The Best Music of 2015


Another year down, another list of tunes. There was a lot of good stuff out there, really a wide variety of awesomeness. Tell grandma that all music today isn’t bad, you just need to know where to look. Consider this your road map to jamtastic awesomeness from the fine year of 2015.



The Best Music of 2014


Well Planet Earth, I know I’m a little late, but it’s time to reflect on the awesomeness of last year in regards to rocking tuneskies. I can’t say it was the best year in recent memory, with a lot of highly anticipated releases not making the top list. Yet as always, if you dig deep enough, you’ll find some gems, so overall, 2014 definitely didn’t disappoint. Way to go year!


The Best Music of 2013

It was a rocking year for tunes, let me tell you Earth. Like all music nerds, I’m all about the year end lists. I don’t do a top songs list, because I’m an album man. Old school, what can I say. I’m not just doing the top 13 albums of 2013 though, we’ve got lots more going on than that. It’s time for some wild retrospective time, right…about…now.


The Bossman Playlist


In preparation for our interview with Sugar Shack bossman Gary Feest tomorrow, I thought I’d drop some jams from the Shack. I had asked Gary (the boss) to send in some jams to supplement the interview on the show. He dropped 33 badass jams (minus Seal), and I quickly realized that an hour is only 60 minutes. I’m smart. We only will have room for a few on the show, but the jams will not go unheard. Instead, all you have to do is scroll down, click on the videos, and jam out like a boss. Now that’s what it’s like being the bossman. Me likie.


Remembering The 27 Club


Being in a club is usually pretty cool. It’s like that exclusive thing, and once you’re in, you’ve got it going on. Have you ever rolled up to a place, then the bouncer looks at a list and lets you in? Me neither.

The 27 Club, however, is a pretty crappy club to be a part of. It’s the collection of many amazing musicians that have all died at the age of 27. Being that I turn 27 today, I got to thinking about 10 musicians that left us way too damn early.


Top Ten Woodstock Performances


Yep, Woodstock was pretty epic. 400,000 pot smoking, bongo playing, crazy dancing hippies descended on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm to hear 32 bands amidst an air of peace and love. Sure some of the bands to this day are legendary, but it was a collection of crowning moments over the long weekend that defined how we view Woodstock, and some of these bands, today. Over 40 years later, the 1969 festival still stands as the greatest of all time, and here’s why: (more…)

Top Ten Bands That Skipped Woodstock


Woodstock was epic. Fact. Some of the best bands of the 60’s came, saw, and conquered the sea of dancing hippies. Yet many music fans aren’t aware of all the bands that could have rocked Woodstock, but instead chose to skip or happened to miss out on the greatest rock festival of all time. Who are they and why did they skip out? Allow me to present my handy dandy list below, in order of potential awesomeness.


The Loudest Chicks In Rock


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?)


The Best Music of 2012


I tell you what Planet Earth, 2012 was a doozy for good tuneskies. If you had your ears glued to top 40 radio or entertainment headlines, you probably thought 2012 was pretty lame in the musical world. Fear not! I have scoured the globe for musical greatness, and provided the best of the year, attempting to be as unbiased as possible, because I care.