All Access Pass: Shpongle Live at Irving Plaza, 4/4/14

Shortly after emerging from the subway at Union Square, we rounded the corner towards Irving Plaza, where a modest group of smokers dressed in colorful clothing conversed in a cordoned area near the side entrance to the venue. We wasted no time getting through the minimal line, and after getting our hands stamped, we headed upstairs as a certain herbal scent tickled the cilia of our nostrils. The squishy, dubby sounds of the Desert Dwellers enticed us into the main dance area.

Stripped of their opulent Burning Man stage, the duo comprised of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe humbly unleashed an aural torrent upon us, compelling us to begin getting down in earnest. Of the tracks they played, our top pick was definitely Seeing Things, which they've recently released (along with a number of excellent remixes) on Twisted Records, the same label that brought us Younger Brother, Prometheus, and of course . . .

Brooklyn's Jackpot, Tiger release new single, "Caught In Love"

From a simple folk inspired group to the danceable indie rock band they are now, Jackpot, Tiger never shied away from the pop label. Their music is now saturated with catchy hooks, infectious melodies and is known to start a sing along, dance party.

The Brooklyn based foursome released their anticiapted first single, "Caught In Love," off their sophomore, self-titled record due to be released this summer. The track, proudly dubbed as "bubblegum pop" has all the ingredients of a pop hit-- a seriously catchy chrous, a clap along beat, and it tells the story of falling in love.

Weekend Pick: Phantogram Live at Riviera Theatre

When: Thursday, April 10th, 8pm

Where: Riviera Theatre, 4746 N Racine Ave., Chicago, IL

Don Diablo Holds Nothing Back: Interview from Miami Music Week 2014

In a community swarming with fame-hunting vultures and calculated schemers, Don Diablo stands alone. The gentle giant refuses to engage in conniving tactics for his spot in the limelight. His slow ascent to fame began at 15, when he signed his first record deal. It wasn’t until the seasoned producer spellbound audiences with “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)” that a firestorm of opportunity and success ignited.

Clad in 50 shades of black and formidable metallic hardware, his singular style exemplifies his promise to stay true to himself. Before stepping onstage at LIV Ocean Club, the Dutch DJ sat down with Joonbug.com for a session of unbridled honesty.

Stream Danny Avila's Ultra Music Festival 2014 Set Now

Initially live-streamed as part of the UMF TV broadcast, Danny Avila's set at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday was an absolute smash. Seen and heard around the world, Danny Avila's set claimed a spot in the global top 10 trending hashtags alongside dance music royalty like Hardwell and Steve Angello, and with good reason. From start to finish, Danny Avila expertly mixed a hard-hitting selection of "Ready To Jump" certified beats, including some exclusive new music that has yet to be released.

Goo Goo Dolls Release New Warner Sounds Sessions Live EP

Spanning an almost thirty year music career, The Goo Goo Dolls have released their Warner Sounds Session live EP today, April 8th, as part of Warner Bros. Records' The Live Room series. Recorded last year in Los Angeles, the four track EP features 'Rebel Beat,' 'When The World Breaks Your Heart,' 'Keep The Car Running,' and 'Come To Me' from the band's popular new album, Magnetic, as well as the classic Goo Goo Dolls hit, 'Slide.' The release of the EP coincides perfectly with the start of the band's three week acoustic tour, The Otis Midnight Sessions, which has sold out almost every scheduled date.

Weekend Pick: Rick Ross at Echostage

What: Rick Ross at Echostage

When: Friday, April 11th, 9pm

Where: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd., Washington DC

Weekend Pick: The Temptations at The Wilbur Theatre

We doubt you need any more reason to see The Temptations this Thursday night at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston because, you know, it's The Temptations, but if you think you do, here's a few. 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg,' 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone,' 'My Girl,' and the list goes on, and on, and on. For more than fifty years, The Temptations have been a major influence on popular music around the world, having basically guided the entire Motown era to success. The Temptations Walk, easily one of the flashiest and classiest moves in history, has stood the test of time just like the group has, and if you don't already know it, Thursday night is the perfect time. Tickets range between $35 and $59, which is pretty much a steal all things considered. We 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' either, but we're pretty sure we don't have to because this show is just too tempting.

When: Thursday, April 10th, 7:30pm

Where: The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA

All Access Pass: My Favorite Robot Gets Futuristic at Output

Rising DJ collective, My Favorite Robot, stormed the stage last Friday at Williamsburg’s Output Club. The Canadian trio of members Jared Simms, James Teej & Voytek Korab started immediately after a solid, dynamic set from DJ Lauren Lane that had the heavy crowd busting moves all over the first & second dance floors.

The group wove their magic sound by building dynamics throughout the course of their set. They began with a simple pulse which stretched out, slowly building momentum until another element of atmosphere was added each time, slowly building until a maximum climax of sound & groove was reached.