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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: February 2018

I usually watch ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ at least once every February. It’s one of my favorite movies. It blew my mind when I first saw it in the theater in February 2004. It still holds up and I recommend everyone give it a watch, or two.

This month’s playlist is pretty damn great. It didn’t take me very long to compile since new music has been finding ME lately. I could have expanded this month’s list by five or ten tracks, but I’m holding a few back in case I’m not so lucky next month.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: January 2018

Not a ton of music is released in December. Bands would most likely release their stuff in November or just wait until after the New Year to put out new music. It’s not a prime time for new music, since most people are just jamming to Mariah Carey’s Christmas album on repeat.

This month’s playlist took me longer to compile than most. I had to dig deep and found a few I overlooked the past two months. I found some gems and was worth the extra work.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: Best of 2017

I narrowed down 300+ tracks that appeared on our monthly ‘Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist’ posts to a total of the top 40 songs of the year. I felt like I needed to make a rule of one song per artist or this list would have been filled with multiple songs by Grouplove, Alvvays, Gordi and many more.

I would have loved to make our ‘Best of 2017’ list a top 20 or 25, but there were just too many bands and songs that I loved this year. I also made a separate Spotify playlist for the ‘Best of 2017’, as well as a YouTube playlist you can see at the bottom of the post.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: December 2017

I had to dig a little deeper for this month’s playlist. There haven’t been a ton of new material released in the last two weeks. I still managed to find some great new music and re-discovered some songs I looked over this Fall.

I’m working on a ‘Best of 2017 Playlist’ as we speak. I’m trying to carve down the list of all of the songs that appeared on playlists this year (around 300) down to a respectable number. I’m shooting for a Top 25…let’s hope I can make it that small. It should be ready by mid-December.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: November 2017

Just like last month, I’ve spent a good portion of this month listening to music. I spend more time researching and writing in the Fall/Winter due to football. I’m always bouncing around Spotify while researching betting trends. 

November is usually a big month for music as bands put out new albums before the holiday shopping season. I know I’m currently in love with both Alex Lahey and Gordi’s albums.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: October 2017

I had fun with this month’s playlist. I have spent a ton of time alone with my Spotify this month. It was a nice distraction while writing some of my gambling posts this month. I let the betting lines marinate in my head a bit before I research games.

This might be the last month I use an ‘overtime’ section to add some extra tracks that missed last month’s playlist. I guess it depends how much new stuff gets released, but the Winter can be a slow time for new music.

I’m loving the new stuff from Alvvays, St. Vincent, Smallpools and Gang of Youths. They have been all-stars the last two playlists. Go check out the new stuff from those bands.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: September 2017

I had an easy time making this month’s playlist. I had a few leftovers from last month’s packed playlist and other tracks by a few artists that appeared on the playlist in August. I’ve been keeping up with the candidates all month.

I don’t expect it to be 30 going forward, but I was just finding so much great stuff the last couple months. I still have some leftovers and are added at the bottom of the list in the Overtime section.

The rate of awesome music being released the last few months is just insane. I usually try to post this either a few days before the month or a day or two into the next. I made the cut this month. I still cut a lot of music out, but a few will appear on next month’s playlist

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

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Are You The Next Stephen Malkmus?

Just in case you don’t know who Stephen Malkmus is, he’s the lead singer of the classic American indie band Pavement. You know that group that was signed to Matador Records and had the hits Zurich is Stained and Grounded? Phew! Now that we have that cleared up we can get on to the rest of the article, something that is all about how to actually be successful in the music industry like our good friend SM. However, things have changed somewhat since Pavement Started out in 1989 in the music biz. Which means it’s a whole different landscape for today’s musicians to navigate. Although that certainly doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. In fact, if anything it may be a little easier for those with talent and drive to succeed in today’s music industry. Keep reading to find out why.

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