When I first heard “True Sadness” by The Avett Brothers the song’s soulful angst blew me away. Not knowing how to describe the sound, I’m going to cheat here and share a direct quote out of Wikipedia: Following on from Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, the Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.” ‘Nuff said.
Since I got a kick out of making up band names last April, I’m going to do that again as well. For A let’s hear from Abalone. Unlike the gentle marine snail, this trio tears through their sets with pure punk sensibility. Like Henry Rollins of Black Flag, they find inspiration through the likes of great forefathers the Stooges and the Ramones.
-All the real tunes air on member supported WNKU out of the University of Northern Kentucky. The web page features the current playlist and live streaming.