Flashback Friday: Afghan Whigs

The afghan whigs

Perhaps it was their clean cut image or maybe it was Greg Dulli’s soulful, post punk vocals dancing ever so perfectly through intoxicating rhythms and clever guitar riffs that helped Cincinnatti’s Afghan Whigs stand out in decade of music that was awash in a Seattle sea of grunge.  Whatever it was…it worked as they truly offered music lovers a clear alternative to the flannel infused sounds of Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Alice In Chains and others of their ilk.  The Whigs had a sophisticated sound that proved to be just as intense and energetic as their aforementioned contemporaries from the Left Coast but it also had a certain degree of elegance, for lack of a better word, that that was impossible to duplicate.  Today on this Flashback Friday, your friends at Froglix have selected and are proud to be featuring track #4 from their 1993 release entitled Gentlemen that truly is [itunes link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/debonair/id300952263?i=300952309&uo=4″ title=”Debonair” text=”Debonair”].

– Drago

Carbon Airways :: Atomic Is In My Mind

Carbon AirwavesWhat do you get when you mix Euro-electro pop, punk, and the inevitable angst and energy of two teenagers? You get Carbon Airways.

I first heard Carbon Airways when I got an email from their label, Bad Life, about the release of their Razor Edge EP. I was completely enthralled by the French teenage brother and sister combo of Enguérand and Éléonore Fernese. The frenetic energy bleeds through your speakers and permeates your mind. I can imagine that seeing this act live would be a psyche altering event.

This “preview” video below of “Atomic Is In My Mind” showcases exactly what I’m talking about.

– DMitch

 

Small City Calling :: Hold Me Closer

Small City Calling

Michael Weybret recut his short film “An Early Autumn’s Hope” into a music video for the song that helped inspire the story. Just so happens to be “Hold Me Closer” by Froglix favourite Small City Calling. Check out the video below.

– DMitch

Australia Week :: Let us rejoice for we are music

Australia down underTo end Australia Week let us ask a question. Where would the world be without the music coming from Down Under? Consider the cultural impact made by these bands and artists: AC/DC, Midnight Oil, INXS, The Vines, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, Natalie Imbruglia, Nick Cave, Counting Crows and so so many others. And don’t deny the guilty pleasures of The Bee Gees, Savage Garden and Air Supply. You know you sing along at the top of your lungs to “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” when you’re alone in the car.

Australia’s most important export may be its culture. And in truth, wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all had a little Aussie in us?

For the finale of Australia Week let’s do a flashback to one of my all-time favourite bands from the Land of Oz, Men At Work. Can’t you hear the thunder?

– DMitch

 

Australia Week :: goodbyemotel

goodbyemotelSo far Australia Week has taken us to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. And today our tour of Australia takes us to Melbourne. We’ve covered goodbyemotel a couple of times on here already. And they continue to impress. Check out the video for “Graham Calender”. This was the first single released off their latest EP released in September 2012 entitled People.

– DMitch