The Mars Volta


A Bard’s Eye View: Artist Profile – The Mars Volta

Artist Profile The Mars Volta Country of origin: United States Genres: Progressive rock, experimental rock, jazz-rock, psychedelic rock, post-hardcore, musique concrete, jazz fusion, noise rock, math rock, Years active: 2001-2012 Current members: None Number of albums: 6 Number of concerts attended: 0 Notable cameos on artist’s records: Flea The Mars Volta […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Let’s Take a Road Trip

Road Trip! You and I are going across the country and we need music. Luckily, I exist, so I will be assisting in this process by providing some songs that go really well for a long rides. I’m not wasting any time. Seriously, get in the car. The music starts […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Like a Butterfly?

Like a Butterly? Uh, sure As music evolves and things change, so too can change the name of a band.  I’m not talking about Prince, Snoop Dog/Lion/That Guy that Likes Gin and Juice (laid back), or Sean Combs StayPuft Daddy, I’m talking about when bands go through lineup changes or […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Hip Hop Storytelling

Some people enjoy hip hop for the beat, some look for the lyrics.  For me, it’s certainly a combination of the two.  Lyrically, I look for a good use of similes, metaphors, and an emphasis on wordplay.  I also really enjoy a good narrative within hip hop.  Even if the […]