One of the great things about social media is the ability to expose yourself to musical acts from all over the globe. Some new, some old, and lot that might be new to you but have been around for while. Every artist you encounter on your journey may not be to your liking, but the joy is in the journey. Here are five of our favorite musicians that are following us on twitter. Thanks for the follow.
One of our favorite new finds with a sound right out of Laurel Canyon. Check out the song “California (Cast Iron Soul)” from their recent Conan appearance. Move over Mumford and Sons, Dawes, and The Avett Brothers. There is a new cosmic cowboy in town.
The Repeat Offenders
The Repeat Offenders are a Post Punk band with attitude and energy to spare. Picture Oasis with a little bit more of an edge, and you have the sound scape for this fine up and coming new band.
Love and a .38
If you sometimes are in the mood for some real old school Sunset Strip Rock & Roll, and who isn’t, Love and a .38 is the band for you. They can be found mostly in the Los Angeles area at The Whiskey, The Troubadour, or any number of those cool So. Cal haunts. Their new album will be out in a couple of months, so keep your ears peeled. In the meantime to hold you over check out this fine Rock and Roll tune, “Rock ‘n Lola.”
Sunshine Riot describes themselves as a Cash-Meets-Cobain Rock & Roll Band from Boston. Check them out. They deserve to be on your radar.
Breaking up the sausage fest a bit, we have Pickering White. Exquisitely fronted by Jennifer Pickering, the four piece band is an exciting blend of blues, country, Rock, and a little bit of soul. The vibe is retro cool, and on the excellent “Lady Blue Sky” a little bit of ELO comes out. Not a lot, just a little bit. Also think Imelda May with a little bit of Lydia Loveless thrown in for good measure.