Archive for April 15th, 2021

April 15, 2021

Play Listy For Me – Punk, Post-Punk, Grunge & Garage Vol. 3

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Oh look, the world is still a place of hypocrisy and assorted horrors. Good thing we have new punk rock and things that *feel* like punk rock to help get the rage out. Turn it up and let it loose for your mental health.

April 15, 2021

Fasman’s Finds – Tierra Whack

Fasman’s Finds is our column from Rebecca Fasman (intrepid record nerd, DJ, and curator at the Kinsey Institute) in which she shares what she’s listening to and why. 

Tierra Whack is a rapper from Philadelphia whose 2018 album Whack World is a masterpiece and if it’s not in your regular rotation, it should be. Her new single “Link” came out recently and the song and associated video are all about connection, something we (maybe I am projecting) all need more than ever right now. The video was made with LEGO, and Tierra Whack worked with public school students in Philly to help make the video. The lightness of the song, the ease, fun, and sweetness of the video makes me both wistful for past times and hopeful for future ones, which is a feeling I haven’t felt in a while. 

April 15, 2021

The B-Side: Tearaways

John Ferriter was born on this day in 1960, and although he would find more success on the backside of the entertainment industry as a manager and agent, he started off a rock and roller from San Diego. First in the Stingrays and then later as part of the influential power pop band the Tearaways, whose combination of British invasion rock with California pop laid the blueprint for the Paisley Underground movement in Los Angeles in the 80’s. Ferriter passed away in 2019, but today we raise a glass and say thanks for the tunes.

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