New tracks dropping in the next couple days! They’ll be on intrinsicsband.com first!

As a (relatively) newly minted grad who has yet to get acquainted with this possibly mythical thing called a salary, I really shouldn’t be shelling out cash for live music, particularly since I would also like to eat.

But I guess sometimes feeding the soul trumps feeding the body. This year, I got to see a ton of shows up and down the East Coast, plus a few back home in the Midwest. They left me awed, inspired, sweaty, deaf, hoarse, and—overwhelmingly—dancing. These are my highlights of 2014; here’s to many more concerts (and living on peanut butter sandwiches) in the new year.

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It’s Christmas time again, which means time for Christmas music. For the next twelve-or-so days, songs of holiday cheer will rule the airwaves. But if you’re anything like me, you’re getting a little weary of your department store’s inexplicable fascination with Michael Bublé. You might be asking: where is the soul? Well, here’s the Intrinsics Christmas playlist—from Detroit to Memphis, soulful Christmas songs you can turn to when you’ve had enough Bing Crosby. (No offense, Bing).

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