This week we”re going sing of the unsung heroes, the musician’s musicians, bands that get mentioned in every “influences” column on MySpace but still, somehow, manage to sell a measly number of records next to their more commercially accessible rivals. We’re talking hardcore rockers who couldn’t make it on to the radio, the wacky iconoclasts who were just to ... Read More »
Tag Archives: soul
Setting The Mood With Five International Valentine’s Day Tunes
The countdown has begun to what is either the most romantic or most depressing holiday of all—Valentine’s Day. If you’re currently attached, well good on you—it can be tough out there. To help you enjoy this special day all that much more, we’re offering five songs perfect for a little one-on-one time with your someone special from all around ... Read More »
Soul Searching: The Stax Museum in Memphis’ Soulsvillie U.S.A.
Home of Sun Records, Elvis Presley, and blocks of blues joints, Memphis, Tennessee is where rock was born, where white bluesman stirred together black energy with Country tunesmithing to create the sound that defined the latter half of the 20th Century. But of all American music forms, it may be Soul that lies closest to the heart of this ... Read More »
It’s a Mod, Mod World
You know we love music and you know we love movies, so it should come as no surprise that ‘Quadrophenia‘ is one of our all-time favorites. The 1979 film is based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera album of the same name. It’s the story of Jimmy, a young Londoner with a dead-end job who finds release in the sharp ... Read More »