Tag: college rock
The story of Southern rocker and lifer Kevn Kinney is told with this superb documentary.
North Carolina college-rock mainstays The Connells always felt a bit out of step with contemporary music, but this greatest hits collection removes the band from the context of the era and shows that though they were a bit of a sleeper group in their heyday, their music holds up quite well three decades later.
The Rave-Ups was an LA-based College Rock band who had a roots-rock heart and a flirtation with mainstream success via an appearance in John Hughes’ classic Sixteen Candles. Their debut album is fine, albeit one with a slight identity problem.
A recent documentary about an underrated Southern rock band makes a wonderful case for the band’s legacy.
The college-rock explosion of the mid-to-late 1980s was a fertile, creative time, even though the genre gets written out of the rock history books, thanks to the burgeoning “alternative rock” scene and subsequent “grunge explosion.” College-rock bands were melodic, a little rock, and not particularly ashamed of showing some ambition–after all, R.E.M. and 10,000 Maniacs obtained success while still… Read More ›