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April 11, 2022

Week Starter – Life Stuff

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.

If there’s one piece of optimism we’ve gleaned from running this blog over the years it is this: lo-fi bedroom/basement rock n’ roll will never die. No matter what the world throws at us, young people (and occasionally not so young people) will fight the boredom and the darkness with a couple of mics and banger of a tune. One does not fight the darkness by sending demos to big labels, the darkness is fought by those who say “fuck it, this rips, let’s just put it out there.” Life Stuff is such a darkness fighter and “Finger Gun” is their silver bullets filled with garlic punching holes of light through the haters.

(Full disclosure, we watched the Blade series this weekend)

Anyway, all that is to say this song does indeed rip, and even if you didn’t spend your weekend with Wesley Snipes it’ll still find it’s way onto your favorites playlist.

April 11, 2022

Mike’s Monday Muse – Calexico

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.

John Convertino and Joey Burns first met when they were playing with Howe Gelb in Giant Sand in the early 90s before going on to form Calexico. El Mirador is the 13th studio album of captivating cactus community rock-n-roll from arguably the world’s best band.

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