Archive for March 8th, 2021

March 8, 2021

Play Listy For Me – New Indie Pop Volume 1

Play Listy For Me is our new column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Get your week a’poppin with this playlist of the best new Indie Pop.

March 8, 2021

Mike’s Monday Muse – Bessie Smith

Mike’s Monday Muse 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 Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith was singing about racism, poverty and social injustices 100 years ago and has influenced Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Shemekia Copeland, Beyonce and so many others. NPR wrote, “By singing about black lives with care and conviction, Smith and her sister classic blues women Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter and Sippie Wallace advanced the revolutionary idea that black lives mattered — and specifically, that black women’s lives mattered.”

March 8, 2021

The B-Side: Catch A Dinosaur

“Ramen” by Catch A Dinosaur is a cool little casual strut of a lo-fi indie rocker not unlike Folk Implosion or a Velvet Underground 2.0. It’s cool without trying to be cool, catchy without making it all about a big hook, and has been on the PE offices play it on repeat playlist since it first showed up in our in box.

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