Dave Wakeling was instrumental in bringing the driving sound of ska and reggae to post punk in an otherwise bleak era of big hair, shoulder pads, MTV and Columbian No-Doz.
The playful and rambunctious Bully kicks out sweet and dirty electric garage pop that shows why they have racked up such an international buzz.
The key to playing music is listening to music, being aware of what is out there, taking cues and ideas, and using all those things to build a musical palette.
If Green Day and Captain Kangaroo were to have a love child, it might sound a little like the punky fun of the Boogers making family-friendly rock and roll.
Fleetwood Mac goes indie-pop as the California siblings of the Belle Brigade deliver sunny melodies with a few surprises along the way.
The first lyrics in this session sum up a lot about Old 97s: "We've been doing this longer than you've been alive."
After a long career fronting the Recoys and then the Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser has gone solo, has a new album and a sound that allows him to be closer, more personal and exhibit a freedom that may have been missing from his earlier work.
Allah Las create their unique style of music from the influences of the British Invasion, the groovy sounds of west coast psychedelic bands and the raw style of American garage rock.
Hailing from Hazelwood Missouri, Lions of Hazelwood combine vintage blues and cranked-up rock with an effortless swagger.