nov
20
THE M:M MUSIC TEAM (LTOR):
Crystal Ann Lea, Meg MacDonald, Rene Magallon



If you recall (and I hope that you don’t because then this will be brand new for you), last year I wrote that I was starting a new tradition for the holidays.

I wrote that I would have an annual reprint of the previous year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas columns.  This was me cleverly disguising not having to come up with something new each year as “tradition.”

Let the tradition continue.

Thanksgiving week is finally here.  This is also known as Go-To-The-Gym-And-Pay-It-Forward-So-I-Can-Eat-What-I-Want-Week, which is immediately followed by Who-Shrunk-My-Pants-Month.

In honor of the holiday and this lovely short week, I looked for something online that best describes the essence of Thanksgiving….at least in my family.

Don’t judge, we’re Irish.

HOW TO COOK YOUR TURKEY:

Step 1.  Buy a Turkey
Step 2.  Have a glass of wine
Step 3.  Stuff turkey
Step 4.  Have a glass of wine
Step 5.  Put turkey in oven
Step 6.  Relax and have a glass of wine
Step 7.  Turk the bastey
Step 8.  Wine of glass another get
Step 9.  Hunt for meat thernomonmeternonometer
Step 10.  Glass yourself another pour of wine
Step 11.  Bake the wine for four hours
Step 12.  Take the oven out of the turkey
Step 13.  Tet the sable
Step 14.  Grab another wottle of bine
Step 15.  Turk the carvey!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday everyone.  May the relatives you’re about to spend an entire day with, who hold different political views than you, get the short end of the wishbone.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” – Erma Bombeck


ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
Brandi Carlile The Joke Low Country Sound / Elektra 9
Jack Johnson Big Sur Brushfire / Republic 7
Sunflower Bean I Was A Fool Mom + Pop 4
Portugal. The Man Live In The Moment Atlantic 3
Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness Dead Oceans 3
Grizzly Bear Losing All Sense RCA 3
Rhye Taste Loma Vista / Concord 3
Lo Moon This Is It Columbia 2
First Aid Kit It's A Shame Columbia 2
Arcade Fire Creature Comfort Columbia 2
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
Jack Johnson Big Sur Brushfire / Republic 12
Brandi Carlile The Joke Low Country Sound / Elektra 11
Killers Run For Cover Island / Republic 5
Bastille World Gone Mad Atlantic / RRP 5
Ty Segall My Lady's On Fire Drag City 5
Chris Stapleton Midnight Train To Memphis Mercury Nashville 4
Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness Dead Oceans 4
Weezer Happy Hour Weezer / Crush Music / Atlantic 3
Deer Tick Sea Of Clouds Partisan 3
Josh Ritter Feels Like Lightning Pytheas / Thirty Tigers 3
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Brandi Carlile The Joke Low Country Sound / Elektra 71
War On Drugs Pain Atlantic 56
Chris Stapleton Midnight Train To Memphis Mercury Nashville 55
Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 55
First Aid Kit It's A Shame Columbia 47
Anderson East All On My Mind Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 45
Killers Run For Cover Island / Republic 41
Alice Merton No Roots Paper Plane / Mom + Pop 41
Spoon Do I Have To Talk You Into It Matador / Beggars Group 40
ODESZA Feat. Leon Bridges Across The Room Foreign Family Collective / Counter 40
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Jack Johnson Big Sur Brushfire / Republic 98
Chris Stapleton Midnight Train To Memphis Mercury Nashville 73
Killers Run For Cover Island / Republic 65
Spoon Do I Have To Talk You Into It Matador / Beggars Group 65
Weezer Happy Hour Weezer / Crush Music / Atlantic 62
Brandi Carlile The Joke Low Country Sound / Elektra 54
Imagine Dragons Whatever It Takes KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 53
Deer Tick Sea Of Clouds Partisan 47
Josh Ritter Feels Like Lightning Pytheas / Thirty Tigers 46
St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 39

ARTIST PROGRAM DATE
Gov't Mule Conan 11.20.17
Portugal. The Man The Late Late Show With James Corden 11.20.17
Paul Shaffer Jimmy Kimmel Live! 11.20.17
Beck The Ellen Degeneres Show 11.23.17
Walk The Moon Late Night with Seth Meyers 11.24.17
Liam Gallagher The Late Late Show With James Corden 11.24.17
Vance Joy Last Call With Carson Daly 11.27.17
Amy Shark Last Call With Carson Daly 11.29.17
 

“Hope you don’t mind that the side dish I’m bringing to Thanksgiving is several bottles of wine that I’m not sharing with anyone else.” 

– Someecards 


Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile

 “’The Joke’” offers a stunning vocal performance from Carlile, swathed in warm piano, big drums and a perfect string arrangement by the late Paul Buckmaster.” – NPR Music

“The 5-minute power ballad is a raw, stunning demonstration of Carlile’s vocal prowess and offers an inspiring message of empowerment and resilience.” – American Songwriter

“What begins as a tender, gently rocking ode to boys with a ‘quiet voice and impeccable style’ and disillusioned girls relegated to living in ‘your brother's world for a while longer,’ soon bursts forth with volcanic ferocity, much like "The Story," Carlile's breakout hit from a decade ago.”
Rolling Stone

ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward

“Blues-rock survives into the 21st century with singer-songwriter-bandleaders like ZZ Ward”
– The New York Times

 “The blues are alive and well with ZZ Ward” – NYLON

“Synthesizing vintage and contemporary sounds in one bluesy track…her most candid body of work yet.” – W Magazine

“Rich and soulful, but also forward-thinking.” – Idolator

Morgan  Saint

Morgan Saint

“Morgan was bright and engaging, and her performance beautiful. Her music stays with you in a good way” Coach – MD – WXPK/Hudson Valley

"I was listening while she was playing live on our station and couldn't believe how amazing it sounded! My staff all stopped what they were doing and turned up their radios!"
Dan Buckley – PD – WRLT/Nashville

"If you invite Morgan Saint to your station, be careful!  You and the audience are guaranteed to leave with an earworm.  You'll be singing her songs the rest of the day."
– Jonathan Suttin – APD/MD – WMMM/Madison

Fastball

Fastball

“We’re On Our Way” is the propulsive opening track on Step Into Light, kicked off by a buzzy riff and some trading harmonies from Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo, matched to Joey Shuffield‘s steady drumbeat. It’s a loud, attention-grabbing introduction to the band’s first album in eight years." Rock Cellar Magazine

“Not only is the studio chemistry between band members Tony Scalzo (vocals, bass, guitar), Joey Shuffield (drums), and Miles Zuniga (vocals, guitar) unwavering, but their sheer love for making music seems to be at an all-time high.” Consequence of Sound



for the week ending

11.20.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1 U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 35 0 788 -21
2 2* Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 33 0 759 27
3 3* Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 33 0 745 55
4 4 Moon Taxi Two High 12th South 30 0 655 -16
5 5* Alice Merton No Roots Paper Plane / Mom + Pop 32 0 641 41
6 6* Anderson East All On My Mind Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 31 0 636 45
7 7 Vance Joy Lay It On Me Atlantic 29 0 509 -45
10 8* War On Drugs Pain Atlantic 32 1 474 56
8 9* National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 30 1 461 21
9 10* Cold War Kids Feat. Bishop Briggs So Tied Up Capitol 21 0 442 14
11 11* Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 31 0 432 14
12 12 X Ambassadors Ahead Of Myself KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 22 0 382 -18
18 13* Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 26 0 381 32
14 14 Portugal. The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 32 0 372 9
15 15* JD McPherson Lucky Penny New West 28 0 363 3
16 16* Van William Feat. First Aid Kit Revolution Fantasy / Concord 24 0 361 2
19 17* Lo Moon This Is It Columbia 27 2 359 12
20 18* Portugal. The Man Live In The Moment Atlantic 28 3 342 7
17 19 BORNS Faded Heart Rezidual / Interscope 26 0 339 -18
13 20 Cage The Elephant Whole Wide World (Unpeeled) DSP / RCA 26 0 317 -63
22 21* St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 23 0 301 27
23 22* Robert Plant Bones Of Saints Trolcharm / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 26 1 285 12
21 23 Jack Johnson My Mind Is For Sale Jack Johnson / Republic 28 0 272 -50
29 24* First Aid Kit It's A Shame Columbia 21 2 246 47
26 25* Phillip Phillips Miles 19 / Interscope 16 0 240 7
24 26 George Ezra Don't Matter Now Columbia 20 0 234 -23
25 27 Lone Bellow Time's Always Leaving Descendant / Masterworks / Sony Masterworks 20 0 219 -29
28 28* Dispatch Painted Yellow Lines Bomber / Kobalt 19 0 214 15
  D29* ZZ Ward Feat. Fantastic Negrito Cannonball Hollywood 20 1 207 23
N&A D30* ODESZA Feat. Leon Bridges Across The Room Foreign Family Collective / Counter 20 1 204 40
N&A D31* Arcade Fire Creature Comfort Columbia 18 2 203 36
30 32 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Matter Of Time Daptone 17 1 192 -5
  33* Walk The Moon One Foot RCA 12 0 167 8
  34* Sam Smith Too Good At Goodbyes Capitol 9 0 159 2
  35 Imagine Dragons Thunder KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 10 0 157 -19
  D36* Spoon Do I Have To Talk You Into It Matador / Beggars Group 13 1 155 40
N&A D37* Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 13 0 149 -11
  38* Deer Tick Jumpstarting Partisan 18 0 146 6
  D39* Blitzen Trapper Wild And Reckless LKC 18 1 144 25
N&A D40* Hiss Golden Messenger Domino (Time Will Tell) Merge 12 1 142 18

for the week ending

11.20.2017

ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
Calexico End Of The World With You Anti- 10 0 141 14
Lumineers Sleep On The Floor Dualtone 12 0 140 3
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 13 0 139 9
Son Little O Me O My Anti- / Epitaph 14 0 136 8
Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness Dead Oceans 14 3 128 28
Phoenix Ti Amo Loyaute / Glassnote 14 1 122 10
Hamilton Leithauser Heartstruck (Wild Hunger) Glassnote 13 0 121 27
Weezer Happy Hour Weezer / Crush Music / Atlantic 11 1 121 28
Andreas Moe Ocean (Take the Dive) Nettwerk 11 0 121 8
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Holy Mountain Sour Mash 12 0 116 10

for the week ending

11.20.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1* Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 36 0 640 23
2 2 U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 30 0 548 -5
3 3 Moon Taxi Two High 12th South 24 0 444 -52
4 4 Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 22 0 428 -31
7 5 Anderson East All On My Mind Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 24 0 427 -1
9 6* National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 27 1 421 12
6 7 Vance Joy Lay It On Me Atlantic 22 0 399 -30
8 8 Robert Plant Bones Of Saints Trolcharm / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 34 0 395 -15
14 9* Alice Merton No Roots Paper Plane / Mom + Pop 22 0 386 31
5 10 JD McPherson Lucky Penny New West 29 0 373 -66
12 11* Portugal. The Man Live In The Moment Atlantic 25 0 372 5
15 12* Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 23 0 367 22
11 13 War On Drugs Pain Atlantic 27 0 360 -8
10 14 Cold War Kids Feat. Bishop Briggs So Tied Up Capitol 21 0 324 -69
18 15* Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 24 0 319 19
17 16 Lumineers Sleep On The Floor Dualtone 19 0 305 -4
19 17* Van William Feat. First Aid Kit Revolution Fantasy / Concord 21 0 302 7
20 18* Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 20 0 292 9
13 19 George Ezra Don't Matter Now Columbia 18 0 282 -80
27 20* St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 20 1 271 39
21 21 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 26 1 269 -2
24 22* Walk The Moon One Foot RCA 16 0 258 15
28 23* Lo Moon This Is It Columbia 17 0 237 5
23 24 Son Little O Me O My Anti- / Epitaph 24 0 233 -11
  25* X Ambassadors Ahead Of Myself KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 15 0 232 28
26 26 Blitzen Trapper Wild And Reckless LKC 22 0 224 -10
  D27* Spoon Do I Have To Talk You Into It Matador / Beggars Group 19 1 223 65
  D28* Weezer Happy Hour Weezer / Crush Music / Atlantic 20 3 218 62
30 29* Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Matter Of Time Daptone 22 1 211 3
22 30 Cage The Elephant Whole Wide World (Unpeeled) DSP / RCA 12 0 211 -46
25 31 Lone Bellow Time's Always Leaving Descendant / Masterworks / Sony Masterworks 19 0 210 -27
16 32 Jack Johnson My Mind Is For Sale Jack Johnson / Republic 21 0 203 -137
29 33 Dispatch Painted Yellow Lines Bomber / Kobalt 17 1 199 -9
  D34* Calexico End Of The World With You Anti- 23 1 189 34
  D35* Sam Smith Too Good At Goodbyes Capitol 11 1 177 11
  36 Hiss Golden Messenger Domino (Time Will Tell) Merge 17 1 176 -11
  D37* BORNS Faded Heart Rezidual / Interscope 10 0 175 -10
  D38* First Aid Kit It's A Shame Columbia 20 1 173 1
  D39* Barr Brothers Queens Of The Breakers Secret City 16 0 161 -11
  40 Killers The Man Island / Republic 14 0 156 -22

Meg MacDonald
Meg@M-MMusic.com
Rene Magallon
Rene@M-MMusic.com
Main Office # 323.939.8206
www.M-MMusic.com
Crystal Ann Lea
CrystalAnn@M-MMusic.com
Alex Whiley
Alex@M-MMusic.com