Saturday, 18 August 2018

Category Archives: music

Five rock artists you need to fire up the weekend!
17 Aug
5:34

Five rock artists you need to fire up the weekend!

The Soft White Sixties – “The Overpass”-This up tempo track makes me think of the fun of the 60s in those rose colored glasses. It also has a modern kick to it, too, a little bit of a White Stripes thing going on. No matter what you call it, […]

Five rising artists to make your midweek
15 Aug
11:23

Five rising artists to make your midweek

Zach Zimmerman – “It Won’t Stay”-I’m not sure if he’s related to Robert Zimmerman, but Zach’s definitely got some of those songwriting chops. His melodies are unconventional and moving. What I like most about the track is that it moves along with a kind of jazzy Americana momentum and […]

Artists We LOVE Right Now
14 Aug
1:34

Artists We LOVE Right Now

Ainslie Wills – “Society” There is a lot to love about this Aussie songwriter. Her vocals alone are capable of empowering and melting hearts. She has a smoky confidence throughout the track that questions the expectations of a strange society. The music video has a certain charm too. It […]

Slide into the Weekend with these Rock Songs
11 Aug
5:43

Slide into the Weekend with these Rock Songs

“Streetlight Kids” – Friends At The Falls A solid, well-done rock tune, perfect for any lover of the more mainstream pop-rock outfits like Coldplay or even indie gems like The Local Natives. It’s catchy and pure. The encouraging lyrics and joyful vocals round out this summer-infused (pop)rock anthem. [embedded […]

A folk playlist for a sunny summer day
10 Aug
4:26

A folk playlist for a sunny summer day

Joe Kaplow – “I said I was going and I went”-There’s something deeply endearing about Kaplow’s style. It’s like the song is in no hurry to move along, but you’re perfectly happy to enjoy the lull of the strings and vocal. It reminds me of being in the middle […]

Your Thursday Rock Tracks
09 Aug
3:07

Your Thursday Rock Tracks

Des Rocs – “Let Me Live / Let Me Die” So this is a track I really don’t need to say much about. Just hit play and enjoy. That guitar is ridiculous. It hits like a hammer and soothes like a siren before reaching near combustion by the end […]

Neoclassical to get the soul right
08 Aug
4:23

Neoclassical to get the soul right

Neil Athale – “This is home”-I try not to be too autobiographical on this site, but less than two hours ago my wife and I purchased our “forever home.” There don’t need to be lyrics in a piece for a track like “This is home” to resonate in a […]

The 25th (And Final) Vans Warped Tour And One Writer’s Long Standing Regret
08 Aug
7:56

The 25th (And Final) Vans Warped Tour And One Writer’s Long Standing Regret

Thirty minutes. That is all. This is the allotted time each artist at Vans Warped Tour receives,regardless of name or success. It is very democratic and a philosophy perfected over the 25 years of the tour’s existence. Few music festivals share this brand of long running success, through shifts in both […]

Catching the pulse of indie rock
08 Aug
7:56

Catching the pulse of indie rock

ABQ – “Takes So Long”-If you’re into the 30 Seconds to Mars arena rock style, you’ll love ABQ. The up tempo rock vibe here is punctuated by really exciting vocal harmonies. The sound overall appeals to my long time interest in this kind of positive vibe rock music. There’s […]

Artist Interview: Annika On Von Grey’s New EP, Songwriting, and The Success of Youth
08 Aug
7:56

Artist Interview: Annika On Von Grey’s New EP, Songwriting, and The Success of Youth

At 22, Annika Von Grey is already somewhat of a seasoned veteran of the music scene. Having been classically trained and performing since she was 5, Annika and her sisters found success through their project Von Grey, at a young age. Playing on Letterman, Conan, while touring extensively in their youth has taught […]