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Feb
29th
2016

Music SIG Likes #9 :: Brother Dege · 3:10am Feb 29th, 2016

I learned about a new instrument recently: Dobro resonator guitar. It has a distinctive look ("guitar with a shield thingy on the front) a distincitve sound (about midway between an acoustic guitar and a banjo) and features prominently in many blues/bluegrass/country songs. Needless to say, it features prominently in Brother Dege's music what with the rhythmic blues/folk style with a smattering of mellow rock mixed in for taste.

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Feb
15th
2016

Misic SIG Likes #7 :: Apocalyptica · 12:07am Feb 15th, 2016

This goes out to Darkhanos
:ajsmug:

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Dec
11th
2016

Music SIG Likes #30 :: Poor Man's Poison · 3:02am Dec 11th, 2016

Some delightful folk and bluegrass this time around courtesy of Poor Man's Poison. One of my brothers introduced me to them recently. I am not usually one for this type of music (a bit too much country), but they have certainly grown on me. Mandolin is one of those instruments I enjoy listening to (another is dobro), and Poor Man's Poison has it in spades.

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Apr
26th
2017

Music SIG Likes #44 :: Alestorm · 2:41am Apr 26th, 2017

Pirate Metal.

Pirate. Metal. Just take a moment to savour the delicious barminess.

Alsestorm is an interesting combination of power metal with folk metal elements mixed in all wrapped in bombastic pirate-themed theatrics. Never before did I imagine I would ever utter the phrase "heavy-metal accordion".


(Beardie - ???)

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Jan
21st
2016

Music SIG Likes #1 :: Inaugral Video Game Edition · 3:58am Jan 21st, 2016

Something new, apropos of nothing: some blog posts wherein I act my age and slap a bunch of self-indulgent stuff various musical bits and bobs I enjoy listening to up on a public blog post.

At the very least, I figure who reads this may (possibly) discover something new and exciting, or (more likely) have something to laugh at and poke with sticks.
:derpytongue2:

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Apr
17th
2018

Music SIG Likes #74 :: Infected Mushroom · 3:40am Apr 17th, 2018

This one is quite interesting (for me at least). One of Significant Other's co-workers introduced me to this particular group a few months past, and I must say I am quite impressed. Infected Mushroom is primarily a psychedelic trance group with some industrial elements mixed in. Quite interesting if you are into that sort of thing...

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May
17th
2016

Music SIG Likes #16 :: Great Big Sea · 2:51am May 17th, 2016

Great Big Sea was a Canadian folk rock band who performed modern rock interpretations of traditional Canadian folk songs and sea shanties. They were one of the first folk bands I ever really listened to. Oddly enough, they were recommended to by a complete stranger who I struck up a conversation with in an airport restaurant of all places (hi David!).

"Someday Soon" is one of my all-time favourite songs.

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Feb
6th
2016

Music SIG Likes #5 :: Slaid Cleaves · 8:37pm Feb 6th, 2016

More folk music!

I never heard of Slaid Cleaves before stumbling upon him through Pandora, but I am glad I did. Some of his works shades uncomfortably too close to country (:pinkiesick:), but overall, I enjoy his singing.


(AiDraws - Harpsy playing Guitar)

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Sep
12th
2017

Music SIG Likes #56 :: Parov Stelar · 3:48am Sep 12th, 2017

Some more of that delicious electro swing. Energetic, upbeat, and just plain fun to listen to (at least to my ears). You know that saying "Dance as though no one can see you"? That is me listening to this.
:pinkiehappy:


(Art-Anon - 23 SkidDerpy)

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Mar
24th
2016

Music SIG Likes #12 :: Mark Knopfler · 2:26am Mar 24th, 2016

Some classic blues rock with a dash of country and a hint of Celtic rock mixed in for flavour. Mark's voice is absolutely delicious and the smooth guitar riffs are like sonic velvet. The one or two older chappies and chappettes who may stumble across this post are probably sagely nodding and saying "Finally! SIG has stumbled across some Good Taste!".

I am certainly glad I stumbled across and re-discovered him on Pandora.

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Jul
25th
2016

Music SIG Likes #21 :: Brown Bird · 2:42am Jul 25th, 2016

Brown Bird certainly is/was an interesting band that I have only recently discovered. Some more folk music, lightly seasoned with a dash of Americana, a measure of Bluegrass, and a hint of Gypsy. It reminds me a bit of a Bluegrass version of Jason Webley in places. I really love their Bluegrass/Gypsy style of rhythm and beat without the nasty "countrified" twangy nastiness that sneaks into such music...

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Oct
2nd
2017

Music SIG Likes #58 :: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band · 4:16am Oct 2nd, 2017

I never though I would ever say this, but I think I am beginning to come around to (some) kinds of American Country music. Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band certainly puts a big, fat "+" in the "fun to listen to category". A commenter in one of the videos below mentioned that Reverend Peyton is like "the White Stripes and George Thorogood and Hank Williams put together´╗┐". It is quite apt.

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Jul
6th
2018

Music SIG Likes #78 - Black Rebel Mororcycle Club 2 · 2:12am Jul 6th, 2018

A second set of BRMC goodness!


(rodrigues404 - Lancer)

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Apr
1st
2017

Music SIG Likes #41 :: The Bravery · 3:18am Apr 1st, 2017

Some more dance-rock/dance-punk style music from New York this time around.Yet another band Significant Other introduced me to. It is quite energetic with an enjoyable combination of indie rock and a dash electronic dance/synthpop mixed in. Some of their later bts have a darker, angrier feel to it (cf. Stir the Blood), but all in all it is quite an enjoyable, upbeat listen.
:pinkiehappy:

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May
1st
2017

Music SIG Likes #45 :: Barns Courtney · 4:16am May 1st, 2017

A bit of folk pop and blues rock today. Barns apparently is a bit of an up and coming musician, so there is not much available now. He has one EP released currently, and I must say I love his voice.

Oddly enough I discovered him though a video ad on YouTube, which has to be up there on my list of "serendipitous times to disable adblock".

Here is hoping for more in the upcoming years.

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Aug
10th
2016

Music SIG Likes #22 :: Matias Puumala · 3:46am Aug 10th, 2016

Some deliciously epic instrumental "film traileresqe" music here. I am not sure of what the exact name of this genre is, but it has an epic orchestral, sweeping feel to it. Mr.(?) Puumala here is certainly one of the best of the bunch my coworkers and I have run across on the production floor thanks to Pandora Radio...

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Jul
22nd
2017

Music SIG Likes #53 :: Celldweller · 10:53pm Jul 22nd, 2017

Celldweller is a bit of an interesting beast. Very similar to Blue Stalhi previously with the electronic industrial metal. Celldweller expands on it though with a healthy dose of orchestrical composition with measures of D'n'B and dubstep mixed in. If you enjoyed Blue Stalhi, here is an extra serving of that electronic metal goodness.
:scootangel:

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Nov
5th
2016

Music SIG Likes # 27 :: Left Lane Cruiser · 6:48am Nov 5th, 2016

Some tasty blues-rock/metal this time around. I was introduced to them by my fellow co-workers on the production floor. Left Lane Cruiser has a pretty heavy hard-rock sound infused into some Mississippi hill country blues. It makes for a good compromise for those of use on the production floor that like to listen to country music, and those of us (myself included) that prefer hard rock

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Jun
25th
2018

Music SIG Likes #77 - Brother Dege++ · 3:59am Jun 25th, 2018

More slide guitar and dobro goodness!


(Unknown - discotecnia ottanta)

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Feb
8th
2018

Music SIG Likes #67 :: Avatar (part deux) · 4:59am Feb 8th, 2018

More Avatar goodness!

This certainly is an interesting album, filled with a pleasingly wide variety of influences and sounds. I remember an interview somewhere (YouTube perhaps?) a while back with Johannes Eckerstr├Âm, the lead singer, saying the band did not want to get stuck making the same sounds and music again and again. They succeeded quite well here; a veritable cornucopia of different styles here!

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