Friday, July 29, 2016

weekend thoughts...

Happy Fridayyyyyy! We hope you all have a great weekend planned -- we've got big plans to stay cool while exploring local museums, lounging by the pool if the weather cooperates, and maybe even seeing this movie in the park tonight!

Your Weekend Jam: Because Chance is our artist of the summer and because all eyes are on his hometown of Chicago this weekend, you gotta start the weekend with his latest:

TIOJ Thoughts:


Tim Kaine = America’s #1 Dad.

So inspiring, no matter what you believe.


Free! Download this remix of our summer guilty pleasure "Hands To Myself" here!

DC Happenings: Join us on Saturday night to catch CRUISR's early show at DC9!

{PLAYLIST} lollapalooza 2016

This weekend marks the 25th celebration of one of the most iconic summer music festivals -- Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago. While we're not sure we're young enough to handle the crowds of this ever-growing festival, we can't help but be envious of this lineup that has us craving a weekend getaway to the Windy City!

Press play and start dreaming about a weekend full of deep dish pizza and fresh music!

Monday, July 25, 2016

{GIVEAWAY} o.a.r. and erik hutchinson @ mpp

One of my favorite summer traditions of the DMV is O.A.R. playing at Merriweather Post Pavilion (but fun fact: before they moved up to MD, I saw them at Wolf Trap oh way back when). And this year is no different with the annual O.A.R. show -- with Erik Hutchinson! -- on August 13. AND, even better, we're giving away a pair of tickets to see it!!

Flashback to some high school nostalgia by listening to "Hey Girl," then be sure to enter below:

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Friday, July 22, 2016

weekend thoughts...

It's going to top 100 degrees here in DC this weekend. Stay safe, stay hydrated, and just relax this weekend, TIOJers! (And yes, wine counts as hydration.) Happy Friday!

Your Weekend Jam: Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like” is soooo dance-ready it *almost* makes us want to go out dancing in Dupont tonight. Almost.

TIOJ Thoughts: 

Wanderlusting over this Provence playlist.


The top wedding songs of 2016.

Third Eye Blind throws the best concert shade.

Michelle Obama doing carpool karaoke? Yes please.

Free! Check out Lupe Fiasco's "Pick Up The Phone" on Noisetrade!

DC Happenings: Go see "Singing in the Rain" at the Capitol Cemetery!

{PLAYLIST} newport folk festival

As temperatures approach triple digits in DC, a wonderful weekend away at a folksy, bluesy, northern festival is sounding better and better to us. To those lucky souls who are attending the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this weekend (where temperatures will only be in the 80s), we salute you. We are also super jealous.


Press play and pretend you're in RI with us!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

{THROWBACK} "i love you always forever"

I was stopped dead in my tracks halfway through this playlist when I realized this gorgeous song from Betty Who was actually one of my most favorite songs from elementary school. See for yourself:

True life: I used to sing Donna Lewis' original version of this song allll the time and I definitely thought the chorus was "I love you, always forever. Neemoomfa, push it together." (Stacey just confirmed via gchat that I was not the only one, phew!)

Friday, July 15, 2016

weekend thoughts...

You made it to Friday! Stay cool this weekend, whether you're at a festival (music or otherwise), at the beach, or seeking air-conditioned refuge in your apartment.

Your Weekend Jam: What’s better than Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own”? This Cassius remix. Start dancing.

TIOJ Thoughts: 


Watch this movie on Netflix!

Rose. Gummy bears. 

An impromptu picnic -- and accompanying playlist.

Free! Pitchfork Festival is this weekend and we’re dying to be there.

DC Happenings: REI is sponsoring a ton of FREE events this weekend to promote their newest store opening! Grab a kayak and get out there!

And in case you missed it: Get your daily dose of vitamin D with POWERS!

{PLAYLIST} forecastle festival 2016

Grab your sunglasses and hat -- it's back to the festival docket we go! You can split your pining and FOMO this week between Chicago's Pitchfork Festival and Louisville's Forecastle Festival (essentially the choice between Krista's hometowns), but we're pouring a glass of bourbon and imagining ourselves in Kentucky. Oh what we would give to be frolicking out in Lousiville and seeing so many of these favorite peoples.


Press play below!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

{THROWBACK} "it's all right"

I don't know about you guys but I need a vacation. Since I have a few more weeks to power through before that becomes a reality, I can take comfort in good music. Today, it's Sam Cooke and a cover of his classic "It's All Right" by favorites POP ETC.

Take a deep breath and press play:

Aaaaaaaand repeat:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

let the sunshine in with POWERS

POWERS has been on our radar for a while, especially with their jam on our latest playlist, and today they're brightening our moods with their latest track "Sunshine." The electronic hit has all the vibes we need to get through work while the sun is streaming in and we're just stuck staring out the window.

Let the countdown to 5:00 begin!

Monday, July 11, 2016

{GIVEAWAY} brandi carlile, old crow medicine show, and dawes @mpp!

We know you're struggling getting into the swing of things this Monday morning so we've got a treat for you -- a triple shot of espresso of a giveaway!! Today we're giving away tickets to see Brandi Carlile AND Old Crow Medicine Show AND Dawes and Merriweather Post Pavilion next Saturday, July 23!

Enter via Rafflecopter below (or go ahead and secure tix here!) and start brainstorming what to bring in your picnic basket pronto!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

weekend thoughts...

Happy Friday!! Summer is in full force so enjoy the comfort of a pool or your nicely air conditioned apartment and enjoy!!

Your Weekend Jam: Roll down the windows and blast Pell's latest single "Basic Beach":

TIOJ Thoughts:

Best “Work From Home” parody yet.

Buying this for Kristen and Stacey’s new apts.

Bon Jovi the wedding singer.

Can’t wait for this All Songs Considered on ice cream songs

Free! I don’t know what, when, or where Sloss Music Festival is, but I want to go to there.

DC Happenings: Has anyone been to ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum yet?? Report back!

{PLAYLIST} new love

It's summer time and everyone seems to be in the most wonderful of moods. Maybe it's the weather or maybe it's because people are falling in loooooove. Whether you've swiped right on a cutie who you've got plans with this weekend or you're rediscovering your butterflies with a new piece of jewelry on your fingers -- fresh summer love is in the air!

because summer love = juicy summer happy hours with your girls
Send your bestie all the heart eyes emojis and press play below!

Keep on daydreaming to new love here, here, and here!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

the summer set (and sofar sounds) are our jam

We've shared how much we love Sofar Sounds on the blog before and we've got to sing their praises again for a couple of reasons.

First, the DC chapter of Sofar has been stepping it up with the number of show offerings lately -- offering as any as 10 chances to attend an event a month. (Sign up here to get on their list no matter where you live if you haven't yet!)

Second, the bands they have are consistently impressive and super new to us. One of our latest discoveries has been The Summer Set. This Arizona-based quintet played at a recent DC Sofar event and were such a treat. We've had their jam "Figure Me Out" on repeat all week!

Third, their videos of the events are killer. (Not that we're biased to their videographer or anything ;) )

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

{GIVEAWAY} brett dennen @ 9:30 club

Happy belated 4th of July!! We hope you had a wonderful long weekend, and we have the perfect thing to help you adjust back to work after copious amounts of cheeseburgers and fireworks -- a ticket giveaway! We're giving away a pair of tickets to see Californian Brett Dennen at the 9:30 Club on July 21! Need a bit more of a pick-me-up this morning? Watch his live video for "Cassidy."

Get ready to be mesmerized by those swiveling hips and enter below!

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And remember, you can always buy your tickets here!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

weekend thoughts...

Happy Independence Day, TIOJers! May your Fourth be full of sun, sand, SPF, and sangria. Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy some fireworks!

Your Weekend Jam: ooooo Tiesto AND John Legend?! Roll your windows down and press play:

TIOJ Thoughts:

Paint with Gucci Mane.

Your iPhone may block you from being “that guy/girl” at a concert.

Bob Boilen on Ask Me Another.

Taylor Swift: Goth no more.

As if we needed another reason to love Emma Watson.

Free! We have some summer essentials from the folks over at Hearts & Plugs -- featuring favorites like SUSTO, The High Divers, and more!

DC Happenings: Go see Top Gun at the Union Market drive in! And if you're really brave, join in for the Capitol Fourth concert on the National Mall!

{PLAYLIST} fourth of july jams!

We love birthdays over here at TIOJ. That's no secret. Our favorite birthday of all? Why, that would be AMERICA'S, clearly. Happy 240th birthday, 'Murica. You don't look a day over 239.

Pop on some red, white, and blue, grab a Budweiser, and press play.

Have a sunny, safe, and free Fourth of July!
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