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.