Fresh beats might fuel us through a 45-minute session in the saddle, but what do HB instructors listen to off the bike? We asked instructors and staff from Southie, Fenway, and Harvard Square to share their favorite artists. Here, what’s in the ear buds when they’re not on the bike.
Leaves are falling, apples are ripe for the picking, and October is here! Groove through your weekend with these fresh new beats.
FENWAY Odesza Ride: 7/15/2015 at 5:00PM with SARAH C
SOUTHIE Odesza Ride: 7/17/2015 at 5:45PM with SARAH C
Odesza (@odesza) was just recently in town at the House of Blues (HoB), but in case you missed them, they will be back at the HoB on November 14th! If you’d like to hear them sooner grab a saddle this week with Sarah C! Just to get you up to speed on Odesza’s music, some of their more popular songs are: “Say My Name (feat Zyra)”, “Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)” and “All We Need (feat. Shy Girls).” See the Spotify playlist below to for just a small taste of their amazing music and to get you pumped for the rides.
Fun Fact: Odesza was formed in 2012 (only 3 years ago) at Western Washington University in Seattle, WA
Similar Artists: Flume, Banks, Purity Ring, Glass Animals, Broods, Kygo
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Planning trips this summer? Concerts? Us too! Well you are in luck, we did some research (Thank you Ticketmaster!) find some of the most exciting concerts/festivals in and around Boston this summer. Feel free to click on the name of any concert you are interested in and you will be directed to the ticket page!
5.3 Tori Y Moi at Paradise Rock Club
5.8 Of Monsters and Men at Orpheum Theatre
5.21 Nico and Vinz at Paradise Rock Club
5.22-5.24 Boston Calling at Boston City Hall Plaza
-Featuring headliners: Beck, Pixies, My Morning Jacket
6.9 Lana Del Ray – Endless Summer Tour at Xfinity Centre
6.10 Florence + the Machine at Blue Hills Pavilion
6.17 Edward Sharpe + Magnetic Zeros at The Lawn on D
6.20 Tori Kelly at Paradise Rock Club
6.23 Flume at House of Blues (Hey Spin music!!!)
7.1 Imagine Dragons at TD Garden
7.24-7.26 Newport Folk Festival in Fort Adams State Park, Newport Rhode Island
-Featuring Headliners like The Decemberists, Lord Huron, Brandi Carlisle (one of our favs!)
7.28 Ryn Weaver at The Sinclair
8.6 James Taylor at Fenway Park
8.7-8.9 Zac Brown Band at Fenway Park
-Who doesn’t love a little country in the summer?
8.28-8.29 Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and more at Gillette Stadium
9.12 One Direction at Gillette Stadium
…Oops, how’d this one get in here? 🙂
Feel free to check out our Handle Bar Spotify (Playlist May ’15, see below!) to listen to any of the artists (many of whom are played during your rides!). You will mostly likely catch one or maybe all HB instructors and staff at any of these concerts. Great music makes a ride, we love finding new music to help you find where the rhythm meets the road. So let this inspire you to get out there, get a ticket, find #HBinRealLife and enjoy! Hope to see you out there!
The happiness movement has taken all of us by storm! 🙂 What’s the concept? A song that has the power to unite the world. The rhythmic, funky tune has resonated with every single of us hitting the number one charts in 24 different countries.
Along with the single release, Pharrell launched a “Happy” website, which became the world’s first 24 hour music video. This spawned many YouTube covers of the song from all over the world. So far, 1,290 videos from 120 countries have been created showing a unique happiness in each and every one of them. Some of the best are those from Paris – France, Arica – Chile and Durban – South Africa.
Just a few days ago Oprah Winfrey interviewed Pharrell about the movement he had created. He was brought to overwhelming happy tears as she showed him the different “Happy” versions people had created around the world. Pharrell’s coy sense of humor shined through as he exclaimed, “why am I crying on Oprah?” The heart touching moment, which you can see here, demonstrates exactly what he wanted to represent in his song. We are all one, and we can all share happiness.
Check out Pharrell William’s “Happy” and the rest of Ali’s 4/1 playlist here on our Soundcloud page. Ride to the happiness!