October 30, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new songs from Leon III, Heather Porcaro, Jessie Baylin, Jeff Tweedy and The Only Ocean.

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October 29, 2020

This Day In Music History

On this day in 1946 Peter Green was born. Green was a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, where he replaced some hack named Eric Clapton, before going on to found Fleetwood Mac. Yes, before they achieved global dominance with the more pop oriented song writing of Buckingham/Nicks (and much much before they became TikTok’s hottest band), Fleetwood Mac was a blues rock band, with a heavy emphasis on the blues. Green’s Fleetwood Mac scored the 1969 UK No.1 single “Albatross” before leaving the band in 1970. Green died in his sleep July 26th of this year, but there’s no shortage of his great music on the web for you to check out. A good place to start is this collection of live footage of the original Fleetwood Mac compiled by YouTube user…BadlyDrawnBallbag (sigh).

October 28, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Two Minutes to Late Night

We’ve been big fans of Two Minutes to Late Night for a while now, and their Bedroom Cover series they’ve been doing during the pandemic has always been fantastic, but this week’s cover is something really special. Just in time for Halloween, please enjoy as much as we did their Iron Maiden-ized version of the Oingo Boingo classic “Dead Man’s Party.”

October 27, 2020

Tuesday Tip-Off: The Cowboys

The Cowboys have always worn their love of 60’s British invasion rock n’ roll on their sleeve, but with the new Lovers In Marble EP they let those influences take the lead with impressive results. With the exception of the opening track “Song for the Girls” (which has more of a Belle and Sebastian vibe) the EP is a collection of orchestral psych pop that hits like lost tracks from an unknown Kinks rock opera. Available now at their bandcamp, which you can find here.

October 26, 2020

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

Li’l Cap’n Travis – “To All The Trick Or Treaters”

Title track from their 2003 EP happens to be the greatest Halloween song of all time. This town in Texas decided to outlaw Halloween. Big mistake. “And in the morning when the sun came. The parents rose and didn’t say anything. They all sat silently and stared. You can bet your ass there will be candy next year. To all the trick or treaters, we’ll take back the night. We’re gonna be heard! We’re gonna be heard! We’re gonna be heard!”

October 23, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new songs by Inhaler, Buzzy Lee, Reuben and the Dark, Wonderly Road and Ann Wilson.

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October 22, 2020

Talk Thursday to Me – Jeff Grant

Today we catch up with Jeff Grant to talk about the new release from Full Sun, his visual art and Spice World.

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October 20, 2020

Tuesday Tip-Off: Austin White

Austin White may jokingly refer to himself as a great value pop star, but there is nothing generic about his debut track “Waa Waa Woe Is Me.” Seamlessly blending retro and current synth pop with 80’s r&b and a sleepy hypnotic vocal delivery, White has created a stealth banger that will appeal to indie and r&b fans alike. It’s an impressive first track and has us excited to see what he does next.

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October 19, 2020

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

“Take Your Time” is a new song by the Los Angeles artist Pearl Charles from her album Magic Mirror due out on Kanine Records in early 2021. She reminds me of modern day Linda Ronstadt and the LA Times compared her and her excellent band to Tom Petty. Yes please.

October 16, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from Matthew Caws, Lo Talker, William Elliott Whitmore, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Bergamot.

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