Spotify Arrives in the U.S.

by Mocha Dad Spotify, the beloved Swedish DRM-based music streaming service, has finally made it across the pond to the U.S. Spotify is slowly doling out free invites, but you can sign up immediately if you purchase an unlimited ($4.99 per month) or premium ($9.99 per month) plan which gives you access to mobile apps and music storage for…

Desert Island List: Bryan Anthony, Jazz Vocalist

Putting together this list of my favorite albums was extremely difficult. However, I managed to select 10 albums that have a had a profound impact on me. Here they are in no particular order: 1.  Songs for Swingin’ Lovers, Frank Sinatra – This is one of the greatest Sinatra/Riddle collaborations. The record epitomizes their Capitol…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Bryan Anthony

Many singers long to be the next Frank Sinatra, but if Ol’ Blue Eyes were alive today, I’m sure he’d want to be the next Bryan Anthony. Anthony, who started singing in church choirs and school musical productions,  is a velvet-voiced crooner whose tone touches the innermost spaces of your soul. He inhabits the music…

Turntable.fm is the Best Music Listening Room on the Web

by Mocha Dad I spend many weekends playing DJ on Twitter (follow me @mochadad) and my Friday or Saturday Night Dance Parties are quite popular with my followers. I like these parties because they allow me to share music that I love with people in my social circle, discover new music, and interact with other…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Jenny Scott

Music is probably the only thing that keeps Cologne, Germany based singer/songwriter Jenny Scott from being the next Muhammad Ali. “If not for music, I would probably go for a career in boxing,” Scott said. Although I cannot picture Scott going toe-to-toe with Christina Hammer for 12 rounds, I’m sure that the same tenacity that…

Desert Island List: Laura Vall, Vocalist

Music has been my love and inspiration for every day of my life. Here’s some of the music that has moved me: 1. Grace, Jeff Buckley – I still cried the other day after listening to this album for the millionth time. It gives me goose bumps every time I hear it. I love Jeff Buckley’s…