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January 8th, 2014 No Comments

Breakout Bands of 2014 SOULCYCLE



SOUCYCLE  asked all of the instructors to submit our favorite indie bands’ songs.  They filtered it down and came up with a killer Spotify playlist.  Honestly, what I love most about it….no remixes :)

A few of my picks made it on: Atomic Tom (rock), Portugal The Man (indie rock), SOL (hip hop), The Neighbourhood (sexy scary rock), Valerie June (sultry and mellow).  All sooo good.

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When real musicians play

July 10th, 2013 No Comments

They don’t need synthesizers or all that jazz.

Luke is one of my favorite voices on the planet. The band supports it beautifully. I feel like that’s so rare these days.

If you’ve been with me for a while, you’re already fans of Atomic Tom. The first time I posted about AT was in 2010: their viral video my music contributor loved .  Seems like forever ago because their music is so engrained in my life now.

I’m going to rock out with these guys at The Troubadour tonight (9pm, if you’re around, join us!).  Excited is an understatement.  I’ve bounced around to their songs in NYC, Atlanta, and Austin, not to mention my spin classes.

Part of me is dying for them to make it big so they’ll get the respect they deserve.  The other half….well, I love bouncing around to my boys in small bars. Selfish, yes.  But if I were really selfish I wouldn’t be writing about them, now would I ;)

Take a listen.  Download at least one song.  Thank me later.

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New AWESOME music – only $3!

September 14th, 2011 2 Comments


My boys from Atomic Tom have done it again!

Great new songs that will all be on repeat in my spin mixes for the next month.  Acoustic versions are awesome too.

CANNOT WAIT to rock out to the new tunes live tour schedule here.  (I’m one of those crazy fans who jumps around.  Hehe.)

It’s only $2.99 on iTunes.  Just download it and thank me later :)

New t-shirt is pretty cool too….which trendy guy friend shall I bestow it upon….

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2 reasons to raise a glass for my man Luke White.

August 22nd, 2011 No Comments

My boys at Atomic Tom have done it again creating another awesome song. Listen to the first public release of “Break My Heart Around You” – an acoustic version. I can’t wait to hear them rock this one out in concert.

And, today is singer Luke White’s birthday!

If you’re not already, follow these guys on twitter for upcoming shows and tumblr for ridiculous videos that work wonderfully for procrastination purposes.

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New Spin Mixes

July 4th, 2011 No Comments

My fourth of July classes.  Loved using the old school American soul songs.  Totally motivated now to dig into iTunes deeper for classics I’ve missed so much.

Notable songs I’m loving right now:  Dirty by Christina, These Hard Times by Needtobreath, Mercy by Matt Nathanson, Shadow of a Day by Linkin Park, and Gwen Stefani in general.

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Holiday workouts are the best!

May 30th, 2011 1 Comment

Because you do what you love.

You don’t overthink it.  You’re not focused on a specific goal.  You just do simply what makes you feel good.

So enjoy getting your heart racing today!

I’m off to teach spin.  Here’s my playlist:

We were talking about “Yeah!” by Usher the other day.  Truly a classic.

Here’s yesterday’s mix.  I think I like it more:

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“Masquerade, she tastes like chardonnay…”

May 18th, 2011 No Comments

Wake up this Wednesday by rocking out to Atomic Tom‘s new video!

Even with their viral youtube video, I probably wouldn’t have discovered Atomic Tom without the intro from Lindsey, the resident MTM indie rocker. Her suggestions are always dead on! Now I’m totally head over heels for this band. (Did you see the pics I posted from the concert?) And the fact that they’re ALL great guys makes the romance so much more fun.

In the wake of the Facebook smear campaign against Google, this video seems even more controversial.   I’m waiting for The Economist to fully articulate what went on there…but it makes you wonder, will people care that Facebook went to such lengths to degrade Google and not just simply stand on its own?  Or do people expect such tactics after watching Social Network?  Hmm…

Either way, the video is great, the song is awesome, listen for yourself!


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I’m Taking You Out tonight

April 16th, 2011 No Comments

Check out the fans singing along with Luke.  Atomic Tom puts on an awesome concert, and I’m betting you’ll get to see for yourself soon!

If you haven’t already (because Lindsey and I have both written about them recently), download the Atomic Tom album.  There is a song for everyone who appreciates alternative rock.  I’m not sure if you know this, but I hate bands that scream at me.  So let me assure you, that even though these guys are loud, they’re articulate and play solid music.  Just want to clarify that.

My favorite songs:

Take Me Out (their single you will be jumping to in no time)

Play That Dirty Girl

The Moment

This Is How We Like To End, You Always Get What You Want, We Were Never Meant To Be, Let Let Go Tonight….actually, I like the whole album now, but I started off with the first three.

They are touring like CRAZY, so if they hit up your town, you’re in for an awesome show.  And DO NOT hestitate to say hello afterwards.

The best way to find them is on twitter @atomictom.

Check ’em out before they get big (it’s always more fun to watch your favorites in small venues, ya know).

Here’s an intro before you go:

Luke’s voice is killer; his style is legit; and his heart is made of gold.

When you meet Phil, check out his shoes.  Love!

Eric can “lay it down” with the best of them.

Tobias is the funny guy…and always brutally honest about poo.

I have to tell you, the guys are not only talented, but also great people. Proof that hipster rockstars decked out in skinny jeans and ripped t’s pulling off hair do’s we could never dream of are actually real people too.

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