By Brandon Honaker & Marissa Cruz
Hey music enthusiasts, this is Brandon and Marissa bringing you Music Monday!
For the first “Music Monday”, let’s start this off by explaining what Music Monday is (and shall be). Music Monday’s are essentially a random, music information article, every other Monday.
Since it’s the first, I, Brandon, am going to start by making it known that I’m going to often write about “rock”, “alternative”, “metal”, and “punk” music (although this won’t always be the case).
So to get things going, I’m going to mention (as I will every Music Monday) my favorite band, Nirvana. Having not released any newly recorded music since 1994 (when frontman Kurt Cobain passed away), they have nonetheless remained hugely popular and influential in the music community. A Nirvana song everyone reading this article should check out is “Sappy”. It’s a truly great hidden gem by them, only found on certain compilations and as a hidden track on another album.
Another band I’d like to turn readers onto is an originally local band, Queens of the Stone Age. QOTSA was born from the ashes of former CV greats Kyuss, and originally consisted mostly of former Palm Dessert High students. QOTSA have gained immense popularity in the last almost 15 years and have turned out several hits, with such songs as “No One Knows”, “3’s & 7’s”, and “My God Is The Sun”. On the October 31, they’ll be playing The Forum in L.A. So enjoy checking out some new tunes.
Now I, Marissa, am going to bring you some new jams. But before we get to that, I would like to let you know the type of music I like. I listen to indie-alternative rock, rap, electronic, R&B…basically anything except newer country music.
So, for this week I would like to recommend to you a duo called Chromeo. They are two really cool Canadian dudes who make 80’s sounding dance music. So yeah. check them out!
Till next time, Brandon and Marissa.