Skip to comments.More New Music - Get out of the oldies rut!!
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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I will stick to my memories and the oldies thanks.
I suggest J. J. Gray and Mofro - Soulful, blues based, hard working ballad singer and his fantastic band!
Add me to your ping list please,, I need more new music, , ,
going to see Michael Schenker tonight if all goes well...
Dropkick Murphys are a lot of fun, put on a great show too. Borderline thrash punk with bagpipes, what’s not to love.
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.
You can try to knock it but anybody who listens without a built-in agenda and animus will not be fooled.
Careful what you wish for ... ;o)
*coutesy Nick Searcy & Iowahawk
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.
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).
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.”
Are you familiar with Dan Hicks? My favorite artist of all time.
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?
The White Stripes, anyone?
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”. :)
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:
Not for everyone but I like it ;)
Nope, but this was a hoot! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Hicks_(singer)
I need to hit uTorrent!
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