Tag Archives: Tavik Music

Thursday Afternoon 9-11-14


Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Afternoon - Tomorrows Tulips

Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Tomorrows Tulips was formed by Alex Knost in 2010 after Japanese Motors, his band prior, dissolved. They are known for their simple instrumentation and straight forward melodies, relentlessly flowing through circular chord progressions, accompanied by Lou Reed/Calvin Johnson esque vocal style and melody. Listen to “Flowers on the Wall” off of their 2013 album Experimental Jelly, and watch for their new record WHEN, out October 7th.

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Past and Present Tuesday September 2


Past and Present

past and present - Allah Las

Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Music has seen plenty of revivalist groups, and the 60’s are an era frequently revisited. Local band Allah Las are no exception, yet while they look to previous generations, they look to the future as well, breathing new new life into old trends. Listen to Allah Las track “Tell Me (Whats On Your Mind)” off of their 2012 self-titled album, as well as The Seeds “Cant Seem To Make You Mine” off of their 1966 self-titled album.

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Past and Present Tuesday August 26


Past and Present

Past and present-Juicy J

Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Hip hop has seen an array of sub genres, one of the most notable being trap. Born in the south, trap can be characterized by its lyrical content, instrumentation, and the iconic rolling hi-hat, only recently finding more commercial success. Listen to Three 6 Mafia’s “Ridin In Da Chevy” (1995), as well trap inspired pop in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” (2014) with Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J.

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Thursday Afternoon 8-21-14


Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Afternoon-Mac Demarco

Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Canadian resident Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV, better known by his stage name Mac Demarco, has been self recording music for years, finding more commercial success in 2012 when he signed to Captured Tracks. You always know when you hear a Mac Demarco song, and his live performances are just as unique and entertaining. Listen to “European Vegas” off of his 2012 album Rock and Roll Nightclub, and catch him at FYF this Sunday.

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Round Up – Made in America


Round Up is Tavik’s event recap of what went on, what you missed, and what you need to attend next time.

Jay-Z’s  Made in America festival in downtown Los Angeles is less than two weeks away!
Kanye West and Imagine Dragons are the headliners for the two days of music in Grand Park. The festival could attract as many as 50,000 people each day so grab your tickets and don’t’ miss out!

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Our boys cutsnake will be performing August 30th so be sure to check set times and check them out! Photo: Sedz of Cutsnake stoking some fans out with our Tavik + Cutsnake collab hats.  Look for more of the same at the Made in American event!

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Thursday Afternoon 8-14-14


Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Afternoon Artist:The Ohh Sees

Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Thee Oh Sees is the musical project of guitarist John Dwyer, and over the past decade have become a prominent figure within the garage rock scene. Their sound is familiar yet subtly unique, and are notorious for pumping out albums within a matter of months. Listen to “Encrypted Bounce” off of the 2014 album Drop.

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Past and Present Tuesday August 12


Past and Present

Past and Present - The Natural Yogurt Band

Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

The Natural Yogurt Band are commonly referred to as a jazz duo, however simultaneously feature strong elements of funk, soul, and psychedelia. Many groups merely repeat what has been created in the past, but this UK duo has successfully given new life to genres that thrived in previous decades. Listen to their track “Pipe Dreams” off of the 2008 album Away With Melancholy, as well as Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” off of the 1970 album Curtis!.

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Splash House August 8th-10th


Splash House is a city spanning music festival hosting some of the world’s best electronic artists across three poolside stages in Palm Springs California. Stages are connected together via nonstop shuttle service running through the night creating Splash House’s private transit line. Tickets include admission to all three venues, after parties and unlimited use of the shuttles.

Don’t forget to check out Cutsnake on Sunday at Saguaro in Palm Springs!  CUTSNAKE x TAVIK Limited Edition Hats will be available!  Other TAVIK hats are available Here.

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Past and Present Tuesday May 13


Sung by Bridgette Bardot and written by Serge Gainsbourg, “Contact”, upon its release, was considered extremely outlandish, and used abnormal instrumentation and vocal methods. Contemporary psychedelic group Wooden Shjips reinterpreted this 1968 retro-futuristic song over 40 years later, turning a 2 minute tune into an 8 minute jam. Listen to each version below on today’s Past and Present.

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Thursday Afternoon 4-24-2104


Stereolab have ventured through an array of musical styles, and most notably have been labeled as one of the first “post-rock” groups. The epitome of their sound featured guitar driven melodies, heavily synthetic textures, and an abnormal approach to percussion and rhythm. On this Thursday afternoon, listen to “Diagonals” off of their 1997 album Dots and Loops.

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