:: well, the first annual ALT987fm ALTimate rooftop christmas party was an absolute and total blast. like, beyond words, rad. personally, it was a chance for me to reconnect with some very dear friends who make incredibly beautiful music, like alt-j, ms mr, silversun pickups and the national. it was also a chance to meet some really awesome ALT987fm listeners who were understandably stoked to get the opportunity to see their favorites play plugged in and acoustic sets in a space the size of a living room - truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. i was also lucky enough to share the emcee duties with kade and was pretty much on the stage for most of the sets - it was amazing. with that said, i instagrammed some bird's eye view shots from the stage and wanted to share them with you. hope you dig. #xo, @tobitalks #adayinthelifeofaDJ #ALTimateXmas

:: this was a super fun selfie that lizzy from ms mr and i took from the stage with the crowd after their set. #lovelovelove

:: i was literally lying on the stage during the heartbreakingly beautiful acoustic set from alt-j's joe and gus. love those boys - it was so fun to see them again. #favorites

:: when the legendary joan jett took the stage and sang ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb - my head exploded - in the best possible way. *sidebar: she's super rad and sweet and tiny while still being a total badass. #LEGEND

:: i haven't gotten quality backstage hang time with my very dear old friends the national for YEARS! we first met during my DC days in the early 2000s when they were just starting out and it's been so fun to support their music from the beginning and watch them turn into huge indie rock superstars - totally on their own terms. they're the best and played our living room size stage with the same vim and vigor as if they were at the hollywood forever cemetery. it was truly special and i was fangirling the entire set. it was an incredible way to end the night. thanks for being rad, boys - so proud of you! here's an awesome photo of aaron rocking out on the guitar right in front of me. #amaze