Photo Recap: Stella Donnelly and Faye Webster at The Bishop

Two of the most pure voices currently in music, Stella Donnelly and Faye Webster, played sets to an awestruck crowd at The Bishop in Bloomington last week.  Fans were treated to an uncompromisingly joyful evening of songs from their latest releases, Beware of the Dogs and Atlanta Millionaires Club, respectively.


Stella Donnelly


Faye Webster


Photos by Doug Fellegy

Photo Recap: Kikagaku Moyo and Art Feynman at The HI-FI

Recently, a crowd at The HI-FI was able to witness the blissful psychedelic folk of Kikagaku Moyo. The Tokyo-based five piece performed to a large crowd of curious ears, swimming through a catalog full of dreamy vocals and experimental prog-tinged arrangements. Masana Temples, the band’s latest album, features a healthy mix of exploration while retaining a fiery sense of urgency, i.e. the transition between the literal forest thunderstorm break on the track “Amayadori” that unfurls into the fuzzed-out push of “Gatherings.” In short: the people who knew what they were in for were thrilled while the uninitiated were converted.

The evening began with a set from Art Feynmen, the latest solo project from the former Here We Go Magic frontman Luke Temple. This iteration finds Temple’s soothing voice bopping through Eno-filtered krautrock, building up precise rhythmic patterns and then suddenly breaking free thanks to a peripheral keyboard line that strikes out on its own. This sound is clearly distanced from the airy folk of Temple’s past but the heart of his music remains the same, and that’s never a bad thing with an artist of this caliber.


Kikagaku Moyo


Art Feynman 


Photos by Doug Fellegy

Charley Crockett : Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza

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Charley Crockett just released Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza last week through Thirty Tigers, which is his second album release this year. This album pays tribute to Crockett’s busking days, and is “stocked with his own interpretations of old-school country songs and half-forgotten blues gems” – songs originally performed by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Charles Brown, Lavelle White, Ray Charles, and more.

“I love timeless songs,” says Crockett. “I’ve always believed that the more timeless songs you learn how to play, the more timeless songs you can write.”

Stream Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza on YouTube

On the heels of his critically acclaimed Lonesome As A Shadow album release, Crockett swung through Indianapolis earlier this year, opening for Shooter Jennings, and pretty much stole the show. For those unfamilar, Crockett brings a mix of Texas blues, classic country and Cajun soul to his songs.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/30/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Anderson.Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints
Jerry Paper – Baby
Aolani – Everything’s So Serious
Jenn Champion – O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)
Brockhampton – Berlin
Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole
Julia Jacklin – Body
Pageants – Will-o-the-Wisp
MØ ft. Charli XCX – If It’s Over
Toro Y Moi – Freelance
Kero Kero Bonito – Swimming
The Marias – Ruthless
Prinze George – Freeze
Glass Candy – Naked City
Damien Lefevre – Love Is In The Air
Hater – Things To Keep Up With
HalfNoise – She Said
Floor Cry – Who’s Gonna Drive You Home (The Cars cover)
Merk – Hang
Timmy T – One More Try
Yellow Days – How Can I Love You
Rosemary Fairweather – MTV
Sure Sure – Lie Lie Lie
CASisDEAD – Pat Earrings
BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Little Dragon – Tried
NAVVI – Possibilities
Erthlings – Bridges
Broadcast – I Found The F
Steady Holiday – Love And Pressure

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/23/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle
Volunteer Department – Mean Spirit
J Mascis – Web So Dense
Middle Kids – Salt Eyes
Nick Zammuto – Tonight We’ll Go For A Ride
Oh Pep! – Your Nail And Your Hammer
Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA
Chez Moi – Caroline
Max Romeo & The Upsetters – Chase The Devil
Ceci G – Mala Fruta
Major Lazer ft. Tove Lo – Blow That Smoke
SZA ft. Mark Ronson & Kevin Parker – Back Together
Digital Underground ft. 2Pac – Same Song
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
PARIS – The Devil Made Me Do It
Run The Jewels – Let’s Go (The Royal We)
Mick Jenkins ft. Ghostface Killah – Padded Locks
Valee ft. Matt Ox – Awesome
Empress Of – I Don’t Even Smoke Weed
Ty Segall – Class War
Kurt Vile – Learning To Fly (Tom Petty cover on Sirius XMU Sessions)
Troye Sivan and Jónsi – Revelation
How To Dress Well – Body Fat
HEALTH x Perturbator – Body/Prison
Willie Nelson – Vote ‘Em Out
Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
Cass McCombs – Noise Suite for the Green Party
Sampha – Treasure
Rose Droll – Boy Bruise
FIDLAR – Can’t You See
Hideout – Picture Falling

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/9/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Killer Mike & Big Boi – The Fox Song
Billy Bragg – A New England
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight
The Decemberists – Bandit Queen
Holy Ghost! – Anxious
Cautious Clay – Cold War
The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
Perfume Genius – Queen
Robyn – Honey
Yaeji – One More
Anderson.Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan – 1999
Ghostface Killah ft. Luke Holland, Reignwolf, Vic Spencer x Sheek Louch – Whiskey Slippers
Ramin Djawadi – Seven Nation Army (White Stripes cover)
Bedouine – Come Down In Time (Elton John cover)
Pip Blom – Come Home
altopalo – [Head in a] Cloche
Maribou State ft. Khruangbin – Feel Good
Surf Rock Is Dead – Away Message
Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer
Daniel T – Moonlight Bounce
Ava Luna – Centerline
Ruby Haunt – It Will Happen The Next Time Around
Georgia ft. Shygirl – Mellow
Parcels – Lightenup
Kate Teague – Gilly
Neil Frances – Ask Me Anything
Red Ribbon – Your Car

Gone Sugar Die cover Days Go by Dirty Vegas

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Cheeky, new backyard video concept by “dirt-pop” band Gone Sugar Die covering the Dirty Vegas classic “Days Go By.” Pretty straight-forward with a little auto-tune and a lot less breakdancing. Gone Sugar Die features Mike Hindert, formerly of The Bravery, along with drummer Duncan Lee and vocalist Patrick McWilliams.

Original Dirty Vegas version: