Silversun Pickups. Photo by Claire Marie Vogel

Great Driving Music Playlist

Curated by Silversun Pickups bassist Nikki Monninger


LA alt-rockers Silversun Pickups are seasoned road vets, having spent the better part of their 20-plus-year career crisscrossing the country in vans, buses and planes, trekking from gig to gig. So when Pickups bassist Nikki Monninger agreed to helm this issue’s “great driving music” playlist, we were stoked. By our count, she’s logged about a zillion miles on the road over the years, so you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s pressure-tested more highway hits.

When your near-stale playlists need a dash of new tunes for an upcoming trek, tap into Monninger’s fave great driving songs. Check out issue #2 to get her pick-by-pick commentary on each track.

—Chris M. Walsh