Archive for February 1st, 2021

February 1, 2021

Mike’s ‘Mericana Monday – Roger Harvey

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.

This stunner from Pennsylvania artist Roger Harvey is written from a first person perspective of the storming of the US Capitol earlier this month. Harvey’s excellent band includes Mike Brenner of Magnolia Electric Co / Songs: Ohia.

February 1, 2021

The B-Side: Personal Space

“Overture” by Personal Space combines the midwest emo mathy noodling of American Football with the vocal melodies of XTC and hot damn does it work. For a genre that eschewed hooks for complex rhythms and a multitude of guitar chords per song, “Overture” proves you can do both and do it very, very well.

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