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Five Cool Ones: Five More Reasons Why Rock is Not Dead

Posted by falconi5 on September 20, 2014

5Despite what Gene Simmons might tell you, Rock is not dead, it just may be harder to find than it used to be. Here are five sterling examples of artists that are keeping the Rock in Rock and Roll.  Party on Garth.

The Orwells – Let it Burn

Blues Pills – High Class Woman

Rival Sons – Open My Eyes

Blackberry Smoke

Shakin’ Hands with The Holy Ghost

Royal Blood – Out of the Black

 

 

 

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Video of the Day: ELO – Livin’ Thing

Posted by falconi5 on September 20, 2014

eloThe Electric Light Orchestra played their first concert together in years last week.  What’s next, a Dire straights reunion? We hope so.

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Video of the Day: Reigning Sound – Never Home Coming

Posted by falconi5 on September 20, 2014

reigningsoundReigning Sound is essentially Greg Cartwright, an artist that walks the Rock,Soul, Pop Tightrope. “Never Coming Home” is from his latest Shattered, is a fine record with loads of Pop appeal.

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Live Video of the Day: The Replacements – Alex Chilton (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

Posted by falconi5 on September 17, 2014

replacementsNo need to adjust your ears, this a vintage 2014 live video of the Replacements.  Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, the core of the original band are here along with drummer Josh Freese, with guitarist Dave Minehan replacing the late Bob Stinson.  If this Jimmy Fallon appearance is any indication, the bad boys of Indie Rock are back, and can make ramshackle Rock and Roll with the best of them.

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Video of the Day: Royal Blood – Figure it out

Posted by falconi5 on September 17, 2014

royalLed Zeppelin meets The Black Keys  by way of The White Stripes.  Put it all together and you get Royal Blood, one of the best Rock and Roll bands to come around in a very long time.  Their new self-titled L.P. is destined for greatness.

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Live Video of the Day: The Flamin’ Groovies – Slow Death (TV 1972)

Posted by falconi5 on September 15, 2014

flaminWe will stand on The Tremeloes coffee table and proclaim that The Flamin’ Groovies are the best Garage Band ever.

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Video of the Day: Anthony D’Amato – Good and Ready

Posted by falconi5 on September 15, 2014

anthonydamatoAnthony D’Amato is one of the up and coming singer songwriters on New West Records. His vibe is right there between Conor Oberst and Ryan Adams.

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Live Video of the Day: First Aid Kit – Kathy’s Song (Cardinal Sessions)

Posted by falconi5 on September 15, 2014

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Live Video of the Day: Ray Wylie Hubbard – Mother Blues (Live on David Letterman)

Posted by falconi5 on September 14, 2014

raywylieRay Wylie Hubbard is a Texas Song writer National Treasure right up there with Willie, and Billy Joe Shaver. This one is from The Grifter’s Hymnal.

“When I was a young man about 21 years old y’all all I wanted was a stripper girl friend and a gold-top Les Paul.”  “Be careful of the things you wish for, you might get ‘em.”

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Live Video of the Day: Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good (Live on David Letterman)

Posted by falconi5 on September 12, 2014

ryanadamsThe album is a three star, but this song, and this live version, is definitely a five star.

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