Rahsaan Roland Kirk as he came to be known, had to be one of the most distinctive figures in Jazz. Although Rahsaan did not like to refer to himself as a Jazz artist, he preferred the term Black Classical Music, which when you listen to the breadth of his music seems fitting.
Do you like music that is equal parts Heartland Punk, Americana, and Folk? Do you enjoy when that music is made by a genuine person who has a sincere love for his craft? If so, you will appreciate the music of Dave Hause.
As a 90s kid, my teenage and young adult years saw an influx of Emo, Punk, Pop and hardcore music, which stays with me to this day. This scene was often referred to as the “second wave” of Emo/Post-Hardcore.
The day had come at last, and we had finally arrived at the shop. I was excited and shaking with anticipation over what we would find. Upon entering, it was clear that Moodies had preserved the atmosphere of a bygone era.
Lately, I have been retrospectively examining my relationship with music and how listening primarily to records has affected that experience. The catalyst for this reflection? A playlist I made on Spotify and the resultant discussion I had with a friend. I know, I know, this is a record group and I’m talking about streaming music. I promise that it has a valid place in this discussion.
I would say somewhere around 2009, I finally began to regard Hip-Hop as the amazing musical art form that it should be seen as. My life changed after I heard the Illmatic for the first time.
There are many aspects I love about listening to my records. One such aspect is that it enables me to enjoy and appreciate a full album. More specifically, I wanted to sit down and listen to full studio albums of original music.
Ska is a category misunderstood by many. This is especially true amongst people from my generation (millennials) who grew up when “Third Wave Ska” filled the airwaves.