Is Rock Dead? 6 Acts That Could Save Rock?

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Miles Davis declared Jazz is dead (it’s) the music of a museum. Frank Zappa said Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny. How about rock music?

The Guardian (UK) said in January: “It is a claim made before by, among others, Lenny Kravitz and the Swedish garage band the Hellacopters. But today, after years of struggle, came evidence to support the fearsome claim: rock’n’roll is dead.” Read more.

Anyway I don’t care whether certain music styles are dead. On the contrary, I only care about bands which play emotional and passionate music. I mean, music that really feels alive and speaks to me.

So how about the six rock bands I picked up. If you like them, try to see them live. Because, as you know, live music  is always alive!

Martin Bisi (USA)

Wire (UK)

Tel Aviv’s Monotonix at Golden Plains (Australia) March 6, 2010.

The Horrors (UK)

Paris Suit Yourself (Paris, London, Berlin)

Future of the Left (UK)