Apr 24, 2019
Dec 13, 2018
Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe
You smoke dope and vote Democrat, but don't want your dad to find out.
Morgan Evans - Things That We Drink To
6ix9ine - Dummy Boy
You were fired from your job at Walgreens for having purple hair (but really it was for stealing pills).
Ghost - Prequelle
Your idea of a good time is reading about serial killers on Wikipedia. You dabbled in satanism in high school, but now are a Lutheran.
MTHRFCKR - Micro Crystals
You are too much of a hipster contrarian to admit this album doesn't actually exist.
Eric Church - Desperate Man
You love how Eric is such a renegade and so different from all those other bro-dudes on country radio, but your favorite song of his is "These Boots."
The Carters - Everything is Love
You will send me death threats if I say this album wasn't that good.
Eminem - Kamikaze
You are male, mid-thirties, single, and still argue with your parents over the rent for your room over the garage.
Sun Kil Moon - This is My Dinner
You are a military interrogator and this is your "favorite" only in that it is the most effective torture device to get enemy combatants to reveal information.
Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of the Peaceful Army
You are a forty-something dad who respects Led Zeppelin but doesn't really like them. Your ex-wife is still living pretty comfortably off the divorce settlement, but sells LulaRoe and essential oils on Facebook for extra cash.
Jason Aldean - Rearview Town
You didn't actually listen to the whole album, just the singles. You type things on Facebook like "Sam Hunt sucks… listen too real country like Jason Aldean an Old Dominion!"
May 15, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
On Coachella Culture and the "Death of Rock n' Roll"
by Robert Dean
I keep seeing these op/ed’s that all reek of the same lingo: “Rock and Roll is Dead! Bury it next to the family dog and tell all of your friends to burn their acoustic guitars, because beats are the future.”
Repeat this tired headline, and you’ve got what’s been commented on, shared countless times across social media. Well, almost as much as people endlessly blabbering over Beyoncé’s dance-off with her sister.
Here’s the deal about Coachella: no one who likes rock and roll in any of its various forms gives a shit about Coachella. Coachella is a festival dedicated to false idealism, ultra-PC bullshit that’s so extreme no one believes it. Look, I’m Liberal as Fuck, but what pops off at the fashion fest for people who don’t actually like music is not what the rest of the world would consider as normal – avocado toast and all.
Back in the day, the desert festival was a unique mixture of all styles of music. Now that that pop culture isn’t aligned with anything holding a guitar, all things exciting are some nerds singing over music that sounds like it was created in a Gap bathroom. Hey, that’s fine and well, but know what scene you’re trying to sell to. Someone in a flower crown typically doesn’t have their finger on the pulse of what Turnstile is up to.
Rock and Roll needs to move back into the recesses of popular culture and rethink what it’s been doing for the last twenty years. Since Grunge, we’ve had some pretty terrible trends that spawned stuff like Creed, System of A Down, Incubus, and 21 Pilots. Nothing has guts, and all of it is wack. Given the political and social climate of the country, you’d think there has to be a few bands brewing that are capable of capturing the masses once again. It’s possible, but we have to let certain sub-sects of the genre weed themselves out.
Besides, who wants rock music to be super popular anyhow? Do you remember when wearing a leather jacket meant you didn’t give a shit and would fight a nun over the last beer? Or when having a face tattoo meant 'stay far away?' Now your barista has a face tattoo. Rock and Roll needs to get dangerous, get mean again. Don’t worry if David Byrne or the Flaming Lips aren’t drawing what they used to. All that means is the herd is thinning, and the die-hards will get better spots at the bar.
Riot Fest is thriving because it celebrates the diversity of the music, not relying on cheap trends. There are festivals all over the country that are as good, too. Don’t worry that Rock and Roll is ringing the death bell; it’s just going back underground where it belongs. As long as guys like JD McPherson, Dale Watson, The Shack Shakers, and Jack White are still kicking, I think we’re ok.
Feb 2, 2018
(some are from halftime shows)
That time Cole Swindell was a dancer
at the Super Bowl halftime show
When Jason Isbell decided professional football wasn't for him
When the creator of country music is really feeling confident
Tom: How'd you like that Walker Hayes
album I recommended?
One look at the country music chart and you're like...
Hey Gronk, you hear about that Sam Hunt/Luke Bryan tour?
When you read even the slightest rumor that
Chris Knight might release an album this year
Making sure everybody knows you were offended
by that country music article you read online
Dec 14, 2016
2016 was a bad year for music. So many legends lost. And it was a slightly down year for albums (to be fair, the past 2-3 years were so stellar, it's hard to compete and unnecessary to complain). However, it was a really good year for songs. Here are the tunes just beyond my top 10 that I feel need recognition - Look closely, some don't have videos. There are, of course, many others I enjoyed through the year, but for me this is the cream of the crop. Farce the Music's top 10 songs of 2016 will be posted tomorrow. ~Trailer
No particular order.
Blackberry Smoke (ft. Gregg Allman) - Free on the Wing
Margo Price - Hands of Time
Erik Dylan - Fishing Alone
Jack Ingram - Blaine's Ferris Wheel
Brent Cobb - Country Bound
Charles Bradley - Changes
Rob Baird - Horses
Western Centuries - Off the Shelf
Larry Hooper - Cry Me a River
Lydia Loveless - More Than Ever
Caleb Caudle - White Dove's Wing
Sturgill Simpson - Call to Arms
BJ Barham - Water in the Well
Amanda Shires - Pale Fire
Chance the Rapper - No Problem (feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Randy Rogers Band - Things I Need to Quit
Kelsey Waldon - All By Myself
Beyonce w/Jack White - Don't Hurt Yourself
Gojira - Stranded
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
Quaker City Night Hawks - Mockingbird
Dec 9, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
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