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Introduction of Rock Music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated in the 1950s. It is characterized by its use of electric guitars, bass guitar, and drums, as well as its heavy reliance on blues-based musical structures. Rock music often features vocals and lyrics that address a wide range of themes, including love, relationships, and social and political issues. Over the years, rock music has evolved and spawned many subgenres, including classic rock, hard rock, punk rock, and alternative rock, among others. Rock music has had a significant cultural impact and has influenced many other genres of music.

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Recent Rock Interviews

  • Lonely Little Kitsch interview on Nagamag Music Magazine

Lonely Little Kitsch Interview on Nagamag

November 26th, 2022|Categories: Features, Interviews, Rock Features, Rock Interviews, The Latest|Tags: , , , , |

Lonely Little Kitsch
Interview

Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Alt Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Both of us have been involved in music for a long time, in different ways. Nolan has been a musician most of his life, including a solo project, and music released with his bands The Weather Wild and The Minimum Wage. For myself (Kristen), I’ve done music marketing and promo for a long time as a career, and now run the music site we own together called From The Strait, as well as the related music PR agency, FTS PR. I’ve written songs since I was young, but it wasn’t until Nolan really gave me the push I needed that anything I helped create saw the light. Now we’re making music together as Lonely Little Kitsch, and we’ve also just soft launched a new indie record label called Swear Word Records.

Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Music was important to me from a very young age. When I was little, my older sister would make me mixed tapes with the songs she was listening to – that really helped form my love of music, and my tastes. Road trips up north with my family also had a hand in it, as the music my parents listened to became some of my favourites as well. Beyond that, a lot of 90s music shaped the way I still listen – those were really my formative years, and I still listen to a lot of the same bands often.

Nagamag:
What is the band’s songwriting process?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
It often happens when we’re not trying to create a new song. Sometimes we’ll be trying to finish writing an old song, or we may just be hanging around our house, when Nolan noodles around on the guitar and comes up with a riff that catches our attention. He’ll usually keep playing it while I sing a melody over it and find something that works. From there, Nolan will finesse the rhythm and lead guitar riffs and come up with a solid bassline, while I iron out the vocal melodies and lyrics. Essentially, he’s the instruments and and I’m the vocals, with input from each other on both. Sometimes it’s a little too easy to write together! Not a bad problem to have.

Nagamag:
What’s next for Lonely Little Kitsch?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
We have a lot more songs on the go! Our next single is a fun one, look for it in early 2023. The one after that will likely go in a bit of a different direction, genre-wise. While all of our songs can be considered “rock”, we tend to dive into a few different subgenres.
We’ll also be putting together a live band, and maybe playing some shows at some point. Possibly some acoustic duo shows in the meantime. And then… world domination? I’d really like to be sponsored by a burger chain. It’s good to have dreams.

Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon

Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
The Kills DNA

Discover & Listen to Lonely Little Kitsch

Lonely Little Kitsch on Spotify

Lonely Little Kitsch’s Signature Track

Lonely Little Kitsch on Social Media

Facebook: @lonelylittlekitschband – www.facebook.com/lonelylittlekitschband

Instagram: @lonelylittlekitsch – www.instagram.com/lonelylittlekitsch

Twitter: @lonelykitsch – twitter.com/lonelykitsch

Lonely Little Kitsch’s Website: fromthestrait.com/lonely-little-kitsch-epk/

  • Jem Bosatta interview on Nagamag Music Magazine

Jem Bosatta Interview on Nagamag

April 2nd, 2022|Categories: Features, Interviews, Rock Features, Rock Interviews, The Latest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jem Bosatta Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Jem Bosatta:
Folk, acoustic, singer-songwriter


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Jem Bosatta:
I grew up between two homes, the fields of south England and the mountains of north Italy. From the very beginning my music was tied to places: I've always been strongly influenced by folk music. I started writing music five years ago, but I wrote poetry for many years before that and that's still at the very heart of what I do: I want every single lyric to earn its place. Right now I'm about to release


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Jem Bosatta:
My first love is still my main love and it's playing unamplified, alone, a couple of yards away from the listener, in a silent room or on a still night by a campfire. Other music is intense in other ways, but when I get to create that particular kind of intensity, that's when I know I'm doing the right thing for myself and anyone listening.


Nagamag:
What's the new record about?

Jem Bosatta:
"Loss and Love" is a collection of six stories that all opened my eyes to something new about what it means to be a man. I was really invested in the topic when I was preparing the record, because I had the feeling that men talked a lot about mankind but we didn't really have a complex, subtle language to talk about masculinity apart from "toxic". So in these songs I wanted to recount a wide spectrum of my experience of this mysterious condition, from beautiful to dark to ordinary things.


Nagamag:
Is the record available in physical format?

Jem Bosatta:
Yes, but not like you know it. I didn't want to create waste, so together with the graphic designer Gabriel Jeanjean I've developed a really special EP product. I call it "music for your fingers": it's a lyric book that was created as a tactile, aesthetic, musical, analogue-digital journey. You can buy on my Bandcamp page - jembosatta.bandcamp.com. And if you want the CD too, I can include one in the delivery for free... but most people don't actually listen to CDs so I thought I'd make it optional.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Jem Bosatta:
Self "Noname"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Jem Bosatta:
Sam Amidon "Time Has Made a Change"

Discover & Listen to Jem Bosatta

Jem Bosatta on Spotify

Jem Bosatta's Signature Track

Jem Bosatta on Social Media

Jem Bosatta's Website

Latest Rock discoveries

  • Layne Howard - Old Time Cowboy, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Layne Howard – Old Time Cowboy

February 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Ένα όμορφο κομμάτι που αγγίζει την καρδιά με απαλότητα .Η μελωδία συγκινητική και φορτισμένη συναισθηματικά μας ταξιδεύει στο παρελθόν και μας θυμίζει από που ... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #americana #southernrock #reddirt #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Arielle Moire-Selvage - Topanga Blue, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Arielle Moire-Selvage – Topanga Blue

February 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Οι νότες της μελωδίας δακρυσμένες και στενάχωρες μας τραβούν το ενδιαφέρον. Τα φωνητικά έρχονται για να ανατρέψουν την κατάσταση και να δώσουν φως στο σκοτάδι.... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #singersongwriter #altcountry #acoustic #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Alma Mater - Fading Moon, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Alma Mater – Fading Moon

February 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Трек оставляет после себя приятное послевкусие и отлично подойдёт всем тем, кто умеет и любит наблюдать за окружающей его жизнью. Уберите на полки весь ненужны... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #singersongwriter #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Dan San - Hard Days Are Gone, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Dan San – Hard Days Are Gone

February 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Иногда необходимо уйти от реальности в мир неподвластных вам иллюзий и погрузиться в атмосферу удивительных звуков Indie Folk, которые с такой нежностью затраг... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #indiefolk #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Cam Clark - Country Stomp, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Cam Clark – Country Stomp

February 3rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Επιβλητική και κεφάτη μελωδία που σε κάνει να νιώθεις περηφάνια σαν ένας έμπειρος καβαλάρης πάνω στο όμορφο άλογο του. Το πάντα διασκεδαστικό ροκ ύφος της δεν ... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #country #southernrock #reddirt #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Waynewood - Meth Head Sunday, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Waynewood – Meth Head Sunday

February 2nd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Как только вы включите трек вас сразу согреет своими объятиями голос -Waynewood-, который так хорошо сочетается с акустической мелодией гитары. Музыка словно о... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #country #americana #altcountry #nagamag #musicmagazine IG: @waynewood_music

  • Cabela and Schmitt - A Dreamer, Rock music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Cabela and Schmitt – A Dreamer

February 2nd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Эту мелодию в сопровождение с вокалом можно слушать вечно — она остужает вас и льётся по вашим венам теплой, приятной волной. Бесподобная работа от профессиона... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #singersongwriter #nagamag #musicmagazine IG: @cabelaandschmitt TW: @CabelaSchmitt

Some Rock subgenres

There are many subgenres of rock music, each with its own distinct style and characteristics. Some of the most popular subgenres include:

Classic rock: This subgenre includes rock music that was popular in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Classic rock bands often have a blues-based sound and often feature long, guitar-driven instrumentals.

Hard rock: This subgenre is characterized by its heavy, aggressive sound, which is often achieved through the use of distorted electric guitars and a strong rhythm section. Hard rock bands often have a high-energy stage presence and lyrics that address themes of rebellion and individualism.

Punk rock: Punk rock is a fast-paced, stripped-down style of rock music that originated in the 1970s. It is characterized by its raw, abrasive sound, and often features lyrics that address social and political issues. Punk rock bands often have a rebellious and DIY (do-it-yourself) attitude.

Alternative rock: This subgenre encompasses a wide range of rock music that doesn’t fit neatly into any other category. Alternative rock bands often experiment with different sounds and styles, and their lyrics often address more introspective and personal themes.

Grunge: Grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s. It is characterized by its heavy, distorted sound, and often features lyrics that address themes of alienation and despair. Grunge bands often have a bleak and moody aesthetic.

Heavy metal: This subgenre is characterized by its fast tempo, loud and aggressive sound, and often features lyrics that address themes of rebellion and individualism. Heavy metal bands often use complex guitar riffs and solos, and often have a strong stage presence.

Progressive rock: This subgenre is characterized by its experimental, complex, and often epic-length compositions. Progressive rock bands often incorporate elements of classical music and jazz into their sound, and often have a more cerebral and intellectual approach to their lyrics.

Indie rock: This subgenre encompasses a wide range of rock music that is produced and released independently of major record labels. Indie rock bands often have a more experimental and unconventional sound and approach to their music, and often address more introspective and personal themes in their lyrics.

Folk rock: This subgenre combines elements of rock music with elements of folk music, such as acoustic instruments and harmonies. Folk rock bands often have a more laid-back, introspective sound and often address themes of love and relationships in their lyrics.

Power pop: This subgenre is characterized by its catchy, upbeat sound and often features lyrics that address themes of love and relationships. Power pop bands often use simple, straightforward song structures and often have a more upbeat and optimistic aesthetic.

These are just a few examples of the many subgenres of rock music. There are many other subgenres as well, each with its own unique sound and style.

The most used instruments in Rock Music

The most common instruments used in rock music are electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, and drums.

Guitars: Electric and acoustic guitars are central to the sound of rock music. Electric guitars are typically played through an amplifier to produce a louder, more distorted sound. They are often used to play solos and lead melodies. Acoustic guitars are used less frequently in rock music, but they can be used to add texture and depth to a song.

Bass guitar: The bass guitar is a stringed instrument that is played with a pick or plucking the strings with the fingers. It provides the low-end foundation for a rock song and often plays the same melody as the guitar or keyboard.

Drums: Drums are an essential part of the rock music sound and are usually played by a drummer. They provide the rhythmic foundation for a song and often play a central role in driving the song’s energy and intensity.

Vocals: Vocals are an integral part of rock music. Rock music often features vocals and lyrics that address a wide range of themes, including love, relationships, and social and political issues. Rock music can be sung in a variety of styles, from melodic and harmonized to raw and aggressive. The lyrics of rock songs are often written by the band’s lead singer or primary songwriter and can be an important way for the band to express their ideas and emotions.

In many rock bands, the lead singer is also the primary songwriter and is responsible for writing the lyrics and melodies of the songs. The lead singer is often the front person for the band and is responsible for performing the songs and interacting with the audience during live shows. In some cases, the lead singer may also play an instrument, such as guitar or piano.

In addition to the lead singer, many rock bands also have backup singers, who sing harmonies and provide additional vocal support. Backup singers may also contribute to the writing of the band’s songs and may play instruments as well.

In rock music, lyrics are often an important way for the band or artist to express their ideas, emotions, and experiences. Rock lyrics can address a wide range of themes, including love, relationships, and social and political issues.

The meaning of lyrics can vary depending on the context in which they are written and the perspective of the person interpreting them. Some lyrics are meant to be taken literally, while others are more metaphorical or symbolic. Some lyrics are written to tell a story or to convey a specific message, while others are more open-ended and open to interpretation.

In some cases, the lyrics of a rock song may be written by the band’s lead singer or primary songwriter and may reflect their personal experiences and emotions. In other cases, the lyrics may be more universal in nature and may be relatable to a wide audience.

Regardless of their specific meaning, the lyrics of a rock song can be an important way for the band or artist to connect with their audience and to express themselves creatively.

Other instruments that are sometimes used in rock music include keyboards, such as pianos and synthesizers, and percussion instruments, such as tambourines and cowbells. Some rock bands also incorporate horns, such as saxophones and trumpets, into their sound.