Month: March 2016

Shook Twins – Awhile

     We have a problem from time to time at Vodka using our normally reliable sources for good new music, coming up with, well, good new music.  So we took a side road recently and ended up at the front door of the Shook Twins and boy do we wish we had discovered them earlier!  Awhile (video) is from their Jr. effort, What We Do (2014). Their two other long-players, You Can Have The Rest (2008) and Window (2011) all feature Katelyn and Laurie Shook’s dueling vocals and a broad variety…

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Vodka Celebrates 500 Posts

    On Wednesday, with the post of Dropkick’s Slow Down, Vodka reached the 500 post mark.  From our humble beginnings in December 2011 to today, we have striven to bring you great music from the dark corners.   Thanks for being followers and please pass a link to the Vodka blog to your music-loving friends!      

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Dropkick – Slow Down

     Remember Dropkick?  They appeared on Vodka a couple of years ago with Style from the EP of the same name. Since that time, the boys in the band have been busy, releasing Homeward in 2014, which contained Style, a compilation long-player encompassing some of the band’s work from 2001-2008 called Good Vibes Vol. 1, and now (by the time you read this or very soon after) a new long-player, Balance The Light, from which Slow Down comes. The band seems to have settled on a style that is a bit retro…

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Wyvern Lingo – Letter To Willow

     Wyvern Lingo is a favorite on Vodka for its three-part harmonies and a willingness to stretch on each new release.  Here on Letter To Willow, the title track of their new EP which should be out by the time you read this,  the girls continue to please, ramping things up with an almost Another One Bites The Dust bass line.  If you are new to Wyvern Lingo’s music, take a trip down Vodka’s memory lane when they first appeared about a year ago: Used…

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Keith Emerson Tribute

    It is perhaps the cruelest of circumstances that the music industry, in general, gave only a brief nod to the passing of Keith Emerson, who as a third of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), made progressive rock masterpieces in the 1970′s and beyond and influenced many a progressive rock band both during their band’s era and today. As a classically trained keyboardist, Emerson made rock that not only had emotion and energy, but also a real beauty.  It is said that Carl Palmer, longtime percussionist of ELP, is planning a tribute to Keith Emerson in June. If you are too young…

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