Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I got to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

During this interview with John Gourley of Portugal. The Man, Isabel texted that Gourley was a talented artist who did the artwork for their album covers.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

That explains his impeccable shoes, which I took with me when I left. I am wearing them now.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Gourley’s a reserved guy who says being on stage has helped him overcome some intense shyness. The whole band grew up in Alaska, and Gourley said he was an adult before he realized that people slept in past 8 a.m.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

The music is smart-people rock with solid lyrics, which is always my thing. I like People Say, but you’ll find everything here:

Portugal. The Man on Spotify
Portugal. The Man on Rdio

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

If you’d like to watch this interview, you can find it here, or you can:

Like them on Facebook.
Follow them on Twitter.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I got to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Holy hell, Allen Stone is a charmer. He learned to perform in church as a kid, and it shows.

The guy can certainly sing, but I have to admit I didn’t get his music until I saw him live. He is lit from within, and so comfortable in his own skin.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Here’s the performance and interview I saw if you want to have a look. And here’s a good “print” interview with him if you’d like to read up.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

If you haven’t heard anything by him, start with Sleep and then dive in deeper here:

Allen Stone on Spotify
Allen Stone on RDIO

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

If you like him, or if you like him like him, you can show him a little love by:

Liking him on Facebook.
Following him on Twitter.

Or catch his performance at AT&T’s All Access Tent at Outside Lands, plus a brief interview, on U-Verse.

Michael Kiwanuka, at Outside Lands 2012

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I got to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

Michael Kiwanuka | Outside Lands

Michael Kiwanuka was the guy I came to see. I mean, Stevie Wonder aside, but come on.

Kiwanuka is a soul singer who was recently on tour with Adele, and his music has made it onto a few of my mixes. He said he aims for warmth with his albums, and that’s a perfect description of how they make me feel — comforted.

Michael Kiwanuka, Outside Lands | Mighty Girl

If you haven’t heard him sing, start with Any Day Will Do Fine, and go from there.

Michael Kiwanuka on Spotify
Michael Kiwanuka on RDIO

Michael Kiwanuka, Outside Lands | Mighty Girl

If you like what you hear because you aren’t dead inside, you can:

Like him on Facebook.
Or follow him on Twitter.

You can also catch his performance at AT&T’s All Access Tent at Outside Lands, plus a brief interview, on U-Verse.

Michael Kiwanuka, Outside Lands | Mighty Girl

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PAPA, at Outside Lands 2012

Outside Lands 2012: Fashion, Part I

Mai Le of Fashionist is my long-time friend and show buddy; this is our second year at Outside Lands together. This year she took some style shots for us:

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Carleigh (founder of Fathom and Form jewelry), wearing her own cuff design.

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Heidrun

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Alex

For more style updates, check out my Instagram and Twitter, and look for more of Mai’s shots on Fashioni.st. We’ll have a few more here tomorrow as well.

AT&T is sponsoring my coverage of Outside Lands this year. Thanks, guys!

PAPA, at Outside Lands 2012

AT&T is sponsoring my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I get to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Side venues at festivals are my favorite places to find new music. It’s so nice to see bands up close before a sea of bobbing heads intervenes a few years down the road.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

PAPA is a band out of L.A. who describe themselves as American soul music. In addition to being easy on the eyes, they’re smart, so it’s safe to develop a thinking woman’s crush.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

These photos are from their performance in AT&T’s All Access tent, and you can see the whole performance, plus a brief interview on U-Verse.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

PAPA on Spotify
PAPA on Rdio

Like them on Facebook for show notifications.
Or follow them on Twitter @papatheband
And if you still want to know more, here’s a solid interview with SYFFAL

Weekend Soundtrack: Outside Lands 2012 Playlist, Part II

Weekend Soundtrack: Outside Lands 2012, Playlist Part II | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands starts today! YUS, son. I added twenty new tracks to the Outside Lands Playlist, to satisfy my inner completist. I’ll be there with my show buddy Mai today and through the weekend, so please say hi if you see us.

Also, I’m attending courtesy of AT&T, so keep an eye on Instagram and Twitter if you want to play along at home.

Outside Lands Playlist (new tracks) on Spotify
Outside Lands Playlist (new tracks) on Rdio

New tracks:

A.M. 180, Granddaddy
Bang Bang, Dispatch
Broken Telephone, The Be Good Tanyas
Carried Away, Passion Pit
Shutterbugg, Big Boi, Cutty
First Breath After Coma, Explosions in the Sky
FUCKING BEST SONG EVERR, Wallpaper
Future Starts Slow, The Kills
Hold On, Alabama Shakes
I Walked Alone, YACHT
Little Hell, City and Colour
Lonesome, Dr. Dog
Matador, Bomba Estereo
Old Friend, Caveman
People Say (Acoustic), Portugal. The Man
Seems Like Home to Me, Two Gallants
Sifters, Andrew Bird
Slip, Allen Stone
This Head I Hold, Electric Guest

What have you been listening to lately? Let me know in comments.

Say! If you like this post, you might also like:
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Sexy Time Mix
This Particular Sadness Mix

Weekend Soundtrack: Baby Done Me Wrong

Weekend Soundtrack: Baby Done Me Wrong | Mighty Girl
Weekend Soundtrack: Baby Done Me Wrong | Mighty Girl

Did someone hurt you? Because I will cut them. You listen to this, while I sharpen my switchblade.

Baby Done Me Wrong on Spotify
Baby Done Me Wrong on Rdio

Playlist:

The Walk, Mayer Hawthorne
Messin’ With My Head, K. Flay
Heart Skipped A Beat, The xx
Fucked Me Right Up, Sean Hayes
Golden, The Tontons
We’re Not Friends, The Daredevil Christopher Wright
Telephone, The Black Angels
Hey Boy, The Blow
Heart In Your Heartbreak, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Hang Me Up To Dry, Cold War Kids
Concrete Wall, Zee Avi
Next Girl, The Black Keys
The Clap, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down
How You Like Me Now, The Heavy

What have you been listening to lately?

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Yep. Yep. 2012 Victory Mix
Dancing in Your Undies Mix
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Weekend Soundtrack: Pity Party of One

Wye Oak photo by Natalie Kardos

Are you crying right now? I made this for you.

Pity Party of One on Spotify
Pity Party of One on Rdio

Playlist:

Out the Airlock, Paul Dempsey
Better Than Nothing, Sarah Jaffe
The Way We Ought to Be, Indigo Swing
Love Love Love, Of Monsters and Men
New Ceremony, Dry the River
Hate to See You Like This, Fountains of Wayne
Sugar, Dan Wilson
About Today, The National
Any Day Will Do Fine, Michael Kiwanuka
Doubt, Wye Oak
I’ll Catch You, The Get Up Kids
When the Night Comes, Dan Auerbach
Mama, You Been On My Mind, Jeff Buckley
Rain, Patty Griffin

Do you ever arrange your music by mood? What have you been listening to lately?

Soundtrack, Part 1

I’m headed to SxSW, and though I’m still sick, I’ve been spending a lot of time with the music you guys suggested. Speaking of which, wow. Thank you for all the suggestions. I’ve gotten through the first set of recommendations and I’ve also spent a little time with Pandora. For the record, apparently Nick Drake, Mumford and Sons, and Ryan Adams make people weep. Here’s what else has stood out so far.

Wishing Life Had a Fast Forward Button

Delicate from Damien Rice

Don’t You Remember from Adele

I just don’t think I’ll ever get over you from Colin Hay

Why from Annie Lennox

Good Woman from Cat Power

Casimar Pulanski Day from Sufjan Stevens

Shaking Your Fist at the Sky

Little Lion Man from Mumford and Sons

Call it Off from Tegan and Sara

The Cave from Mumford and Sons

Intuition from Feist

I Bombed Korea from Cake

Shine Like a New Pin from Camera Obscura

Dancing Around in Your Underwear

Raise Your Glass from Pink

Better Life from Keith Urban

Doctor Worm from They Might Be Giants

I Live In New York City from Sxip Shirey

All Day from Girl Talk
(Cover the kid’s ears if you’re clicking this without headphones.)

You’re so Damn Hot from OK Go

The Fratellis by Flathead

When I get through the next batch, I’ll post another roundup. Thanks, you guys.