Broad Street Playlist Recap (for 2/28 – 3/4)
Hey everyone, welcome to a new feature for this year’s Broad Street Playlist. It’s weekly recap that’ll give you some highlights of the week, a special Spotify playlist featuring songs from each of the albums from the week, as well as a sneak peek of the next week. So without further adieu, let’s get started then?
Tuesday, February 28th 2017
It’s the welcome back post! While not the official start of the project, it’s the introduction to the project’s fifth year/anniversary. Featuring a fresh coat of paint, a tune up, and some new cup holders, the Broad Street Playlist is back and better than ever. If you want to read the post. you can click on his handy dandy link.
Wednesday, March 1st 2017
The official start of year five! And boy do we kick it off with a bang… with none over than one of the biggest and rising acts in alternative rock acts, Arkells! Morning Report is one of the rare albums that makes diverse songs work. An album that reminds us that life is never easy or simple… it’s complex in every aspect. It’s messy and rough at times, but even during those messy and rough times, you never quite know when you’ll just stumble into some of the best moments of your life. Click here to read more on Morning Report!
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
Day two of the project, continues a trip up north, past the 49th Parallel. Billy Talent is one of the biggest names in punk rock, despite being relatively unknown in the United States. I guess the 49th Parallel represents a barrier for the band. But with their fifth album, Afraid of Heights, it’s their standard to conquer our fears through unity and togetherness. So, what are you afraid of? Click here to read more on Afraid of Heights!
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Day three of the project flies us across the pond to Exeter, United Kingdom. Featuring a combination of indie rock, punk, pop-punk, and power pop styling, Muncie Girls strike gold with an extremely catchy and easy to like debut release, From Caplan to Belsize. The trio manages to create a fresh touch and entry into an otherwise crowded and oversaturated genre of music. This one is for the DIYers out there! Click here to read more on From Caplan to Belsize!
Saturday, March 4th 2017
Day four takes us back to the States, deep into the heart of the Chicago hardcore scene. Rise Against is arguably the biggest name in modern punk rock today. With massive hard hitting tracks that fill arenas worldwide, it’s not hard to see why. But, where did the band start it’s almost meteoric rise? I’d argue with none other than Siren Song of the Counter Culture. It’s an album that bridges the divide between mainstream rock and hardcore punk. Click here to read more on Siren Song of the Counter Culture!
A Sneak Peek of Next Week
Next week will be bringing some of the old favorites back (like Johnossi and Paramore) while featuring some newer (as in new to the project) such as The Tragically Hip. Don’t want to give away too much, but you can bet it’ll be another big week.
Spotify Playlist of the Week
So here is the Spotify Playlist of the Week, featuring four songs from each album. Since this week was a rather short week, you will get five songs from each album. So, unplug your headphones, turn the volume all the way, and get your neighbors in to enjoy these sweet tunes.