Tag: rock

The Faves – Here Comes The Rain

     As far as Vodka is concerned, every summer needs a rock and roll anthem that signals it’s time to party. For the summer of 2022, that is going to be provided by The Faves, with the dance-party rocker Here Comes The Rain. Yes, these guys are old-at least as old as Vodka-but they can still rock, and the lead vocals from the long-time drummer of The Greg Kihn Band, Larry Lynch, are solid and tuneful. My old voice is craggy these days,…

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Parker Gispert – Golden Years

     Parker Gispert, frontman for The Whigs, will be releasing his latest solo LP, on September 2nd. Golden Years (seen/heard here) is the title track for that new LP and it is full of jangly rock goodness, circa the 60s, 70s, and 90s, by way of present-day rock. It’s upbeat, fun, and actually pretty lyrically poignant.  Golden Years (the single) is nothing like David Bowie’s song from 1975-except for the title and the fact…

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Little Hurricane – Mockingbird

     Ever wonder if a duo can really sound like a full band? Little Hurricane has always made that perfectly evident. Their music is usually raw, edgy, dirty blues-infused rock and roll. This little duo is one of Vodka’s favorites. If you have reason to doubt that, then take a look at the posts I’ve featured from them. Like many artists, they’ve been a bit quiet over the past couple of years… for good reasons. The pandemic surely played a part, but so did the fact that…

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Syd Carter West – The Ugly Truth

     If you look at the sweet face of Syd Carter West, you would be thinking that a song coming from her mouth would be wispy and light. Well, you would be completely wrong! West has a powerful, full, alto voice.  That voice is steeped in the tea-bags of blues and rock, with just an edge of southern rock thrown in there for good measure. Her new single, The Ugly Truth (seen/heard here) is a testament to being yourself…

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Big Big Train – Proper Jack Froster

    Vodka has been a fan of Big Big Train for quite a while now, so I thought the band was an appropriate choice for the new website launch. Big Big Train is preparing to release a new LP at the end of this month Welcome To The Planet (January 28, 2022). Proper Jack Froster (seen/heard here) is from that new release, and it is amazing!  This is a bitter-sweet moment, however. While Big Big Train is poised to release…

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