Songs For The Week

AWOPBAMBOOM Vol. 51: Music 4 Music People

From New Years Day to Gnash, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week:


Diogo Piçarra, “Tu e Eu”

Piçarra won the fifth season of Idols, a Portuguese version of America’s “American Idol” in 2012. His debut album “The Mirror” was released this year.


Arctic Monkeys, AM

When London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics the band performed “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” while also covering The Beatles, “Come Together.” Pick a song, any song. You really can’t go wrong here.


New Years Day

Nothing better than welcoming the New Year with some gothic rock.

If that’s not for you, here’s a classic from U2:


Mark Eliyahu, “Journey”

Eliyahu is an Israeli kamancheh musician. The kamancheh originated in Iran. Instrumentally it appears string bowed. Give it a listen, we think you’ll likey.



Minneapolis’ very own independent record label currently represents 29 musicians. Their keynote event, Soundset Music Festival, is hosted yearly and first began in 1997 with several underground emcees performing before fans.


For more, here’s a great NewsWhistle interview with Rhymesayer’s own general manager, J Bird! 



Soothing, sensual, and ambient- all perfect words to describe Gnash’s style of music.

Daring and bold are more attune to describing Gnash’s artist persona.

See below for some silky soothe, and still further below for a kickin’ cover of Gnash’s “Coco” by OT Genasis.

“That One Song”

OT Genasis, “Coco” (Gnash cover)


Until next week, Happy New Year to you and your family!


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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).