Motor Boats Magazine is NOT what I thought it would be.....at all.....apparently, it's about..........boats.
This kid just made my head fall off. WOW Sam. WOW. Another young adult who is an inspiration. Holy smokes, calling him a "young adult" really made me sound old. Anyway, absolutely awesome. Enjoy.
If you aren't familiar with the "Song Blender", basically we dissect a song or an artist's sound. Picking out the influences, or ingredients to stay consisten with the whole "blender" bit, that make up that band's or song's sound.
This time around, it's an incredible band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. One of my favorite bands on the planet. The timing to feature this band is perfect because they ARE a band to watch in 2013. I recently spoke with one of the vocalist, the spunky and fiesty Alex Kandel. She mentioned the band has signed with new management & business peeps AND have been upstreamed to parent record label RCA Records. Translation? They're about to blow up. Their second album is in the works and I can NOT wait to hear it.
Anyway, let's begin the blending.....shall we?!
First, we throw in a heaping helping of White Stripes.
Next, with Alex's vocals being so predominant, we must add The Runaways
Then, a dash of The Pixies
Lastly, it would simply be criminal to NOT add one of the biggest influences on Sleeper Agent and that's their fellow Bowling Green pals, Cage The Elephant
NOW.....we hit puree.........and..........we get this........
Just like your wardrobe and closets at home, with the changing of the seasons, you need to swap out and refresh the music catalog.
Here are 10 funtastic tracks that sound particulary good with the windows down! I'm leaving out Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons and Walk Off The Earth cuz those 3 could pretty much each have their own Top 10 lists.
Cage The Elephant - "Around My Head"
Sleeper Agent - "Proper Taste"
Young The Giant - "My Body"
Rocco Deluca & The Burden - "Colorful"
The Strokes - "Juicebox"
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon Of Choice"
Muse - "Knights Of Cydonia"
Rock Kills Kid - "Paralyzed"
The Raconteurs - "Salute Your Solution"
Divine Fits - "Would That Not Be Nice"
Ok.....if you're still scrolling down.....one surprise guilty pleasure bonus track
The Wiggle Your Toes Foundation is stepping up to help those victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Foundation was founded by an amputee and helps provide emotional and financial support to amputees by directing them to the resources they need to get their life moving forward.
This is, BY FAR, their best video yet. Gave me chills. Love it. We've all got our demons. They might differ from me to you, but we've all got them.
Oh thank goodness it's snowing again. I was REALLY starting to get concerned that the ground would actually thaw out and start turning green. PHHHHHEWWWWW. Glad we don't have to worry about that just yet. Alright, it's Friday. You look like you could use some mindless Friday/weekend entertainment......with that, it is the Weekly Web Collective. The finest collection of web garbage from the past week.
Let's start this week with the best thing I've seen on the interwebs in awhile. It's probably not from "this" week, but I haven't posted it yet so I'm usin it. The Hangover was borderline legendary. Hangover 2 was largely terrible cuz it's was just the first flick to a "T". However, they went back to the drawing board, FO SHO, for The Hangover 3. This looks awesomesauce!
The Foo Fighters inducted Rush into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. They also performed the Rush song "2112 Overture"......performed it as some other trio.....solid......
Alright, moment of seriousness. Found this touching message from a group of wounded Vets to the victims of the Boston Explosions. It's pretty cool, kinda serves as "One Piece Of Good News" embedded in the Weekly Web Collective.
This is one of my favorite tweets ever.......click ANY of the below tweets for their deets.
They got a MONKEY! Click the tweet to see the pic!
There isn't much on Earth more pure than the Kentucky Derby. It's Americana and those ponies are NOT abused, they are absolute jaw dropping athletes! In case ya care, I'll take the $6 Revolutionary-Itsmyluckyday-Orb trifecta
Thanks Mary! You're so on top of things! Love it when ya share your music passion! Click the tweet for the details on Johnny's new album.
Quality Covers.......I wrap the Weekly Web Collective with a "Quality Cover". I love covers......WHEN done well. Crappy covers for the sake of doing some cover to get yourself attention or for the sake of filling up an album are NOT my idea of a quality cover. When a band truly digs in and crafts a cover of a song that's true to the original, yet represents themselves well also. Sometimes a great cover is just in the moment and fun, like this. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will be a part of Basilica Block Party on July 12th. They did this cover back on January 25th at First Ave. I LOVED it.
This doesn't need much setup.....it's.....just cute.
Known to me only as "YouTube user iProjectAtlas", this dude is incredible. What a tremendously selfless act.......