Blog Posts - Folk Rock



Avett Brothers Announce Live Vol. Four

THE AVETT BROTHERSannounce their new live album, Live, Vol. Four [American Recordings/Republic Records], out Friday, December 18, 2015.The album is available for pre-order HERE.Live, Vol. Four continues a long tradition of official concert releases f...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 29, 2015

Fugs - Human nature

The Fugs (New York) were founded by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. The band played mostly folk rock and psychedelic rock 'n' roll songs.For the band name a 1948 novel by Norman Mailer was read, called The Naked and the Dead.At that time it was...
by Band Name Explained on Jul 22, 2015

Aztec Two-Step

Two man folk rock band, consisting of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman.According to The Online Slang Dictionary Aztec Two Step (without the hyphen) stands for a form of diarrhoea one can contract in – we may assume – Central America.The webmaster of A...
by Band Name Explained on Jul 20, 2015

Dropkick Murphys - Firm rehab firm

Interpreters of Celtic punk and Oi! (let's say punk rock customized for the masses).The band is from Quincy, Massachusetts and was named after legendary wrestler Dr. John 'Dropkick' Murphy.Some sources embrace the theory that the Dropkick Murphys owe...
by Band Name Explained on May 20, 2015

Dropkick Murphys - Frim rehab firm

Interpreters of Celtic punk and Oi! (let's say punk rock customized for the masses).The band is from Quincy, Massachusetts and was named after legendary wrestler Dr. John 'Dropkick' Murphy.Some sources embrace the theory that the Dropkick Murphys owe...
by Band Name Explained on May 19, 2015

City and Colour - Little Hell

(source) Here’s another shout out to my wife’s wonderful taste in music. This next act was introduced to me a few years ago from my wife, an act that has expanded from one solo artist to a whole band. After several listens to his albums, I s...
by Keno's Album Review on Apr 2, 2015

La chanson du Vendredi #104

Bonjour vous tous. J’espère que tout va bien pour vous, et que vous avez passé une bonne et douce semaine. J’espère, également, que votre week-end s’annonce cool, et surtout plein de magie. Pour ma part, tout va bien, comme tou...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Mar 13, 2015

Canción de hoy: Sure as weather por Amos The Transparent

Sure as weather - Amos the transparent...
by Avarana on Feb 24, 2015

Beck - Morning Phase

(source)Although I'm not a person who cares too much about music trends and popularity, I couldn't help but check the results of last week's Grammys. As most people know, the winner for "Album of the Year" at the Grammys came as a complete surprise.
by Keno's Album Review on Feb 17, 2015

Chelsea Wolfe - The Grime and the Glow

(source) For the past couple weeks, my musical soul has been urging me to try and listen to some different music. Fitting for the aftermath of the Grammys, I’ve done just that. Some say I might have an extremely picky taste in music (some have...
by Keno's Album Review on Feb 12, 2015

Glastonbury 2015 - Emily Eavis Appeal - Mann Friday - Say Yeah

Glastonbury 2015 - Emily Eavis Appeal - Mann Friday - Say YeahTo coin a phrase like Alternative Afro-Folk-Rock is pretty difficult – and quite a mouthful, but it seems Mann Friday might have done so.Hailing from South Africa, Italy and ...wait for...
by MusicMafiaUK on Jan 21, 2015

King Washington - Folk Rock At Its Finest

King Washington is a band that I have been enjoying a lot lately. They are a modern folk trio with an amazing sound, magnificent songs, and a band that deserves much more exposure than they get. It’s a shame how so many fantastic bands can slip thr...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Jan 3, 2015

Canción de hoy: Agape por Bear's Den

For I'm so scared of losing youAnd I don't know what I can do about it,about it.So tell me how long, love, before you goAnd leave me here on my ownI know that I don't wanna knowwho I am without you.
by Avarana on Jan 1, 2015

August York - Alright Already

Here is some tasty music from August York. They are an excellent folk pop duo with catchy tunes. Check out “Alright Already” for yourselves:August York rocks!
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 24, 2014

Immigrant Union Embarking On A U.S. Tour

In promotion of their second full length album, Anyway, Australia’s Immigrant Union will be heading out on a U.S. tour beginning October 8th. Full tour details are below. With a psychedelic folk sound that lead singer Brent DeBoer describes as “S...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Oct 2, 2014

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Fawcett'a songs possess the depth, maturity and easily engaging quality lacking from other singer-songwriters these days. The post Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014) appeared first on Something Else!.
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 2, 2014

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band never tired of "Forever Young," finding new meaning with each passing year, and each passing version. The post Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” (1974): Across the Great Divide appeared first on Something Else...
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 2, 2014

Sister Hazel - Much work

The city where folk rock group Sister Hazel was established - Gainesville, Florida - is also where the name giver of the group, Sister Hazel Williams, is employed.Sister Hazel (the nun, not the band) does good work in a home for the homeless and the...
by Band Name Explained on Aug 14, 2014

Sister Hazel - Still much work to be done

The city where folk rock group Sister Hazel was established - Gainesville, Florida - is also where the name giver of the group, Sister Hazel Williams, is employed.Sister Hazel (the nun, not the band) does good work in a home for the homeless and the...
by Band Name Explained on Aug 11, 2014

Rod Stewart – Tomorrow Is A Long Time

One of the great things I discovered by constantly delving into folk and country-derived music is that Rod Stewart was, in fact, pretty great; awesome, in fact. The schmaltzy maker of the American Songbook albums was once a strong rock singer with ev...
by For The Sake of The Song on Jun 30, 2014


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