2024 Rock Eligibles

A respected figure in the Indie and Folk scene, M. Ward has developed a devoted following who loves his beautiful take on Americana. It is a sweet equation that has gotten him to a certain level of success, but is likely not to get him any further, although we suspect he is happiest this way. The Bullet Points:Eligible Since: 2024 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Portland, Oregon)…
The time around the turn of the Millennium was good for Macy Gray as the world discovered her unique voice and R&B stylings. Despite her Neo-Soul sound, Gray had a strong Rock and Roll feel to her and intangibles that made her a crossover success. Recent albums have not sold as well, but her mark has already been made, though likely not deep enough to secure…
Without a lot of radio airplay or really support of any kind, My Morning Jacket became one of the great stars of the American music scene. With a mixture of Folk, Rock and other Roots based American musical styles; the group easily became one of the most genuine acts in the business and the indirect masters of the Neo Psychedelic era. Whether this will translate into…
The Alternative Folk twins of Tegan and Sara are as of this writing starting to finally penetrate the World market. They have a very devoted fan base for their earnest and slightly quirky songs but it is a style of music that is not exactly conducive to mass appeal. That’s OK, not every group is meant for that, but you can’t expect Indie darlings with a…
Barring an unforeseen occurrence, the White Stripes have to be considered the top act of this class. Combining Garage Rock, the Blues, kooky lyrics and a bit of the Punk ethos, Jack and Meg White managed to become superstars in both the Alternative and Mainstream world; the latter being impressive as the early 2000’s were dominated by Hip Hop. Jack White is especially revered in music…
With millions of records sold in Europe, and the unofficial status of being the top Boy Band East of the Atlantic, Westlife was a monstrous force for over a decade. Of course, two major things work against them in relation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. First, they are relatively unknown in the United States, and second they are a Boy Band! Enough said.