Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Music Recommendation

Fact. There is too much horrible music out there. Another fact. There is also too much great music that is not listened to by the mass population. With this in mind, I'd like to sway people away from Nickelback and move them toward a higher quality listening experience. Here are some recommendations that will make your Friday much better and it might even improve your quality of life in general.

(I'm not assuming that people reading this have never heard of all the artists I recommend, but if you haven't- then give these a listen and see what you think!)

Cult hero Jeff Buckley passed away FAR too early. As it stands, he still influences tons of musicians and his truncated but amazing catalog is worth a million listens. Here is him performing "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" live in Chicago:

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers are not as well know in California, but on the East Coast it is another story. They are practically local celebrities in Boston. I recently went to see SK6ers and unfortunately all I got were the Sixers (Stephen Kellogg was sick.) Here is them playing "Such A Way" live in Virginia.

Last on the list today is Okkervil River from Austin, TX. I saw them this past summer because they opened for Wilco. At the time I thought they were pretty good, and I've listened to them more since the concert with growing enjoyment. Here is them playing "Singer Songwriter" off their most recent album:

I hope you like the selections today. Feel free to comment about whether or not you like the songs, other songs people should check out, or just about how much you hate Nickelback.


Rae said...

I love it! I just wish I could listen to these at work :(

GMoney said...

Every memory of looking out the back door
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye

Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye


Tony B. said...

That is the draw back of YouTube for many folks- but listen when you get home!

(I might get motivated to figure out another way of going about this...)

Tony B. said...

Well hello G$'s evil Nickelback-liking alter ego. You hate them almost as much as I do (it's actually not possible to hate them more than I do.)

Sarita said...

Okay so you got points for being a fan of The Damnwells(frankly I only know 2 of my friends that are into them and have know about them for a while and then 2 others(Getty's mom and friend) so I'm impressed that there's someone else in Sac that is a fan, I think it's awesome. Okay so now you get points for mentioning Jeff Buckley's "Lover You Should Have Come Over" but even more points on mentioning Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. I love those boys and although Boots, Kit(Goose), and Sam held their own on stage it was sad that Stephen didn't get to make it out. :( Were you able to catch them any time after their show at Marilyn's?