 to have witnessed it, this is a great reminder of this wonderful set. For the rest of you, this is a wonderful treat. Keep on the lookout in a town near you where they might pop-on in a living room to perform some songs, just because.

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We Went To Daft Punk’s Pop-Up Shop

Open for one week at Maxfield on Melrose

February 15th, 2017
David Fisch

In conjunction with Daft Punk’s performance with crooner The Weeknd at this year’s pretty solid Grammy Awards held at Staples Center, the electronic duo/overlords decided to open a pop-up shop in West Hollywood to show off all of the merchandise they’ve been steadily releasing since 2013’s Random Access Memories dropped.
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Six Songs for Wallowing In Sadness

“Strange days are here” -Jim Morrison

February 8th, 2017
Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video

The world seems a bit down. Let’s be depressed together!
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A Playlist for Moody Monday

You aren’t alone. Let’s jam.

January 30th, 2017
Anthony Marks
Category: Video

I, like many people, have been feeling a little weird lately. So, let’s enjoy a playlist!
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Top 5 Songs For (Accepting) Change

“Change your thoughts and change your world”

January 20th, 2017
Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Yep, the world is a bit crazy right now.

I’ve never seen or felt anything like it. Have you? The climate in America is divided, upset, confused, and combative. Can’t we all just get along? At this point, I’m not sure.
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Coldplay Releases Crowdsourced “Amazing Day” Video

A beautiful compilation of fan footage

January 6th, 2017
Zein Khleif
Category: Lead Story, Video

“On November 19, 2016, we asked you to show us what was happening in your corner of the world…”

And thus begins Coldplay’s latest video, which then transitions into a compilation of fan-made footage encapsulating an “amazing day.”
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Top Five Mariah Carey Songs

A countdown of the diva’s top hits.

January 4th, 2017
Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Chances are you rang in the new year surrounded by friends and family, discussing resolutions…and watching Mariah Carey’s disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
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Top 5 Carpool Karaoke Videos of 2016

Some of the best episodes from the Late Late Show!

December 30th, 2016
Zein Khleif
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Anyone who knows me also knows I’m an outrageously big in-car singer. So, naturally, Carpool Karaoke is one of my favorite things on Earth (I mean, just look at my RIYL below). James Corden has ingeniously transformed an every day frustration for many — especially here in LA — into a hilarious musical adventure I always look forward to watching.
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Bruno Mars Performs “24K Magic” on The Voice

The multi-talented artist brings the house down!

December 15th, 2016
Zein Khleif
Category: Video

I can think of very few people who perform with the same astounding energy as Bruno Mars. Beginning his performance of “24K Magic” in a judge’s chair and backed by three other performers, he delivered the song with incredible dynamism during this week’s broadcast of The Voice.
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John Mayer Performs on The Tonight Show

“Love on the Weekend” makes its television debut!

December 8th, 2016
Zein Khleif
Category: Video

It’s happening! It’s finally happening! In anticipation (and definite high anticipation on my end) of the release of his 2017 album, John Mayer has started making his promotional rounds. On Tuesday, December 6th, Mayer performed his newly released single, “Love on the Weekend,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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