Come Back Life by Kadavar

Kadavar is a trio from Germany and they are total throwbacks to the ‘70s. It’s a serious time warp just looking at these guys. They just released their second album “Abra Kadavar” and you’ve got to go check out the album cover, which says it all about these guys. Their s/t debut came out last […]

My Dear by Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics

Ruby and the Soulphonics have been making noise in the music industry since 2005. In September 2012, their debut album finally dropped. Their lead single, “My Dear” shot them to superstar status. iTunes released it as one of their singles of the week, GooglePlay gave it away for free in October 2012; thanks to these […]

Mountain Song by Jane’s Addiction

“Mountain Song” exhibits their more aggressive side, which I’m most fond of. Footage is from a live performance in ’88. I wasn’t aware Dave Navarro owned a shirt.

Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction

I couldn’t throw out Jane’s Addiction without including a link to “Jane Says”, easily one of my all-time favorite songs. Love the guitar, love the steel drum accents, love the lyrics, love the whole vibe of this song. Probably the best concert I’ve ever attended was a Jane’s Addiction show right after they released “Nothing’s […]

Sympathy For The Devil by Jane’s Addiction

Jane’s Addiction recorded a live version of “Sympathy For The Devil” that appeared on their 1987 s/t album. They put a different spin on it, but it illustrates how strong the song is since it still holds up with this different approach. They leverage some of the same percussion, which really helps drive the track […]

Cant Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

Now i know i dropped a song by Macklemore a little while back, but his whole album is actually quite good and I’m a big fan of his; therefore, I’m giving you another song from this duo. Now since the last time i provided a song by them, they were just surfacing in to the […]

Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones

I couldn’t help myself and I had to throw in “Gimme Shelter” as well. I cannot resist the guitar line that kicks off the song, it sucks me in every time. This is a great song, another good vocal performance, great guitar riffs, great background vocals on a terrific chorus. Plus, there is so much […]

Closer by Tegan & Sara

I dropped a Tegan & Sara song a while back, so its no secret that I’m a big fan of these ladies. This song comes from their most recent album, “Heartthrob,” which was released in January 2013. Oddly Tegan & Sara had been working on the album since February of last year, but just recently […]

Mouth for War by Sam Westphalen

“Mouth for War” provides possibly an even greater contrast with his vocals compared to the original song by Pantera. He really plays it up with his deadpan vocals, but the playing is solid throughout. The kid has some talent, but I’m not sure what type of career he can make out of it.

My Sharona by Sam Westphalen

“My Sharona” is only his guitar with no vocals, but he even plays sounds like the vocals to go along with the guitar riff. Plus the percussion work is astounding.