Lighten Up.

“Everybody Wants To Be Famous” by Superorganism is ear candy: a cute, upbeat, and bouncy hit that has the throwback sound and feel of 1982’s one hit wonder by The Waitresses, "I Know What Boys Like."* Indie band Superorganism is a cultural melting pot, and includes...

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“I Want More Best Days.”

Something about the human condition-- we fret about which days of our lives are the best days of our lives and songs from Mary Hopkin’s 1969's “Those Were The Days,” with its forced gaiety and regret, to the joyful, uplifting elegance of Natalie Merchant and 10,000...

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No Ray Of Sunshine Is Ever Lost…

Da-da's and La-La's are pop mainstays--think 1999’s nonsensical Top 10 hit "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by The Police. In 2013, Australian Alternative and Adult Alternative singer/songwriter Vance Joy raised the Da-da and La-la bar in "Riptide" and his newest, "Saturday...

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Sting Does Reggae.

Thanks to Jimmy Cliff, UB40, Ziggy Marley and lesser knowns like Inner Circle and San Diego's Big Mountain, the fan base for reggae infused pop bands has increased over the past 40 years, kept alive and drawing in new listeners with hits ranging from a 1994 cover of...

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An Ode To The Broken Ones

When a writer describes his song as an “ode to the broken ones” you could logically conclude that the song will be dark, hurtful, and sad. Not. "Broken” by Lovelytheband is chirpy, sweet, upbeat and positive.  Two broken spirits, connecting… I like that you're broken...

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Explosive, Compelling & Gritty

  We love Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (https://boomermusicupdate.com/weekly-whatever/you-have-to-hear-nathaniel-rateliff-sing-s-o-b/  ) and his latest, "You Worry Me,” is explosive, compelling and gritty, with roots in early New Orleans soul....

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Rock + Pop + Soul = A Special Sound

  Back in the summer of 1984, if you liked music and listened to the radio, than you probably heard Dan Hartman’s "I Can Dream About You”--its irresistible mix of pop, rock and soul coalesced into a song with enough mass appeal that it became a smash hit. Just...

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“Born To Run” or “Run For Cover?”

Rock n’ roll, thy name is INTENSITY: primal, but cleaned up enough to take out in public: The Stones, early Elvis, Bruce Springsteen—if “Born to Run” energizes you than check out “Run for Cover” by the Killers; both songs embrace big, bold, thunderous notes-- the kind...

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