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Five Bands I Took Away From My Scene Phase

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-Rache’ll Brown

I spent my adolescence rocking black hair and wearing way too much eyeliner. I attended the rocker-filled Warped Tour five summers in a row, and I protested the radio like it was the number one cause of death in the world. For years, my walls were plastered with posters of bands no one else had ever heard of, and I reveled in the fact that I had some sort of musical superiority over others my age. I went through stages where I only listened to metal, punk, pop punk, or alternative—basically whatever was the most obscure to my peers at the time. Looking back I’m a bit embarrassed at my snobbery (and appearance! I like to show my sorority sisters the pictures for a laugh), but in the long run I have been left with a diverse repertoire of music and love for lesser-known artists that most of my friends have never heard of. These are the bands that made the most impact on me, the bands that I still listen to today.

The Dangerous Summer

It’s safe to say this is my favorite band. They always put on a fantastic live performance, and they have such a raw and beautiful sound I don’t see how anyone could dislike their music. They just released a new song called “Catholic Girls that encapsulates the sound I admire, and I’m glad I can still call myself a fan years later.

City and Colour

Dallas Green has the voice of an angel and is one of the most talented lyricists I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. Before venturing on a solo-career full time, Green was the lead vocalist of post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. The band broke up in 2012 (and was the first band I ever saw live in April of 2007). Although City and Colour is opposite from Green’s previous work, the first time I heard “Sleeping Sickness,” I fell in love.

Say Anything

If I play their music and someone recognizes it, we are automatically best friends.  “Alive with the Glory of Love is probably my favorite song in existence, and their album …Is A Real Boy is one of my “top ten’s” (ten albums that have influenced my music taste/appreciation for music).

Senses Fail

When I first left the realm of country and pop music, I found myself watching Fuse television and listening to a lot of Senses Fail. Playing “Buried a Lie made me feel so hardcore when I was in middle school, and I still feel a little B.A. when I play them now.

VersaEmerge

I love a good female vocalist, but for me, the right one is hard to find. However, Sierra Kusterbeck blows me away every time I hear her sing. “Moments Between Sleep was my anthem, and this song is worth some attention.

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Flux Playlist: Happy Valentine's Day!

-Flux Blog Staff

It’s that special time of the year when men get to embarrass their girlfriends by sending flowers to their work. When chalky, little heart-shaped candies pass as actual food. And most important of all, it’s the day you get to spend with that special someone. It’s Valentine’s Day and the love is certainly in the air. We here at the flux blog had some fun with our previous playlist, but we haven’t forgotten all of you love birds out there! So grab a blanket, light some candles and enjoy our Valentine’s Day playlist with that special someone.


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Mike

  • God Only Knows -The Beach Boys
  • Fell in Love With a Girl -The White Stripes
  • Just One Kiss -Raphael Saadiq ft. Joss Stone

Jessica

  • The Girl -City and Colour
  • Mario Kart Love Song -Sam Hart
  • Sexual Healing -Marvin Gaye

Tiana

  • Best Love Song -T Pain ft. Chris Brown
  • It Girl -Jason Derulo
  • Heartbeat -The Fray

Diana

  • You and I -Ingrid Michaelson
  • Stay With You -John Legend
  • Sure Thing -Miguel

Whitney

  • Let’s Stay Together -Al Green
  • Prototype -OutKast
  • Lost Without You -Robin Thicke

Sam

  • You’re Still the One -Shania Twain
  • Kiss and Tell -Adam Lambert
  • She Will be Loved -Maroon 5

Tamara

  • Thinking of You -Katy Perry
  • Your Love -Nicki Minaj
  • Tighten Up -The Black Keys

Callie

  • Just a Kiss -Lady Antebellum
  • At Last -Etta James
  • One and Only -Adele