Playlist: Our favorites from the local music scene
Thu, May 5, 2011 (12:03 a.m.)
Photo: Corlene Byrd
GoldBoot, “Won’t Lie Not Cool” Tony Manero would give his leisure suit one more go with this funky, groovy single.
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Radio Ramone, “Watch Me Fly” Ramone’s name fits—his style of hip-hop could easily take over the airwaves.
Scrap Iron Saints, “Grandaddy’s Song” Make sure you pack this self-proclaimed post-apocalyptic folk number in your survival kit.
Pet Tigers, “You’re the Last Thing” Grab your neon scrunchies and leg warmers: The Tigers’ new-wavey pop-rock is all ’80s.
Caravels, “Girth Impressions” Intense shouted vocals are balanced out by tight, melodic guitars and percussion.
Tuesday After School, “Skankasaurus Rex” Half of this ska group is still in high school, but that hasn’t stopped it from mastering the upstroke.
Jacuzzihidive, “XO Skeleton” These sexy vocals and synths fit nicely onto party playlists alongside M.I.A. and Santigold.
Twin Brother, “Only in My Head” Six minutes of psychedelic rock that should win the hearts of adventurous music fans.
Marion Write, “The Machine” One of Vegas’ most entertaining up-and-coming rappers sets his effortless flow against powerful beats.
Rusty Maples, “Renee, Mrs. Madero, Jesus and the Mountain Tops” Happy-go-lucky indie-pop gets a makeover with the addition of one serious cellist.
Permanent Failure, “Get Up My Friends” These kids could give lessons. This is what hardcore punk should sound like.
The Mad Caps, “Baby Man” File next to: The Cramps’ A Date With Elvis for some punkabilly nostalgia.
[ Bonus cut! ] Afghan Raiders “If Only” Two thirds of the trio now live in San Francisco, but that couldn’t keep us from dancing to the group’s brand new single.