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Band of The Week: Mojo Kick

Genre: Blues Rock, Grunge Rock, Punk Blues

Listen If You Like: Jack White, The Black keys, Crash Kings
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Band of The Week: The Von Bondies

Genre: Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Blues

Listen If You Like: The Dead Weather, Harvey Danger, Them Crooked Vultures

 

 

 

 

 

Band of The Week: Opium Symphony

Genre: Hard Rock, Metal

Listen If You Like: Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave, Jane’s Addiction

 

 

 

 

In the world of music, “Hard Rock” has taken a turn for the worse. It’s been diluted, altered, and fed back to us as a shell of its former self. However, I was recently introduced to a band that brings back aspects of the Hard Rock genre in the best way possible. Opium Symphony is a band who understands that “The idea that ‘rock is dead’ is almost as old as the genre itself,” and is striving to make sure that idea remains as ridiculous as it was in 1958.
 
Opium Symphony manages to walk the line of reminding its listeners of the brilliance of bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave, and Jane’s Addiction, while at the same time avoiding cliches that come with the Hard Rock territory. They’re recently released CD, “Blame It On The Radio,” is filled with heavy drums and gritty vocals – staples of Hard Rock – while maintaining an individuality that keeps it from being a mockery of the genre’s former glory, instead creating something that’s unique to themselves.

 

 

BAND OF THE WEEK:

Jacob Jeffries Band – Crazy Under The Moon

Genre: Pop/Rock

Listen if you like: I don’t even know what to compare this to…catchy, upbeat, good pop/rock songs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BAND OF THE WEEK:

Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour

Genre: Indie Rock, Blues Rock

Listen if you like: The Kills, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes

 

 

 

 

 

BAND OF THE WEEK:

Brick + Mortar – Move To The Ocean

Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Distortion

Listen if you like: The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Queens of The Stone Age

 

 

 

 

BAND OF THE WEEK:

Muse – Plug In Baby

Genre: Rock, Alternative, Symphonic Rock

Listen if you like: Radiohead, Queen, Epic Music