Next is your place for new music discovery. Every week we showcase great new music from artists and bands that more people should know about. Our simple goal is to find you a next new favorite song. 

This week on NEXT.  I love this line. “I’m feeling sick again/ Been reading Web MD/ It must be cancer then/ Don’t know what’s wrong with me”. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. This Portland three-piece, STRFKR, embodies the essence of gauzy, vintage-tinged electro-indie sound. The Rad Trads are known for their eclectic take on rock n’ roll, which mixes punk rock energy, horn drenched soul from Brooklyn.

Algiers are a vital, indefinable rock band asking “what’s it like to be a human being at the end of the world?” Briston Maroney writes powerful rock songs with grit and heart. Muddy Ruckus isn’t just a name—it’s the kind of music they play. Big fan of their brand of rock and/or roll.

Guster With The Omaha Symphony recorded on February 8, 2019. They done this quite a few times. Sounds great. The Growlers are a band that must be seen live. Whenever that will happen again. Gerry Cinnamon is a Scottish rock troubadour. Liza Anne mixing full-throated rock and roll anthems with playful new wave jams and power pop earworms, all with a hint of Americana.

Matt Berninger starts off the second half with a song off his debut solo record. Yes, he is of The National. The album, produced by famed Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones. Wilco sums up our feelings. This song is for purchase exclusively on Bandcamp, and all proceeds from the single will go toward World Central Kitchen, which is providing meals and other relief in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Neil Young finally releases this roughly forty-six years after its original recording. It’s one of Neil’s most storied and sought-after albums ever, Homegrown. Often referred to by fans as one of Young’s mysterious, great “lost albums”. Neil Young describes Homegrown as “The One That Got Away. I apologize. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest.”

Pedro The Lion with a 2018 song re-released as a reminder to stay home right now. Shopping bring the propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The Luka State are epic guitars and contagious synth lines and The epitome of modern rock-n-roll.



Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you. Spotify playlist updates on Thursday(ish).

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Artist and Song Title:

  • STRFKR – Second Hand
  • The Rad Trads – Shouldn’t Have To Ask Why
  • Algiers – Dispossession
  • Briston Maroney – Freakin’ Out On The Interstate
  • Muddy Ruckus – Let Go
  • Guster – Fa Fa (Live with Orchestra)
  • The Growlers – A Dream World
  • Gerry Cinnamon – Where We’re Going
  • Liza Anne – Bad Vacation
  • Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
  • Wilco – Tell Your Friends
  • Neil Young – Try
  • Pedro The Lion – Model Homes
  • Shopping – Follow Me
  • The Luka State – Girl


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