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More New Music - Get out of the oldies rut!!
vanity | 13 Feb 2014 | Notary Sojac

Posted on 02/13/2014 8:29:59 AM PST by Notary Sojac

Snowbound today, so it's time for a new "new music" thread. As before, I'll kick it off with three bands primarily active in the 21st century, and welcome any and all feedback (except as mentioned below).

This will be a continuing series of posts, every month or so. If you want to be pinged, please freepmail me.

If you think all this sucks and would rather listen to Zep or the Stones, I've already heard from you - please feel to start your own thread!!

Dropkick Murphys - They've been described as the love child of the Pogues and AC/DC, I think that's about right. Hard charging Boston Irish barroom punk that never lets up.
Recommended album - "Sing Loud, Sing Proud", tracks "Heroes From Our Past", "Rocky Road To Dublin".

Donna The Buffalo - Start with a jam band base, but add tight, danceable hooks, wickedly clever lyrics and a prog-bluegrass flavor.
Recommended album - "Silverlined", tracks "Locket and Key", "Forty Days and Forty Nights"

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles - Just your basic alt-country punk garage band whose lead singer has a whiskey-soaked, dirt roads voice that will bring tears to your eyes. If you like Dave Alvin (from my first post), you'll like Sarah.
Recommended album - "Silver City", tracks "Daniel Lee", "Think Of What You've Done"


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1 posted on 02/13/2014 8:29:59 AM PST by Notary Sojac
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To: MD Expat in PA; Revolting cat!; ClearCase_guy; discostu; Spruce; I cannot think of a name; ...

You’re pinged based on your post to my last music thread. Freepmail if you’d rather not be pinged again...


2 posted on 02/13/2014 8:30:55 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Uzbeks drank my battery fluid!!)
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To: Notary Sojac

I will stick to my memories and the oldies thanks.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 8:32:40 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: Notary Sojac

I suggest J. J. Gray and Mofro - Soulful, blues based, hard working ballad singer and his fantastic band!


4 posted on 02/13/2014 8:39:22 AM PST by fiefdomone (Ranvar was a friend of mine.)
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To: Notary Sojac

Add me to your ping list please,, I need more new music, , ,
going to see Michael Schenker tonight if all goes well...


5 posted on 02/13/2014 8:39:33 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Notary Sojac

Dropkick Murphys are a lot of fun, put on a great show too. Borderline thrash punk with bagpipes, what’s not to love.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 8:41:17 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Notary Sojac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jykzwUvHLe8


7 posted on 02/13/2014 8:41:21 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Notary Sojac; tx_eggman
For you country music fans...

Sam Gowdy - an 80's Don Henley, a 90's George Strait, with the timeless songwriting and lyrical grit of Willie and Merle.
8 posted on 02/13/2014 8:45:00 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Notary Sojac
Il Divo - A Musical Affair | The Official Il Divo Site
9 posted on 02/13/2014 8:46:35 AM PST by granite (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left - Ecclest 10:2)
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To: All

Not every Oldie is in a rut.

Not all memorable songs were Oldies hits and there are some incredible recordings by established artists that were not, but were later included on compilations of their works.

I get what this thread is for, but I have to quibble with the built-in assumptions as stated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrioIotkTCU

You can try to knock it but anybody who listens without a built-in agenda and animus will not be fooled.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 8:52:17 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear. -Glenn Beck)
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To: Notary Sojac; IowaHawk

Careful what you wish for ... ;o)
http://9gag.tv/v/3311

*coutesy Nick Searcy & Iowahawk


11 posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:34 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: txrangerette
Hey, I still listen to music from as far back as the forties. There is no genre (except electro/techno) not found in my playlists.

But I have a few friends and relatives who are just stuck in 1965-1980 and I have made it an avocation to try and open up their ears just a wee bit.

12 posted on 02/13/2014 8:59:43 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Uzbeks drank my battery fluid!!)
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To: Notary Sojac

I’ve been in a few oldies bands as lead singer and bass player. I’m currently in an “classic rock and ‘new country’” band as well as a 50’s classic rock band. I hate doing some of the songs but love others. I also hate doing some of the modern songs and love others.

A few years ago I “discovered” country music and now love to do songs by Josh Turner like “What was I thinkn’”. But I also just discovered a lot of the later music by a band called Renaissance. And Enya does some great stuff.

And when I put together a female fronted pop band with my daughters a few years ago I discovered great artists like Pink and KT Tunstall (I love “white bird). I also listen to a lot of classical music.

Thing about “new” music, though, is the lion’s share of it is ephemeral. Little of it survives its short time on the charts other than in the hearts of the young people that used it to cement their teen years into their permanent memories or that first heavy petting in the back seat of a car - hence the popularity of “oldies” with us boomers.

What this means is that most of the “New” music being produced today has as its single redeeming quality its newness. Once that is gone, it’s gone.

But a fraction will be memorable for generations. Walking on Sunshine would be an example. The song is just fun. Rum and Coca Cola by the Andrews Sisters would be another. And I REALLY like Vertigo by U2 and Holiday by Green Day, though I like nothing else by those groups, and they are certainly not a part of my teen memories (I’m 60).


13 posted on 02/13/2014 8:59:46 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Notary Sojac

Back in my high school days, the kid who wrote the music reviews for the high school paper made up the bands and songs.

“The Grand Led Who People released a new album this week....”

“My favorite song was the bass-thumping, drum crashing YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT AT THE YMCA ROCKET MAN.”


14 posted on 02/13/2014 9:04:08 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cuban leaf

Are you familiar with Dan Hicks? My favorite artist of all time.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 9:04:48 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Uzbeks drank my battery fluid!!)
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To: Notary Sojac
I remember in '78 when Van Halen drop-kicked the John Travolta Saturday Night Fever Disco craze to the sidelines and brought R&R back to its rightful place on top of the heap.

I'd like to see history repeat itself, this time it would happen to the choreographed aerobic-dancing bubble-gum "pop" and the rap "music" of today.

But record companies aren't what they were in yesteryear. They don't have the power to make or break bands as they once did. I see that as a good thing, but how does a good R&R band break out today?

16 posted on 02/13/2014 9:05:19 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Notary Sojac

The White Stripes, anyone?


17 posted on 02/13/2014 9:06:36 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: Notary Sojac

I don’t know how new they are (they’re new to me anyway) but I’m kinda getting into “Cage the Elephant”. I really like the song “Come a little closer”. :)


18 posted on 02/13/2014 9:14:47 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Notary Sojac

For fans of 80s style synth based music, both straight synthpop and more “Breakfast Club” or “Freddy” horror movie type movie soundtrack type stuff, check out:

Electric Youth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1rr_-ZA4wM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfoLqZ-gtwU

Perturbator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1rdRJdOYqw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkGBmy-nuRo

Starforce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX5vPIFErJY

Carpenter Brut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebiiEyiG498

Not for everyone but I like it ;)


19 posted on 02/13/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Notary Sojac

Nope, but this was a hoot! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Hicks_(singer)

I need to hit uTorrent!


20 posted on 02/13/2014 9:15:20 AM PST by cuban leaf
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