The Burdens of ‘Bro-Country’, a Music Critic’s Term Gone Wild

Former New York magazine music critic, Jody Rosen, had used a term he made up almost two years ago called “bro-country.” Rosen wasn’t trying to be creative or start some kind of music revolution by coining that term, but this seems to be what has happened two years later. Every country music fan in America […]

Future People by Alabama Shakes

“Future People” starts off with some funky guitar lines and a basic backbeat. Howard’s vocals start off very high, showcasing her falsetto. One reason I’m highlighting this song is because of some the chances the band takes musically – there’s some heavily distorted bass on it that really shakes things up in parts. The keyboards […]

Don’t Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes

“Don’t Wanna Fight” is a very smart choice as the first single on the new album, since it is probably one of the best songs that will be released this year. This is not your typical radio fodder. The track is driven by an almost funky bass and drums, along with some nice guitar riffs. […]

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 […]

Van Halen Tour!

Van Halen made an appearance last night at the Concord Pavilion and it was the 3rd show on their 2015 tour. This is the third tour they’ve done since reuniting with original vocalist David Lee Roth 8 years ago. I took my son to the show,and the tickets were a birthday present that he had […]

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 […]

Jam to Alabama Shakes, Passion Pit, Fool’s Gold and More In Our 5 songs to Stream!!

New songs are coming out all the time. It is so easy for both professional and amateur singers to release their new songs on the internet. Amateurs don’t need to hire an agent or sign a contract with a big time music producer. They can just produce their own songs at home and then upload […]

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 […]

OMI “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”

I’m back from Europe, and must sadly report that the music scene in France is mostly disposable American pop music on the radio. Even the French language songs were mostly takeoffs on tired American pop music. There was one track that did stand out on the radio, a song titled “Cheerleader” by OMI (Omar Samuel […]

Good for You by Selena Gomez

I was looking for new music this weekend and came across Selena Gomez’s Good for You. I normally don’t listen to her music, but thought I would give her a try since I didn’t know if I truly liked her music. The title is what caught my eye originally, but the beat is what kept […]