Thursday, December 15, 2011

♥ Gramatik

For those of you that know me, know my love for this guy's music. For over a year, Gramatik has become one of my all time favorite producers for his sincere ability to make timeless sounds, modern and perfectly balanced. It's easy to listen to him anytime of day, which is a hard thing for many 'dance music' producers to accomplish since the recent rush popularity of Electronic Dance Music. Clearly my blog findsits own tangents every now and then, it is for this moment, that I was inspired to write my blog in the first place. To express my passions, especially for musicians and when I first heard one of Gramatik's songs, wayyy before he joined forces with music label Pretty Lights Music, it evoked a nostalgic feeling in me that resonated so heavily. I was reminded as to why I have been such a huge music lover for so long, it really vibed with me.

From Funk and Jazz to Hip-Hop, Soul and Blues. Gramatik uses raw, sample based beats, transcending generations of influential music through layers of hip-hop, glitch, electro and dubstep instrumentation. From a very young age, the Slovenian producer recognized his interest in music in second grade where he spent days playing the piano rather than video games. Growing up with little, he says he felt he had nothing to lose and everything to gain, so he put his heart and soul into his music.

That’s how I feel about Gramatik. <-- I highly suggest you turn your volume up, click on this link and get a taste of Gramatik.


a picture me and Denis at his last show in Austin, backstage! I was a happy camper :)
Gramatik's music and array of albums span so many different genres and touch on different time periods that he even proclaims himself genre-less. On his first few albums, the Street Bangerz Series, you can be lulled into a sweet jazzy coma, where voice samples of age old, classic blues artists match the beats. And on his more recent album, No Shortcuts, you can find jacked up hip-hop beats combining the element of EDM popularity. And it is at this junction of his musical brilliance where his efforts were noticed by Pretty Lights Music Label and in no time picked up. Now Gramatik is working on the sequel to his first PLM album Beatz and Pieces Vol 1 (<-- free!) where he explains that it is the evolution of his musical transformation as a whole.



I am SO excited that local promoter Bobby Clay owner and operator of Polaris Presents has decided to bring Gramatik back to Austin. Last time he was here, he opened up for STS9 and you better believe I was one of maybe 10 people get my groove on. I am so excited that his popularity has risen and I cant wait for him to headline this upcoming show. You will see me tomorrow night front and center at Gramatik's upcoming show in Austin, December 16th at the Parish. ( get tickets HERE!)




♥ Ear Candy,
Mel


Friday, December 9, 2011

♥ Friday Jamz :: Azealia Banks

I have to give props to Kenn Richards, a music producer out of NYC, for introducing me to this girl. And ever since he has, I havent stopped listening to her online channels.

Maybe it's due to lyrical envy [the fact that flows don't just come streaming out of my own mouth naturally is something I never quite understood], maybe I'm having Santigold-withdrawals regarding her impending new album's release date or maybe I'm just hooked...hooked on the idea of a young, talented female vocalist with a powerful voice, uncouth lyrics and edgy style.

Now I should probably give a Parental Advisory warning here; Azealia's youthfulness is reflected in her unedited style of raunchy party rap, which may sound vulgar to some, so consider yourself warned of the potty mouth! And if you're not offended, well then read on, cause I guarantee you will probably want to have a drink, hang out and maybe do hood rat things with this chick!- Maybe :)

Azealia Bank's has a street-smart sound, while boosting her flows on top of exotic, reggae and dancy beats.  The 20 year old Harlem rapper flaunts some sassy frassy lyrics telling boys and girls to watch out, on her popular track '212'.  Azealia Banks clearly is not afraid to spit some fire and dish out some serious claims of being the next big thing. She gives a fresh, new outlook on the rap scene.

This year Azealia Banks garnered serious attention in the UK when NME, a popular British music mag, pushed her to the top of their 'Cool List'. And just this month, Banks was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll.

Continuing to grow her popularity in the UK, I insist you keep an eye out for this girl in the US in 2012.
Check out her newest song '212' and a few others that I personally am diggin!




♥ Ear Candy for you,
Mellie

Thursday, December 8, 2011

♥ Fonda San Miguel :: The Best Interior Mexican Food in Austin!

 FONDA SAN MIGUEL
2330 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 
The other day, my boyfriend surprised me after work with a spontaneous and fun date night. While on a run, he discovered this magnificent door.


After taking a peek inside, and possibly getting gawked at by some people who wondered what a guy in gym shorts was doing peering in, the spicy aromas had him hooked.

When we arrived at Fonda San Miguel we felt immediately transported to the interior of Mexico. The design was elaborate and authentic, with hanging metal chandeliers, colorful tiles on the floors and decorative paintings of Mexican cutlture. We were placed in a corner table, which Mike was thrilled about since it gave us the best view of the jaunt and the other patrons. 
Our waiter arrived, and instantly gave us a comfortable feeling. It was apparent that this guy knew his stuff, and he wasn’t going to let us order a single poor dish, in his humble opinion.

We started off with a couple DosXX to go along with the Mexican themed evening, and some tacos al pastor. We were pleasantly surprised when the tacos came out quickly and the beers arrived in frozen, decorative painted mugs. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to snap a shot of the taco appetizer since we devoured them in mere seconds, but I can tell you that the spicy sauce, combined with the sweet pineapple and juicy pork melted in our mouths.
Finally our tummies stopped yelling ‘feed me’ and we were in a much better state to make a practical order for our entree, but with such an extensive and delectable menu, it was not the easiest task. Not to mention marveling at the beautiful drawings that outlined the pages. Clearly, we were incapable of being decisive.

Once again, we consulted our exuberant waiter and followed his 'might as well try something new' suggestions and decided to order the mussels and the duck enchiladas.

Though mussels are not something new to me (click HERE to see how much I LOVE seafood), I was surprised to see them served at a Mexican restaurant, so I had to taste it. Covered in a piping hot tomato-cilantro sauce, the mussels, made with a Mexican flare, were cooked to perfection.  Served with buttery crostini for dipping and topping pleasure, Mike and I went to town.

The duck enchiladas-- now a new favorite of mine-- were juicy and flavorful and beautifully plated. What I enjoyed most about the duck enchiladas, other than the fact that the portions were big enough to share, was that they weren’t doused in cheap, sticky cheese sauce. The poblano spinach sauce, in the right amount, was the perfect compliment to the tender duck, all wrapped in a fresh corn tortilla.  
And most surprisingly, despite some of Fonda San Miguel's higher ticket items, we actually walked out without breaking the bank. I can vouch that Fonda San Miguel is the best interior Mexican food in Austin! All in all, we were a couple of stuffed peppers after that delicious meal and I will definitely be back to Fonda San Miguel!

Girls Margarita night?! 

♥ You gotta taste it,
Mel

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

♥ Maru Sushi

    4636 Burnet Rd
    Austin, Texas
    (512) 458-6200
I discovered this cute little sushi restaurant a little north of Hyde Park, off Burnet Rd. called Maru. After testing the waters with my boyfriend and his friends first, I returned to Maru again with my sister. Both times were equally enjoyable, though this place reminded me to not judge a book by its cover!

On my first visit, the place was nearly empty and we were quite skeptical, but to our surprise we were given adequate attention from the wait staff who recommended quite a few exotic items, in particular, the baby octopus [frightening pictures below] and the salmon belly! Fortunately the chef was able to slice us up seconds, because it all melted in our mouths too quickly.

When I went back with my sister recently we had a more 'lush'ious experience, tasting all different rolls and sipping on unfiltered, cold saki, which I personally prefer...not to mention the place was actually pretty busy this time. 

I started off with the seaweed salad.  I find Maru to have one of the freshest and more flavorful seaweed salads in town. It was then that Kim and I looked around to realize that although the restaurant does serve beer and wine, it is also BYOB for a very small $3 corking fee! Next time, next time...
We ate, and drank and laughed... till we were the last ones there. When the little old lady came up to ask us if we wanted anything else, I'm pretty sure we muttered jokingly 'maybe something sweet?' Knowing that our waistlines would gladly disagree, we decided against dessert. But when the woman came back with our bill, she handed us a little plate with bite sized cheesecakes--on the house.

Now, I'm 100% cheesecake is not on the menu, maybe it was a personal stash. Either way, she shared, and we loved it!
Yes, we ate the baby octopus... and yes it was delicious! Not for everyone but for a seafood lover like me, I'm willing to try almost anything!

♥ Cheers Tasters!
Mel

Friday, December 2, 2011

♥ All Good Things are Wild and Free

Happy Friday! Work has been quite time consuming in all the best ways! I've accomplished some big things and am looking forward to moving on up. 2012 looks BRIGHT!
On the blogger side of life, my posts have been sparse, but my time has been necessarily focused on work the past week. Hang tight for me! :)

 Until then I hope you like this playful picture, which represents how I'm feeling today. It's raining, dreary and grey outside, but in Texas, we welcome the wet weather! I love to play in the rain and wish I could be doing so RIGHT now, I'm also reminded that with rain, comes a rainbow!


Despite my work being so time consuming lately, this quote reminds myself not to work so hard ;)

♥ Much Love,
Melissa

Monday, November 21, 2011

♥ Pretty Lights Remix :: Run DMC – It’s Tricky & EA Sports SSX

While hanging out at a sports bar in Austin recently, I could have sworn I overheard one of my favorite Pretty Lights remixes playing over the speakers. I only looked up fast enough to see the final seconds of a snow covered boarder and the Dick's Sporting Goods and North Face logos to conclude the commercial.

Did anyone else hear that?

As I looked around, all I saw were men and women 40yrs+ tending to their beer and wings, waiting for the game to go back on.


After leaving the bar, my mind was set on finding that video...and my sanity, yet my lame attempt to rediscover the commercial via some Youtube or online channel proved dismal and maybe I was just hearing things.
But when I stumbled upon this pretty little treat I thought, maybe what I heard wasn't too farfetched.

"I've always loved hip-hop, video games and snowboarding," the well known electronic music producer, Pretty Lights told Spinner RPM regarding his new remix of the original
Run DMC- 'It's tricky' for EA Sports SSX video game.
Apparently, players will be able to trigger the song based on their game performance and by the looks of this trailer the game looks super dope... and that's saying a lot coming from a non-gamer like myself.


Also, check out the video below of Pretty Lights dropping the new track for the first time live in Atlanta. And for all you video game enthusiasts [if you are, maybe you can teach me!] Don't forget to get the SSX game, which comes out on February 14th on PS3 and XBOX.

♥ Enjoy your Ear&Eye Candy,
Mel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

♥ ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

I'm absolutely fascinated with this holiday, especially in its modern way of celebration. Traditionally this holiday is meant for friends and families to get together to remember the beautiful lives of people who have passed. I think this is important. Losing a loved one is a really difficult thing to fully grasp and come to terms with and when we all come together, it can really become a positive thing, to celebrate life.

I would like to showcase a few sneak peak photos from the 'Dia De Los Muertos' photo shoot by my good friend and photographer Addison Gumbert. 

'I strive to expose the subject’s beauty, especially in the qualities that distinguish them from anyone else, and I capture their sincerity in one frame by relating to my subjects, reversing the performer/audience model so ingrained in my training.'
-Addison Gumbert

check out more of Addison Gumbert's work HERE

Her use of lighting is fantastic and I love the intricate hair pieces. It's beautiful and eerie!
***
Would you like another dose of something sweet?
How about I leave you with some tasty ear candy?
Check out Beats Antique awesome new mix made especially for today called: 'The Skeleton Dance'



♥ Ciao!
Mellie

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

♥ New Month Mantras


I'm trying to work on shaping my mind in order to create the positive, happy and fulfilling life I would like to lead. My mission of life should be a creative visualization. Life is a canvas of aesthetics. And to allow good and bad things to occur and flow naturally as part of your path, rather than meeting it with resistance. Occasions of all kind are to be taken in right spirit.

via WetBehindTheEars
***
I have been doing a lot of reading about the laws of attractions and abilities to create the life I want to lead, starting from changing the way I think. It's very easy to get caught up in vengeance or self-hate or even just negative thinking.
***
This weekend I had a great conversation over a fabulous bottle of wine with my two friends, Mike and Tom, about Pema Chodron.

Pema Chodron is an American figure in Tibetan Buddhism. She is ordained a disciple and a nun and is a profound teacher.

Tom brought over a pocket-sized book written by Chodron which discussed her daily teachings. We each took turns reading one and discussing it, thoroughly. No leaf was left unturned and we all left more enlightened that we came in.

I have been thinking a lot about what we discussed, and from our interpretation we came up with one [of many] overall themes from her teachings.

Most importantly, we, as a person, should be a vessel in which all things positive and negative shall pass through. That we should take all situations and become wiser, kinder and more knowledgeable from them, but also not to compare situations. That every moment and every instance is new and different.

Deep Stuff, my friends. And not easy to digest.

But it is through this peace, we find true happiness and are able to let go of the ego.

***

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up. Give up all bad qualities in you, banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender. You will then experience Bliss.
- Deepak Chopra &Sri Sathya Sai Baba
***

♥ Namaste,
Melissa

Friday, October 28, 2011

♥ Happy Halloween :: Pumpkin Spice

It's Halloween weekend and I've been very excited about getting into the Halloween spirit this year, despite some costume delays :) Although pumpkin carving was never really my thing, I like the thought of adding pumpkin to any ordinary dish or drink to give it the flavor of fall.

The other week I tried a delicious pumpkin beer at the Whip In called Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, which paired very well with the cold rain outside and the spicy yellow curry dish I ordered.

I also found myself drooling over this decadent recipe for Pumpkin Crème Brûlée from Love & Olive Oil.
Click HERE for the recipe!
We may not see the seasons change in central Texas, but the smell of pumpkin spices has the ability to make me eagerly anticipate the holiday season, as well as, induce a curl-up-by-the-fire type coma.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Halloween weekend filled with spooky costumes and sweet treats! Like I said, I am not much of a pumpkin carver, but I did find some people who are. Check out these INCREDIBLE pumpkin sculptures I found on MSN's homepage [they are just too wonderful to call them carvings]!
too cute! what a great idea!


scarrryyyy!!

Happy Halloween Y'all!
♥ Mel

Monday, October 24, 2011

♥ Drunken Doughnuts :: Trace Austin at The W Hotel

While there is much to discuss on the Tastytown homefront, I thought I'd drop by to discuss some tasty treats I have had the delight of devouring lately, and you probably should too.

I've had the fortunate pleasure to do some jetsetting this weekend, out of the hot Texas heat and into the blissful Ozark Mountains for a fun and fresh weekend which truly satisfied my mind and body. While my bags are still unpacked and my fingers still a bit frosty, there is much for me to show you and I look forward to writing about my weekend/posting some pics later this week.

Until then, feast your eyes on these little delights to warm your soul.

Drunken Doughnuts, so nice to meet you on my lovely Sunday Morning!

The Drunken Doughnuts from Trace are heavenly! Each pillowy doughnut hole is covered in cinnamon sugar crystals, with three devilishly sweet toppings to dip these fluffy bites; Vodka whipped cream, Tequila chile fudge sauce and my absolute favorite Bourbon Dulce DeLeche. I highly encourage you order these treats when dining at Trace, at any time of day, sharing is of course optional!

Trace is the classy and refined restaurant located right on the corner of 2nd Street and Lavaca, inside the W Hotel. Although I've only had the pleasure to dine during brunch, I do intend on tasting their dinner fare soon.

Cheers to keeping things short and sweet today! 


Keep calm and Eat on,
♥ Mel


Monday, October 17, 2011

♥ Anything Can Happen

Have you ever had to make a really difficult decision in your life?  One where you really felt the road had met an unknown fork; where you could honestly see yourself walking down either path?

October has thrown me for some very unexpected curves and forced me to visualize myself making some very big decisions and walk down some very differnt paths.

I have mentally been a bit overwhelmed and to say the least, this song, Anything Can Happen by Wyclef Jean, brought a smile to my face and sense of peace amongst the stressfulness.

In life, its true that, at times, anything can happen. Future unknown.
And while lately I have been working on positive thinking, setting positive future intentions and studying the law of attraction; I still think there are unknown elements.

The song is catchy and the lyrics are kinda funny. The beat makes you wanna bob your head. Theres a sense of humility to the song as well. It speaks to the people feeling low or feeling high and mighty. Stay humble, cause anything can happen. Most importantly, it just reminds me that no matter how much we stress over decisions or situations, there is only so much we can control, and in reality anything can happen.




It also makes me want to go roller skating :) Party idea anyone?
Hope y'all like!
♥ Cheers,
Mellie

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

♥ Lost My Keys to Reality

Weather! Holy Moly! This weather has been amazing! Our 120 days of 100+ are finally broken. Austin has been awesomely greeted by the most brilliant breezes and trust me, we are thankful. Because, trust me, it won't last long.

 This Sunday was especially glorious! A few friends of mine got together to gallivant around the city, literally. It was definitely a 'Choose your own Adventure' kind of day.

We had lunch at Sandra Bullock's own Walton's Cafe on West Sixth Street--then drinks at Second Bar + Kitchen :)
My mimosa, Mike and Carly's Oaktown Beat Down which I think had Appleton Rum and then Tiff's Chai infused cocktail; from Second Bar + Kitchen. Delish!

Searched for the Cow Parade: the strategically placed and eclectically painted cows that are now strewn throughout the city. These -we loved. Click the link to see pics of ALL of the cows!

Hiked through the greenbelt to get some exercise and witness some amazing Hill Country views and sadly smoke in the distance from the Bastrop fires :(

My friends sitting on the edge of the cliff-- Tiffany was the brave one to get down and take the picture.

And finished off with Strawberry Margaritas at Red's Porch off of South Lamar.
shotty iphone picture!

Cheers to *Sundays* Fundays!


Much Love,
♥ Mellie

Monday, September 26, 2011

♥ Tastytown takes on the Hippie Highway :: South First Gems

After my ACL adventure last weekend, I had one goal and one goal only this weekend. Rest, relaxation and rejuvenation! Oh and eating some deliciousness of course!

Friday evening was spent treating myself to a little salon and spa action (a girl's gotta have pretty nails!), followed by late night sushi happy hour at Bar Chi with my boyfriend, my sister and some friends. Might I add that, Bar Chi is a hip new spot for late evening sushi cravings on a dime.

Saturday was spent taking ridiculously long cat naps. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t too lazy. I did, in fact, get up for a 9am boot camp workout with MOVE Austin Fitness, but I then proceeded to go straight back to sleep. When I finally awoke from my glorious slumber, it was hungertown USA for me.

Bouldin Creek is one of my absolute favorite spots in South Austin, on the Hippie Highway (aka South First). This restaurant, is entirely vegetarian, organic, fresh, and completely tasty! I'm not a vegetarian myself, but all of their options are filling, satisfying and most importantly healthy. We almost always get the hummus plate to start. It is probably the most delicious hummus, topped by the freshest tomatoes and cucumbers, I have ever tasted.
Once we had a few bites, we decided on a few tasty bevs! Mike had a Shanty, which is half 512 Wit Beer and half lemonade. It was very refreshing, but I must say I won in the drink choices when I decided to try the Champagne Mojito; bubbly and crisp!

Mike ordered the Sweet Potato Tamales, which he wrapped up into little corn tortillas, topped with fresh veggies and salsa.  It was a combination I wouldn’t have thought of myself, and I was pleasantly surprised by the savory combo. My order was the grilled cheese sammie loaded with veggies like basil, cilantro, onion, tomato and jalapenos for a kick. Needless to say, I was smiling ear to ear and I had some to take home for a snack later.

When we finally rolled ourselves out of there, my little eyes spotted something that suddenly made me realize I had a little room for dessert. Directly across the street is Sugar Mama's Bake Shop and I had to stop in. This bakery is adorable, with a little seating area inside and a decadent glass case filled with goodies. I apologize for not picturing what we actually ordered as we sort of devoured it immediately. Mike went with a mini fruit pie, and I, the rich chocolate mint square. We were in HEAVEN!

I highly recommend these Hippie Highway gems in a combo package! Sure you can try one without the other, but the two together was ideal for a lazy Saturday or maybe even a fun date idea!


BOULDIN CREEK
Bouldin Creek Street Sign
Mike sitting outside the funky Bouldin Creek wall

Shanty and Champagne Mojito
Hummus Plate
Sweet Potato Tamales

Grilled Cheese + Veggies sammie
SUGAR MAMA'S BAKESHOP
Sugar Mama's
drool...
tasty icing
cute seating area to get out of the heat
Triple Berry Mini Pie

♥ Dig in!
Mellie

Thursday, September 22, 2011

♥ Austin Restaurant Week


One City, Two Weeks, Three Courses.
Last night, Austin Restaurant Week was kicked off at Paggi House where everyone gathered for some live jazz, tasty appetizers and conversations on their big, comfy outdoor seating. The weather was beautiful and our goodie bags were stuffed with awesome Austin Restaurant Week swag and even our own Fearless Critic Guide to Austin restaurants.

Austin Restaurant Week will be held from September 25th-28th and October 2nd-5th.

This annual event was created in celebration of Austin's unique culinary arts. Austin Restaurant Week allows patrons to dine at some of Austin's finest restaurants while allowing our chefs to showcase a customized menu of their best dishes.

Meals range from $10 – $15 for lunch and $25 – $35 for dinner for a three-course pre-fixed menu.

*Remember* this week will be a busy one, so go to the ARW website, peruse the list of fabulous restauarants and be sure to make your reservations ahead of time.

--Ooo! Neat! Here's the link to Austin Restaurant Week Mobile App too!--

Are there any restaurants you want to try?? These are a few that I am dying to get a taste of.

Braise - New American
ADDRESS: 2121 East 6th Street, Suite 101
PHONE: 512-478-8700

Olivia - Gourmet
ADDRESS: 2043 South Lamar
PHONE: 512-804-2700

uchiko - Japanese
ADDRESS: 4200 N. Lamar
PHONE: 512-916-4808

♥ yummmmmm,
Mel

Thursday, September 15, 2011

♥ My Picks :: Austin City Limits Festival & Aftershows





Having lived in Austin for over 20 years, I like to call myself a True Austinite. Now that may sound pretentious, but we are a proud group of peeps, ya hear! :)  And whenever Austin gets notoriety, in any positive way, we tend to ruffle our feathers a bit and grin ear to ear. Like I said we are proud.

Yet in a way, each and every person in this fine city is to thank for it. It is because of our eccentricity and 'weirdness' as some may call it, that make this place home for me. Relaxed attitudes, open minds and the prescription to supporting "local", not only allow our businesses to flourish, but it is what allows the people to do as well. I hope those who read my blog, who have never visited--feel inspired to do so. And those who are living in the city today--feel proud.

One thing, we are most proud of is Austin City Limits Music Festival. Minus a few years (darn college exams!), I have nearly attended every festival and have really watched it grow into the nationally and internationally known festival it is today. This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary.

ACL Fest is a three-day music festival that takes place at Zilker Park, pretty much in the center of the city. Each year, not only do 130 musical groups come to play at the festival, but so do tons of local vendors to sell amazing food (some gluten free options too!) and art. Over 70,000 people come PER DAY to check it all out. Parking is a b*tch, but its all pretty fabulous!

I'd like to share with you some of my picks for the festival as well as my picks for the aftershows. What are you dying to see? Any suggestions?

-THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH-

-FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH-


Ray Lamontagne- 4:10pm-4:10pm @ AMD Stage

**Beardyman- 4:30pm-5:30pm @ BMI Stage (incredible one man band)

The Cold War Kids- 5:10pm-6:10pm @Honda Stage


Bright Eyes- 6:10pm-7:10pm @ AMD Stage

 
**Santigold- 7:10pm-8:10pm @ Honda Stage (this girl-- I love, really hope she plays some new stuff)
Santigold - Starstruck by diplo


Pretty Lights- 7:30pm-8:30pm @ Google+ Stage

 
**Kanye West- 8:30pm-10pm @ Bud Light Stage ( we all know what he sounds like, here's to hoping for the best!)

-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH-

**Aloe Blacc- 12:30pm-1:15pm @ Bud Light Stage

Phosphorescent- 2pm-2:45pm @ Austin Ventures Stage

**Iron & Wine- 4pm-5pm @ AMD Stage (this is my absolute favorite sone by Iron and Wine!)

**Fitz and the Tantrums- 5pm-6pm @ Honda Stage

**Cut Copy- 6pm-7pm @ AMD Stage ( Dance Party!)

**Chromeo- 7pm-8pm @ Honda Stage (Dance PArty x2!)




**STEVIE WONDER<--- YES! Are you serious!- 8pm-10pm@ Bud Light Stage

-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH-

Ruby Jane- 11:20am-20pm @ Austin Ventures Stage(child violin prodigy!)


Milkdrive- 11:15am-12pm @ BMI Stage (shameful plug, my boyfriend made this video!)


**AWOLNATION - 3:30pm-4:30pm @ Honda Stage

**Chiddy Bang- 3:30pm-4:30pm @ Google+ Stage


**Manu Chao- 6:30pm-7:30pm @ AMD Stage


**Empire of the Sun- 7:30pm-8:30pm @ Google+ Stage (this is a Stephan Jacobs remix, its great, Empire of the Sun is even better..check 'em out!)




**Arcade Fire!- 8pm-10pm@ Bud Light Stage (For the Festival Finale!!)


** = I will be there! :)


Hope to run into some friendly faces!

♥ Much Love and I hope you all enjoy filling your heads with amazing music!
Mel