Tasty Tunes of the Week (February 12, 2023)

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.