Keeping up with the theme this week was an estrogen-filled show that still rocked loud and proud. We kicked it off with all female bands, then female included duos, and finally female bandleaders. The criteria for the playlist was for current music only and no solo musicians or singer/songwriters. Came out pretty bitchin’ I must say, especially hearing The Loudest Chicks In Rock. Let the record show I’m kinda scared of those chicks.
Posted by Alex on May 22, 2013
In honor of the Jam of the Week with Savages Silence Yourself, I started compiling a rocking playlist of female-lead groups for tomorrow’s show. I came to the conclusion that some of these bands and band leaders really rock. Around TRR headquarters (my laptop), we (just me) dig some loud Rock. So I decided to get a little list going, as all of us music nerds love to do. Below are the top five (not ten, because I’m lazy) loudest females in Rock today. The only caveat is that it had to be either a female leader, all-female band, or a duo with one part female to make the list. Also these are current bands, not greatest of all time, so don’t be mad that Patti Smith isn’t on there. Or Michael Jackson (too soon?)
Posted by Alex on May 21, 2013
Jam of the Week
Album: Silence Yourself
Genre: Garage Rock (Modern)
Sound: Modern New Wave
Posted by Alex on May 20, 2013
We’re finally getting our Jazz hands (or fingers, I can never remember) going this week with a lot of focus on Miles Davis and his masterpiece album, Kind of Blue. Since we can only jam to two Miles Davis tracks (damn you radio royalty rights), we also got all Jazzy over two of his collaborators on the album, Cannonball Adderly and John Coltrane. Even if you aren’t into Jazz, you might like the show this week. Modal Jazz is easy to listen to and will trick people into thinking you’re a smart intellectual. Just don’t blame me if you start hanging out at coffee shops and joining in on poetry readings.
Posted by Alex on May 15, 2013
Jam of the Week
Artist: Miles Davis
Album: Kind of Blue
Sound: Modal Jazz (just to drop some extra music knowledge in order to sound smart)
Posted by Alex on May 13, 2013
Since last week was mellow, I decided to kick out the jams this week with a lesser-known sub-genre of Rock known as Heavy Progressive. Similar to Krautrock (Tangerine Dream), Progressive (Yes), and 70′s Hard Rock (Deep Purple), but kind of on its own level of awesomeness too. If you dig any of those genres, then I suppose you will cry tears of joy when you hear Heavy Progressive blasting out the speaks. I know I did. Strong men also cry.
Posted by Alex on May 8, 2013
Dear Band Members of the Rolling Stones,
Mick, how are you? Keith, how is your health? Charlie, I hope you’re well. Or do you go by Charles as I know many of you British folk do? Ronnie, how’s the hip? Again, is it Ronald, or maybe Mr. Wood? Bill, why aren’t you in the band, slacker?
It has come to my attention that you all will be touring the vast Planet Earth. Being that I broadcast a radio show to the same planet, I figured we at least have that in common. I also found five bucks in my coat pocket the other day, so I suppose we’re all pretty rich too.
Since I live in Denver, Colorado, I couldn’t help but notice that your scheduled tour of the vast Earth isn’t planning a stop in my fair city. I believe that should change, and here’s why:
Posted by Alex on May 7, 2013
Jam of the Week
Genre: Indie Rock
Date: 2013 (Not Even Dropped Yet!)
Sound: Indie With Some Fuzzed-Out Garage Rock
Posted by Alex on May 6, 2013
After reading a Rolling Stone (product placement, pay me please) article the other day about a group of session and backing musicians called “The Section” or “The Mellow Mafia,” I decided it was time to get mellow. They were behind some very important and hugely successful musicians, all part of a new wave of singer/songwriters to come out of LA in the 70′s. So today we mellowed out, but of course still rocked out to some legends, and learned a little bit along the way. Remember kids, learning is fun, so stay in school. Also make sure to eat your vitamins.
Posted by Alex on May 1, 2013