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



Mine is a mixed marriage.  I come from a family of five kids.  My wife is an only child.
 
Being one of five, my family is packed with in-laws, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  As Irish Catholics living in the Midwest, we were surrounded by farming communities.  Most of our friends growing up had 6-8 siblings.  We were actually considered one of the smaller families in town.  It was a stigma with which we learned to live. 

So while my Iowa childhood had seven of us sitting around the dinner table every night (eight when Gran was over) to pork chops, applesauce, potatoes, milk and either Little Debbie Ho-Hos or ice cream for dessert, Maia's California childhood consisted of just her and her parents sitting down to lentils, sprouts, I'm guessing some kind of natural unsweetened tea and carob milk for dessert. 

Maia loved being an only child, and it turns out, most of our friends who grew up here on the west coast are also either only children or have just one sibling (something to be said for cold Iowa winter evenings).  Out here my family's size is unusual and almost all of them are impressed by it.   

Almost all.  It's easy to be impressed from afar. 

Maia loves my family, but her take is more incredulous than impressed as she watches peanut butter and miracle whip sandwiches being made in her kitchen while gigantic jugs of $4 chardonnay are poured over ice cubes and cut with Sprite.

My mom likes to say as she breezes through a room, "Boy, Maia you sure inherited a lot of us didn't you?" Mom's fast and smart enough to not to wait for a response. 

We're spread out with three of us here in LA, and the rest of us are in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota, but we manage to get quality family time.  We all get together every year out here and, when we can't be in the same city, we have our family text thread and FaceTime constantly going.

When there's a birthday, we all come together.  When there's a funeral, we all come together.  When there's a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all come together.  When there's a wedding, we all come together.  When there's something really good on TV, we all come together.

The latest family development (also known as my-wife-is-a-saint) is that we're going to have a teenager coming to live with us this summer.  Our 18-year-old niece, Hannah, a freshman at the University of Iowa, wants to add an internship to her already impressive resume.

Maia:  Who was that on the phone?
Me:  Hannah.  She's hoping to get an internship here in LA and wants to live with us for a couple months.(Pause....silence.....more pausing....more silence)
Me:  And have I told you that you look very very pretty this evening?
Maia:  Do you remember the summer your brother lived with us while interning?
Me:  Yes, I do but I promise Hannah won't be getting stoned or burning holes in window screens for ventilation.
Maia:  Did she inherit the MacDonald driving gene?
Me:    No.
Maia:  Does she believe Miracle Whip is food?
Me:  Probably, but she won't eat it here.
Maia:  Great, she can come.

My family's reactions are slightly more predictable: 

My sister Amy and her husband:  Thrilled that they'll get free babysitting for the summer.
Mom:  Loves the idea of more family in the same city.
Hannah's Mom (my sister):  Gave us only one instruction.  No beer.  

The no beer part is not a problem.  What will be trickier is where to hide the Miracle Whip so Maia won't see it and it won't spoil.

Lucky for me, Miracle Whip doesn't spoil.  Ever.


ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
ZZ Ward Help Me Mama Hollywood 6
Blondie Long Time Noble ID / BMG 5
xx I Dare You Young Turks 5
Leon Bridges River Columbia 4
Real Estate Darling Domino 3
Ron Gallo Young Lady, You're Scaring Me New West 3
Maggie Rogers On + Off Debay Sounds / Capitol 3
Sylvan Esso Die Young Loma Vista / Concord 3
Hurray For The Riff Raff Living In The City ATO 3
Gov't Mule Sarah, Surrender Fantasy / Concord 3
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 6
Gov't Mule Sarah, Surrender Fantasy / Concord 6
Laura Marling Nothing, Not Nearly Kobalt 5
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie In My World Atlantic 5
ZZ Ward Help Me Mama Hollywood 4
SYML Where's My Love Nettwerk 4
Son Volt Lost Souls Transmit Sound / Thirty Tigers 4
The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 3
Current Swell It Ain't Right Nettwerk 3
Blondie Long Time Noble ID / BMG 3
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Dan Auerbach Shine On Me Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 161
alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 82
Portugal The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 78
Leon Bridges River Columbia 47
Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart Polydor / Interscope 46
Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This Disruptor / Columbia 40
The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 40
Blondie Long Time Noble ID / BMG 38
Lana Del Rey Love Polydor / Interscope 38
Red Hot Chili Peppers Goodbye Angels Warner Bros. 37
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Dan Auerbach Shine On Me Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 170
alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 94
Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart Polydor / Interscope 71
Bleachers Don't Take The Money RCA 67
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope The High Road Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 60
Maggie Rogers On + Off Debay Sounds / Capitol 44
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Shake It Dare / Sony Masterworks 42
Cold War Kids Love Is Mystical Capitol 41
Sheryl Crow Halfway There Wylie Songs / Warner Bros. 34
The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 33

ARTIST PROGRAM DATE
Bleachers Jimmy Kimmel Live! 04.17.17
Ed Sheeran The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 04.17.17
John Mayer The Ellen DeGeneres Show 04.17.17
alt-J The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 04.18.17
Spoon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 04.18.17
Bastille The Late Late Show With James Corden 04.18.17
Spoon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 04.18.17
Chris Cornell The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 04.19.17
X Ambassadors Conan 04.19.17
Sheryl Crow Watch What Happens Live 04.20.17
Sheryl Crow The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 04.20.17
The Zombies Conan 05.01.17
Joseph The Today Show 05.09.17

 

"For me...music is synonymous with oxygen. My life requires both."

- John Warren Geils Jr. (1946-2017)


Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana
"Since we featured "Jungle" as XPN's weekly Gotta Hear Song of the Week in January, it's been one of our most reactive records. With a sold out tour under her belt here in the States, we're seeing first hand the kind of amazing impact Tash is having on our audience. Play this record. It will do wonders for you." - Bruce Warren, PD WXPN

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow
"Sheryl Crow has reverted to full-on rocker at a filled-to-the-gills Troubadour show Thursday night. Crow never stopped rocking out on stage. What's striking about the Be Myself material is how much it's Crow being herself circa 1996, and how comfortably the high-octane tunes. Crow spent the requisite amount of time playing acoustic or electric guitar, but what stood out were the amount of new songs that had her playing a very beefy bass. In 2017, she's gonna soak up the subwoofers." - Billboard

Future Islands

Future Islands
"Singer Sam Herring makes every verse feel like the climactic speech at the end of a Frank Capra film. "Ran," their latest trip through the 'Take On Me' looking glass, is no exception. Like their breakthrough 'Seasons (Waiting on You),' it's an expression of pure hunger, juxtaposing artificial sounds-those Spandau Ballet keyboards and studio-perfect drums-against raw human emotion." - Pitchfork

Robert Randolph And The Family Band

Robert Randolph And The Family Band
"Taut, joyous, heartfelt music that mixes Saturday night and Sunday morning, and the results will make you take notice any day of the week." - All Music Guide
"Infectious lyrics, toe-tappin' grooves, and the steely soars that RR is known for." - Live For Live Music
"The album is a joyous commercial slam-dunk." - Vintage Guitar



for the week ending

04.17.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1 Spoon Hot Thoughts Matador   /   Beggars Group 33 0 642 -47
4 2* Portugal The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 35 1 614 78
3 3* Cold War Kids Love Is Mystical Capitol 27 0 546 -3
5 4* Lorde Green Light Lava   /   Republic 26 1 495 15
2 5 Shins Name For You Aural Apothecary   /   Columbia 31 0 493 -67
6 6* New Pornographers High Ticket Attractions Concord   /   Collected Works 30 2 466 20
8 7* Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill Atlantic 17 1 453 23
7 8* Cage The Elephant Cold Cold Cold RCA 24 0 447 16
16 9* Dan Auerbach Shine On Me Easy Eye Sound   /   Nonesuch   /   Warner Bros. 31 2 442 161
10 10* Imagine Dragons Believer KIDinaKORNER   /   Interscope 20 0 438 32
9 11* Lumineers Angela Dualtone 25 1 436 28
13 12* Kings Of Leon Reverend RCA 24 0 390 37
11 13 xx On Hold Young Turks   /   Beggars Group 26 0 338 -68
15 14* Ryan Adams To Be Without You PAX-AM   /   Blue Note 27 1 324 -1
14 15 Rag'n'Bone Man Human Best Laid Plans   /   Columbia 27 0 317 -21
21 16* The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 22 2 281 40
23 17* Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart Polydor   /   Interscope 20 1 268 46
12 18 LP Lost On You RCA   /   BMG 21 0 261 -115
24 19* Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope The High Road Southeastern   /   Thirty Tigers 21 2 253 37
17 20 James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go Columbia 13 0 252 -15
19 21 Future Islands Ran 4AD   /   Beggars Group 17 0 235 -9
29 22* Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This Disruptor   /   Columbia 10 1 231 40
20 23 Sheryl Crow Halfway There Wylie Songs   /   Warner Bros. 18 0 231 -13
26 24* Passenger Anywhere Black Crow   /   Nettwerk 19 0 217 3
N&A D25* alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious   /   Canvasback   /   Atlantic 20 2 215 82
25 26 Dawes Roll With The Punches Hub   /   Q Prime 20 0 210 -6
18 27 Old 97's Feat. Brandi Carlile Good With God ATO 20 0 194 -55
22 28 Sting One Fine Day Cherrytree   /   A&M   /   Interscope 16 0 189 -40
28 29 Father John Misty Ballad Of The Dying Man Sub Pop 14 0 187 -15
27 30 Valerie June Shakedown June Tunes   /   Concord 19 0 185 -20

for the week ending

04.17.2017

ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
Dispatch Only The Wild Ones Bomber / Kobalt 19 1 183 35
Marian Hill Down Photo Finish / Republic 13 2 183 27
Fleet Foxes Third Of May  /  Odaigahara Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 16 0 177 3
Real Estate Darling Domino 18 2 169 4
Ron Gallo Young Lady, You're Scaring Me New West 17 3 167 9
Lana Del Rey Love Polydor / Interscope 17 2 150 38
Maggie Rogers On + Off Debay Sounds / Capitol 15 3 145 17
Benjamin Booker Feat. Mavis Staples Witness ATO 15 0 143 21
Depeche Mode Where's The Revolution Venusnote / Mute / Columbia 13 0 143 11
BNQT Restart Dualtone 14 0 138 7

for the week ending

04.17.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1 Spoon Hot Thoughts Matador / Beggars Group 38 0 592 -18
2 2* Cold War Kids Love Is Mystical Capitol 30 0 534 41
4 3* Portugal The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 31 2 453 17
3 4 Shins Name For You Aural Apothecary / Columbia 29 0 416 -23
8 5* Kings Of Leon Reverend RCA 25 1 403 40
7 6* Lumineers Angela Dualtone 28 0 403 18
5 7 New Pornographers High Ticket Attractions Concord / Collected Works 33 0 400 -9
9 8* Lorde Green Light Lava / Republic 19 0 369 7
30 9* Dan Auerbach Shine On Me Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 33 2 364 175
6 10 Old 97's Feat. Brandi Carlile Good With God ATO 30 0 325 -83
11 11* Cage The Elephant Cold Cold Cold RCA 21 0 324 4
18 12* Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope The High Road Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 32 1 307 60
12 13* Ryan Adams To Be Without You PAX-AM / Blue Note 30 1 300 18
15 14* The Record Company Baby I'm Broken Concord 25 3 296 33
17 15* Imagine Dragons Believer KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 16 1 281 29
13 16 Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill Atlantic 15 0 261 -10
10 17 Rag'n'Bone Man Human Best Laid Plans / Columbia 17 0 257 -73
19 18* Trombone Shorty Here Come The Girls Blue Note / Capitol 24 1 241 2
20 19* Future Islands Ran 4AD / Beggars Group 19 0 234 2
23 20* Dispatch Only The Wild Ones Bomber / Kobalt 22 0 229 4
16 21 Dawes Roll With The Punches Hub / Q Prime 20 0 224 -29
21 22 Passenger Anywhere Black Crow / Nettwerk 19 0 220 -10
  23* Sheryl Crow Halfway There Wylie Songs / Warner Bros. 18 0 219 34
  D24* alt-J In Cold Blood Infectious / Canvasback / Atlantic 21 6 216 115
22 25 Fleet Foxes Third Of May  /  Odaigahara Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 24 1 214 -15
26 26 LP Lost On You RCA / BMG 14 0 204 -9
29 27* Real Estate Darling Domino 24 0 198 6
  D28* Maggie Rogers On + Off Debay Sounds / Capitol 18 0 197 61
25 29 Father John Misty Ballad Of The Dying Man Sub Pop 23 0 197 -20
14 30 Son Volt Back Against The Wall Transmit Sound / Thirty Tigers 22 0 195 -74

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