The October Thumbs Up Goes To….

thumbs upWe’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 described before as rock, modern rock, alternative rock, Brit alt-rock, ambient, electro, electronica, indie pop, ska, power ska, reggae, punk, post-punk, singer/songwriter, and actually quite a bit more. So without further ado…take a listen to October’s favorites…

October’s Top Ten
(in alphabetical order)

28-200 :: I Kiss U
Attention Thieves :: Let It All Out
Case Of The Mondays :: Indie Girl
Mars Accelerator :: Fill For The Glacial Till
Mobile Wash Unit :: September Was Winter
Ring Of Truth :: Why Should This Be?
Rude City Riot :: Victoria
Small City Calling :: Atlantic: Castaways
Treading Lemmings :: Comeuppance
Variety Workshop :: U Suck Noodles

– DMitch

 

 

Rude Boys from the Great White North

Perhaps it’s just my imagination but it seems like the critics of Ska music have been predicting its demise ever since the genre first emerged back in the 1960’s.  Well, Froglix is happy to report (and disappoint, as the case may be) that Ska is very much alive and, dare I say, thriving both here in the US and around the world…especially with bands like Vancouver, Canada’s Rude City Riot leading the charge.  This mighty ensemble from the Great White rudecityriot_playingNorth can kick it old school or rock it with a Third Wave style that is packed with bold originality.  These uber talented Canucks are most definitley poised to and on the cusp of catapulting to the next level because they have been able to do something not everyone can…write and perform music that has  the potential for mass market appeal while staying true their roots.  Rude City Riot’s particular blend ska, punk and reggae masterfully builds on the core elements of these genres while molding them into a musical offering that is ripe with well-crafted hooks, infectious grooves and an energetic vibe that is unmistakably unique.  

In addition to “Victoria” (featured in the video above…and our personal fav) we have also included (3) other titillating tracks from their 2008 self-titled debut CD as part of Froglix’s global broadcast.  So get out your skankin’ shoes and get ready for wild ride!