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



I’m not a fan of the mail.  Mail hasn’t been fun since I was a kid when, every year around my birthday, cards from grandparents and aunts and uncles would pour in.  Every April growing up I would run to the mailbox beginning around mid-march (for those early cards sent by the relatives I really loved) and would stop around the second week of May (for those cards sent by the straggler shirt-tail relatives I barely knew; also known as the socks-at-Christmas relatives).

The cards were always a thrill.  Seeing a stamped letter made out to “Miss Meg MacDonald” made me feel so grown up.  Even better were the cards containing a crisp dollar bill or a check for $5.  Those were a double-edged sword however, because they came with the inevitable reminder “Don’t forget to write a thank-you note,” from my etiquette-obsessed parents.

Homework.  Nice.  Happy Birthday to me.

One year I took a shot at trying to get out of this overwhelming and unfair task.  I prepared my argument, rehearsed it and took it to my parents.  We don’t write thank-you notes to Santa Claus and he gives actual gifts and travels in the cold to make sure we get them, so why did I have to write to Uncle Tom for the dollar he sent? 

I was sure I had them and swelled with pride at my accomplishment, certain the smiles on my parent’s faces meant they were thinking that, with such a brilliant argument, I would surely be following in my lawyer-father’s footsteps. 

I spent the next few years writing thank-you notes to Santa Claus in addition to my relatives.  I’m positive I was the only 8-year-old with carpal tunnel.

The only comfort I had was that I didn’t play the Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy cards I had waiting in the wings.

The mail I get now still comes to “Miss Meg MacDonald” but I don’t rush to get it.  It’s more like a slow shuffle as I trudge to the box.  Bills, tax documents, speeding tickets, jury notices or a People Magazine with a bunch of celebrity millennials on the cover I don’t recognize.  Lovely. 

So, as a kid I felt like a grown-up when I got mail.  As a grown-up (at least on paper) I feel like an overwhelmed kid.  The ironies abound.

I guess I should count my blessings, I’m definitely not writing a thank-you note to the Gas Company.  I think even Dad would agree with that.  Mom I’m not so sure about, so I won’t bring it up.  If I do I’d probably end up writing a note to the bank thanking them for sending our mortgage bill in such a timely fashion.

While the mail has changed over the years, my Mom has not.


ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
Decemberists Severed Capitol 25
Jade Bird Lottery Glassnote 11
Jack White Connected By Love Third Man / Columbia 8
Brett Dennen Already Gone Downtown 7
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Stax / Concord 6
David Byrne Everybody's Coming To My House Todomundo / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 5
Wild Child Think It Over Dualtone 4
Glen Hansard Roll On Slow Anti- 4
Mt. Joy Silver Lining Dualtone 4
Lissie Best Days Lionboy / Thirty Tigers 3
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
Decemberists Severed Capitol 27
Brett Dennen Already Gone Downtown 12
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Stax / Concord 9
Mt. Joy Silver Lining Dualtone 7
Avett Brothers No Hard Feelings American / Republic 7
Glen Hansard Roll On Slow Anti- 6
Wild Child Think It Over Dualtone 5
Jack White Connected By Love Third Man / Columbia 5
Wood Brothers Happiness Jones Thirty Tigers 5
George Ezra Paradise Columbia 4
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Stax/Concord 291
Brett Dennen Already Gone Downtown 187
Jack White Connected By Love Third Man/Columbia 147
Decemberists Severed Capitol 110
David Byrne Everybody's Coming To My House Todomundo / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 108
Glen Hansard Roll On Slow Anti- 68
Car Seat Headrest Nervous Young Inhumans Matador/Beggars Group 66
Jade Bird Lottery Glassnote 53
tUnE-YaRdS Heart Attack 4AD/Beggars 48
U2 Get Out Of Your Own Way Interscope 43
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Stax / Concord 175
David Byrne Everybody's Coming To My House Todomundo / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 150
Brett Dennen Already Gone Downtown 132
Band Of Heathens Trouble Came Early BOH 74
Decemberists Severed Capitol 67
Anderson East Girlfriend Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 65
Lone Bellow May You Be Well Descendant / Masterworks / Sony Masterworks 59
Jack White Connected By Love Third Man / Columbia 43
They Might Be Giants I Left My Body Idlewild 42
Mt. Joy Silver Lining Dualtone 41

ARTIST PROGRAM DATE
The War on Drugs The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 01.22.18
AJR Jimmy Kimmel Live! 01.23.18
Amy Shark The Late Late Show with James Corden 01.23.18
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Last Call With Carson Daly 01.23.18
First Aid Kit The Ellen Degeneres Show 01.23.18
Bahamas Jimmy Kimmel Live! 01.24.18
The Avett Brothers The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 01.24.18
Grizzly Bear Conan 01.18.18
Childish Gambino 60th GRAMMY Awards 01.28.18
Sam Smith 60th GRAMMY Awards 01.28.18
U2 60th GRAMMY Awards 01.28.18
 

“Unhappiness was when I was young and didn’t give a damn. Cause we were raised to see life as fun and take it if we can.” 

– Dolores O’Riordan (1971 - 2018)


Bahamas

Bahamas

“slinky guitars, angelic backing vocals and Jurvanen's raspy croon.” – Exclaim!

“lush, soulful” – American songwriter

“The breezy female backing vocals make a nice counterpoint to the typically laid-back vocal delivery of Jurvanen. The result is as soothing and pleasant as a long hot bath.”
FYI Music News

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

“If there's a secret to the warm, wide-open sound of The Lone Bellow, it lies in absolute sincerity and commitment … Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist perform with openhearted, vein-bursting conviction.”NPR

“There’s no lack of sonic drama…the material is delivered in full flight”Paste 

Wild Child

Wild Child

“Compelling and Feist-like” – KCRW Today’s Top Tune

“I was admittedly worried how a seven-piece band could find their synergy, and I was happy to have been proven wrong.” – Earmilk

“A smooth, upbeat jammer” – Paste

Jade Bird

Jade Bird

"The year 2017 was a giddy ride for Jade Bird, the 20-year-old U.K. singer-songwriter well-deserving of the buzz generated in the wake of her debut EP Something American… she won herself a whole new legion of stateside fans on her recent tour, thanks to lyrical musings beyond her years and a knack for charming audiences into putting away their phones. 

 Gini Mascorro, KKXT/Dallas  (for NPR SLINGSHOT)



for the week ending

01.22.2018

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
3 1* Portugal. The Man Live In The Moment Atlantic 32 0 668 14
1 2 War On Drugs Pain Atlantic 32 0 643 -29
2 3 Alice Merton No Roots Paper Plane / Mom + Pop 30 0 612 -51
5 4* U2 Get Out Of Your Own Way Interscope 31 0 514 43
25 5* Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Stax / Concord 36 6 505 291
4 6* Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 31 0 483 3
7 7* ODESZA Feat. Leon Bridges Across The Room Foreign Family Collective / Counter 28 1 477 42
6 8* St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 28 0 455 -2
8 9* Lo Moon This Is It Columbia 26 0 445 18
11 10* Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 29 0 438 17
10 11* Brandi Carlile The Joke Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 27 0 438 16
9 12 National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 31 0 411 -12
13 13 Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 30 0 374 -17
12 14 X Ambassadors Ahead Of Myself KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 21 0 373 -40
18 15* Imagine Dragons Whatever It Takes KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 17 1 334 26
16 16 Dispatch Painted Yellow Lines Bomber / Kobalt 20 0 329 -5
17 17 First Aid Kit It's A Shame Columbia 21 0 317 -7
19 18* Spoon Do I Have To Talk You Into It Matador / Beggars Group 21 0 292 18
29 19* David Byrne Everybody's Coming To My House Todomundo / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 25 5 291 108
15 20 Van William Feat. First Aid Kit Revolution Fantasy / Concord 21 0 290 -66
N&A D21* Jack White Connected By Love Third Man / Columbia 23 8 260 147
  D22* Brett Dennen Already Gone Downtown 28 7 249 187
24 23* Killers Run For Cover Island / Republic 17 0 248 18
23 24* Blitzen Trapper Wild And Reckless LKC / INgrooves 22 1 246 10
21 25 Arcade Fire Creature Comfort Columbia 17 1 231 -17
26 26* Lumineers Sleep On The Floor Dualtone 14 0 219 22
22 27 U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 29 0 210 -34
28 28* Walk The Moon One Foot RCA 12 0 198 9
31 29* Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness Dead Oceans 18 1 179 0
34 30* Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 12 0 170 2
30 31 ZZ Ward Feat. Fantastic Negrito Cannonball Hollywood 18 0 170 -13
27 32 Grizzly Bear Losing All Sense RCA 16 0 169 -22
20 33 Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 22 0 165 -87
N&A D34* Jacob Banks Chainsmoking Interscope 19 0 163 24
35 35 Weezer Happy Hour Weezer / Crush Music / Atlantic 13 0 163 -4
36 36 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 14 0 153 -8
N&A D37* Morgan Saint You Epic 18 0 152 19
39 38* Jack Johnson Big Sur Brushfire / Republic 16 0 152 1
33 39 Calexico End Of The World With You Anti- / Epitaph 12 0 149 -25
38 40 Mondo Cozmo Plastic Soul Republic 13 0 148 -9

for the week ending

01.22.2018

ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
Greta Van Fleet Highway Tune Lava / Republic 14 0 139 7
Chris Stapleton Midnight Train To Memphis Mercury Nashville 12 0 122 13
Bleachers I Miss Those Days RCA 10 0 122 19
Childish Gambino Have Some Love Glassnote 12 0 113 1
Decemberists Severed Capitol 25 25 110 110
Robert Finley Get It While You Can East Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 11 1 101 18
Bahamas Way With Words Brushfire / Republic 11 2 100 14
Alvvays Plimsoll Punks Polyvinyl 9 0 98 1
Robert Plant Feat. Chrissie Hynde Bluebirds Over The Mountain Nonesuch 9 0 97 11
Wild Child Think It Over Dualtone 12 4 92 7

for the week ending

01.22.2018

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1* Portugal. The Man Live In The Moment Atlantic 27 2 551 34
4 2* War On Drugs Pain Atlantic 30 1 508 40
2 3 Alice Merton No Roots Paper Plane / Mom + Pop 27 1 495 -1
3 4* Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 28 0 485 15
5 5* U2 Get Out Of Your Own Way Interscope 27 1 397 34
7 6* Brandi Carlile The Joke Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 26 3 359 31
6 7* Jack Johnson Big Sur Brushfire / Republic 31 1 356 12
9 8* St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 21 0 328 11
10 9 Spoon Do I Have To Talk You Into It Matador / Beggars Group 21 0 315 -1
8 10 Blitzen Trapper Wild And Reckless LKC / INgrooves 25 0 314 -14
12 11* Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 20 0 308 1
14 12* Weezer Happy Hour Weezer / Crush Music / Atlantic 22 2 305 10
16 13 National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 21 0 291 -1
15 14 Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 17 0 287 -5
17 15* Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 22 0 286 19
  D16* Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Stax / Concord 33 9 272 175
11 17 Walk The Moon One Foot RCA 14 0 268 -45
22 18* Lo Moon This Is It Columbia 16 0 262 21
24 19* Killers Run For Cover Island / Republic 17 1 255 19
  D20* David Byrne Everybody's Coming To My House Todomundo / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 27 3 251 150
21 21* Van William Feat. First Aid Kit Revolution Fantasy / Concord 18 0 250 8
18 22 Lumineers Sleep On The Floor Dualtone 14 1 244 -22
26 23* First Aid Kit It's A Shame Columbia 22 1 243 13
20 24 Calexico End Of The World With You Anti- / Epitaph 26 1 231 -17
30 25* Bahamas Way With Words Brushfire / Republic 20 3 229 35
25 26 Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 17 1 215 -19
28 27 Imagine Dragons Whatever It Takes KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 14 1 210 -2
27 28 Chris Stapleton Midnight Train To Memphis Mercury Nashville 16 0 210 -17
23 29 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Matter Of Time Daptone 21 0 206 -39
19 30 Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 15 0 197 -63
  D31* Brett Dennen Already Gone Downtown 25 12 196 132
34 32* Mondo Cozmo Plastic Soul Republic 16 1 195 17
33 33* ODESZA Feat. Leon Bridges Across The Room Foreign Family Collective / Counter 15 2 195 14
31 34* Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness Dead Oceans 19 1 184 2
38 35* Dispatch Painted Yellow Lines Bomber / Kobalt 12 0 178 15
  D36* Moby Like A Motherless Child Little Idiot / Mute 16 1 161 32
  D37* Robert Plant Feat. Chrissie Hynde Bluebirds Over The Mountain Nonesuch 18 2 158 19
37 38 ZZ Ward Feat. Fantastic Negrito Cannonball Hollywood 10 0 152 -13
  D39* Jacob Banks Chainsmoking Interscope 11 0 151 15
36 40 U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 13 0 148 -20

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