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geographer groupies.

less than a year after seeing them for the first time here, we were glad to be back in the presence of geographer. the…

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we be dancing machines.

late summer and fall have brought a concert frenzy to the desert. we’ve actually had to start picking and choosing, because they are just so…

happy halloween. xx, that coworker.

an adult halloween song. well, not really. i just find “shadows” by au revoir simone kinda haunting. oh, and despite what every single “women…

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sneak preview: new Cut/Copy album.

it officially comes out on Friday, but it’s streaming now via CutCopy.net. such generous aussies. and if you haven’t already snagged your tickets for…

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scottsdale’s soundwave block party.

oh, live EDM (electronica dance music)… you’re so easy to love and loathe. it’s a shame that your genre is finally back in the…

coachella 2013: memories from day two.

day two of this year’s coachella was one of the best coachella days ever. everything clicked. everyone was really starting to know each other,…

post-coachella blues.

recovering from coachella is no joke. and the older we get, the longer the recovery time seems to be. the anticipation has you so…

dancing in the desert.

think you can spot our big balloon? tune into coachella’s live video stream for a bird’s eye view. watch here

coachella’ dreaming.

the sun is shining & desert temperatures are rising. one week from today we’ll be on the 10-W to indio. and for four glorious…

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the mcdowell mountain music festival.

our 2013 festival season officially kicked off last friday with the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. and guess what? i entered a “repost this photo”…

spring jams. pump up the volume.

here in the desert we celebrate spring – not summer. all things wonderful are happening NOW in arizona. you can just feel the energy….

coachella // lineup + countdown.

the 2013 coachella lineup it’s catching some slack, but i’m totally good with it for lots of reasons i won’t bore you with. not…

get your geographer tickets, people.

remember back in march when i wrote this post about discovering an awesome band four days too late?  well guess what? Geographer is coming back…

right now :: the ting’s top 10 artists.

some are old and some are new. here’s what the bocktings are currently rocking out to. in no particular order: Portugal. The Man Currently probably the #1 band…

the black keys + tegan & sara.

months ago we bought tickets to see the black keys with tegan and sara – floor tickets to be exact. then, the grand canyon…

music for the soul.

the timing for this album couldn’t be better. it’s the kind of music that gets into your soul. it’s about love and life and…

a music documentary.

last friday night we met up with friends at FilmBar, one of downtown phoenix’s many gems, for the 10 p.m. showing of “Shut Up…

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the year of the yes.

i feel like i’m usually up for most things, but this year both danny and i have been lived to the mantra: “the year of…

remixing friday night. RAC at bar smith.

friday night and until the wee hours of saturday morning, i danced my face off to the remixed sounds of RAC the remix artist collaborative, an international…

329 days and counting… no, for real.

it’s a completely ridiculous countdown. we agree. but, such is coachella life. it’s may 2012 and we officially have our festival tickets and our house booked for coachella in…

tennis at the crescent ballroom.

an awesome snap from friday night. our concert-going crew started on the patio at the main ingredient ale house before we cruised over to the…

music & mischief in the desert.

trying to put together a blog post for coachella is overwhelming. it’s too much goodness, too many photos and too many memories to try…

florence + the machine.

a couple iPhone snaps from last friday night’s concert.she was awesome. even despite a terrible sore throat the experience was much better than our…

spring fever (the sick kind).

we’re sick. danny took the first shift earlier last week and passed his sore throat and head cold to me just in time for…

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couch-ella.

for the first time ever, coachella is happening again this weekend. it’s pretty much torture knowing that i could hit replay and do it all…

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home from heaven.

the tuesday after coachella is tough. the insanely anticipated multi-day music extravaganza is over. you have to hug some of your dearest friends goodbye. the adrenaline…

the time has finally come.

rain or shine, this is gonna be the best weekend ever. it always is. and yes, i said rain. stupid la nina is heading…

2012 coachella set times are up!

finalllly! and i’m not even seeing the set times on coachella’s website yet. i happened to start following coachella on instagram yesterday and i’m…

i have beef with bon iver.

as mentioned in this “beats & lyrics” post… i’m a lyrics girl. i connect to music most through the lyrics. the story. and this my friends, is…

radiohead upgrade.

when radiohead announced their tour danny and alex snatched up pre-sale tickets, but days before the show alex had to leave the country and…

press play :: geographer

wanna know a secret? i have a new musical obsession – geographer. they’re very ra ra riot meets cut // copy and i’m smitten….

a totally awesome music iPhone app.

love going to concerts but feel like you’re sometimes out of the loop with tour dates? you’re going to love Songkick. The free app…

avicii (pronounced: ah-vee-chee)

on sunday night i went with a girlfriend to see Avicii, a popular swedish DJ, and the night did not disappoint. the show was…

the music gods must have been listening.

it’s here! it’s here! within minutes of finishing the post below, the 2012 coachella line-up made its official appearance.  and boy oh boy… it’s…

music on my mind : good tracks.

with the anticipation building for coachella’s 2012 line-up expected to debut this week, music has been on our minds. plus the glorious weather in…

transform your tunes.

do you have an iTunes library full of “Track 01″ songs, mislabeled titles and blank album art? so did we. that is until our…

it’s a date – cibo pizzeria

last friday was a good day. a real good day that turned into an even more super night. we started with drinks at the vig,…

on repeat – florence + the machine.

i’m currently loving the new florence + the machine album. only the band’s/florence welch’s second album, ceremonials, was released just weeks ago and is already dominating the…

foster the people.

I’m sure you’ve heard the song “Pumped Up Kicks” on the radio, right? It’s by Foster the People and on Tuesday night Danny, me and some…

an electronica revolution.

…”dance is back, bigger than it’s been since the last days of disco.” After years of being relegated to the margins, the American dance-music…

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hearts on fire. cut copy at marquee.

cut/copy played their first ever show in phoenix last friday night at the marquee. it wasn’t even sold out (shame on phoenix) but i…

beats and lyrics.

When it comes to music, us and our friends have a thing… you’re either a “beats” or “lyrics” person. My husband and many of…

ode to joy.

Beethoven’s “ode to joy” has been the number one song in our household this week. We can even tell you all the notes… E-E-F-G-G-F-E-D-C-C-D-E-E… Last Saturday…

city lights & a high school night.

The other night, Ting and I were driving home from dinner when one of my latest song obessions came on. It’s the kind of song…

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my iMovie debut : Coachella 2011

I love taking photos and videos. I love capturing moments (especially since my husband’s memory is sub-par). But let’s be real, what do you…

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home is where coachella is.

I was talking to someone about Coachella and what makes it so special. It’s a truly liberated environment. It’s a place that doesn’t care about…

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waking up from a dream.

… that’s what coming home from Coachella feels like. Especially this year. The days following Coachella are always filled with a series of tears, smiles,…

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walkin’ on sunshine.

The day has finally come! The Ting’s Coachella gear is packed, playlists are made, our bikes are on top of the car and we’re headed to…

our guide this weekend.

coachella set times were finally announced. here’s what we’ll be doing this friday, saturday & sunday. glorious, huh?

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We spent Sunday afternoon with a group of friends on one of our favorite patios, Casey Moores, enjoying sunshine and beers before heading to…

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my little audiophile.

Danny’s Black Friday purchase arrived yesterday and I think everyone in our neighborhood knows it. I came home to find him with a giant…

how do you say 30 in australian?

Happy Birthday DANimal! You’re our favorite Aussie and we hope you have a super special day. We’ve only got a handful of years under our…

ra ra rioting.

While Danny was off with the boys for Dan’s bachelor party, I was out with the single girls for cocktails and the Ra Ra…

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acoustic sundays.

Sundays are our days. Always have been, always will be. They’re the most bittersweet day of the week but we love ‘em.   It…

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gno :: girls night out.

Hooray! It’s Friday and the start of a girls weekend. It all starts tonight with dinner and drinks at good ‘ole Casey Moore’s before me, Angela, Alicia and Erinn head to the Clubhouse…

kings of leon at cricket pavilion.

Fridays are great. It’s easier to get going in the morning. The mood and energy around the office is usually a bit perkier. Lunchtime…