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Cinco de Mayo Playlist


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Cinco de Mayo will be here before we know it. It's one of our favorite holidays and we used to throw killer Cinco de Mayo parties. Not only because there's a birthday in the house so it's double the reason to celebrate, but also because it's such a colorful holiday. It's one of the easiest parties to throw together because the theme is built-in for you, the decorations are plentiful and the color scheme is as wild as you want to make it. Piñatas, margaritas, crazy hats… you name it, everything is full of color! It's the perfect party for the whole family.

Whether you are having a fiesta, celebrating spring, a birthday, or just looking for an excuse to party… we have a Cinco de Mayo playlist for you.

Our Cinco de Mayo playlist on Spotify

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Happy listening!


The 13+ Best Halloween Songs


Halloween Party Playlist Trick or treat, it's Halloween season which means it's time for some ear candy. Or is it eery candy? Either way, we way want the best Halloween songs for getting dressed up and heading to a frightful party, background music to baking a pumpkin recipe, or just getting us in the fall mood. And these tunes are tops for us, no matter how old, how recent, how rock 'n roll or how pop. So here's a whole cauldron of Halloween tunes that mixed together make a spooky & fun background to whatever treats you have in mind for Halloween fun!


Thriller - Michael Jackson.


Rocky Horror Show - Time Warp


Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte


Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon


Talking Heads - Psycho Killer


A Beautiful Monster - NeYo


Men in Black - Will Smith


A Nightmare on My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince


Disturbia - Rihanna


This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson


Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.


Rock Lobster - B 52's


Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett


Stevie Wonder - Superstition


I want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

And there you have it... all set for a night for ghouls, goblins and treats for your ears. Enjoy and let us know what songs we might include next year on our annual Halloween song list!



Forecastle Music Festival Fashion

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This past weekend was Forecastle, our favorite music festival. Maybe it's our fave because it's practically in our backyard in Louisville, but also because it happens to be amazingly well-organized, friendly for families and adults. Seriously, what other festival has a bourbon lodge? Even Rolling Stone has included it in its “31 Coolest Tours and Festivals of 2012." This year's lineup included Houndmouth (who have been making the late night talk show rounds), The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers... I could go on all day. Well, 3 days. In addition to killer music to keep us entertained, there is always fun music festival fashion to delight our eyes.

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Forecastle Music Festival Fashion

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We noticed a moccasin trend (there were tons, from booties to tall boots with shorts), jean shorts, and summer hats in every style. Sunglasses were an absolute necessity. And can you say "hot and steamy?" Comfort and hydration are always music festival fashion staples and the coolest accessory was a camelback (free refills, baby).

And although a maxi dress can be dressed up or down, you might ask why sport a maxi dress when it's so hot? It's the ultimate do-it-all! It's a dress, it's a bug-blocker, it's a towel when you sit down, but wait... it's a booty hider when you sit cross-legged or dance all night long. Could you ask any more from a simple dress or skirt?

Hope to see you next year at our Forecastle, our favorite music festival - yes, we're biased - but Rolling Stone isn't, and here's their review. Check it out!