Not for the Masses…Best of April 2017 Playlist
May18

Not for the Masses…Best of April 2017 Playlist

Sorry for being a bit late with the April edition. Had a bit of a health snag and other obligations that got in the way. Anyway, we have a nice blend of heavier songs, some pop, some punk and the return of Flotation Toy Warning! So have a listen and if you hear something you like, go forth and support that band! 10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to Hear Track 1 –“Bruce Hated Puppies” by...

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Not for the Masses…Best of March 2017 Playlist
Apr05

Not for the Masses…Best of March 2017 Playlist

Spring is in the air and this month’s playlist has more than enough catchy indie/punk/lo-fi rock tunes to carry you through the month of April. Most of March’s list is power pop in nature (Coathangers, Lost Boy, Wavves, Rats Mouth and Cotillon), but I sprinkle in some lo-fi with Graham Repulski, some post rock with Pile and Idles and synth punk with Distractor. Something for everyone. If you hear something you like, go forth and...

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Not for the Masses…Best of February 2017 Playlist
Mar06

Not for the Masses…Best of February 2017 Playlist

February is a wrap so that means it is time for another Not for the Masses Best of playlist. This month is heavy with fuzz (Baked, Meatbodies, GNOD, New England Patriots) and connections to Guided by Voices (GBV, Smug Brothers, Rectangle Creep, and Mincer Ray). So have a listen and if you hear something you like, go forth and support that band! – by Daniel Taylor 10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to...

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Not for the Masses…Best of January 2017 Playlist
Feb06

Not for the Masses…Best of January 2017 Playlist

The first month of 2017 is in the books. The political climate is pure garbage so the need to soothe your soul with rock & roll or engage your ire is more important than ever. The Fire Note and Not for the Masses will do their part to make sure you keep abreast of some of the best new music and artists that we hear over month. January’s playlist is off to a great start and features some familiar and some not so familiar artists....

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Not for the Masses…Best Tracks of 2016 Playlist
Dec14

Not for the Masses…Best Tracks of 2016 Playlist

Track hunting was not very fruitful for a November edition, so I decided to take the few tracks I found and go ahead and make a Year End edition. This listing is also a bit of a mirror of some of my favorite albums I heard in 2016. Noise rock, loud/quiet/loud, post punk, post rock, jangle rock all represented in equal measure. So without any further ado here is the 2016 Best of Not for the Masses…a track listing hosted by The Fire...

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Not for the Masses…Best of October 2016 Playlist
Nov03

Not for the Masses…Best of October 2016 Playlist

Halloween is a wrap. Guess it is time for this month’s edition of Not for the Masses…Best of track listing hosted by The Fire Note. 10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to Hear Track 1 –“A House On Fire” by TRAAMS: UK power pop hits super hard with this 8 minute track Don’t get all ADD on me, listen to it. Track 2 – “Look Out” by The Fakes: Scottish post punk was alive and...

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