My true appreciation for rock music started as a late night DJ on an alternative rock college station. Until that time, I was your typical teenage fan of 80’s hair bands – that music was good stuff at the time, but the music I discovered dripping through my headphones each night was something special. The music that grabbed my attention back then wasn’t beautifully polished, but instead raw and passionate, and just a little bit dirty. Continue reading New Music From Journalism→
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. Continue reading Sick Puppies News→
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.
Just last week I received more than 100 music submittals from rock bands all over the world. I listen to the stuff that intrigues me, and then decide to share less than 10% of what I hear. This week, I got an email from Three Cities that intrigued me.
Gary Lazer Eyes are a talented quartet and intriguing new band from Melbourne, FL, who need to be on your new music radar. They just released Black And White, their debut EP – Good news for local rock fans, as it’s a refreshing serving of distinctive rock ‘n roll.
Digging through my disaster of an InBox and I noticed two emails I had flagged for follow-up from Gardens & Villas a unique, distinctive duo from Los Angeles moving in a new direction on their recently released third album, Music For Dogs.
“…Holmes’ lyrics sing of an easy drive through a Utah highway, spinning vinyls…”
At first listen the 10-song LP release Blue Blood from The Rightovers is an easy piece of music to get on board with. Within an 8 second intro, as the first track “Valerie” scratches into your speakers, you know this album will take you to a warmer place; a back porch, a swing with your toes in the sand, where everything bears a soft tint of yellow. After that first hook a simple, melodic beat and even vocals take you through “Valerie” and bring you to my favorite track on the album. Already you want to take this album out of your Monday-night kitchen and into Saturday’s backyard bonfire.