Music from the US – Warpaint

Warpaint is an experimental American rock band from Los Angeles, California, founded 2004.  4 years later they released their debut album mastered by John Frusciante RHCP guitarist

Here is their song “Elephants ”

Music from the US – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Man on Fire” is a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

You can read more about them, and listen to another one of their songs here.

I like the deep lyrics aswell as the dynamic sound. When listening to the song with headphones you can really hear the stereo mixing.

Music from India – Ravi Shankar R.I.P.

Ravi Shankar  born 7 April 1920 in Varanasi, † December 11, 2012 in San Diego, real name Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury was an Indian musician and composer who played the stringed instrument sitar.

He inspired the Beatles and became a hippie icon  in Woodstock, in  India, he was a superstar: the musician Ravi Shankar. Now he has died aged 92 in California.(the same age as Dave Brubeck a few days ago , you remember ? )

Music from the US – J-Boog

J-Boog, born in 1985, is an US-american R&B singer. We was born and raised up in Compton, California, and is rapping and singing since the age of eight. Listen to his great song “Let’s Do It Again”:

Music from the US/Brazil – Vanessa da Mata and Ben Harper

Benjamin Chase ”Ben” Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.Vanessa da Mata (born February 10,1976) is a Brazilian singer and composer.

Both singing “Good Luck”

Music from the US – Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is an US-american celtic punk band from California formed in 1997. Here’s their song “Drunken Lullabies”:

Music from the US – Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen, born in 1979, is a well-known californian  folk musician. Here’s his great song “Ain’t No Reason”, another song on the way to peace.

Music from the US – Andy Grammer

Andy Grammer is an American producer-singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. His most popular Single is “Keep Your Head Up”. It’s the perfect song to listen to when you are feeling down – or at any other time. :)

Music from the US – Scott Mckenzie

“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie. It was written and released in June 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival.
McKenzie’s song became an instant hit. The lyrics tell the listeners, “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”. Due to the difference between the lyrics and the actual title, the title is often quoted as “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)”. “San Francisco” reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and was number one in the United Kingdom and most of Europe. The single is purported to have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The song is credited with bringing thousands of young people to San Francisco, California during the late 1960s.[citation needed]

In Central Europe, young people adopted “San Francisco” as an anthem for freedom, and it was widely played during Czechoslovakia’s 1968 Prague Spring uprising against Soviet rule.[citation needed] (Youtube)

In memory to Scott Mckenzie who died in the last days -this should be at least his greatest hit , but if you think on Flower Power and the Love Generation this song is significant