On the first day of Australia Week we are looking back to two bands that made their appearances in our inaugural year of 2009. And unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything from either of these guys since. Black Knight and Highway Blonde (formerly Smart Artists) are both solidly in the rock genre. Highway Blonde is a… Continue reading Australia Week :: Black Knight and Highway Blonde
I’m announcing this coming week as Australia Week here at Froglix Radio. From Australia’s pristine beaches to its rugged outback, this island continent holds a rich diversity made evident in its music. Over the last few years on Froglix we’ve heard everything from alt-rock to folk to electronica. From the hard-edged to the comfortably heart-felt.… Continue reading Australia Week
Friday Flashback :: Smithereens
Arguably, one of the most underrated alt-rock bands of the 80’s & 90’s, The Smithereens, to this day goes down as one of my all-time favs as I quite literally have every album and know most every song, even the deep tracks, by heart. So, naturally, when they came to the Northern Virginia’s State Theatre a while back… Continue reading Friday Flashback :: Smithereens
Pop-Punk :: Oxymoron or Out Like Pluto?
artist: Out Like Pluto | album: Take Cover | genre: pop-punk, alt-rock | label: The James Polk Shuffle Music The very first line from the bio on their own web sites goes, “Out Like Pluto is not here to revolutionize music, but they do want to make you dance.” And to that I say, “Thank… Continue reading Pop-Punk :: Oxymoron or Out Like Pluto?
Summer Ending Soul
artist: Attack Ships on Fire | album: Vegas Soul | genre: rock, punk | label: SquidHat Records Attack Ships On Fire :: Vegas Soul Labour Day is fast approaching likewise, coincidentally, the end of Summer 2012. If they haven’t already done so, young chitlins, angst ridden teens and future college drop outs all around the… Continue reading Summer Ending Soul
Sick Of It All? Try Going To Venus
“Sick Of It All”, the title track from Leaving Venus’s most recent EP made me smile right from the get go. You know the moment in the movies when a fledgling band in the late 1950’s excitedly listens to their song on the radio for the first time… and then it quickly cuts mid-stream to… Continue reading Sick Of It All? Try Going To Venus
Our friends at Criminal Records in the UK are making headlines again with a couple of very intriguing artist announcements. First and foremost, The Kut has sold out their “Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus” Tour AND is about to commence recording their debut album AND they have a new video AND…well that’s it but,… Continue reading Criminally Good
artist: Damn Vandals | genre: alt-rock | label: unsigned New music is already on the way in 2012 from our favourite/rehabilitated juvenile delinquents from Great Britain. We are pleased as punch that Damn Vandals have a new EP that is expected to drop at the end of February. We can’t wait to hear it. Previous… Continue reading Damn Skippy
Eureka Stockade :: All Alone
artist: Eureka Stockade | genre: alt-rock, alt-country | label: Cracking Tunes [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-alone/id478899535?i=478899536&uo=4″ title=”Eureka Stockade – All Alone”] This just in… Eureka Stockade, my favorite alt-country band from the other side of the pond have just released their latest single “All Alone”. As with their previous tracks we’ve shared here, the sound feels much more… Continue reading Eureka Stockade :: All Alone
The October Thumbs Up Goes To….
We’ve tallied all the Thumbs Up’s and Thumbs Down’s for the month of October and the Froglix listeners have proven to have quite the diversity of tastes. Forty-five (45) tracks from thirty-three (33) artists received votes, but alas, not everyone can be a winner. Represented in the Top Ten alone though are artists we have… Continue reading The October Thumbs Up Goes To….