Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day Seven

George Harrison — “Dear One,” from the album Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976).

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Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day Five

George Harrison — “Far East Man,” from the album Dark Horse (1974).

Playlist Challenge, Day 570

Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers — “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

Playlist Challenge, Day 535

Paul McCartney & Wings — “Silly Love Songs”

Album of the Week: Bruno Mars’s Unorthodox Jukebox

I love Bruno Mars! I’ve actually almost convinced my mom to go see him with me. She likes the funk element to his music.

I chose Unorthodox Jukebox as my album of the week because I used to be obsessed with “Gorilla” and “Locked Out of Heaven.”

Playlist Challenge, Day 473

Portugal. The Man — “Feel It Still”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#20)

1. Greyhaven (UK)

Alternative/modern rock from London. For fans of Bring Me the Horizon, A Day to Remember, Walk the Moon, etc. Back in May, Greyhaven was featured on a Metal Hammer tribute to Avenged Sevenfold. They covered “Hail to the King.” Here are two originals from the band: “Breathe” and “Truth”.

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2. Playing Savage

Funk/soul/rock with a hint of hip-hop, based in Vienna. For fans of Res, Michael Jackson, Alabama Shakes, etc. Playing Savage is busy writing and recording new music! In the meantime, check out the Spotify page, as well as these two songs from the YouTube page, “This Is Love” and “Get Off of My Back.”

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3. Moonfall

Alternative/pop/rock band from New York. For fans of Fall Out Boy, twenty one pilots, Panic! At The Disco, etc. According to their Instagram, Moonfall has “so much in the works” but “so little we can say.” You can, however, check out the lyric video for “Windswept,” and the video for the first song I heard, “Lost.”

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4. Dare Defy

Hard rock/metal music from Florida. For fans of Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Finch, etc. (with a touch of Slipknot). Dare Defy’s first EP is available via Spotify. They are currently booking shows and Labor Day weekend, they will be playing the Blue Ridge Rock Fest alongside such acts as Puddle of Mudd, Orgy, Lamb of God, and Jonathan Davis. Listen to the songs “Love Sick” and “Burn.”

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5. Indogen

Melodic progressive rock from Arizona. For fans of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, etc. Indogen is working on new music and playing live in and around the Phoenix area, so if you’re anywhere nearby, check out their Facebook page and get to a show! Crank up the volume and jam “Autopilot” and “Implosion.”

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