VanRock4: “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest”

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I’ve been hanging onto this one for a little too long. Playlist features Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 (one of my new favs), Them Crooked Vultures, Fu Manchu, Soaked Oats, Patrick Sweany, Holy Wave, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Ramones, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and one of my favorite new finds The Babe Rainbow.

Here’s a video from The Babe Rainbow:

Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, Fu Manchu, Holy Wave, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Patrick Sweany, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Ramones, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Soaked Oats, The Babe Rainbow, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Them Crooked Vultures

VanRock3: “Can’t See You”

Runtime: 1 hr 36 minutes

Features CCFX, FIDLAR, Widespread Panic, The Raconteurs, MGMT, Slowdive, Lord Huron, The Record Company, Babe Rainbow, The Big Wu, Monte Mar, BODEGA, Bonny Doon, Perfect Confusion, Cut Off Your Hands, Big Audio Dynamite, The Chats, King Buffalo, Far Caspian, Enjoy, High Priest of Saturn, and Queens of the Stone Age.

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Babe Rainbow, Big Audio Dynamite, BODEGA, Bonny Doon, CCFX, Cut Off Your Hands, Enjoy, Far Caspian, FIDLAR, King Buffalo, Lord Huron, MGMT, Monte Mar, Perfect Confusion, Queens of the Stone Age, Slowdive, The Big Wu, The Chats, The Raconteurs, The Record Company, Widespread Panic

VanRock2: “Have a Little Shock Treatment”


This playlist was inspired from a recent snowboarding trip. Originally titled, “Snowboarding Zone Out” this playlists blends the melodic styles of some some some unique rock bands from classic punk to modern indie rock. These tunes would have been great for the slopes, but my headphones broke on the mountain, so it became driving music.


  • Day Wave – Home (3:56)
  • DIIV – Under the Sun (3:47)
  • The English Beat – Click Click (1:28)
  • Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (5:14)
  • Ramones – Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (1:45)
  • Ramones – Go Lil Camero Go (2:03)
  • ZZ Top – Doubleback (3:56)
  • Kalu & The Electric Joint – Get It Right (3:30)

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alternative, Blues Rock, glam rock, Indie Rock, pop punk, punk rock, Rock, shoegazing

VanRock1: “Every 1’s a Winner, Baby”

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Hell yeah, man. This playlist rocks. Lots of indie gold. Some new tracks like Pressure from Flasher, a post-punk band out of Washington D.C. Also on the playlist is Kurt Vile’s One Trick Ponies, of his 2018 release, Bottle It In (story of my life) ~ great track. Blue from Far Caspian continues the playlist into melodic contemplation, before switching up with a dreamy islandish vibe, that borders Endless-Summer surf guitar vibes with a far east sound with, with Khruangbin’s track called Khuda Bhi Aasman.

The second half of the playlist returns to indie rock roots with Ten Fe’s Single No Return, then heads into a grittier track with On The Move by The Record Company. Ferus Gallery by Allah-Las briefly returns us to that surf rock far-east guitar sounds, before we finish off with a few tracks that remind me of the good old days of classic rock ~ reborn through Greta Van Fleet and The Nude Party (Don’t miss this track! Great video too.). What a ride!


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alternative, indie folk, Indie Rock, instrumental rock, psychedelic rock

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