Biggest Stars

The Black Keys
The Black Keys
USABlues Rock

The Black Keys

USABluesBlues Rock
The White Stripes
The White Stripes
USAGarage Rock

The White Stripes

USARockGarage Rock
The Kinks
The Kinks
GBRGarage Rock

The Kinks

GBRRockGarage Rock
Royal Blood
Royal Blood
GBRAlternative Rock

Royal Blood

GBRRockAlternative Rock
The Rare Occasions
The Rare Occasions
USAIndie Rock

The Rare Occasions

USARockIndie Rock
Duster
Duster
USAGarage Rock

Duster

USARockGarage Rock
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
USAPunk Rock

Patti Smith

USAPunkPunk Rock
The Hives
The Hives
SWEGarage Rock

The Hives

SWERockGarage Rock
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
AUSPsychedelic Rock

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

AUSRockPsychedelic Rock
BRATTY
BRATTY
MEXIndie Pop

BRATTY

MEXPopIndie Pop
Royal Republic
Royal Republic
SWEAlternative Rock
Claimed Profile

Royal Republic

SWERockAlternative Rock
Destroy Boys
Destroy Boys
USAPunk Rock

Destroy Boys

USAPunkPunk Rock
Eagles Of Death Metal
Eagles Of Death Metal
USAAlternative Rock

Eagles Of Death Metal

USARockAlternative Rock
Amyl and the Sniffers
Amyl and the Sniffers
AUSPunk Rock

Amyl and the Sniffers

AUSPunkPunk Rock
The Stooges
The Stooges
USAHard Rock

The Stooges

USARockHard Rock
Dan Auerbach
Dan Auerbach
USABlues Rock

Dan Auerbach

USABluesBlues Rock
Spacey Jane
Spacey Jane
AUSIndie Rock

Spacey Jane

AUSRockIndie Rock
The Panturas
The Panturas
IDNGarage Rock

The Panturas

IDNRockGarage Rock
Caesars
Caesars
SWEIndie Rock

Caesars

SWERockIndie Rock
The Vines
The Vines
AUSAlternative Rock

The Vines

AUSRockAlternative Rock
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

The Kinks
The Kinks
GBRGarage Rock

The Kinks

GBRRockGarage Rock
48.2K radio spins
The White Stripes
The White Stripes
USAGarage Rock

The White Stripes

USARockGarage Rock
28K radio spins
Unknown Nobodies
Unknown Nobodies
USAGarage Rock

Unknown Nobodies

USARockGarage Rock
10.8K radio spins
The Hives
The Hives
SWEGarage Rock

The Hives

SWERockGarage Rock
8.7K radio spins
Bow Wow Wow
Bow Wow Wow
GBRGarage Rock

Bow Wow Wow

GBRRockGarage Rock
5K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
1
Inside Out
Inside Out
1.7M streams
2
Me and the Birds
Me and the Birds
992.2K streams
3
Stars Will Fall
Stars Will Fall
847.2K streams
4
Hate To Say I Told You So
Hate To Say I Told You So
582.7K streams
5
Constellations
Constellations
441.6K streams
6
Mechikko
Mechikko
304.4K streams
7
Orbitron
Orbitron
296.9K streams
8
Louie Louie
Louie Louie
274.9K streams
9
Tick Tick Boom
Tick Tick Boom
258.4K streams
10
Gold Dust
Gold Dust
206.9K streams
1

Inside Out

2

Me and the Birds

3

Stars Will Fall

4

Hate To Say I Told You So

5

Constellations

6

Mechikko

7

Orbitron

8

Louie Louie

9

Tick Tick Boom

10

Gold Dust

Top Spotify Playlists

The Road to Punk Rock
The Road to Punk Rock
Spotify
385.9K followers
This Is The White Stripes
This Is The White Stripes
Spotify
106.1K followers
This Is The Kinks
This Is The Kinks
Spotify
88.2K followers
Rockabilly Surf
Rockabilly Surf
Spotify
68.9K followers
This Is The Hives
This Is The Hives
Spotify
28.2K followers
Nuggets I & II: Original Artyfacts
Nuggets I & II: Original Artyfacts
Hans Selander
27.9K followers

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Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

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      • 197.5K
      2.6K
      Garage Rock artists
      Spotify
      142.8M
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      197.5K
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      Overview of Garage Rock music

      Garage rock music emerged in the United States in the early 1960s, gaining popularity as a raw, stripped-down alternative to the polished sounds of mainstream pop and rock.

      Characterized by distorted guitars, simple chord progressions, and energetic rhythms, garage rock was often performed by young, amateur musicians in garages or basements, hence the name. The genre was heavily influenced by earlier rock 'n' roll styles, as well as by blues and R&B music. With its rebellious attitude and do-it-yourself ethos, garage rock became a symbol of youthful rebellion and counterculture in the 1960s.

      While its popularity waned by the end of the decade, garage rock continued to influence subsequent generations of rock musicians, and today remains an important part of rock history.

      Which musicians and bands defined Garage Rock music?

      Garage rock, also known as garage punk or '60s garage, emerged in the 1960s with a raw and energetic sound. Several musicians and bands played defining roles in shaping the genre.

      The Kingsmen, known for their hit "Louie Louie," set a blueprint for the garage rock sound. The Sonics pioneered an aggressive and high-energy style, while The Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" propelled them into the forefront of the movement.

      The Troggs, associated with the British Invasion, brought a raw and primal approach. The Seeds blended garage rock with psychedelic and proto-punk elements, and The 13th Floor Elevators fused garage rock with psychedelia.

      These bands collectively contributed to the raw and rebellious spirit of garage rock, influencing countless artists in the years to come.

      Which songs and albums defined Garage Rock music?

      Garage Rock is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1960s and is characterized by its raw, energetic sound. Some of the most popular songs and albums that represent this genre include The Kingsmen's iconic 1963 hit "Louie Louie" which is often regarded as one of the early anthems of garage rock. Their stripped-down and raucous approach, marked by fuzzy guitar riffs and gritty vocals, set a blueprint for many garage rock bands to follow.

      Hailing from Tacoma, Washington, The Sonics were known for their aggressive and high-energy sound. With tracks like "The Witch" and "Strychnine," they pioneered a more aggressive style of garage rock, characterized by blistering guitar work, howling vocals, and a raw and edgy production.

      The Count Five's 1966 hit "Psychotic Reaction" exemplifies the garage rock sound with its distorted guitar riffs, infectious hooks, and rebellious attitude. The song's success helped propel the band into the forefront of the garage rock movement.

      While primarily associated with the British Invasion, The Troggs had a significant influence on garage rock. Their primitive and primal sound, exemplified by hits like "Wild Thing" and "With a Girl Like You," showcased a raw and untamed approach that resonated with the garage rock ethos.

      The Seeds blended garage rock with psychedelic and proto-punk elements, creating a unique and influential sound. Songs like "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" featured driving rhythms, catchy hooks, and a distinctively gritty and rebellious spirit.

      Hailing from Texas, The 13th Floor Elevators fused garage rock with psychedelic and acid rock elements. Their use of the electric jug and frontman Roky Erickson's distinctive vocals added a distinctive touch to their sound. Tracks like "You're Gonna Miss Me" showcased their raw energy and experimentation.

      These musicians and bands played pivotal roles in defining garage rock. Their raw and energetic sound, characterized by fuzzy guitars, aggressive vocals, and a DIY ethos, set the stage for the garage rock movement and influenced countless bands in subsequent years.

      Which music festivals and events represent Garage Rock music?

      Some of the most prominent festivals and events that represent the Garage Rock music genre include the Levitation Festival, Mosswood Meltdown and Desert Daze Festival. These events feature some of the top Garage Rock bands from around the world, such as Osees, Ty Segall, Black Lips, and Jay Reatard.

      Held in Austin, Texas, Levitation Festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) showcases a diverse range of alternative and psychedelic rock genres, often including elements of Garage Rock. The festival features renowned and emerging artists, providing a platform for young bands to captivate audiences with their raw and energetic performances.

      Desert Daze is an annual music festival that takes place in Southern California. While primarily focused on psychedelic and experimental rock, it often includes bands that incorporate Garage Rock elements into their sound. The festival offers a unique atmosphere and features a lineup of artists known for their boundary-pushing and eclectic approach to music.

      Organized by the independent record label Burger Records, Mosswood Meltdown (formerly Burger Boogaloo Festival) is an annual music festival held in Oakland, California. It celebrates the raw energy of Garage Rock and punk music with a lineup of established and emerging artists from the genre. The festival embraces a DIY ethos and attracts fans who appreciate the rebellious spirit of Garage Rock.

      Desert Stars Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Pioneertown, California. While primarily centered around indie and psychedelic rock, it often includes bands influenced by Garage Rock. The festival showcases a mix of established acts and up-and-coming artists, creating a platform for Garage Rock bands to connect with a dedicated audience.