19 of 2019

It's been an insane year personally, existentially, politically, Dodgersly and many other -slys for me (and I know it's been even tougher and stranger for a lot of my friends...) with crazy highs and lows, some sleepless nights, a lot of fretting but also some hope and genuine happiness. Throughout the insanity there's been some amazing bright spots - moments, songs, films, and art - that helped me get through the dark days (soooo many dark days...) and punctuated the good ones. If you know me you know that the end of the year is one of my favorite times because it's Best Of list time - the time of year when everyone looks back on their bright spots and shines a light on the good stuff. So with that spirit in mind here are mine and a few of my friends' 19 bright spots from the year 2019.

19  SONGS  I  HAD  ON REPEAT  THIS  YEAR

by TODDRICK SPALDING

VP Music, Mob Scene and Captain, C90 + Sonic Ritual

Craig Finn "Blankets"

Black Midi "bmbmbm"

Pile "The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller"

Peel'd "The Song of Simone"

Sharon Van Etten "Jupiter 4"

Purple Mountains "All My Happiness Is Gone"

The National "Light Years"

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "In Good Faith"

Feels "Car"

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "Leviathan"

Rosie Tucker "Habit"

Swans "Sunfucker"

Twen "Damsel"

Wilco "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)"

Orville Peck "Dead of Night"

FACS "In Time"

Big Thief "UFOF"

Bill Callahan "Angela"

The Comet Is Coming "Birth of Creation"

19  FROM '19 THAT  I LOVED

by DANNY EXUM

Director of Music, Workshop Creative

Vagabon "Full Moon In Gemini"

slowthai "Nothing Great About Britain"

Tobe Nwigwe "Reality"

SiR (feat. Kendrick Lamar) "Hair Down"

BROCKHAMPTON "No Halo"

(Sandy) Alex G "Hope"

Baby Rose "Borderline"

Autograf "Test The Waters"

Big Brave "Sibling"

The Comet Is Coming "Summon The Fire"

Nerija "Nascence"

Theon Cross "Panda Village"

Charli XCX (feat. Christine and The Queens) "Gone"

Angel Olsen "Lark"

Denzel Curry "RICKY"

Sharon Van Etten "Seventeen"

Big K.R.I.T. "M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I."

Hiss Golden Messenger "Terms of Surrender"

Orville Peck "Dead Of Night"

19  FAVORITES  IN

NO  SPECIFIC ORDER

by EVELIN GARCIA

Director of Music, Ignition Creative

Mathieu David Gagnon, Flore Laurentienne - Volume 1

Judge Wendy Beetlestone keeping Trump admin from ending no-cost birth control. 

Missy Elliott being inducted into the songwriter's hall of fame (only female rapper!)

First picture of a black hole is unveiled

Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel

Thome Yorke - Anima

Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima 

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Beyoncé - Homecoming: The Live Album

Carly Rae Jepsen "Too Much" 

Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Primal Prayer

Velvet Buzzsaw

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong 

Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

Sebastian Plano - Verve

Disney+ 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer

The Organs of Sense by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Toy Story 4

19 ALBUMS

by WILL QUINEY

Music Supervisor, GrandSon

75 Dollar Bill ‘I Was Real’ (Thin Wrist)

Floating Points ‘Crush’ (Ninja Tune)

Hot Chip ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Altin Gün ‘Gece’ (ATO Records)

Mdou Moctar 'Ilana: The Creator’ (Sahel Sounds)

SebastiAn ’Thirst’ (Because)

Black Midi ‘Schlagenheim' (Rough Trade)

KOKOKO! ‘Fongola’ (Transgressive)

Asap Ferg ‘Floor Seats’ (Columbia)

Orville Peck ‘Pony' (Sub Pop)

Chemical Brothers ’No Geography’ (Virgin EMI)

Big K.R.I.T. ‘K.R.I.T. IZ Here’ (BMG)

Various ‘Outro Tempo 2’ (Music From Memory)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds ‘Ghosteen’ (Ghosteen)

Grupo Jejeje 'Grupo Jejeje’ (Discos Rolas)

The Comet Is Coming ’Trust In The Life-force of The Deep Mystery’ (UMG)

Various ’Fabio & Grooverider presents 30 Years of Rage Vol 3'

(All Above Board Projects)

Esa Presents 'Amandla: Music To The People' (Soundway)

Various ’Style & Fashion : Fashion Records (Souljazz)

19  FAVORITE ALBUMS  FROM  2019

by CHRIS BURQUE

Ghost Town, Inc.

Clinic - Wheeltappers And Shunters

Angelo De Augustine - Tomb

Elite Beat - Selected Rhythms

FACS - Lifelike

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

The Hecks - My Star

Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Cate le Bon - Reward

The Mauskovic Dance Band - S/T

Purple Mountains - S/T

Resavoir - S/T

Arthur Russell - Iowa Dream

Andy Stott - It Should Be Us

Tengger - Spiritual 2

Wand - Laughing Matter

Yu Su - Roll With The Punches

V/A - Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil 1984-1996

V/A - World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time For Peace Is Now

19  OLDER  FILMS  I

DISCOVERED  THIS

YEAR 

by BRIAN SAUR

Music Supervisor, Mob Scene & Co-Host, Pure Cinema Podcast

1. PUSHOVER (1954)

2. MODEL SHOP (1969)

3. AFTER THE FOX (1966)

4. BLACK WIDOW (1954)

5. FOUR FACES WEST (1948)

6. EVIL KNIEVEL (1971)

7. RED SUN (1971)

8. THE WASP WOMAN (1959)

9. ROBBERY (1967)

10. THE HANGING TREE (1959)

11. TOM HORN (1980)

12. WARLOCK (1959)

13. MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES (1957)

14. THE FASTES GUN ALIVE (1956)

15. STUNTS (1977)

16. MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958)

17. RIDE THE WILD SURF (1964)

18. DEATH ON THE NILE (1978)

19. J.W. COOP (1972)

19  MUSIC  THINGS I'VE  LISTENED  TO  

A  LOT   THIS  YEAR 

by RUDY CHUNG

Employee Of The Month, HTGR/Pusher

On Man - United (Self Release)

mmph - Serenade (Tri-Angle)

Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin? (Warp)

Amnesia Scanner - AS Acá feat. Lalita (PAN)

Neon Chambers - One EP (Dekmantel)

Tyler, The Creator - IGOR (Columbia)

XXX - Second Language (BANA)

DJ Murlo - Dolos (Coil)

Katie Gately - Loom (Houndstooth)

Kim Gordon - No Home Record (Matador)

Flohio - Wild Yout (Alpha)

DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)

Ecker & Meulyzer - Carbon (Subtext)

Darnell Williams - Turbo (12Tone)

Anne Müller - Heliopause (Erased Tapes)

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors (jagjaguwar)

Floating Points - Crush (Ninja Tune)

Kangding Ray - Azores (Figure)

Sevdaliza - Martyr (Twisted Elegance)

N-N-N-N-NINETEEN FILM  AND TV  SCORES  AND SOUNDTRACKS

by WILL THEAKSTON

Head of Licensing, Warp Records

Anna Meredith / Eighth Grade / Bo Burnham

Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow / Hanna / David Farr

Bobby Krlic / Midsommar / Ari Aster

Brian Eno / Top Boy / Ronan Bennett, Yann Demange

Chris Morris, Sebastian Rochford, Jonathan Whitehead / The Day Shall Come / Chris Morris

Clark / Daniel Isn't Real / Adam Egypt Mortimer

Daniel Lopatin / Uncut Gems / Safdie Brothers

Emile Mosseri / The Last Black Man In San Francisco / Joe Talbot

Fatima Al Qadiri / Atlantics / Mati Diop

Hildur Guðnadóttir / Chernobyl / Johan Renck

Leonardo Heiblum / Birds of Passage / Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra

Mark Jenkin / Bait / Mark Jenkin

Mica Levi / Monos / Alejandro Landes

Nicholas Britell / If Beale Street Could Talk / Barry Jenkins

PJ Harvey / The Virtues / Shane Meadows

Stuart Staples / High Life / Claire Denis

S-Type / Boyz In The Wood / Ninian Doff

The Radiophonic Workshop / Possum / Matthew Holness

Various / Climax / Gaspar Noe

19  THINGS  THAT MADE  2019  NOT  A BURNING  TRASH FIRE

by REILLY RYAN MARQUEZ

Music Supervisor, Mob Scene & Dog Enthusiast

  • 1. Pink lady apple griddle cakes from Breakfast by Salt’s Cure

  • 2. The Cinespia screening of Legally Blonde 

  • 3. ACUPUNCTURE

  • 4. My boyfriend’s grandma’s 100th birthday

  • 5. Zach Woods in The Office and Silicon Valley 

  • 6. Regularly using cuticle oil 

  • 7. The visuals of Solange’s When I Get Home

  • 8. My best friend’s engagement!

  • 9. Seeing James Blake at the Palladium 

  • 10. Astrology memes 

  • 11. When Adam Driver accidentally cuts himself in Marriage Story

  • 12. Keeping my plants alive!!!!!!!!!!

  • 13. The “Reality TV Me” chapter of Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

  • 14. Getting a fancy vacuum

  • 15. Rosalía & Frank Ocean’s “New Originals” portraits in W Magazine

  • 16. Hugs from the kids I nanny

  • 17. Finally learning how to blow dry my own hair

  • 18. Will Rogers Beach 

  • 19. The best boys in the world: Henry and Jem

12 CHEESEBURGERS

by SALINGER SPALDING

Burger Quester & Drummer, The Gummie Squad

1. Smosh Town Burger "The O's Way"

2. Burgerlords "Cheeseburger"

3. Plan Check "The PCB"

4. King's Row Gastropub "Backyard Burger"

5. Pie N Burger "Cheeseburger"

6. Shake Shack "Shackburger"

7. The Habit "Original Double Char"

8. Burgers Never Say Die "The Double"

9. Golden State "The Burger"

10. Grill 'Em All "The Winger aka The Stewart"

11. Taylor's Steakhouse "Prime Cheeseburger"

12. In N Out "Double Double"

19  WHISKEYS EVERYONE SHOULD  TRY

by JON GRANAT

SVP, Head of Global Synch Licensing, Nettwerk Music

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea

Redbreast 12 year Cask strength

Little Book Chapter 3 The Road Home

Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon

Four Roses Small Batch Select

Booker’s “Teresa’s Batch”

Redbreast 21 year

Taylor Barrel Proof

Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel

Makers Mark 101 Proof

Michters 10 Year Rye

Garrison Brothers Single Barrel

High West Yippee Ki-Yay

Four Roses Small Batch Select

Wild Turkey Cornerstone Rye

Nikka Coffee Grain

Old Forrester 1920

High West Bourye

Legent

19  IN  HEAVY ROTATION  IN  2019

by ANGEL MENDOZA

Music Director, AV Squad & Co-Owner, Track Number Records

The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears

Sault - 5

Lingua Ignota - Butcher Of The World

Nick Cave - Ghosteen

Holly Herdon - Proto

Andy Stott - It Should Be Us

Nivhek - After It’s Own Death/Walking Spiral Towards The House

Bliss Signal - Self Titled

Thom Yorke - Anima 

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

Earthgang - Mirrorland

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

Bobby Krlic - Midsommar OST

Denzel Curry - ZUU

Wilshire Corridor - The Fig and The Wasp

Body / Negative - Epoch 

Eartheater - Trinity

Croatian Amor and Varg - Body Of Carbon 

Kamikaze Space Programme - Dead Skin Cells

19  FAVES  FROM 2019

by MAURA DUVAL GRIFFIN

Audiomachine

fave concert festival:

Desert Daze

fave ‘comeback' live show:

Massive Attack doing Mezzanine at the Palladium (with Liz Fraser)

fave ‘comeback’ live show #2:

Stereolab at Desert Daze

fave musical experience:

Playing a song with my pals in Thee Idylls onstage at SXSW

fave album my kid turned me on to:

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

fave new album by one of my fave bands:

Elbow "Giants of All Sizes"

fave reissue:

Prince "Originals"

fave film score: 

Joker OST by Hildur Guðnadóttir

fave song:

"When Am I Gonna Lose You" by Local Natives

fave movie: 

Parasite

fave book: 

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (from 2018, read in 2019)

fave TV show:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

fave meal:

Dan Dan Noodles at Joy Highland Park

fave ice cream:

Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace at Ample Hills Creamery Los Feliz

fave city visited for the first time in 2019:

Boise, ID (I need to get out more)

fave yard sale score:

Schecter Corsair (pictured)

fave meme subject:

Baby Yoda

fave fashion trend:

pull-on/elastic waistband pants

most anticipated event of 2020:

Going to SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark!

19 TRACKS

by MATTHEW BAILEY

Music Supervisor, MOCEAN

Big Business "Let Them Grind"

Spellling "Haunted Water"

Carly Rae Jepsen "Now That I Found You"

Clara Mae "Lost"

Fontaines DC "Too Real"

Ana Roxanne "I’m Every Sparkly Woman"

Georgia "About Work The Dancefloor"

Cate Le Bon "Here It Comes Again"

Empath "Rodeo Fever"

Ty Segall "Radio"

Daphni "Sizzling"

Girl Band "Shoulderblades"

Squid "Houseplants"

Mariah the Scientist "Reminders"

The World "White Radish"

Robert Sotelo "Mister"

Alex Cameron "Stepdad"

EXEK "Lobbyist"

Guerilla Toss "What Would the Odd Do?"

19  FAVORITE THINGS  OF  2019

by BILL MCSHANE

Senior Editor, MOCEAN & Singer/Guitarist, Ultimate Fakebook

White Reaper - You Deserve Love

Succession (HBO)

Watchmen (HBO)

Disney+

Lana del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell

Wavves / Slut Island live at Lodge Room in Highland Park

Frozen 2 Soundtrack

Toy Story 4

Wide zoom on iPhone 11 Pro Max

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Get Up Kids - Problems

Ex Hex - It’s Real

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Cartoon Club at the New Beverly Cinema

The Sheila Divine - The Beginning of the End is Where We’ll Start Again

Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland 

Anima by Paul Thomas Anderson

Chernobyl (HBO)

The Santana Porchetta Sandwich at Donkey Punch in Trastevere, Rome

19  FAVORITES

by MIKE OTT

Filmmaker

1. Isolda Dychauk

2. Everything created by Cory Zacharia

3. Galaxy San Juan

4. Las Vegas anniversary 

5. Moving back to the US

6. Unemployable pilot

7. The Guy in the Cave

8. Serge Gainsbourg bar in Berlin

9. My dog Harry

10. New Years in Austin

11. Adam J. Minnick

12. Ajax FC

13. Hakim Ziyech 

14. Docs Inn

15. All or Nothing: Manchester City doc 

16. CDs Sports Lounge - Las Vegas

17. Sulk by TR/ST

18. Cinema Club season 2

19. 10 years working with T. Spalding

NINETEEN

by DJ KILROYROGERS

Vinyl Sorcerer

1. The Rebel: Johnny Yuma This Youtube SHOUT! Factory 

western TV show from 1959-1960 with dreamy Nick Adams as a sensitive ex-Confederate soldier writer/gunslinger (!) has remarkably modern story lines. 

2. Billie Eilish - “Bad Guy” I know. Still.

3. Rocket Man - So much better than it had to be.

Taron Egerton is sublime.

4. Jeff Iftekaruddin - “Permission to Fly” will make your spirits soar. Heavenly.

5. Lovey Dove - “Lou Reed Don’t leave” - half a mil Spotify listeners have already discovered this tribute track. Now, you.

6. Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art at LACMA

7. That Nancy Pelosi hand clapping thing. 

8. Greta Thunberg Time Person of the Year. Yes!

9. An openly gay dude running for Prez- and getting traction and support in IOWA! 

10. What We Do In The Shadows. TILDA!

11. The Dead Don’t Die. TILDA!!

12. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Mostly because my native Hollywoodites adored it.

13. Parasite. And I haven’t even seen it yet.

14. Udo Kier interview on IndieWire - “I’ve been to hell many times”

15. Lil Nas X success. Yee Haw!

16. Frank Ocean - “In My Room” Deep. 

17. Chainsmokers - “Who Do You Love?” Bitchin’!

18. The Marciano Foundation shutting down. Regrettable, but these union-busting Guess dicks don’t deserve any glory. 

19. Tar Pit Sessions at Mob Scene. Dope.

19  FAVORITE  TV AND  FILM

PERFORMANCES OF  2019

by TARIK BRADFORD

Owner, Dahomey Music

  •  Lupita Nuyongo as Adelaide Wilson (Us)

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck (Joker)

  • Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

  • Octavia Spencer as Sue Ann “Ma” (Ma)

  • Regina King as Sister Night (Watchmen)

  • Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark (Avengers: End Game)

  • Eden Duncan Smith as CJ Walker (See You Yesterday)

  • Jimmie Fails as Jimmie Fails (The Last Blackman In San Francisco)

  • Sam Jackson as John Shaft II (Shaft)

  • Karl Urban as Billy Butcher (The Boys)

  • Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson (Emergence)

  • Zendaya as Rue Bennett (Euphoria)

  • Elizabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell (The Boys)

  • Shahadi Wright Joseph as Zora Wilson (Us)

  • Julia Louis Dreyfus as Selena Myers (Veep)

  • Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman (Harriet)

  • Taron Egerton as Elton John (Rocketman)

  • DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling (She’s Gotta Have It)

19  FAVE  2019 RELEASES  

by LAUREN FAY LEVY

Music Supervisor, Lost and Sound

KOKOKO! - Fongola (Transgressive)
Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile (RVNG Intl)
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs (Kemado/Mexican Summer)
Sessa - Grandeza (Boiled Records)
La Chica - Cambio (Twenyone)
Various Artists - Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 (Light In The Attic)
Marie Davidson, Soulwax - "Work It (Soulwax Remix)"
Rapsody - Eve (Jamla/Roc Nation)
Vendredi sur Mer - Premiers Émois (Profil de Face)
Altin Gün - Gece (ATO)
Voyou - Les bruits de la ville (Enterprise)
Little Simz - GREY Area (AWAL)
Yves Jarvis - The Same But By Different Means (Anti)
Ben LaMar Gay - Confetti in the Sky Like Fireworks (International Anthem)
Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (Interscope)
Y La Bamba - Mujeres (Tender Loving Empire)
Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle (International Anthem)
Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia (Reissue) (Sacred Bones)

19  BEERS

by PAUL HANLY

General Manager, Frenchkiss Records

Grimm & Other Half - Jam Don't Shake Stout

Suarez Family - Bones Shirt Lager

The Referend - Metamorfosis Golden Ale

Root + Branch - Everyone Stands Beneath Their Own Dome Double IPA

Ten Bends - Cream Puff War Double IPA

Cellador - Berlinerish Tart Cherry

Troon - Disconsolate Hoppy Ale

Foam - It's Time To Wake Up Stout

Dancing Gnome - Lustra Pale Ale

Lawson's Finest - Fayston Maple Stout

Weaverhollow - Wild Farmhouse Ale

Nightmare - Drawn And Quartered IPA

Hill Farmstead - Vera Mae Farmstead Ale

Non Sequitur - Are We Still Having Fun Double IPA

Treehouse - I Will Not Be Afraid Stout

River Roost - Mo'rilla IPA

Jester King - MontMorency vs Balaton - Barrel Aged Sour

Hudson Valley - Multichorus Sour IPA

Hacienda - Everything Eventually Pale Ale

19  OVERLOOKED SONGS  FROM  2019

by ALISON ROSENFELD

Music Supervisor & DJ

Ghost Funk Orchestra - “Slow Down”

Gumm - “Summit”

Camp Saint Helene - “Farfisa Song”

Kate Davis - “Animals”

Kit Sebastian - “Pangea”

Vanishing Twin - “You Are Not an Island”

Reginald Omas Mamode IV - “In Search of Balance”

World Brain - “Everybody Dies”

Kills Birds - “Worthy Girl”

Too Free - “ATM”

Zelooperz - “JayJay-Z”

Shygirl - “UCKERS”

Mattiel - “Baron’s Sunday Best”

wished bone - “Cops”

Pixx - “Disgrace”

Jackie Mendoza - “De Lejos”

Chong the Nomad - “Undervelvet”

YGT - “Paradoxical Relaxation"

Juan Wauters - “Crazy Funny (ft. Maxine Yolanda)"

19  FAVORITES  OF  2019

by LAURA KATZ

Music Supervisor, Supe Troop

favorite neon sign I saw for the first time:

The Golden Spur Restaurant, Glendora, CA

favorite animatronic experience:

The Bhagavad-gita Museum, Culver City, CA

favorite Los Angeles district I only discovered this year:

Pinata District

favorite meal:

beans and baby squid, Bar Pinotxo, Barcelona, Spain

favorite concert:

Bill Callahan, Lodge Room (Highland Park)

favorite vanity license plate sighting:

TEXTMEX

favorite museum exhibition: 

Inheritance: Recent VIdeo Art from Africa, Fowler Museum

favorite fictional character's birthday:

Smokey Bear's 75th

favorite TV show: 

The West Wing

favorite wine flight:

The Basque Market, Boise, ID

favorite sandwich:

Maitakes at Noon, Yarrow Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

favorite mural I saw for the first time:

The Great Wall of Los Angeles (North Hollywood)

favorite skincare discovery:

caudalie vine[activ] energizing vitamin c eye cream

favorite song:

Mark Ronson - "Late Night Feelings (Featuring Lykke Li)"

favorite book:

John Le Carré - The Russia House

favorite poster of project I've worked on: 

Cake (FXX)

favorite dessert:

pastel de nata, Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

favorite movie I finally saw after a lifetime of people being shocked I hadn't seen it: 

The Godfather

favorite fact learned:

bananas are herbs

19  FAVORITE  GINS OF  2019

by ARBEL BEDAK

Gin Aficionado & VP, Sync A&R/Creative, Decca Publishing

Gray Whale

Tanqueray No. 10

Plymouth Navy Strength

Sipsmith

Monkey 47

Blind Tiger

Nolet’s

Beefeater

New Amsterdam

Roku

Fords

Hendrick’s

The Botanist

Elephant Gin

St. George

AMASS

Plymouth Sloe Gin

Bols Genever

Aviator

19  TIMES  I  HAD THIS

YEAR

by DEREK LINER

Music Coordinator, Mob Scene

The Time I Got Married at a Bar

The Time I Had a Nudie Suit Made For Me

The Time I Walked Down The Isle to Velvet Underground

The Time I Got My Dog Oz.

The Time I saw The Exploding Hearts @ Zebulon

The Time I Had At The Growlers Beach Goth 2019

The 19 Times I Ate At Del Taco

The Time I Saw Amyl and the Sniffers @ The Bootleg

The Time Maddie Threw Me A Tiki BDAY Party

The Time Starcrawler Stepped on Someones Purse @ Golddiggers

The Time I Spoke At SyncCon

The Time I Went To A Vintage Porn Poster Estate Sale

The Time I Worked at Deus Ex Machina

The Times I Had Tacos Palascios Burrito

The Time I Attempted the Grog Log at Tonga Hut

The Time Adam Lambert sang Headlines on VICE

The Time The Growlers - "Natural Affair" Came Out

The Time I Started At Mob Scene

The Time I Discovered MadLib "Shame" On Piñata Beats.

19  FAVORITE THINGS  OF  2019

by GREG SWEENEY

Music Supervisor / Parent / Vinyl Enthusiast

Altin Gun “Gece” (ATO Records) live @ Teragram Ballroom

Bourbon & Vinyl Record Club

clipp.art (record label)

Fleabag 

Freddie Gibbs, Madlib “Bandana” (Keep Cool/RCA)

Flying Lotus “Flamagra” (Warp Records)

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib 

Kamasi Washington @ The Ace Theater

Lizzo

New Amsterdam Records (record label)

Nilufer Yanya “Miss Universe” (ATO Records) live @ The Lodge Room

Parasite 

Rappcats (store)

Russian Doll 

Shafiq Husayn "The Loop"

The Comet Is Coming “Trust In The Life-Force Of The Deep Mystery” live @ Moroccan Lounge

The Midnight Hour (Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge) @ The Lodge Room

Tyler The Creator “IGOR” (Columbia Records)

YNB Cordae “The Lost Boy” (Atlantic)

19  FAVORITE ALBUMS,  SHOWS, 

EXPERIENCES  AND MORE

by PAUL ROCHA

Creative Licensing and Synch Director, Secret City Records

Various Artists – Africa Airways Five (Brace Brace Boogie 1976 - 1982)  

Orville Peck – Pony

The Hecks – My Star

Leif Vollebekk – New Ways

Black Midi – Schlagenheim

Black Midi, Bush Tetras and Shopping at SXSW

Bikini Kill at Hollywood Palladium

Tame Impala at Fox Theater Pomona

Leif Vollebekk at Bowery Ballroom

IDLES at Fonda and Wiltern

Lizzo at Hollywood Palladium

Honeymoon in Sicily: Scala dei Turchi / Brahms concerto at Teatro Massimo / Dinner at MOON in Ortigia

Camping in Big Sur

4th of July in Palm Springs

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge preview at Disneyland

Guest DJ set on dublab

DJing with Keith Morris from Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!

Death By Tube Amp hangs

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: #TeamBaga

19  WEIRDO  FINDS, 

DISCOVERIES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND  MEDITATIONS OF  2019

by JOSH BRIGGS

General Manager, Terrorbird Media

Rogelio Martinez "Y Sigues Siendo Tú"

Garland Green "Mr. Misery"

Jonathan Richman "I Love Hot Nights"

Durand Jones & The Indications "Don't You Know"

Desmond Dekker & The Aces "Israelites"

Tierra Whack "Fuck Off"

Palehound "Cinnamon"

Mort Garson "Swingin' Spathiphyllums"

Johnny Osbourne "No Ice Cream Sound"

Sidney Gish "Somebody's Baby"

Radiator Hospital "Our Song"

Ty Segall "Every 1's A Winner"

Barefoot Jerry "That's OK, He'll Be Your Brother Someday"

Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians "Nothing"

NNAMDÏ "Price Went Up"

Belle & Sebastian "If She Wants Me"

David Bowie "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)"

Mahawam "Is An Island"

John Denver & The Muppets "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

by NAAMAN SNELL

Owner & Music Supervisor, Space Cowboy Inc.

19  OF  19

1. Going on my honeymoon (FINALLY!)

2. Starting my company, Space Cowboy Music, Inc.

3. My one-year anniversary with my wife

4. Brittany Howard “Jaime”

5. Yola “Walk Through Fire”

6. Trump’s Impeachment

7. Karen O and Danger Mouse “Lux Prima"

8. Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride"

9. Finally seeing The Rolling Stones live

10. FKA Twigs “Magdalene"

11. Playing Destiny 2 on PS4… a lot… 🤓

12. See SebasiAn live after an 8 year hiatus

13. The Raconteurs “Help Me Stranger"

14. The National “I Am Easy To Find"

15. Dinner at La Giostra in Florence, Italy

16. Being Best Man at my boy Frank Palazzolo’s wedding

17. Too many amazing live shows to count

18. Seeing Max Richter perform The Leftovers score and his Sleep project live

19. Michael Kiwanuka “Kiwanuka"

C'MON  2020!  LET'S  FUCKING GO!!!

a squirrel & crow company