Monday, June 10, 2019

Music Monday 33

Tacocat is a true Seattle band. I've described them as feminist-punk because although their music may be pop in flavor, it's punk in spirit. And that's what matters, because rebellion happens in the mind.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Music Monday 32

This week we take one last stop in the UK to visit The Fratellis, another band with a great first album. Costello Music is packed with non-stop, upbeat music and each song presents a (sometimes flawed, usually fun) character. You won't be able to resist dancing or singing along.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Music Monday 31

We continue on in the UK this week with Bloc Party. Their first album, Silent Alarm, is a stellar example of how to write an album that is thematic and cohesive yet not overly repetitive. This passionate album touches on relationships, sex, culture, politics and existentialism and does so in a poetic way that makes you feel like each song is a slice of someone's life.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Music Monday 30

Changing pace (and continents) a bit, this week I'm sharing a catchy song from Arctic Monkey's second album. With clever lyrics and a great British indie rock sound, it's easy to get into their music.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Music Monday 29

Continuing from last week's genre of nerdcore music, albeit with a different theme, comes a song about hacking and the complete futility of computer security. This particular track was featured on the DEF CON XX compilation album!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Music Monday 28

The year is 2006, you're fifteen years old, and you've just installed your first BitTorrent client. While perusing The Pirate Bay to download your first 320kbps full-album rip, a thought crosses your mind: "what if I never had to pay to see a movie?" That's when you discovered aXXo, and life was never the same again. This song, released on FSR's only full-length album, accurately captures the ethos of a young internet pirate.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Music Monday 27

Sometimes you just want to dress in all black and slam in the pit, fantastic. (Did you know a piano could rock?)

Monday, April 22, 2019

Music Monday 26

This band makes cool psychedelic music with weird key and time signatures, unconventional rock instruments, two(!) drummers, and has released more albums than you have toes (I hope).