Friday Night Sounds: Porch Listening

When I was first discovering my taste in music, I quickly avoided anything that remotely sounded like modern country. As a child, I remember driving down the road with my mom’s slightly off-tune alto belting out songs with such a forced twang that it was all I could do not to stick my fingers in my ears. But after driving on my own, and having the ability to turn off the innumerable country radio stations in the Baltimore metro area, I began to acknowledge that all elements of country weren’t terrible. Particularly its roots, roughly folk and bluegrass.  Once I … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Porch Listening

Friday Night Sounds: A Playlist for the Weekend

Because there are two days left in the weekend, I’m splitting this playlist into two – 2 general music genres, 2 songs from each artist. (I’m liking the number 2 today, and I am a Gemini, so bear with me.) The first half is some bluesy, groovy rock and the second half is quieter electro/dreamy… Friday Night Sounds: A Playlist for the Weekend was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: A Playlist for the Weekend

Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Argentine punk emerged a few years after The Clash in England and The Ramones in Queens, New York, during the millitary dictatorship. The early years make bitching about Reagan seem like whiny complaints. Modern Argentine punk is packed with elements of hardcore, ska and politics, and it’s easy to hear how many bands emulate The Ramones. Argentina is still churning out awesome bands, and the punk scene continues to thrive. The Wiki chronicles the early bands that Spotify does not have and details a few bands on the playlist, which are: Cadena Perpetua 2 minutos Attaque 77 Expulsados The Broken Toys … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk