garag rock

anonymous asked:

Do you know any good garage rock bands?

Personally, no. Now, automatic smart ass remark out of the way, I’m assuming you mean current, and not the classics like Iggy and the Stooges, Love, MC5, Flaming Groovies and Electric Prunes. There’s a ton, but I’ll only mention the ones I listen to, leaving out the mainstream examples like The Strokes, Cage the Elephant and Black Keys.
I can recommend, without hesitation…

The Dirtbombs
The Von Bondies
The Hives
Royal Blood
The Orwells
The Bellrays
Death From Above 1979
The Detroit Cobras
Rocket From The Crypt
Hanni El Khatib
King Tuff
The Chesterfield Kings
Soledad Brothers
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

All good stuff. There are other bands that start garage and then shift into grunge, psychedelia, roots rock or rock. The above bands stay pretty much on track with the raw lo-fi garage aesthetic.

Listen up Punks

If you think Punk is just an aesthetic, get out.
If you think punk is all ripped jeans, rock and roll, and wild hair, please leave.
If you claim to be a punk but make no effort to change society’s standards and challenge the norm outside of your fashion choices, I have a problem with you.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not some elitist asshole who wants to tell you what you can and can’t be, but I will implore you to go look up the history of punk. True punks fight for the oppressed. Punk isn’t just about patches and pins, and it’s certainly not this “I don’t give a fuck” shit I’ve been seeing from some self-proclaimed “punks”.

To be punk is to care enough to say “fuck society for hurting you” to minorities.

Right now, we need the you to really prove how punk you are. If you truly are punk, show some antifascist action.

Sincerely, a frustrated queer punk.

When The Sun Goes Down
Arctic Monkeys
When The Sun Goes Down

Song of the Day:

Arctic Monkeys’ “When The Sun Goes Down” off their album, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.”

And I’ve seen him with girls of the night
And he told Roxanne to put on her red light
They’re all infected, but he’ll be alright
‘Cause he’s a scumbag, don’t you know?
I said he’s a scumbag, don’t you know?