may
22
THE M:M MUSIC TEAM (LTOR):
Crystal Ann Lea, Meg MacDonald, Rene Magallon



Flying for me continues to rate just below a root canal and just above flying after a root canal.

I flew with my better half to Nashville this weekend on Southwest.  One of the few major airlines that hasn’t dragged passengers down aisles or tossed them out onto the tarmac recently, so we thought we had chosen well.

We had not.

Big picture, we landed safely.  Little picture, being dragged down their frayed, un-vacuumed aisle and tossed off would have been more tolerable than this flight.

GETTING THERE:  LAX has been under construction since 1982 with no end in sight.  Getting to the parking structure took the same amount of time as the drive from our house.  The construction might be worth it if someone would FINALLY give a face lift to the restaurant that looks like George Jetson’s office and tragically remains the centerpiece of the airport.

SECURITY:  For me this was the highlight of the trip.  They randomly selected me as a TSA pre-cleared passenger so I was able breeze through without suffering the masses of unwashed feet in the Take-Your-Shoes-Off-Line.   My wife, who booked the flights and did all the work, was not selected and had to trudge through the aforementioned line annoyed, shoeless and beltless.

THE GATE:  We got there in plenty of time but low on iPhone power.  It was jam packed (apparently we’re not the only ones with an aversion to airlines whose coach sections have been dubbed “fight clubs”), so we were surprised to find an empty seat with an adjacent empty seat that were both clean and with USB ports.  We became less surprised when they didn’t work.   We ended up split between an empty floor and an adjacent empty floor sharing a wall outlet.

BOARDING:  Maia had a lower number than I, so she boarded first and would save a seat for me.  My idea was for her to find the empty row, start coughing uncontrollably and try and look like she hadn’t showered in a week.

This was met with her “It’s-a-good-thing-you’re-cute”  look and she instead opted for the two-seater exit row. The good part of that, it would just be the two of us.  The bad part is they don’t recline. Apparently those 4 extra centimeters are the difference between life and death.

TAKE OFF: No more than ten seconds in, the pilot banked hard left and we were parallel to the ground.  There was gasping and a few shrieks.  Five days later I’m still icing the hand Maia was holding.  

A turn this hard, sudden and early had to be one of two things: he was either avoiding another plane or this was “bring your daughter to work day” and Captain Dad failed to set boundaries.

For a moment it felt like we were going to have to improvise on the emergency instructions we’d ignored before take-off, trying to find the on-board outlets to charge our phones (they don’t have them).

But the plane righted and we were off.  As for the rest of the flight….it would’ve been fine if we were training to be competitive bull riders. 

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” - Al Gore


ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 8
Grizzly Bear Mourning Sound RCA 5
Spoon Can I Sit Next To You Matador 4
Muse Dig Down Helium-3 / Warner Bros. 4
Haim Want You Back Columbia 3
Earl St. Clair Ain't Got It Like That Def Jam 3
Bay Ledges Safe S-Cure / BMG 3
Blondie Long Time Noble ID / BMG 2
Fleet Foxes Fool's Errand Nonesuch 2
Head And The Heart City Of Angels Warner Bros. 2
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 9
Muse Dig Down Helium-3 / Warner Bros. 6
Band Of Heathens Deep Is Love BOH 6
Spoon Can I Sit Next To You Matador 5
Earl St. Clair Ain't Got It Like That Def Jam 3
Haim Want You Back Columbia 3
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Santiago Legacy 3
Lord Huron The Night We Met IAMSOUND / RED 3
Gorillaz Feat. D.R.A.M. Andromeda Parlophone / Warner Bros. 3
Family Crest Mirror Love Family Crest 3
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 252
Lord Huron The Night We Met IAMSOUND / RED 88
Chris Stapleton Second One To Know Mercury 84
Haim Want You Back Columbia 66
Phoenix J-Boy Loyaute / Glassnote 59
Kings Of Leon Reverend RCA 51
Earl St. Clair Ain't Got It Like That Def Jam 43
Coldplay Adventure Of A Lifetime Parlophone / Atlantic 35
Harry Styles Sign Of The Times Erskine / Columbia 33
Sweet Spirit The Power Nine Mile 31
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 114
Phoenix J-Boy Loyaute / Glassnote 72
Spoon Can I Sit Next To You Matador 38
Chris Stapleton Second One To Know Mercury 34
LCD Soundsystem Call The Police DFA / Columbia 32
Haim Want You Back Columbia 30
Earl St. Clair Ain't Got It Like That Def Jam 28
Muse Dig Down Helium-3 / Warner Bros. 27
alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 25
Family Crest Mirror Love Family Crest 22

ARTIST PROGRAM DATE
Bush Jimmy Kimmel Live! 05.22.17
Dawes Conan 05.23.17
Zac Brown Band Jimmy Kimmel Live! 05.24.17
Paul Simon The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 05.24.17
Melissa Etheridge Conan 05.29.17
Strand of Oaks Last Call with Carson Daly 05.31.17
 

“And if you don’t believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light…”

- Chris Cornell (1964 – 2017)


Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman

"Their sets are serious business: You can climb into one of them and follow it a long way."
- The New York Times

"Different isn't always good, but this is different and f&%king great."
- Lazlo, KRBZ/Kansas City, MO

"'Friendship...' has an infectious chorus and energy that leaves you wanting more of what they have to offer." - Kim Neaton, WEQX/Albany, NY

Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana

"Sweetly melodic, raspy and untamed or speedy enough to reach the verge of
rapping…She can assemble webs of folky fingerpicking or stack up distorted hard-rock
guitars, and she often touches down in reggae. But her most promising songs are the
ones in which she is less bound to any genre." - New York Times

"Tash Sultana was born holding a Fender Stratocaster. Well, maybe not literally,
but there’s no denying that the Melbourne musician is something of a prodigy." - Nylon

Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot

“Filled with warm, rich instrumentation, heavy on acoustic guitar and decorated here and there with strings and horns...the perfect backdrop for band leader Israel Nebeker’s poetic explorations..." - Pitchfork

"Gorgeously rendered ... lush and uplifting folk." - Paste

"Blind Pilot is the kind of band that's really easy to fall for ... 'And Then Like Lions' practically begs for repeated listens." - No Depression

Mondo Cozmo

Mondo Cozmo

“Artist To Watch In 2017” - Baeble

“One of the best things to happen to music (and my mental state) in the past year has been Mondo Cozmo.” - High Voltage

“Mondo Cozmo played a set that cemented them as one of rock radio’s big hopes…Following a grind similar to that forged by Foster The People and Vampire Weekend (among many, many others) in years past.” - Billboard



for the week ending

05.22.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1 Portugal The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 36 1 773 -37
2 2 Dan Auerbach Shine On Me Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 35 0 685 -2
3 3* Lumineers Angela Dualtone 26 0 562 23
5 4* Kings Of Leon Reverend RCA 27 0 533 51
4 5* Imagine Dragons Believer KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 20 0 503 21
8 6 Cage The Elephant Cold Cold Cold RCA 24 1 431 -24
9 7* Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart Polydor / Interscope 26 0 429 17
7 8 New Pornographers High Ticket Attractions Concord / Collected Works 28 0 425 -51
6 9 Cold War Kids Love Is Mystical Capitol 24 0 389 -88
11 10* alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 27 1 386 22
14 11* The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 24 0 376 29
12 12 Ryan Adams To Be Without You PAX-AM / Blue Note 26 0 351 -7
  D13* National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 27 7 338 252
18 14* Phoenix J-Boy Loyaute / Glassnote 26 1 337 59
15 15* Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope The High Road Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 24 0 326 9
28 16* Lord Huron The Night We Met IAMSOUND / RED 17 0 293 88
10 17 Lorde Green Light Lava / Republic 21 0 293 -101
13 18 Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill Atlantic 14 0 280 -78
19 19 Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This Disruptor / Columbia 11 0 272 -3
16 20 Spoon Hot Thoughts Matador / Beggars Group 28 0 269 -34
21 21* Passenger Anywhere Black Crow / Nettwerk 19 0 265 4
23 22* Blondie Long Time Noble ID / BMG 23 1 260 3
17 23 James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go Columbia 12 0 254 -34
26 24* Bleachers Don't Take The Money RCA 16 1 247 18
24 25 Dispatch Only The Wild Ones Bomber / Kobalt 22 1 247 -4
20 26 Maggie Rogers On + Off Debay Sounds / Capitol 22 0 244 -19
25 27 Real Estate Darling Domino 23 0 227 -18
22 28 Sheryl Crow Halfway There Wylie Songs / Warner Bros. 17 0 205 -56
27 29 Future Islands Ran 4AD / Beggars Group 18 0 186 -31
30 30 Shins Name For You Aural Apothecary / Columbia 24 0 175 -16

for the week ending

05.22.2017

ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
Harry Styles Sign Of The Times Erskine / Columbia 9 0 163 33
Father John Misty Total Entertainment Forever Sub Pop 16 0 159 0
Spoon Can I Sit Next To You Matador 15 2 153 25
Haim Want You Back Columbia 13 2 149 66
ZZ Ward Help Me Mama Hollywood 14 1 132 7
Amy Shark Adore RCA 11 0 127 20
Chris Stapleton Second One To Know Mercury 11 1 122 84
Ed Sheeran Shape Of You Atlantic 2 0 119 8
Gorillaz Feat. Jehnny Beth We Got The Power Parlophone / Warner Bros. 11 0 116 2
Outdoor Type On My Mind Habit / Nettwerk 13 0 114 0

for the week ending

05.22.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1* Portugal The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 35 0 641 6
2 2 Dan Auerbach Shine On Me Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 37 0 598 -6
3 3* Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope The High Road Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 38 0 514 3
5 4* Kings Of Leon Reverend RCA 24 0 451 6
7 5* alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 30 1 429 28
4 6 Cold War Kids Love Is Mystical Capitol 28 0 415 -79
6 7* New Pornographers High Ticket Attractions Concord / Collected Works 28 0 410 5
8 8* Lumineers Angela Dualtone 24 0 391 0
10 9* Ryan Adams To Be Without You PAX-AM / Blue Note 29 0 370 16
11 10* The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 28 1 365 11
9 11* Dispatch Only The Wild Ones Bomber / Kobalt 29 0 364 6
12 12 Lorde Green Light Lava / Republic 20 0 348 -5
13 13 Cage The Elephant Cold Cold Cold RCA 19 0 328 -14
16 14* Real Estate Darling Domino 29 2 321 18
15 15* Bleachers Don't Take The Money RCA 18 0 314 3
17 16* Imagine Dragons Believer KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 15 0 301 13
20 17 Sheryl Crow Halfway There Wylie Songs / Warner Bros. 20 1 265 -3
21 18 Trombone Shorty Here Come The Girls Blue Note / Capitol 23 0 258 -3
19 19 Future Islands Ran 4AD / Beggars Group 21 0 258 -18
23 20 Maggie Rogers On + Off Debay Sounds / Capitol 20 1 250 -8
  D21* Phoenix J-Boy Loyaute / Glassnote 19 2 247 90
18 22 Passenger Anywhere Black Crow / Nettwerk 19 1 245 -37
14 23 Spoon Hot Thoughts Matador / Beggars Group 24 0 235 -95
24 24 Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart Polydor / Interscope 16 0 214 -10
26 25* Blondie Long Time Noble ID / BMG 22 2 209 7
25 26 John Mellencamp Feat. Martina McBride Grandview Republic 16 0 200 -7
  D27* National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 26 9 196 132
28 28 Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This Disruptor / Columbia 10 0 179 -10
27 29 Fleet Foxes Third Of May  /  Odaigahara Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 19 0 175 -15
  D30* Prince Deliverance RMA / Lionhawk / JMA 15 0 174 10

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
Ian Murray
Ian@M-MMusic.com