Posts tagged ‘Ska’

November 4, 2022

Week Ender – Coolidge

The Omega to the Week Starter Alpha, Week Ender is the song we want to send you into the weekend with.

Indianapolis based ska / rock / power pop / kitchen sink band Coolidge have returned with a timely single called “My Rights” and we are, as the kids of yore said, here for it. A slow burn of a groove that showcases the band’s master of both rhythm and melody, it also adds to ska’s long history of activism with lyrics about the anti-democracy pile of shit the world has become current state of things. It swings but with an appropriate level of melancholic undercurrent for the topic. Don’t let that deter you from checking it out though, ska isn’t just about picking it up, it’s sometimes also about laying it down – ugly truths and all.

June 20, 2022

Week Starter – The Bad Man

Week Starter is our Monday column where we give you a new song to help you get on out of bed & help you power on through the working week.

Ooooooohhhhhhh shit this is good. Also, good morning, how are you? Good? Have a nice weekend? Great, now back to this good shit. “Time” by The Bad Man is skronky, grimy, gritty, funky, sweaty, dirty rock n’ roll of the finest kind and if you ain’t ready for that kind of week GET ON OUR LEVEL. There’s a hint of young Rollins in the vocals, but instead of Black Flag it’s as if he got to fill in for Iggy on a loose Stooges jam session where they played around with a ska riff. It not only grooves but it moves like street walking cheetah going one step beyond and is one of the best things to be sent to us in a long, long time.

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.

February 25, 2021

Talk Thursday to Me – Coolidge

Today we catch up with Coolidge’s Chris Smail and chat about making old influences new again and a few stand out songs from their new album Condition Transmission.

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January 16, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Our inbox, it overfloweth with good tunes. Soundtrack your weekend with songs from Ash M.O., Average Joe, Fiebre del Sistema, Hearty Har, The Infinity Chamber, Jenny Kern, Rook Monroe, Realidades, USE and Vatar.

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