Weekly Spotify Playlist

Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 9/19/2014 (AFI Halloween Edition)


This week’s playlist is a special one, as it’s the first playlist of the Halloween season, and while there are many more coming down the pipe, I wanted to start off with some authentic and energetic horror music. With this in mind, I’ve combed through AFI’s albums, and have picked out what I consider to be the best examples of horror music as performed by Davey Havok and company. They’ve got a bizzaro passion for this kind of stuff, but whereas the Misfits were cheesier (in a good way) and more early punk sounding, AFI brought the mid-nineties west coast punk/hardcore sound with a much more serious concept lyrically.

For a while at least, then the Misfits influence started to pass, and The Cure started working their way in more and more, while more modern group sounds started blending in, as well. But even on their latest album Burials, there are plenty of dark, brooding, and Halloween sounding songs throughout.

This playlist is a focus on AFI, and I sincerely hope that you enjoy this to kick off your Halloween season.


Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 9/12/2014 (Danzig-y edition)


In an earlier post, I noted that I have been writing music with my wife, and to be specific, I’m writing a lot of guitar parts. If you know me at all, this should be hilarious to you because I have no idea how to play a guitar, but I’ve picked up some stuff along the way, I guess, and I’m actually digging what we’re doing. However, the most bizarre thing about this is what’s influencing me currently, and that’s really what’s making this stuff interesting to me.

I love Glenn Danzig. I adore him. I think he’s both wonderful and hilarious, and I love his voice, so everything I’m writing, I imagine the Danzig voice over what I’m playing, but my wife doesn’t sing like that, so it’s super cool. Anyway, these bands all have that Danzig flair to them, and I am loving these songs very much at this point in my life.

As always, featured artists are after the jump! (more…)

Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 4/30/2014 (My So-Called Punk Edition)

Weekly Spotify PlaylistI’ve been reading My So-Called Punk  by Matt Diehl, which chronicles a bit of the history of punk rock through the 70s and 80s into the neo-punk explosion of the mid-90s to present, over the past couple of weeks, and I got in my head to try to mirror the books exploration of punk rock hardcore, pop-punk, and faux punk with a Weekly Spotify Playlist. Brilliant idea, let me tell you!

This playlist took me about 3 hours to curate, and I feel disgusting for putting a Good Charlotte song on this site, but the guy talked a lot about them. Oh crap, I forgot about The Ataris (groans…) brb. Okay, I got it.

While I don’t love all of the music on this playlist by any means, I feel like it’s a pretty accurate playlist chronicling the same things that My So-Called Punk chronicles. I’m sorry if you don’t like it, but remember that I haven’t had a blast reading this book.

Any way, as always, the 8 billion featured artists will be featured after the break. Enjoy? Maybe?


Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 4/14/14 (Stuff I Like Edition)

Weekly Spotify PlaylistIt is the return of the weekly playlist, everyone! All must celebrate! The reason I haven’t been making these recently is mainly because I was listening to the same things over and over again, and there’s only so many times you can post a bunch of Mighty Mighty Bosstones songs like it’s something different.

Anyway, this has all changed because I’ve really been getting into Against Me! lately while also picking up their new one, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which I highly recommend if you haven’t picked up yet. It’s one of the best all around albums I’ve heard in quite along time. It’s sad, but so very amazing. So, expect to see a lot of that in the coming playlists.

By now, you know the deal. Featured artists are after the break, so put it on shuffle and enjoy yourself!


Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 3/21/2014 (RAF Edition)

Weekly Spotify PlaylistThere is no real theme to this week’s Spotify playlist by any means, other than the fact that’s it is made up of songs that I like. Honestly, the inspiration for this week was going to Spotify, thinking of song, and adding it to the playlist. This week is Random As… or at the very least, stream of consciousness.

Anyway, I love or like these songs a lot right now, and I hope you do, too!

As always, featured artists are after the break!


Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 2/5/2014 (H2O’s Don’t Forget Your Roots Originals Edition)

Weekly Spotify PlaylistAs should be noticed by anyone that pays any attention to me, I’ve been listening to a lot of H2O recently as it speaks to me on a very deep level. The band has helped me reevaluate my life and give me some direction and inspiration. Love that band.

I’ve been listening to Don’t Forget Your Roots a lot this past week, so I figured why not make a playlist of the original tracks for the album for this week’s Spotify Playlist? Unfortunately though, I couldn’t find the Verbal Assault and Warzone tracks in Spotify’s library, so they couldn’t make the cut.

Anyway, even without those last two tracks, I hope you enjoy this look at a lot of different bands that inspired one of my favorite bands, H2O.

As always, featured artists are after the jump! (more…)

Weekly #Spotify Playlist (BONUS!) – 2/26/2014 (#morningmix)

wspmorningmixThis morning, I drank a bunch of Strange Brew Coffeehouse Blueberry Cobbler coffee (which you can buy here – it’s delicious, by the way), I put my iPhone on shuffle, then I used Soundtracking to post every song I listened to. It was intense, and I’m sure, annoying to most of my social media followers. Either way, it set me in a great mood, so I decided to document it with another Spotify playlist.

Drink some coffee and enjoy this playlist!

As usual, featured artists are after the jump! (more…)