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It's time for my April Photo Blog. Let's get right to it. It was an action-filled month full of musical surprises, compelling shows and unexpected collaborations that started in New York City and continued at the Coachella music festival and beyond:
Brooklyn: Jessie Ware performs at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. The New York Times review of the show read "Ms. Ware [is] able to make notes tremble and swell and swoop. But she’s by no means a show-off — she has the judgment to make every technical flourish sound natural."
Manhattan: Jessie Ware visits Larry Flick on his Morning Jolt show at Sirius OutQ108. We forgot to take the famous #4ftTall shot in which Larry sits while his guest stands next to him and I cut their legs out of the frame so as to create the illusion of a pronounced height discrepancy between the two. But, I got this snap instead. Get Jessie Ware's "Devotion" album here.
Coachella: Cherrytree staffer and host of the "Microphone Check" show on CherrytreeRadio.com Kelvin stays hydrated while Colette Carr screams out Wu Tang Clan lyrics and Cherrytree's Cap'n Scott (in the foreground) laments another Timberwolves' losing season. Get Colette Carr's "Skitszo" album here.
Coachella: Lindsey (guitar, vocals) and Julie (drums, vocals) aka Deap Vally rock the high noon slot at California's renown desert music festival. Get their "Get Deap!" EP here.
Coachella: Elly of La Roux and Cherrytree's Andrea exchange back-stage cooling off tips. La Roux played a spirited set later that evening and The Los Angeles Times heralded the performance as "essential" viewing.
Santa Monica: Prohgress, J-Splif, Kev Nish and DJ Virman - The Far East Movement - visited The Cherrytree House to chop it up with the Cherrytree Records staff and enjoy some ice-cold Cherrytree Cola. Want some of your own? You can find it here. And don't forget to get your copy of Far East Movement's "Turn Up the Love" single (as heard on the HTC ad) here.
Coachella: Back to the desert for weekend no. 2. Here I am baby-sitting this one-of-a-kind Cherrytree hat for its owner, Jamie Lillywhite, Ellie Goulding's manager. He asked me to remind you that Ellie's collabo with Calvin Harris "I Need Your Love" is rocketing its way up the US charts and available - along with her hits "Lights" and "Anything Could Happen" on Ellie's "Halcyon" album here. For more cool Cherrytree gear, visit here.
Coachella: La Roux on stage at Coachella for their weekend 2 set. Everyone sang along to "I'm Not Your Toy," "Bulletproof" and "Fascination" and warmly received the new songs the band sneak-previewed.
Thanks for checking out my photo blog for April 2013,