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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.”

August 17, 2020

Time After Time

Hello friends old and new. After a refreshing 8.5 year nap, we’re back to talk about the music that we like with you, the people we like. We’ll have an emphasis on artists you don’t know about yet, people you may have missed the first time around, old favorites you’ve lost touch with and whatever else catches our fancy.

June 22, 2010

On Vacation

...mother fucking paparazzi up in my mother fucking leisure....

We’re on vacation.  Be back on July 5th.  Turn off your computer and go outside or something.

June 19, 2010

Jeff Mills & His Vinyl/CD Release on One Disc

You got data bits in my vinyl! You got vinyl in my data bits!

We don’t follow DJ culture all too closely, so we have never heard of Jeff Mills, but our hats are off to him for pioneering this little bit of awesome.  A limited edition with a vinyl pressing on one side and a CD mix on the other.  Check out the full story over at

June 18, 2010

Stop Motion Friday

Uh.....Hammer Time?

Today we show you two recent videos that rely on the age old technology of stop motion, only without all that inconvenient clay.  One is by some wunderkids of viral marketing and the other is by an albino senior citizen from Mali whose video we find a whole lot more creative with the technique, but has about 1/10th the views of the other group’s video.  Check ’em out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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June 15, 2010


Oh yes - it's exactly what you think it is.

June 15, 2010

Gaslight Anthem’s – “American Slang” Out Now

Soundtrack to Summer 2010? Quite possibly.

The Gaslight Anthem drop their third album today, want to listen to it streaming in it’s entirety?

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June 11, 2010

A Different Kind of Summertime Blues – The Woes On Tour Now

Joey Lawrence and Keanu Reeves have been singing their praises for years.

One of our absolutely favorite live bands of all time, Brooklyn’s The Woes is bringing the goods and the goodness to a few select cities starting today.  Known for occasionally backing up Elvis Perkins in Dreamland on tour and for kicking eighteen kinds of ass in their own sets, the Woes somehow remain one of the most criminally un-famous bands of our generation.  So we’re doing our small part to change that.

Check out the list of lucky towns and a video of the band in full ass-kicking glory after the jump.

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June 10, 2010

Chris Darby road all these songs...wanna hear 'em?

One half of the long running Chicago based indie-folk duo Them Damn Kids, Chris Darby has released his first solo e.p., entitled Road Songs.

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June 8, 2010

What Exactly is Accomplished in a Boycott? – Krist Novoselic Asks a Good Question

"Come on Obama....don't leave me hanging..."

The world remembers Krist Novoselic as bassist for game-changer Nirvana.  We remember him more vividly as playing bass for Flipper’s reunion set at MFNW a few years ago where he kept hitting a certain bass note/effect combo that suddenly made our guts go kablooey.  Over and over.  It was awesome.

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