Tuesday, December 30

Brothers Horse-Self Titled

Hello my people! I know it's been awhile since I've posted some articles, but have no fear! I've written an album review!

I actually discovered a really good band while out with some friends. Imagine that, I did it the old fashion way, and honestly I'd prefer it that way. I got so excited because my fiance, our friend and I were outside this bar talking, and I was listening to this band playing outside.  But we couldn't see them performing, I could only hear, so I started dancing and moving side to side, and we decided to go check them out.
Now, I'm pretty excited about this because this is the first local band in a long time that I actually discovered and love!

This Sonoma County band is Brothers Horse. They a have a punk, pirate, and polka feel to them. It's really different, but so awesome. Their sound is a little like the artist Gogol Bordello, right up that alley. If you haven't heard of Gogol Bordello, do it now. Well, maybe not right now, after this article, then check him out. Seriously though, Brothers Horse has some pretty different instruments that you don't hear on the radio or even on your iTunes. Put some accordions, trumpets, trombone, fiddle, and some dude in a crazy accent doing vocals. Not only is their music original and danceable, their shows are pretty fun too. I honestly think that they sound better live than their recordings on their album. They tell stories in their lyrics, which makes me feel like their music should be in an adventure pirate movie. Haha.

Here's the link to their bandcamp and check them out (BH album is free!!)
Brothers Horse Bandcamp



  1. Ballad Of Brothers Horse
  2. Bottom Of The Ocean
  3. Dark and Stormy
  4. 16 Days
  5. Brother John
  6. Any Port In A Storm
  7. Head Will End Up Missing
  8. Cardinal Girls and Money
  9. Easter Surprise
  10. Heavens To Betsy
  11. Blessed Be The Barrel
  12. Eastbanian Lament
  13. Met A Man
  14. Hanging In The Bedroom
  15. Torn and Tattered


Tuesday, December 2

Edward Sharpe and Cream

Recently my boyfriend and I have been listening to quite a lot of classic rock music. Chris discovered Cream, thus I discovered Cream. But while listening to their music, I did notice that the lead singer of  Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Alex Ebert, vocals sound similar to the vocals of Jack Bruce, the lead vocals of Cream. I notice it especially when Bruce' vocals are high pitched during this song:


Cream- "Strange Brew"


Then compare it to an Edward Sharpe song...

Edward Sharpe and The Magentic Zeros- "Come in Please"


Maybe it's just me? Sometimes it usually is. But whatever, maybe my ears don't lie?
Either way, I love both these bands.

Tuesday, October 28

Here's a few artists you should check out!

I know I complain all the time about being broke, thus no album reviews. I'm sorry for that, plus it's also very difficult to keep up with all the new music out there.. I'VE FAILED YOU.  But there is some great ones and some pretty bad ones. Ones that shouldn't have picked up an instrument in the first place. I guess that's all about the music discovery right? Because it feels pretty awesome when you found your new favorite band. When the songs get stuck in your head, but you're totally okay with it. When their album is on repeat for weeks. It's a great feeling. But like I said, there's tons of music you have to dig through, like there's tons... you don't even know. Well, maybe you do, but still! Anyways, I found some pretty great artists and I've decided to put them all in one post.

I hope you've found your music discovery.

1. Moose Blood



2. Vance Joy





3. Modern Baseball (I've featured these guys on my blog before, but just a refresher!)


Saturday, October 25

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!

HOZIER



I discovered this guy on Facebook, of all places. 
I thanks to one of my co-workers, she said that she loved every single song on the his self titled album. So of course I had to check it out for myself!

Sighh, another broke time for Zoey...

But thankfully for the internet, I can stream this dudes album! Sad day...but good day, kinda.
I've decided I really like his voice, how deep and melodic it is.
Plus, his music is more of the indie-vibe. Which is pretty much my favorite genre.
I know, I think I'm bias. 

Sorry guys.

Anyway, if you haven't heard his hit single, "Take Me To Church" please, just listen. It's pretty catchy.



Want more? Yeah ya do.


YOU ARE  MOST WELCOME!




Tuesday, October 14

Built To Spill

There's nothing I would love more than to do an album review of Built To Spill. But sadly, I'm broke as joke. Want to know why?! Cause I was busy getting this little gem...


If you somewhat read my blog posts, this song by Modest Mouse (Float On) means a lot to me. It has gotten me through some of the most stressful times in my life, especially this year. I've been wanting to get this tattoo for years now and after this summer, and me finally having $150 to blow on a tattoo. I finally did it, and I am so happy I got it. 

So that's why I'm broke! But I'm totally okay with it.
Thank god for music streaming right? Even though it's horrible for record companies, but anyways!

As I was getting my tattoo, I was telling him how much the song meant to me and he asked if I've heard of Built To Spill. I haven't, so here I am listening to them while I'm writing this blog post and I love them!



They do have a Modest Mouse feel to them, like it's Modest Mouse' young brother or something. Haha. But a little more edgy. The way they harmonize their voices, and the vocals a little bit too. Of course they do have their own little twist on things. Where have I been this entire time and not known about this band?!

Next payday, you bes' believe I'm going to buy a few of their albums!

If you've been living under a rock like me, you should definitely check these guys out!







Friday, October 10

Flashback Friday!!


Remember that white jamaican guy who used to be featured in hip-hop/pop songs?
You member! 
Everyone knows who he is, even if you didn't listen to his music.
You member!

He disappeared somewhere. He like, dropped off the face of the music industry. 
Gone...gone forever.....

WHERE ARE YOU SEAN PAUL!?!!
Actually I think he's married to someone.
Anyway, here a flashback for ya...



Isn't crazy how when you listen to it, you know exactly where you were in your life when you heard this song. Crazy stuff.
I'll just leave you to ponder that.
Your welcome!

Thursday, October 9

This maybe just me, but...

I absolutely hate it when bands have music videos and all the camera or director focuses on is the lead singer.

When the director doesn't show the band at all, or maybe just a small flash to them and then back to the lead singer. Then the rest of the music video is just the lead singer. Or how about when they do show all of the band, but it's only when their playing their instruments.

What the heck man?!

It's all about the whole band, not just the lead singer.
Sure the lead singer may be more attractive then the rest of the band.
But you gotta show everyone else's talent too, ya know?
I think that's is what everyone loses sight on.
The every band member could be ridiculously attractive, like jaw-dropping, were-you-sent-down-from-the-heavens hot.
But their music could totally suck and make babies cry.
They will still sell a million copies because that's all everyone cares about.

It's a sad day for all the real music lovers out there.

To see what I'm talking about, here's some music videos:
( Some these bands are not what I particularly listen to )

Eisley-Smarter


Paramore- Brick By Morning Brick

I See Stars- Murder Mitten





Tuesday, September 30

THE WHO HAS RELEASED A NEW TRACK!!

Once again, another legendary rock band has graced us after 8 years with their new track "Be Lucky".

The Who is back and still rocks our hearts!

Throughout the song Roger Daltrey refers to the french DJ's, Daft Punk and australian rockers, AC/DC.
One could say that The Who is back and ready to diss everyone. Haha
Which is actually entertaining, considering I am a fan of all three artists.

Here are some lyrics to the new track "Be Lucky", and you will see what I am talking about.

AC/DC diss:

“You wanna climb without a safety line/
 AC/DC’s gonna be fine,” 
“If you want to want to sell/ you’ve got to kiss and tell/  
And you’ve got to do a cover of Highway to Hell.”

And for Daft Punk:

 “You want to climb without a safety line/ 
Daft Punk will tell you that it’s gonna be fine.” 

Then Roger Daltrey proceeds to autotune his voice, like Daft Punk's.

So all in all even if they are dissing, they are still amazing at what they do. And Pete Townsend is still a god on guitar. 

Here's the new track from The Who, "Be Lucky".








AC/DC HAS A NEW ALBUM IN DECEMBER!!

Guess who's freakin' stoked!? THIS GIRL.

It's going to be call 'Rock or Bust'.

But unfortunately, along with the news about the new album, came the new about guitarist, Malcolm Young will not be recording with the band, due to illness. This will be the first time in AC/DC's 41 year history without their founding guitarist.

Regardless, I'm sure it is still going to be awesome, and I am so excited to hear it.
The 1 minute teaser, has the roaring vocals, smooth guitar riffs and the rocking out we always loved.

Below is where the new track is very sneakly (probably not a word, but you still understood it!) hid it in the new MLB's postseason commercial.



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AREN'T YOU EXCITED?!!?

Well, you should be. 

Tuesday, September 23

This is a little different...

But I really like what this Brit's doing. It's like eletro-pop-dance-trance-chill music. 


Glass Animals

Give his songs a listen. It's actually pretty chill. 





Thursday, September 18

CURRENT SONGS THAT WILL NOT LEAVE MY HEAD!!

"Because you know
I'm all about that bass,
 'bout that bass,
 'bout that bass. 
No treble.
I'm all about that bass,
 'bout that bass,
 'bout that bass. 
No treble."

Meghan Trainor- All About That Bass.

THIS SONG HAS BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD FOR A WEEK NOW.
GET IT OUT!!!
AHHHH!

I get it, it's got a good message. The song talks about being confident in who you are, no matter what size or shape you are. That's awesome.
But it's one of those super poppy songs that I cannot stand. It's too much pop for me.
The fact that I can't let it escape my brain is driving me nuts.
Right now, I'm listening to Led Zepp. trying to get rid of it.

I'm sure you've heard it before.
If not, here ya go!
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
(I'm really sorry)






Tuesday, September 16

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!

It's been awhile since I've written anything, but lately I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone. I listened to some folk music the other day and I did not like it at all. Probably the worst thing I've listened to in awhile. Worse than Jaden Smith's new single. Have you heard it? Good, don't. 
Anyway, I finally had the chance to sit down and discover some new music. 



So after searching for some new tunes, I found a folk band from Texas. Their name is Shakey Graves. Now after listening to the first folk band (that I despise) I thought that maybe this isn't what all folk bands sound like, so I decided to give Shakey Graves a try. 

Again, folk music isn't my forte, actually I don't really think any type of music is my forte... I LOVE ALL DA SONGZZZ


 I really like this band though. They are very relaxing. I'm listening to their track, "Unlucky Skin" from their 2011 album 'Roll The Bones'. There is clapping in the background and the banjo player is just plucking away. The 2 vocalists are telling a story and harmonize very well together. It sounds a little country, especially with the harmonica fading in and out. It's a very upbeat song.  Just chill man, just chill. 


Now I listened to their newest single, "Dearly Departed". They have a lady vocalist. it's a lot harder and a more country. The banjo disappeared :[ I'm not sure if I like the newer Shakey Graves. But I did only hear one song, I guess we shall see...

Still, I think Shakey Graves are worth checking out. They're still a good band!




Thursday, September 4

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!

KONGOS!

I was going to do an album review, but I'm broke... :[ 
So here the next best thing.
LOOK WHO I FOUND!! 
(applause and cheering in the background....)


I discovered these guys by one of my friends. We were at her house and we decided to start YouTubing a bunch of stuff, videos of people getting hit with things, turned into funny cat videos, and that turned into music videos, and she showed me Kongos music video for "Come With Me Now". After that their music just kinda stuck with me. Then, I heard them on the radio and I decided that was it. I have to write about these guys!

First off, they have an accordion! How cool is that?! It's not one of those weird old people bands that have a geeky accordion in it. No. These dudes are total jammin' rock music and the guy that plays the accordion just jams out too. It sounds amazing and original. The lead singer has a scratchy voice and really low, Not melodic at all, but it works for their sound. The steel guitar solo in this song is great too. It works with the accordion as well, like their playing off each other. 

Here's their hit single, "Come With Me Now"



Tell me this isn't a cool song? Totally different. The accordion just makes it.
 I'm diggin' it, 




Thursday, August 28

fun. - Aim and Ignite

fun. - Aim and Ignite


Tracklist:
  1. Be Calm
  2. Benon Hedges
  3. All The Pretty Girls
  4. Wanna Be The One
  5. At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
  6. Light A Roman Candle
  7. Walking The Dog
  8. Barlights
  9. The Gambler
  10. Take Your Time (Coming Home)


Honestly I've only heard fun.'s most famous songs, but when I saw that they gave their fans a link to download their 1st album for FREE in honor of it's 5th anniversary. So obviously I took advantage of it. DUH. Who wouldn't right? 


So I was listening to this album and I noticed that it's very theatrical. Remember that local band I did an album review on, Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony? Yeah, this whole album is kind of like that. It's like a rock musical, especially songs like "All The Pretty Girls", "Wanna Be The One". Others sound like kid songs, just the way they were put together. Vocals, several instruments being playing, womens backing vocals repeating the same lyrics as a the main vocalist. Those ones I am talking about are, "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)" and "Walking the Dog". The guitar in "Walking The Dog" sounds a lot like the guitar effects that Vampire Weekend does. (Just thought I should bring that to your attention) Don't get me wrong, these guys are really great with their instrument playing, it's very technical and you know this didn't take them a week to write one song. This album took some serious effort. Plus their lead vocalist, has got some pipes! I really love his voice, it's very melodic when it needs to be and playful in the chorus. 

But in all seriousness, this album wasn't for me. It's not horrible, but I just don't think its my style. Still a great band though. 

Monday, August 25

CURRENT SONGS THAT WILL NOT LEAVE MY HEAD!!

BIG DATA- DANGEROUS

Killer bassline, very catchy, has some electronic vibes. Such a great band! I heard this song on the radio and I feel inlove with it. Even though it is a remix. Sadly, I tried to listen to more songs and possibly buy the album, but all I found are remixes of that one song.
Even though I found some of their other songs, but no where to buy.  :[ Sad day.
Hopefully he will come out with some way to buy them.
Anyways, here's the music video!
It has nothing to do with the song at all. 
It's weird, actually. Haha, but here ya go!

Also, here is another song you might like, I still like 'Dangerous' better though.






Big Data- Bombs Over Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 20

Michael Cera has a folk project!

Say what?! Yeah, I was surprised as well! But also excited to hear Michael be all artsy and see another side of him.



I took a listen at his musical side, and it's definitely not what I expected. Cera doing folk music does seem to fit him well. It honestly reminds me of him and Ellen Page playing acoustic together in the movie 'Juno'. It's not horrible, but I don't think it's great either. It's very experimental and out there. I do feel like I know what he's trying to do though. 

I like to see actors try different things, it keeps things interesting, even if it's not particularly good. It's the same for musicians, like when they try to pursue acting, sometimes you are just like , "Woah! I didn't know they could act!" and then other times, "That was the worst acting I've ever seen."

But hey, as long as it makes them happy doing something else right? Even if  it's not what everyone is talking about. Let just say, I kinda sorta like it, but not enough to buy it or to listen to it often. Maybe if he had someone help him, or a well known producer to make it a little bit more edgy? I don't know.

 If you wanna listen to it.. It's right here!

Michael Cera Music

Sunday, August 17

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!

For all of you ravers out there... Here's a new DJ for you.

MONSTERCAT!

Such a cool name, I don't even care about the music! Haha, just kidding, I still really do care, but the name is pretty awesome though.

I don't really know too much about house/dubstep music. I only know a few really famous ones. But this DJ/group/people are awesome. I first I wasn't sure but after listening to a few of their songs. But I changed my mind! Writing about dubstep music isn't my forte, I think the reason that I like Monstercat, is because the way it's put together. How the beat speeds up and drops, the high pitched chipmunk voices, and the bouncey dance beats. In the beginning of this song, I didn't really like it, but as the song went on, the beat caught me, I was thinking to myself, "Okay this is alright", then it kept going and the beat dropped, "Okay this is actually pretty sick". 
So you should take a listen for yourself!




Wednesday, August 13

I do not like his voice at all!

So I've been told that I need more variety in my blog. Meaning, I only post what I like on my blog. Therefore, I've decided to write an article about a band that I'm not too crazy about. But mostly just the vocals. You may or may not have heard of them, but they are called, Pierce The Veil.



I've known of this band for a good while, but and I've tried and tried to like them. But it hasn't happened. Sometimes I just don't understand how they got as famous as they are. Now the reasoning for this, is because of  the singing....oh my goodness. It sounds like a whiny baby that has been stepped on every time he sings. It's just so high pitched, I can't handle it. I just don't like this band, maybe if they got a new vocalist. Because the screaming is okay, but the singing ruined it for me. :[

His voice, compared to amazing vocalists in bands, like Craig Owens from Chiodos and Drugs, or Jeremy Mckinnon from A Day To Remember. Those guys are good. Like mind blowing good.
But the dude from Pierce The Veil doesn't even compare. It's pretty bad.

I know this is pretty harsh but hey, someone asked, I delivered. 
BOOM!

Saturday, August 9

Alternative Press Magazine

This magazine is so cool, it's all about up and coming bands. Much like the magazine title, it's all alternative, hardcore, and indie bands. Right up my alley! I think it's pretty much my dream job to work for this magazine. One day...

ANYWAYS,
 I've been reading this magazine since I was in high school and I have my collection of Alternative Press Magazines. I pick up this mini-mag at Barnes and Noble the other day and I thought it was such a great idea having bands write how much they love other bands. How their music inspired other musicians, and what they particularly like about that certain band. It gives you a chance to see that bands playing together, isn't like a competition, they are fans of that band just as much as you are. It puts everything into a different perspective.

I just thought I would share how rad this is.


Tuesday, July 29

Wolfmother @ The Fillmore in SF


Last night was awesome! 
There were only 2 bands playing, and the first up was Electric Citizen. The name kind of threw me off because I was thinking that they were going to be some sort of an electronic band. But I was totally wrong.
Their sound is a classic rock vibe, the female lead singer totally made it though. She had really long thick hair, and had swung it up, down, to the side, and all over the place. She had amazing stage presence. She reminded me of Heart, and Janis Joplin. Total 70's chick on stage. The band itself had so much energy, and really rocked the stage. 



Wolfmother was next! They totally blew the roof off The Fillmore. They sound even better live then on CD. Even better too, that the fans were rocking out as well as I was. One song after another, I couldn't stop dance and bobbing my head. Just so much amazingness, and so much rock, I absolutely loved it. Andrew (lead singer) talked to the crowd and got the crowd involved in the songs several times. Mosh pits broke out here and there, I was thinking about joining, but I couldn't stop dancing. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite concerts. 

Especially things going on my personal life, this concert totally just made me as peace. 
It was a great show, with great people. If you thinking about going to a Wolfmother show, or even giving them a listen for that matter. I highly recommend it. If you don't, I will find you....




Not really, but you should really do it.

Thursday, July 24

CURRENT SONGS THAT WILL NOT LEAVE MY HEAD

Now this time, it's not a song. It's an artist. You know her well.


Lana Del Rey. 

I bought her album, "Born To Die" a while ago. I literally listened to that album for a month. Her lyrics are so deep and pretty depressing. But there's totally feeling there, and thats why I couldn't stop listening to her. There were songs that I didn't like (Diet Mountain Dew, Carmen, National Anthem, Million Dollar Man) but I listened to them anyway. It was like an addiction. Her songs played in my head all day long. 

What brings me to this article is that, I just listened to her new single, "West Coast". Oh my goodness. I'm sucked back in the Del Rey blackhole. I can't really put my finger on it, but there's something about her music as well. It's not all this dance/pop thats out there today. It's almost gangster-grunge-pop. ???

I have no idea. 
But Lana Del Rey is on fire right now.
Damn girl!


Wednesday, July 23

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!



This time I actually discovered these guys by myself! Can you believe it? I was driving home from work and listening to the alternative radio station, I know... who listens to the radio anymore, right? Well I do, once and awhile. I get to learn about the awesome new artists that are out there. Sometimes though I do hear the not so good artists...wah wah wahhhh. But I'm glad I did this time though, 'cause then I wouldn't have discovered, Milky Chance.

It's two guys in the band, and they are pretty much, acoustic but also indie. If that gives you a clue. The vocals are so scratchy and rough, but I think it totally works. The music just has a steady electronic beat, with the acoustic guitar strumming over it. It's just really catchy and chilling music. I've been listening to their tracks all week long before I finally got time to sit and write about it!

Take a listen to these songs and hear for yourself!

Milky Chance- Stolen Dance



Milky Chance- Down By The River


Friday, July 18

Flashback Friday!

"Somebody once told me the world was going to roll me, I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed. She was looking kind of dumb with a finger and her thumb and the shape of an "L" on her forehead." 

Yeah you read that (and possibly started singing it in your head)...it's Smash Mouth
They were a great memory to 90's and early 2000's music. Smash Mouth is such a feel good band that makes me sing along and rock out. They also had one of their singles on the amazing animated film 'Shrek'. I was listening to them and thinking, "why aren't these guys making new music?" They kinda of just fell off the Earth. Which gave me the Flashback for this week! Seriously, I don't know anyone that didn't like them. And if you didn't, I don't know if we can be friends anymore....cause the love for this band is real. For realzies.

 But now lets take a trip down memory lane and hear some great music...

REMEMBER THIS SONG?!


Or how about this throwback!




Or track that appeared in Shrek!




I hope your ears and mind are happy, because I always get in a good mood when I hear these dudes.
What a great band!!

Everything's going to be okay.

Sometimes its easier said than done, but when life comes at you head on. I just like to remind myself that  everything's going to be okay. I will get through it, and just keep moving forward, because that's the only direction I can go. Forward. 

This post is a little different than my other ones, I know. Things have been a little rocky for me lately. But I know that in the end, I'll be okay. 

This song is my absolute favorite song. It puts a smile on my face whenever I hear it, and I have to sing a long. This song is a happy song, it makes me happy and it reminds me that, "whenever things get heavy, we'll all float on." 

Modest Mouse-Float On


I will continue to float on...because that's all I can do. Just float. 





Thursday, July 10

Past and present bands that will never get old to me.

Everyone has that band that they will never get sick of, that every time they listen to their favorite song, it still makes you dance and sing like the very first time you listened to it. Even if it's bands that haven't toured in 20 years, and they haven't made a new album since then. Their songs will still make you headbang, dance, and sing. I don't know about you, but when that happens to me when I'm listening to the radio while driving, and that certain song comes on, I get excited,  have to turn it up, and yell out loud to myself, "I LOVE THIS SONG!" From then on, I'm dancing and singing like a fool in my seat.

This list goes from those motown soulful people, to the classic rock bands that have the insane guitar solos, to the legends that changed music, to the rappers lyrics that changed peoples beliefs, to the pop artists that have amazing dance moves, or that one band that just simply made you happy through the tough times. The bands silly lyrics that make you laugh, but enjoy listening to.

Now this list will go on forever.... So I'm going to shorten it to 20 bands/artists. You might even consider this as a little flashback as well.

**Also this list is no particular order and it's my own opinion. I have included some songs with some bands, those songs make me happy :] **




  1. Blind Melon- No Rain
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. Blink 182
  4. Bob Marley
  5. The Rolling Stones
  6. Jimi Hendrix
  7. No Doubt- Don't Speak
  8. Arctic Monkeys
  9. The Beatles
  10. The Black Keys
  11. Modest Mouse-Float On
  12. Bob Dylan
  13. Cypress Hill
  14. The Who
  15. The Eagles
  16. Madonna
  17. Michael Jackson
  18. Pink Floyd
  19. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  20. Sublime
  21. The White Stripes
  22. Wolfmother
  23. Ray Charles
  24. Muddy Waters
  25. Johnny Cash
  26. Frank Sinatra
  27. The Doors
  28. Billy Idol- White Wedding
  29. B-52's- Rock Lobster
  30. Atmosphere
  31. Against Me!
  32. AC/DC
  33. Panic! At The Disco
  34. Green Day
  35. Britney Spears
  36. N'Sync
  37. Backstreet Boys
  38. Ricky Martin
  39. Spice Girls


So I kinda got carried away there. The last few were mainly artists I listened to well I was just a youngin'. But these bands made a difference in my life and they make me happy! That's all that matters in the end. 

Thursday, July 3

Just some inspiration for the day!

'Merica Playlist

I created this playlist in the spirit of 4th of July, and I decided to list some great classics and the new-ish songs that are out there today. Let me remind you of some great artists/bands that have emerged out of this great country!


Time to celebrate our nations independence! And what better to say that your proud to be american then having an awesome, 'Merica playlist?




Please note that this list is based on MY opinion, it's not a fact. And the order that they are in doesn't make them better or worse, it's just a list. Also, I know these are not patriotic songs, they are just from awesome american bands! Come to think of it, I haven't realized how many bands come out of other countries... It's crazy!


1. Hotel California- The Eagles

2. JUMP- Van Halen

3. Californication-The Red Hot Chili Peppers

4. Pretender- Foo Fighters

5. Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash

6. Billie Jean- Michael Jackson

7. Caress Me Down- Sublime

8. Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes

9. Paul Revere- Beastie Boys

10. Sinister Kid- The Black Keys

11. Love Me Two Times- The Doors

Tuesday, July 1

'Merica Playlist Numero Dos

This one is a little different than my first playlist. Since the first one was songs that are FROM the great country that is the US of A, I decided to make another one that has the great songs of bands that are ABOUT  the US as well!

It's 4th of July! Time to celebrate our nations independence! And what better to say that your proud to be american then having an awesome, 'Merica playlist?

Here's a couple songs that I think are pretty amazing and are a good ambiance to grilling your meats and drinking your alcoholic beverages, while at the same time watching the fireworks go off in your cul de sac and yelling at the kids to stay out of the way, while little Jimmy gets hit by a spark in his sparklers and cries his eyes out to mommy. To far? Nah, I don't think so.

So raise your flags to us! USA USA USA!!


1. Born In The USA- Bruce Springsteen
You would've HAD to have saw that coming. I mean its Bruce! And I know the song isn't really saying, "I'm proud to be an American." It's more, "This is my country, this is what they do." But let's just forget that okay? 


2. American Pie- Don Mclean
Another obvious but great song!


3. American Girl- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Gotta love me some Tom Petty.



4. American Woman- The Guess Who
The band is canadian, but it still counts, right?


And for the 5th and final song for my playlist, that I actually stumbled upon that has no reason to be in this playlist but it's still a great song so I'm counting it.

5. Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry
Caught you off guard with that one huh? Yeah it has no reason to be in here but saw it on YouTube and I had to put it in here. I really had too.
JUST KIDDING!!
It is a great song though....
I picked this little gem instead. I really had you there, HAHAHA LOOK AT YOUR FACE! Yeah..On to more important things...

5. Surfin' USA- The Beach Boys
DUHHH!


Friday, June 27

Flashback Friday!

I know I havent been consistent with the flashbacks but I have one for this week!

Do you remember Nelly?!



First he was a rapper, then he did an album with country star, Tim Graw, then he went a little pop on us with "Just A Dream" and "Hey Porsche".

He had a lot of hit songs like, "Hot In Herre" , "Ride Wit Me", "Dilemma" with Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child,  "E.I.", and countless other hits.

Nelly was one of my favorite artists, I grew up listening to him. I'm very open to a lot of music, and rock-n-roll is my main genre but I have a soft spot for Nelly. Why? I have no idea. Even though, I'm not into his new stuff at all, I mean, have you heard "Hey Porsche"? My god....



Anyway, I'll always have love for Nelly. He's just one of those artists for me.
But here's a happy flashback for ya, one of my favorite songs, "Ride Wit Me"



And who can forget... "Country Grammar"


Tuesday, June 24

Guilty Pleasures

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there has a few artists/bands that made their Guilty Pleasure List. Songs that you can't help but love, or bands/artists that you hate without a doubt, but damn that one song is so good!

I've got a few, some are artists that I've listened to when I was a young girl, therefore they will always have a place in my heart.

Britney Spears (I don't care if you think she's crazy, I still love her music!)
Backstreet Boys (My first concert when I was 9 years old)
N'sync (Another boy band that I absolutely adored)
Aaron Carter (Big crush when I was little!)



Now, there is one band in the present day that I have never bought or downloaded any of the their albums. But I love every song that they have that comes on the radio. Every song is so catchy, and the lyrics are relatable and the vocals are just really good. And as long as they have been around, I haven't really heard much of a change in the style of their music. But then again, I've only listened to their famous songs. 

One Republic

I think what makes them a guilty pleasure is that they are really poppy. And I'm not really into that genre as much. But when their songs are on the radio, I have to turn it up. Something about their lyrics and music comes out to me. I don't not know why. 


Saturday, June 21

Pandora is awesome.

I know some people hate the music radio app, Pandora. But it's totally rockin' right now. I'm at work early, just hanging out. And I have a Classic Rock station on Pandora. And it's totally getting me pumped! I feel like it's putting me in a better mood, just by listening to ACDC, Led Zeppelin, and The Who. 
I really just want to download and buy a bunch of music now. 

It's crazy how music can do that huh?
How it can put you in the best moods, or even just chill moods. It's really cool, how music has that effect on someone, to the point where it effects your emotions. 

To all you people that hate Pandora. 
Listen to the classic rock station.
It's just the right amount of a rock'n'roll fix. 



Thursday, June 19

Yay I'm not broke anymore!

So it's actually been awhile since I've been to a show. I've been aching for it. But I finally had an opportunity for a couple shows! 


Ever since I reviewed Wolfmother's new album 'New Crown', I have been waiting for them to tour on the west coast. And guess what! They're going to be here July 25th in San Francisco! I'm so excited! I already know, my heads going to hurt from head banging, my feet are going to hurt from dancing, and I'll have a ringing in my ear for a couple days. But it's all going to be worth it. I can tell that Wolfmother is going to be amazing. Get ready for a show review!

Also this Friday, The Menzingers (who I could not get out of my head for weeks), and PUP are going to be playing in SF. I'm stoked for that as well, it should be a good show. But I have not seen these dudes perform yet. But from what I've heard, they're awesome. 

Yay for shows!
I really missed it. 
Oh, loud concert shows, how I need you in my life!
It's not sad...really, I swear. 

MUSIC LOVERS UNITE!
Okay, I'm going to stop typing now....

Tuesday, June 17

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!

*Sigh* I didn't really find these guys... :[
Chris found them on Bandcamp and then played them when we were sitting outside on our deck. But I discovered them though, right? It still kind of counts...maybe.

Any who, it's this great alternative rock band called Knuckle Puck. If you're a fan of Taking Back Sunday or Man Overboard, I know for a fact you will love this band. I was listening to a few songs of theirs and it totally reminds me of Taking Back Sunday's, 'Tell All Your Friends' album. It's like if TBS and Man Overboard had a baby, it would be Knuckle Puck. They have the edgy rock vibe, and the yelled backing vocals down. 




Check these dudes out, seriously. DO IT!


Oh hey, what do ya know... they are actually on tour with Man Overboard. Sweet.



Monday, June 9

The Black Keys- Turn Blue (Summary)

Okay, I know I'm EXTREMELY  late. Which is why this is only going to be a summary of what I thought of the album.

Tracklist:
  1. Weight of Love
  2. In Time
  3. Turn Blue
  4. Fever 
  5. Year In Review
  6. Bullet In The Brain
  7. It's Up To You Now
  8. Waiting On Words
  9. 10 Lovers
  10. In Our Prime
  11. Gotta Get Away


Being a long time fan, I was really excited for the new TBK album. The band came out with their new single "Fever", which is ridiculously catchy. The bass line throughout the entire song was so funky. But one thing that did bum me out on their new album, was that TBK left their blues sound behind and became some pop alternative band. Sure they still are really catchy and dance-able. But some of the blues feel that they had just made them the really chill band to listen and hangout to. Now it's got it's smooth soul and a little bit more pop into it. It's pretty good but I like the old 'Keys better. I still love the band, and I still think they are really good. But their old sound was a better fit for them. 

Sorry guys :[

Got a case of the 'Mondays'?

Here's just a few songs that help me get through this week. Hopefully they will do the same for you!
 
Matt&Kim-Daylight

 
 
Sublime-Summertime
 
 
 
Grizzly Bear-Two Weeks
 
 
Incubus-Anna Molly
 
 
 
Justice- D.A.N.C.E.

 

Thursday, June 5

Survey says!

So Chris, my boyfriend, came up with a brilliant question.

What would be your dream concert lineup of past bands? Like bands that you're not going to see again. 

 
Chris came up with:
1. Jeff Beck
2.The Eagles
3. Beastie Boys
4.The Doors
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. The Who 
7. Led Zeppelin
8. Johnny Cash
9. Cream
And for the headliner...
10. Queen


My perfect lineup:

1. Nirvana
2. The Stray Cats
3. Janis Joplin
4. Beastie Boys
5. Michael Jackson
6.  ACDC
7. Johnny Cash
8. Pink Floyd
9. Led Zeppelin 
And for the headliner...
10. Queen again!

I don't think the lists are definite, I actually might have another band pop in my head right after I post this. We will check back and see if I still feel the same way. There's so many greats out there, it's hard to just pick a few. They are all legends of music in my eyes.
 

Bands/Artists to listen to in rainy weather

So it's really gray and overcast outside. There's fog over the trees and it's perfectly still. Not wind just silent and cloudy. It's probably my favorite type of weather. Just because I like to dress comfy and warm. Plus, the music has a bigger effect on me. I'd just like to share a few of my favorite bands to listen to when it's overcast or rainy outside.

First, I just want to say that for me, I like to listen to relaxing music, or hangout music. Probably because all I want to do is hangout in my sweatpants and do nothing.

1. Death Cab For Cutie
-The vocals for this band are just soft and easy to listen to.

2. Augustines
-Again, vocals are raspy and calm.

Actually, I just noticed to sum this up it probably would be any indie band. Haha oh well!

3. City and Colour
-The acoustic guitar just gets to me.

4. Bright Eyes
-It's not the vocals this time! Gotcha! It's actually the lyrics.

5. Modest Mouse
-If I'm not a 'slow' mood, this is my go-to rainy day band that speeds up the tempo to my mood.

Wednesday, June 4

LOOK WHO I FOUND!!

Well, technically my boyfriend found them on Bandcamp. But it's a new band, so yeah! Their name is PUP, and they are a hard punk rock band from Canada. At first, I'll admit, it took me a minute to like them, but once I listened to a few of their songs, I really started to like them. Their guitar chords and chorus', are really catchy. Although, I have refrain from head banging really fast and hard when I listen to them. Let me tell you, it really hurts the next day haha. But, if you're into punk music,  I would definitely listen to these guys.


Here's the video to "Reservoir" by PUP. This was the video that I saw hearing PUP for the first time. I think the video ruined it for me at first, it's bloody one! But after hearing most of their songs, they grew on me. Hopefully it won't be that way for you guys. Regardless, I think their awesome.


Friday, May 30

Flashback Friday!

Have you ever saw something on Facebook or the internet and just immediately reminded you of the music you used to listen to when you were a young rebellious teen, sneaking out, and not listening to your parents when they ground you for talking back. Is that just me? No, it wasn't me, I wasn't very rebellious actually. I never snuck out either. I only talked back a few times. I actually tried to be the good child without being a kissass...but that's not the point of this article!
 
I ended up on YouTube search up one of the bands that I used to listen to when I was a teenager. Anyone remember the pop-punk band Good Charlotte?!
 
 
Their album 'Young and The Hopeless' was frickin' amazing! I was listening to "Boys & Girls" and immediately, I'm back at my old house in Vegas, in my room, listening to this album on my green carpet floor. Yes, it was green. I know.
 
Then next up to play was "Lifestyles of The Rich and The Famous". Oh my god this song... I would sing this song all the time in my Science class in school. I had a few friends that I would listen to Good Charlotte with and we would talk about how hot Billy and Joel Madden were. We were those teenage girls haha.
 
 
Anyways, I ended up listening to this song 4 times.
I hope you end up reminiscing and rocking out as much as I did!
My cat is judging me as I rock out on my laptop...