Here are some new, or new to us, songs that are tickling our earbuds this week at Rock is the new Roll.
Rock Criminals – Get Yourself Together
Hailing from Finland, it is no surprise that the band has enlisted Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe on this one. A festival-ready audience participation anthem in the making, the band’s mission statement is to bring back the glory of rock and roll.
Brian Dunne – Bad Luck
Firmly entrenched in the ‘70s and ‘80s singer-songwriter mold, this one bounces along like a hybrid of Jesse Malin and Paul Simon. Good stuff, indeed.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Blacktop
This freshly minted video is from their 2022 record, Cool it down. Slinky and evocative, the song captures the band in top form.
The Sheepdogs – Roughrider ‘89
This new live video tour wrap release is an epic example of The Sheepdogs in all their live kick-ass glory.
Planted firmly in the two things that don’t belong together category Dropkick Murphy’s and Nikki Lane team up on an ode to non-drinking.
Charlie Starr and the Blackberry Smoke boys drop into the Ryman for a no-audience jam, “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodledoo” featuring the new wunderkind Billy Strings.