Staff Picks: What We’re Into This Week (6/1/18)
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The COLLiDE team consumes all things culture at a high velocity. Each week we’ll be sharing What We’re Into from music, books, film, and travel destinations to bars, restaurants, products and more. Scroll down to discover what we’re into this week, and get in on what’s good.

Monique Gilbert – Business Dev/Project Manager and “Celebrating the Larry David in all of us”
recommends: Maggie Rogers

“I’m super into Maggie Rogers right now. Isn’t everyone?”

Wes Martin – Marketing and “is not watching Pawn Stars right now, he promises”
recommends: ‘The Twerking and Chatrouletting Edition ‘ by Hit Parade

“Part of Slate’s Panoply Podcast Network, Hit Parade, hosted by chart analyst and music critic Chris Molanphy, gives a great weekly analyses of trends in pop music over the past 60 years. I discovered this when Chris would do sporadic guest spots on The Gist. Titled ‘Why Is This Number One?’, Chris would discuss one particular year in pop music, focusing on the songs that were #1 in that given year. If your any sort of music geek, this is going to be right up your alley. This weeks episode focuses on the value that music videos had, and continue to have, on the Billboard charts. What’s not to love about that?”

Alan Miller – Founder and “Portland Pickles #1 fan”
recommends: eero

“Solves every wifi issue I ever had. Simply amazing.”

Maria Sauer – Business Development/Project Manager and “Yuko Kitchen Extraordinaire”
recommends: In The Rainbow Rain by Okkervil River

“Caught them live at the Teragram Ballroom!”

David Husson – Editorial Intern and “Cheap Beer Connoisseur”
recommends: The ADOLESCENTS

“These guys are some of the founding fathers of OC punk, and they’re still at it, playing shows and releasing new music. They play a couple venues in the L.A. area next week; definitely worth checking out!!”

Megan “McCredes” McCredie – Project Manager
recommends: Beyond the Streets

“Loved the ‘Beyond the Streets’ pop-up art exhibit!  If you’re into learning more about the history of graffiti, street art, and photography, I highly recommend checking it out.”

Molly Kodros – Project Manager and “resident bowler and karaoke extraordinaire”
recommends: Warriors vs Cavaliers – Round 4 Match Up 

“Will basketball’s current greatest player be able to carry his team victory over the unstoppable Warriors? Stay tuned to find out.”