Halfway House Music Podcast #011


On this edition of the wildly popular music blog/podcast – we showcase 15 new(er) tracks. Discussions include bundling up, Puerto Rico, AirBnB & the demise of our world courtesy of mobile devices.


1) Something To Believe In – Tall Tales & The Silver Lining
2) Vamala – Champs
3) Year of the Dragon – Guy Blakeslee
4) Let The Mountain Come To You – Sam Cohen
5) Come Back Around – Strange Babes
6) Beat of Your Heart – Summer Heart
7) Keeping Everyone Happy – Mat Shoare
8) Ivan – Von Sell
9) Human – Kagu
10) I Know – Madaila
11) Valley of Tears – Pure X
12) Stranger – Alfie Connor
13) Sea Creatures – SOAK
14) Brazil – Declan/McKenna
15) Wake – Manatee Commune

Stop by the Creative Michigan Many House in Austin during SXSW – March 16-19!!! Also – check them out on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.

New Music – The Tallest Man On Earth ‘Sagres’


After offering up an album teaser recently – The Tallest Man On Earth rewards our patience with the first single from Dark Bird Is Home(May 12th via Dead Oceans). We’ll be catching his set @ Eaux Claires Music Fest in July. You can perhaps select a date from the cities listed below. -Or- join us in Wisco.

Tour Dates:

5-13 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
5-14 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
5-16 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
5-18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5-21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5-26 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
5-27 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
5-28 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5-29 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
5-31 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
6-03 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
6-19-21 Hilvareenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
6-19-21 Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
6-19-21 Munich, Germany – Southside Festival
6-23 London, England – Koko
6-24 Antwerp, Belgium – Openlucht Theater
6-25 Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
6-28-29 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Lejon
6-30 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
6-27-07-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
7-02 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
7-17-19 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
7-17-19 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
10-12 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
10-13 Berline, Germany – Huxley’s
10-14 Vienna, Austria – Arena
10-15 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
10-19 London, England – Roundhouse
10-20 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
10-21 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10-23 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-24 Bexhill, England – De La Warr

Album Trailer:

Halfway House Music Podcast #010


This episode introduces 16 new tracks while Chris & Adam discuss topics such as dumbs in storms, hypochondriacs, the Super Bowl Halftime Show & of course – Chris getting old.

Pour yourself a nice hot toddy turn on the red lights & sit back & enjoy.

1) Coming Home – Leon Bridges
2) Gold Teeth – Hey Rosetta!
3) Phoenix – Complicated Animals
4) Through The Skylight – Grave Pool
5) To Die In L.A. – Lower Dens
6) Before – Cotillon
7) Destroyer – Panama
8) PeaceMaker – Mono Town
9) Duvan – Amason
10) In Between – Jib Kidder
11) Shiner St. – Brian Wheat
12) Solstice – Heaters
13) Phosphenes – Sylvia Vaser
14) I Want What You Got – Palace
15) I Ran Away – Vox Vidorra
16) Pulses – Hi-ker


For more details about the WYCE Jammies – visit their webpage.

New Music – Lord Huron ‘The Night We Met’ & ‘Fool For Love’


Lord Huron has been offering up teasers of the forthcoming Strange Trails for the last week -or- so. Today they finally shared some audio. Here is the first track ‘The Night We Met':

UPDATE: Lord Huron has uploaded another new track.

While Strange Trails is due out Apri 7th – you can receive a FREE download of ‘The Night We Met’ & ‘Fool For Love’ if you sign up over @ the album’s web page here.


4/16 Portland, OR- Crystal Ballroom*
4/17 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre*
4/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
4/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
4/21 Aspen, CO – Belly Up*
4/22 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*
4/22-25 Kansas, City – Middle of the Map Fest
4/25 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater*
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
4/27 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
4/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5^
5/1 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
5/2 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club^
5/3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^
5/6 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
5/8 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
5/9 Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
5/10 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall*
5/11 Austin, TX – Stubb’s*
5/13 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre#
5/14 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre#
5/15 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre#
5/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern#
7/24 Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest

* Leon Bridges
^ Hamilton Leithauser
# Family of the Year

Halfway House Music Podcast #009


Once again Adam G. joins me for some music & babbling nonsense. In addition to playing some pretty rad new music – we discuss running errands, the Dollar Store & getting old(again). We revisit the ClickBait game as well as my childhood with a reading of a junior high school radio script.

Get those red lites turned on & find a cozy spot on the couch.

1) Comets – Ladada
2) Name On A Matchbook – Springtime Carnivore
3) Competition – The Dodos
4) Shirim – Melody’s Echo Chamber
5) Me God Liquor – Night Beds
6) Uppr Dwnr – Dream Brother
7) Saturday Night – The Wooden Sky
8) Flare Gun – In Tall Buildings
9) Connection – Valentiger
10) Love Love Love – Say Hi
11) Dark Side Of The Moon – Chris Staples
12) All Fire – Jungle of Love(via 24 HR Records)
13) Billions Of Eyes – Lady Lamb The BeeKeeper

Bonus: We’ve included a chat about the dumbing down of the world afterwards. Woot.

Here is the Spotify playlist(sans songs not found on Spotify).

Oh – click here to listen to Eddie Murphy’s ‘Boogie In Your Butt’.

Here’s the snap from Adam’s bingo night:


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Halfway House Music Podcast #008


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1) Black Lemon – Generationals
2) Into The Dark – Graveyard Club
3) War – The Wands
4) Where You’ve Been – Hideout
5) Bloodlines – Mimicking Birds
6) Big Red Kite – Lobo
7) Cold Blood – Jesse Woods
8) Sick Black Lung – Ghost Heart
9) Salty Sweet – Ben Scott-Brandt
10) Bubble Guts – Hollywood Makeout
11) Signal Fires – Water Graves
12) Scorpio Moon – The Tulips
13) I’m Leaving – Low Roar

Check out the playlist on Spotify.

New Music – Vox Vidorra ‘Live From The Living Room’


Vox Vidorra is the latest project from Blue Molly’s Molly B & involves some very talented musicians: Scott Schultz Ryan K. Wilson & Theo Ndawillie II. The Live From The Living Room EP was recorded -you guessed it- live in a living room. & mercy -as evidenced by the video below- that Molly can saaang!!! Be sure to throw a fiver their way & download the EP. Let it soundtrack your holiday weekend.

Get to know Vox Vidorra: BandCamp. Facebook. iTunes.

Exclusive Album Stream – Black Whales ‘Through The Prism, Gently’


Seattle’s Black Whales has kindly offered Halfway House Music the opportunity to share with you all a ‘First Listen’ of their sophomore effort Through The Prism, Gently. And we couldn’t be more excited as the Psych-Pop-Rock band has hit a home run with their IndieGoGo funded album. You’ve listened to that Taylor Swift record enough already – so do your headphones a solid & give this ear candy a spin:

Through The Prism, Gently hits the record store shelves tomorrow – November 11th. Check back for album related links. Woot.

UPDATE: Through The Prism Gently is now available via ITunes, Amazon, BandCamp, Spotify & – for colored vinyls – via Sunless Sea Records.

For those of you lucky enough to reside in the Emerald City – Black Whales is having a bash to celebrate the release of Through the Prism, Gently @ the Tractor Tavern on Saturday November 29th. There – you’ll be able to snag physical copies of CD’s & limited edition colored vinyl(courtesy of Sunless Sea Records). DETAILS. TICKETS.

Get to know Black Whales: Website. BandCamp. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

Halfway House Music Podcast #007


Greetings. It’s been quite a while since we’ve recorded a Halfway House Music Podcast. #007(in a collector’s series) doesn’t disappoint with lots of new music from up & comers.

Please enjoy @ your own discretion.


Cold Creeps – Owl John
Stay Gold – First Aid Kit
Morning Clouds – Whyte Horses
All Of My Life – Kevin Morby
Sea B!tch – Tallows
Black River – Wild Leaves
Next To You – Oh, Be Clever
House Of Cards – Holy, Holy
Disguise – Another Green World
In My Teeth – The Rosebuds
Tiny Prisms – Black Whales
Little Surfer Girl – The Yetis
Hold Tight – Midnight Faces
Irons In The Fire – Marshall McLean
Blurry Eyes – Ourlives
Good Talk – Bishop Allen

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Say wha?!? A record label right here in Grand Rapids??? That’s right. dizzybird records is a brand spanking new label formed right here in the grand land. Co-founders Brian Hoekstra(AMI Entertainment) & Nicole LaRae(Venue Mgr @ Pyramid Scheme/WYCE Community Relations/Halfway House comrade) will be launching its goodness with a release party on October 17th @ the Pyramid Scheme.


Atlanta indie rockers Gringo Star‘s release of new 7-inch ‘Long Time Gone’ b/w ‘World of Spin’ along with a 10-inch from Gringo Star amigos, Heaters will be the debut releases from the new Grand Rapids-based dizzybird records. Woot.

Like‘ their Facebook page for updates on all things dizzy.

Join‘ the launch party event page.

Get to know dizzybird records: website. facebook. twitter. instagram.

Congrats to our friends Brian & Nicole.

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