Muse Sampler

I gotta tell you, my man, this band has chops! How many other groups do you know have solid 80s dancetronic and metal influences? I mean, other than Slipknot. Seriously though, Muse definitely knows what they are doing by now. They have been around for 23 years now, but the aren't letting up now. Very … Continue reading Muse Sampler


Don’t Stop or We’ll Die Sampler

Today, we have a real treat for you coming from band that didn't last long enough. Don't Stop or We'll Die was a band made up of bassist and lead singer Paul Rust, keyboardist Michael Cassidy and drummer Harris Wittels who died two years this February. Even though they ended on such a dower note, … Continue reading Don’t Stop or We’ll Die Sampler

Bad Brains Sampler

If any of you readers have ever been at all interested in hardcore punk, then most likely you have heard of this band. What I didn't know was that this band from DC that I didn't know about in all my years living there and that they essentially created not only the DC hardcore scene … Continue reading Bad Brains Sampler

The Smiths Sampler

You either love them or hate them, but it's undeniable the impact of the Smiths on popular music. I mean, if you start indie rock, people are not going to be super happy, especially those people who enjoy the type of heavy, distorted sound of 80s hair metal that usually features a lead singer who … Continue reading The Smiths Sampler

Wilco Sampler

If you want to kick back with some of your male companions, crack open a few brewskis out on your family's sunporch in your Chinese knockoff PacSun tees and listen to some kicking tunes, then look no further then former alt-country band Wilco. They are a musical flavor that pairs nicely with Bud Lite. Last … Continue reading Wilco Sampler

Tame Impala Sampler

They might not be as newsworthy as Future, but Tame Impala is another musical act that you won't want to miss. That's not say they have but anything out since their 2015 landmark album Currents, but that doesn't mean that their tunes aren't any less popping. The band started as a recording project for Australian Kevin … Continue reading Tame Impala Sampler

Rodrigo y Gabriela Sampler

While it may be hard to believe that the two red-blooded American males who contribute to this blog are familiar with the musical stylings of acoustic guitar outfit Rodrigo y Gabriela, the duo actually was a symbol of our one of our more memorable high school teachers. Upon first hearing this band, I was first surprised at … Continue reading Rodrigo y Gabriela Sampler