Five for Friday | 06.03.16

Belgium’s Puggy kicks out a smooth jam full of dulcet tones, sweet vocals, and groovy rhythms.


Hello, my new music adventurers! Check out these amazing new songs, which I discovered on my weekly musical travels.

Puggy: “Soul” | Belgium’s Puggy kicks out this smooth jam full of dulcet tones, sweet vocals, and groovy rhythms. Damn, now I want a waffle—but this jam will satisfy my musical taste buds.

Black Pistol Fire: “Fleet Foot” | This track has plenty of energy—very much in the vein of Jet—and an overabundance of soul. The guitar solo in the middle is what made me a believer.

The Goo Goo Dolls: “Long Way Home” | It’s been a hot second since I have heard some Dolls music that inspired me, but it was worth the wait. With so many good tracks to pick off their latest album, Boxes, this track stood out just a bit more. Maybe I have shed my cynical ego and now like positive music.


Fly Moon Royalty: “Grown Man” | I am completely obsessed with lead singer Adra Boo’s vocals, soulful, to say the least; this woman is giving me the vapors. She managed to tap my inner drag queen and forced me to lip sync this to my audience of puppies. Obsessed, I tell you. Obsessed!

The Living End: “Monkey” | Australia may have gotten robbed in the Eurovision Song Contest this year, but this song is a winner. With bit of a throwback sound to the ‘80s, this band is no-frills rock ‘n’ roll. American bands need to take heed of the Living End and be more like them. Did I mention the bass player plays a standup bass? Double points for coolness.

If you want to hear these songs—and others by these bands, as well as from previous columns—check out my Five for Friday playlist on Spotify. It will become your new radio station! Enjoy!

And check this out, kids! I will be hosting my own monthy radio show on on the first Monday of every month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Central. You can hear all the songs I find, as well as interesting talk about current issues. Be sure to tune in every month! | Jim Ryan

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