Coachella Countdown/Wishlist #18: Fitz & The Tantrums
Every summer, KCRW has a concert series at the Hammer Museum. One fine July evening I drank Modelos, smoked too many cigarettes, danced beside Marisa Tomei, and convinced the many graybeards in attendance to get their hands in the air. If Fitz is half as good at Coachella as they were that night in a fucking museum, then people’s heads might explode.
Coachella Countdown/Wishlist #20: Frank Ocean
Two of the biggest artists in the world at the peak of their abilities in Kanye and Hov decide to do a joint album, and the first person we hear on it is Ocean. Swag. With melodies fresh from the outer reaches of space that cuddle up to your brain like an old friend, Frank Ocean has an uncanny ability to get everyone caught up in some kind of Jungian daydream of groove. I’m very curious to see where he takes us.