My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket formed back in the late ’90s and released their first album in 1999. The band has seen a few line-up changes over the past 16 years, but has stayed intact with the same five guys since 2004. It was this then new current lineup that put out my favorite album from My […]

Alabama Shakes Band!

Alabama Shakeshails from Alabama, and they have a blues-based rock sound with some Southern soul and a little country baked into the mix. The band has drawn comparisons to the Black Keys, Drive-By Truckers and even Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. They are led by Brittany Howard on vocals and guitar, and she has a […]

New band of the Weekend: Strange Names (No 52)

TheGuardian.com just named Strange Names as the new band of the week. The band is a trio of musicians and singers from Minneapolis who have been described as performing polished pop with a little bit of dark undertow. They are kind of similar to the B52s and the Talking Heads. The trio is made up […]

Dirty Movies by Van Halen

“Dirty Movies” – A track from “Fair Warning”, Van Halen’s 4th album and what I’ve always considered their “grittiest and dirty” sounding record. Maybe it has to do with some of the guitar effects Eddie uses on the album or the nature of the songs, but this has always seemed to be a darker album […]

Raleigh Ritchie: ‘I don’t want to be on posters. I just want to be good’

Raleigh Ritchie is best known for Game of Thrones and as a rising pop star. You would think that a person in his middle 20s with all of these opportunities would be the happiest person in the world. But Raleigh tends to worry a lot about his career and the way people are going to […]

Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen

“Drop Dead Legs”–This lesser known track from the album “1984” (which spawned “Jump”, “Panama” and “Hot For Teacher”) immediately put a smile on my face when Eddie broke into the opening riff. I love how well Eddie’s guitar lines integrate with the heavy rhythm section driving this song. You also have classic David Lee Roth […]

Higher Ground by Playing for Change

This organization does it all when it comes to getting people together for the sake of music! For each episode and song they create, this organization travels the world and finds music students, artists and children to participate in creating one song all pieced together from small parts each person preforms. The finished art work […]

5 Songs You Need to Hear This Weekend!!

There are new songs being released every week from around the world. It can be hard to monitor and listen to all the great songs being released, so you have to narrow down your choices to 5 particular songs if you are on time constraints. The first song you should pay attention to is “Of […]

Track of the Day! Charlotte OC

Charlotte OC whose real name is Charlotte Mary O’Connor is a British singer and songwriter. In just a short period of time she has already blossomed with her music and has caught an international fan base. She has also been chosen to appear on the Communion New Faces tour. The British entertainment website, Digital Spy, […]

TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio first formed in Brooklyn early in the 21st century.  The band’s first origins came about when multi-instrumentalist/producer Dave Sitek moved into the same building where vocalist Tunde Adebimpe was living.  Both had been working on recording music on their own, but soon realized they sounded good working together.  They made an […]