Archive for January 25th, 2021

January 25, 2021

Mike’s ‘Mericana Monday –

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.

The late great Etta James was born on January 25, 1938. Randy Newman wrote and Lowell George plays the slide guitar on this gem from her 1974 Chess Records release, Come A Little Closer.

January 25, 2021

The B-Side: Björn Falk

Welcome to The B-Side, our column where we bring you a bonus song to check out, fall in love and live happily ever after with.

With a “Crimson and Clover” style fuzzed out vibrato guitar part and a classic backbeat “Hunter/Lobster” by Björn Falk marries an early rock n’ roll vibe with a more modern indie rock sound for a fresh but timeless sound. The song crackles with an infectious nervous energy, most notably due to Falk’s vocals which harken back to Stan Ridgway’s playful yelp. This is a jam for an art school dance party and exactly what we need to start our week off on the good foot.

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