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April 27, 2021

Tuesday Tip-Off: Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances

Energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only be funneled into great rock n’ roll songs like this one from Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances. Like Ted Leo on six espressos, this one bristles and shimmies with sweaty early punk energy but never loses its musicality or sight of its power pop core. A banger for kids who think they’re too cool to use the phrase “banger.”

April 27, 2021

The B-Side: Rufus Boss

Today from Italy we have Rufus Boss, a guitar & drums two-piece rock band. Unlike the garage rock of The White Stripes or the Ford truck rock of The Black Keys, Rufus Boss brings a decidedly Queens of the Stone Age style stomp, which for a two piece is impressive. They follow the QOTSA blueprint pretty closely, but they have decorated and embellished it with their own flair for a fun rocking number.

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