New York has a quintessential rock sound. It’s provocative, sexy, and witty, with a humor not found anywhere else in the world. Whether it’s Lou Reed, The Ramones, TV on the Radio, or any other of the menagerie of bands, from hip-hop to metal, you can point it out and hold it on a pedestal, or dissect it under a microscope and never find what it is that makes it from New York…. It’s just there.
The Magic Lightnin’ Boys combine grit, glory, swamp, sweat, and Aunt Alice’s cold lemonade on the front porch after a long hard day in the hot summer sun. After I heard their new record, Stealin’ Thunder, I jumped out of my chair, yelled “hot damn”, and called my grandma in Kentucky to see if she would make, and mail, me her patented biscuits and gravy, complete with heart-attack sausage grease.
There is a wealth of wonderful music that has come from The Great White North of Canada: Matthew Good, The Tea Party, The Tragically Hip, and of course Rush. With that being said, some have come to see Canadian rock in the states as the minor leagues compared to the US. Not sure why that is, but it is…. And it’s just dumb. Bad Reed from Ontario is seeking to change that perception releasing a 3 song EP offering a sonically diverse and challenging rhythmic venture serving as a nice entrance onto the national scene.
My InBox was recently gifted with a fantastic new song from Indie rocker Terence Jack. I know it’s only the Spring, but “Eastern Rise” is quite possibly the song of the year thus far in 2016.
I recently posted a quick note on Oxenfree, an intriguing new band out of Brooklyn. who caught my attention with their sweet new single, “Captain.” This week, I saw their captivating new video for the song and just had to learn more.
Our favorite Australian Alt-Metal rockers, Sick Puppies are getting ready for a big summer, including new music, a new line-up, and greatly anticipated appearances at local venues.
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…Backed by a brutal, punishing band… and a massive fan base, Filter is set to release their best collection since, dare I say, Short Bus…
We’ve scoured our email boxes to find some hidden Indie gems available for our listening pleasure right now on Soundcloud. Take a few minutes to check out this RARA’s Farm’s crop of fresh new music and discover some excellent new stuff – that we call Gnu Rock.