3 Celtic rock bands to listen to at least once

Drawing from classic rock, modern rock and Celtic influences, the genre of Celtic rock, which was born in the 1970s, is a blend of folk and rock, which despite its name was not created exclusively by people from the UK. Celtic influences can be found in the music of folk-rock groups from many other European […]

Rock Bands Go Disco: Why The Killers, Arcade Fire and More Return to the Late ’70s

There might not be a more logical career choice for a band like The Killers to make in 2017 than hitting the clubs. When new single “The Man” strutted the internet on a Wednesday afternoon like ’77 John Travolta, with a growling synth hook, pounding drum beat, and peacocking Brandon Flowers chorus (in half-falsetto, natch), […]

11 Rain Soaked Classic Rock Music Videos

It’s pretty amazing that classic rock artists have escaped the 70s, 80s and 90s without being electrocuted. After all, one of the most common tropes in music videos of the time – besides diaphanous scarves, quick editing and, shall we say, separate hairstyles – was the rain. Rain buckets, indeed, where some clips are concerned. […]

Ty Segall has all the modern rock essentials on a self-titled new track

Garage rock artists like Ty Segall are key to mainstream rock music. Everything about his music screams retrospective rock ‘n’ roll, while keeping the genre fresh through the use of heavy distortion. Artists like Segall, through their indie-tinged approach to rock, are responsible for summer festival-goers rapping their flower crowns to massive pop tunes masked […]

UVA’s Klezmer Ensemble blends modern rock with Jewish tradition

On Thursday, traditional Jewish music met contemporary Yiddish rock in a performance by the University of Virginia’s Klezmer Ensemble, celebrating 10 years under the direction of Joel Rubin. Rubin, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music, is widely recognized as a leader in the revival of klezmer music, which flourished in Eastern European Jewish cultures […]

20 awesome country songs from rock bands

File photo of the eagles At its core, rock n ‘roll is half country and half blues, but sometimes there is a little more of one of these elements in a song than the other. Other times there are many more. Hence the often used descriptors “blues rock” and “country rock”. The Eagles are perhaps […]

Cheap Trick are one of the greatest rock bands of all time – why aren’t they in the Hall of Fame?

Last week, Billboard published an enlightening article on the process by which an individual band or musician is elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In particular, the article shed light on the secret nature of the voting system and the mafia code of silence that surrounds it: the members of […]

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