(Check out the playlist below!) Today, I am looking at all-female bands and girl groups. All-female bands are musical groups in music across all genres, rock, blues, jazz etc. A girl group typically means the members are solely vocalists. All-male bands dominate rock and pop. All-female bands/girl groups less so. Less than a few years after the passage of the 19th Amendment (giving women the right to vote and ratified on August 18, 1920), US popular music had a large number o
(Check out the playlist below!) It’s a weekday afternoon and I’m in Hollywood, California. I have an hour to kill before going into a meeting so I decide to take a walk down the famous Sunset Strip. Now Tuesday afternoon on the Strip is a far different place than it is on a Friday or Saturday night. Not to mention the 2017 Strip is a far different place than it was in 1986. The Whisky A-Go-Go, The Rainbow, and The Roxy are still there. Gazzarri’s is gone, as is Tower Records.
A dear friend who I trust emphatically, told me to listen to the latest release of the band Gorillaz. Their new album release date is April 28 and they recently released four new songs: Andromeda, Ascension, Saturnz Barz and We Got the Power. He is no longer my friend. In six words, I strongly disliked these four songs and their accompanying videos – neither affected me at all. Hated it hated it hated it. However, now I can blame my friend for inflicting emotional distress on
Drake’s latest musical project, More Life was called a “playlist” and apparently Drake wants to be remembered as a “forward thinker”. First of all, I don’t think Drake knows what a playlist is, and second of all, Apple is obviously using him to try and experiment marketing albums as playlists for some unknown financial benefit. To be clear, I was interested in the idea of a major release of a playlist from a star such as Drake, even if I dislike most of his discography except
Today my girlfriend and I went to the dentist to get our teeth cleaned. We had back to back appointments, so it meant we were there for an hour and a half – the most excruciating hour and a half of our lives. No, we didn’t get dual root canals or have our wisdom teeth pulled. It was far worse. Instead of the typical classic rock played in the office, someone had opted to play modern country music. Before you say anything, let me be clear, I like country music – or rather “tra
(Check out the playlist at the bottom!) Journey was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then they were selected to be one of 2017’s inductees. The other acts who will be enshrined in the Rock Hall are Pearl Jam, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur. In addition to the aforementioned six acts, veteran musician and producer Nile Rodgers will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. For me, Journey was the band that changed music from being someth