There was a time not so long ago when Dave Matthews Band was the biggest group on the planet.
At least in some circles.
Definitely in my high school.
During my high school and college years, there wasn't a bigger act than Dave Matthews. Each summer, Dave Matthews Band (AKA DMB or just "Daaaavvveeeeeee!!!!") would invade the state for a three-day concert set that rivaled any other annual event in Connecticut.
Probably 50 percent of the cars in the high school parking lot were blasting some tr... [Read more]
For all those independent spirits out there who'd rather read about the St. Valentine's Day Massacre than partake in candy grams and love letters on February 14, here's an anti-relationship playlist to soundtrack your day.
1.) Die, Die My Darling – Misfits
2.) Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson
3.) Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails
4.) Wave of Mutilation – Pixies
5.) Gold Guns Girls – Metric
6.) Hate Love Songs – Gwar
7.) Corduroy – Pearl Jam
8.) Pretty Girls Make Graves – The Smiths
9.) All Apolog... [Read more]
Sam Smith swept the Grammys last night with four awards – Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album – proving that one stolen melody can really go a long way. Although Smith and Tom Petty have decided to reconcile their dispute outside of court, given that Petty receives a cut of the “Stay with Me” profits and a Grammy certificate as co-writer, it doesn't change the fact that the song’s success was largely dependent upon someone else’s material.
This isn’t... [Read more]
Sooooo, this happened last night. Amazing
Speaking of throwbacks, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Pat Benetar, and Snoop Dogg all have concert dates going on sale this week, as well as the following artists:
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dave Matthews Band
Florida Georgia Line
Pat Be... [Read more]
Despite the Pokemon and Wii references, Katy Perry was fantastic during the XLIX halftime show. [Read more]
Note: Although I'm sure many of you have in fact heard the following songs, this list is meant to be representative of the tracks that are rarely played in concert.
1.) "Home," Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
By far one of my all-time favorite Foos’ songs, “Home” is unfortunately not one you’ll hear live in concert. Grohl was overwhelmed after writing it, saying, “It made me feel quite vulnerable, so much so that it's hard to listen to. I get really choked up thinking about all the time I spen... [Read more]
Highlights of the week: Superbowl, Cabaret, and New Kids on the Block!
We're getting pumped here in New England for this Sunday's big game! CNN has already released a montage of expected ads for those more interested in the commercials. But whether you're pulling your hair out over a replay, or simply enjoying your 20th hot wing, Super Bowl Sunday is a day to look forward to, as well as these other notable sports on-sales this week:
Los Angeles Angels
NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Baske... [Read more]
Although the organic/natural ideals of the hippies don't seem to complement the computer-based society we now live in, there is a concrete connection between the Grateful Dead's atmosphere - the counterculture of the 1960s - and the EDM landscape - our modern cyber/tech culture. The Grateful Dead established a new form of music marketing that subsequent jam bands and DJs have successfully adopted, each having obtained a cult-like following without any mainstream radio play. Additionally, key mem... [Read more]
If you live in the northeast, you've probably encountered grocery store war zones, hysterical newscasts, and kids rejoicing about school cancellations over the last 24 hours. We're expected to get anywhere from one to three feet of snow here in Connecticut, so if you need some tunes to kick off your shut-in vacation, I've got 16 snowy songs to get you in the mood for spiked hot chocolate, fireplace crackling, and Netflix binges.
1.) “Stormy Weather” – Pixies
2.) “Snow (Hey Oh)” – Red Hot Chili... [Read more]
Though the Foo's have produced eight albums over the past twenty years, “Everlong” remains their most beloved hit. Famous for being David Letterman's favorite song, it has topped charts all over the world, and Urban Dictionary describes it as “the best goddamn song ever, no matter what you say,” providing the accompanying example sentence: “I just heard ‘Everlong’ for the first time, and if I die right now I have still lived a full life because of it.”
Part of the song’s popularity is due to it... [Read more]