Tag Archives: vintage

Throwback Thursday: The Faces

20 Jan


The Rock term “Supergroup” is one usually reserved for bands like The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Traveling Wilbury’s, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the like. Most people wouldn’t immediately recognize the British rock band, The Faces, as being a part of that conversation.
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Flavor of the Week: Aloe Blacc

18 Jan

Orange County MC, Soul Singer, and multi-instrumentalist Aloe Blacc is blowing up, and rightfully so. The 90’s Hip Hop veteran (Emanon) is back with his most organic release to date, and his latest with Stone’s Throw Records.

Throwback Thursday: Linda Keith

13 Jan

In the spring of 1966, a beautiful, well educated, music obsessed (traveled with her blues 45s), 20 year old aspiring model and girlfriend of Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, walked into The Cheetah Club in New York. On stage was a little known NYC act named Curtis Knight and the Squires, playing for a smattering of less than 40 people in the 2000+ sized room.

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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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