Slim Town Singles : Happy Rooster : “Cooler Then”

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If you live outside the Twin Cities, it may be forgivable if Bob “Slim” Dunlap isn’t a household name, but around these parts, he’s something of a musical legend. It was as the guitarist in the post-Bob Stinson incarnation of The Replacements that Slim found a degree of notoriety, but as we all know up here on the tundra, the man was to be reckoned with as a solo artist. Don’t believe me? Lay down some hard-earned on 1993’s The Old New Me and get back to me.

Now, I’m not bending your ear for nothin’. Slim has come on some hard times as chronicled here. looking to help a brother out, the Twin Cities music community has rallied around Slim with Slim Town Singles, project that finds our local musical illuminati (as well as a few outsiders) recording a series of “pay what you like” singles to help cover the cost of Slim’s medical care. Performers who have already ponied up include The Magnolias, High On Stress, John Munson (Trip Shakespeare) and Rich Mattson.

May 28th will see the next Slim Town Single, hence the reason you’re reading this. Stepping up to the plate with a cover of Slim’s “Cooler Then” is a quartet of nice boys known as Happy Roosters. This one-off excursion in Slim’s songbook is fronted by Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum and his brother Paul, best known as a member of the MOKB-approved 757s. The song is a knockout (go figure) and you certainly can’t beat the cause.

So check “Cooler Then” and the other Slim Town Singles and find out how much good you can do for the price of a cold one.

Video : Alameda : “Little Lives”

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a little over a year since we last heard from Portland’s favorite chamber folk-pop group Alameda. But unsurprisingly they appear with a gorgeously unsettling video for their new 7” Little Lives. Created and directed by Croation animator Sanda Anderlon, this black and white video is somehow one of the most colorful productions I’ve ever seen. It’s so vivid and intense in its subject matter you get completely lost in its mesmerizing world. Not to mention the lush, stirring imagery perfectly captures the feel of Alameda’s ominously soaring orchestrations and Stirling Miles anguished vocals. The Little Lives 7” will be released November 25th on the last night of Alameda’s month-long Monday night residency at the White Eagle. An Alameda show is more of an epic happening than yer average show. So if you’re in Portland, be sure to check it out.

-Post by Miss Dolly Mod

Happy 4th of July from My Old Kentucky Blog

It’s been a great 2012 so far for us at MOKB and we just want to thank everyone for taking time out of their days to check out the site. We look forward to continue bringing you the latest and greatest in music. From everyone at My Old Kentucky Blog, have a safe and happy 4th of July! Just be careful when you are setting off your whistlin’ bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don’ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, or whistlin’ kitty chasers.

New Song : Son Lux : Desert (Liz Janes cover)

Liz Janes
is one of those artists for whom there is no kinda. You love her or you don’t, and that’s OK. Certainly, Ms. Janes hasn’t based her career on giving people what they want or expect, and when you get right down to it, that’s part of what makes her a great artist. Not surprisingly, that’s also what makes other artists line up to pay their respects when a project like the digital-only Time & Space comes along.

Time & Space finds Asthmatic Kitty giving seven wildly diverse artists a blank check to do their voodoo to the Janes track of their choosing. Takers include My Brightest Diamond, Black Heart Procession and Fol Chen. First up, though, is a radical Son Lux reimagineering of Desert that renders the track a trance-worthy microcosmic trip through the great within.

MP3 : Son Lux – Desert (Liz Janes cover)

Free Music : R. Stevie Moore Tribute Volume 3 : Hey, Pretty World

If you’re not familiar with the oeuvre of lo-fi dominus and Joe Meek devotee, R. Stevie Moore, here’s an economical trial by fire just for you. On August 9, 2010 Sick Of The Radio will be offering a free download of the R. Stevie Moore tribute compilation box set, Volume 3: Hey, Pretty World. Hey, Pretty World features 26 tracks from like-minded, and in their own way not-quite-right artists including like Jad Fair, Sean Moore, Wonderwheel, The Creepy Shits and The Winter Lights. Look at it this way. If you hate it, you’re not out anything, but if you dig it, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find a similar deal on Volumes 1 and 2 just by combing the Sick Of The Radio site.