Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD – Future

To be honest, part of the reason the content cycle at Colossus has been slow for #NewMusicMondays is that there hasn’t been an overwhelming amount of music dropped in the first two months of this year. Later this week I will be covering another new album as a gift to you loyal readers but for now, let’s take a look at what Fire Marshall Future … Continue reading Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD – Future

Sit Down Series: B.A.D

B.A.D is a young up-and-coming rapper out of Boston’s growing hip-hop scene. By formulating his own sound, he has created some solid mixtapes that have generated more and more exposure. It won’t be long before he finally breaks through, especially with the team in Boston he has surrounded himself with. Last week, he found time between the studio and getting his new single “Come Thru” … Continue reading Sit Down Series: B.A.D

Beat Tape 2 – Tom Misch

Beat Tape 2 is Toms third project after his recording debut in 2014. I say recording debut because although he’s been making music all of his life, and releasing instrumentals on Soundcloud since 2012. I chose Beat Tape 2 because of a personal connection I have with this EP. As we know from my review of Geography, I’m a major Misch fan, really can’t get enough … Continue reading Beat Tape 2 – Tom Misch

Shift Breaks – Ticker Tape

Brooklyn and Queens have always been the heart of the New York punk scene. The Ramones, The Dictators, and Blondie all found their audience and sound among the garages, basements, and dive bars of the sister boroughs. Recently, newer bands have been tearing through the scene by blending the punk roots of the area with more pop-heavy melodies and harmonies. Ticker Tape, comprised of Andrew … Continue reading Shift Breaks – Ticker Tape

Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

For this week’s Flashback Friday I’ll continue a trend from last week, and take a look at another important three-piece band. This time we’ll be going all the way back to 1967 when the Jimi Hendrix Experience released their debut album Are You Experienced. Jimi Hendrix’s unique new approach to songwriting and electric guitar helped to establish an outline for the “Psychedelic Rock” movement, as … Continue reading Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Essentials – Johnny Cash

This week I wanna take it back not only to 2005, when The Essentials was released – but to anywhere from the year he started in 1955 until the year he died in 2003. Johnny Cash is legendary, as well as one of my grandparents’ many favorite musicians. Unfortunately for my family, but fortunately for my grandpa…my grandma passed a few days ago at the … Continue reading The Essentials – Johnny Cash

Nevermind – Nirvana

For today’s Flashback Friday, we’re going back to check out an album that helped define an emerging genre known as “Grunge Rock.” Grunge is a sound that mixes hard rock and heavy metal with punk music. The genre is synonymous with Seattle band Nirvana, a three-piece group that all but invented this new sound. Son put on your flannels and ripped jeans as we take … Continue reading Nevermind – Nirvana

American Beauty – Grateful Dead

For my first Flashback Friday of the year, I thought I’d kick it off with one of my favorites. In 1970 Grateful Dead made their fifth studio album American Beauty. Still, on the stream of country and folk rock from their previous album, Workingman’s Dead, the album is filled with soft swinging vocals and acoustic instruments. Let’s take a look. The Vocals: The vocals on … Continue reading American Beauty – Grateful Dead

No Road Leads There – Table Talk

The Long Island music scene has always been comprised of outcasts and afterthoughts making awesome music. Growing up in Long Island, I have always related to the ragtag identity of the local music scene ever since my first show when I was twelve. Over the past decade following the scene, I have followed a good amount of bands that associate with the misfit outlook of … Continue reading No Road Leads There – Table Talk

Resurrection – RudeManners

It’s a new year at Colossus Music! That being said, I wanted to kick off the 2019 vibes by talking about an extremely talented artist and actually one of my friends who goes by RudeManners. Dalton Mannerud (Mannerud…RudeManners) is a 22-year-old Lo-Fi artist from Windham, New York. To say he’s groovy is an understatement, my dude has an insane mind and to hear and see … Continue reading Resurrection – RudeManners