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March 7, 2022

Week Starter – The Shadow Mountain

Week Starter is our Monday column where we give you a new song to help you get on out of bed & help you power on through the working week.

Forget your coffee on the counter as you rushed out the door this morning? Don’t worry fam, we got you. Just crank up “Guillotines” by The Shadow Mountain for a triple shot of wonderfully scuzzy garage rock with riffs a plenty, lyrics about sticking it to the man and a sweet tambourine part to air tambo too. Most rock songs this overtly political tend to be either straight ahead punk (or RATM), so it’s a nice surprise to hear this kind of Stooges meets desert rock vibe joining the fight. It feels a bit like the stoners in shop class dropping Marxist theory on their peers, and if that ain’t a beautiful world I don’t know what is.

March 7, 2022

Mike’s Monday Muse – Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster

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.

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster wrote, produced, played, sang, recorded and mixed all the music on this superb rock-n-roll record, No Tongue Can Tell. “Is It Lost,” “Mama’s Cash,” and “Daisies Never Tell” are #1 hit tunes in my car. JPKS is one of my very favorite artists and I recommend all his solo work as well as Marie/Lepanto, Water Liars, Theodore, or anything he releases through his Constant Stranger label.

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