Tag Archives: blues

Flavor of the Week: The Heavy (How You Like Me NOW?!?)

8 Feb

In Noid, a tiny hamlet situated to the south west of Bath, some of the most dangerous and ill-sounding beats and riffs are being created by four wolflike personalities. The Heavy started out ripping and chopping beats from the likes of Bo Diddley, Little Walter and The Parliaments and fusing them with their now-patented brand of high grade dirt. Guitar riffs that intoxicate, bass lines that reverberate around your head like a King Jammy dream, and vocals that will challenge any of the genres they decide to take on.

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Trendspotter: Mod Prints + Clap Tracks Making a Comeback?

30 Jan

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Boots + Roots

9 Jan

1. Laces High. These boots are made for walkin’, but if you wanna take them off, well, that might be a little more difficult. The influence of old-world trends in modern fashion isn’t news to most of us, but we have been noticing recently that lace-up boots of all shapes and sizes are making a major comeback. We’ve spotted many an indie-chick (or dude, even) sporting boots that look like they were popular circa 1912. (I’d be lying if I said I didn’t own a pair myself.)

Get the featured boots: Urban, AnthropologieModCloth

2. Roots Grooves. For this first Music TrendSpotter post, we thought we’d get our feet wet with a shout of praise to the big picture changes going on in music. Music, like fashion, trends in cycles. So here we are: Vintage and raw is now new and fresh.

The biggest thing that turns the page is when we, as a music drenched culture, get drunk on one style or trend, and then the pendulum swings back the other way. (i.e., Grunge answering the 80’s processed pop world and makeup-wearing hair rock bands).

Well today, you don’t have to go very far off the disgustingly beaten path of the pseudo Hip-Hop influenced FM radio dial to notice a very real and growing movement towards our musical roots. Everyone from rock legends to hipster icons are returning to a time when ‘groove and feel’ ruled. For example:

The Black Keys | Spin Magazine’s Artist of the Year
Robert Plant | 5 Grammys, inc. Album of the Year for “Raising Sand” w/ Alison Kraus
Avett Brothers | SOLD OUT 2010 tour, including Nokia Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, and The Ryman Auditorium on back to back nights
Jack White | White Stripes, Dead Weather, Raconteurs, 3rd Man Records
Mumford and Sons | 2011 Grammys New Artist of the Year nominee

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So, what do you think? Will you be rockin’ lace-up boots in the near future? Or maybe you’ll just stick to rockin’ the blues beats.

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If you’ve spotted a trend that you’d like to see featured on Rock Candy Music, send it our way!

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