Photo Recap: Mac DeMarco at White River State Park

Mac DeMarco’s set on Tuesday night at the Lawn at White River State Park, sandwiched in between The Flaming Lips and Chappo, was everything longtime fans could have hoped for. On the road touring his latest album, This Old Dog, DeMarco and his band were an onstage mix of sharp musicians, skilled cover artists, and purveyors of fun. Fans in the crowd shrieked DeMarco’s name in anticipation hours before he was due to arrive on stage, and generally lost their damn minds when he actually did walk out to the theme from Top Gun. The set ran the gamut between the smooth crooning of “On the Level” and the raucous, frenetic energy of “Freaking Out The Neighborhood,” eliciting fervent applause from fans. Those on the fence about DeMarco beforehand were handily won over by the singer’s sense of humor, best exemplified with a 10min cover of Vanessa Carlton’s “1000 Miles” that consisted almost exclusively of the song’s first four words. As another photographer put it: “just the best.”



Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Damien Jurado at LUNA music

In an effort to connect with fans and rediscover the network of musical communities that exist outside of major cities, Damien Jurado has embarked upon an ambitious 50 State Tour. “We are nothing without the connection to one another,” he writes, explaining his desire to create more small and profound moments: “If that isn’t worth getting together and celebrating, I don’t know what is.”

Jurado played four shows in our state during June, traveling through Griffith, Ft. Wayne, South Bend, and Indianapolis. While stopping in Indy, he spent part of the afternoon performing to a capacity crowd at LUNA music and sticking around to chat afterwards. The performance was indicative of the connection between artist and audience at the heart of Jurado’s tour: all parties were gracious, appreciative, and just plain enjoying themselves. Be sure to catch a show when he comes through your state.



Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Laurel Tilton
Edited by Doug Fellegy
Recorded and mixed by Jeff DuPont

Premiere: Stream the Fragile “Better Man (Southern Drawl)” from Duncan Kissinger

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Make Time Stop is the name of the upcoming LP from Indianapolis native Duncan Kissinger and it is slated to drop on September 22nd via the trusted Bloomington, Indiana label Winspear. The solo collection of songs is an intimate reflection of Kissinger’s life as the 26-year-old gravitates further into adulthood contemplating love and all questions that come with. “Better Man (Southern Drawl)” is the third reveal from the release (listen to the other two Bandcamp) and gently rolling track that will draw obvious comparisons to early Kurt Vile with its lo-fi, bedroom aesthetic and twangy vocals. The song couldn’t be a more gorgeous backdrop as we slowly drift closer and closer to autumn. Pre-orders for the limited edition cassette and digital can be found here and here.

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/12/17

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available anytime via OnDemand online and via the app.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything
Portugal. The Man – Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis cover)
ODESZA ft. Leon Bridges – Across The Room
Yumi Zouma – Persephone
SALES – Talk A Lot
Tove Lo – Disco Tits
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
Duncan Kissinger – Better Man (Southern Drawl)
Anna Of The North – Feels
Jimmy Whoo ft. Sabrina Bellaouel & Loubenski – Nite Eye
Alvvays – Saved By A Waif
Leisure – Money
Danny L Harle ft. Kim Chi – Me4U
Suzi Wu – Teenage Witch
St. Vincent – Los Ageless
Syd – On The Road
Toriena – Melancozmo
QUIÑ ft. Syd – Sticky Situation
L I M – Game Over
Shy Shy Shy – Beautiful Boys & Girls
Jo Passed – Singular
Dream Wife – Fire
Mickey Kojack – Ghost
Everything Is Recorded – Mountains Of Gold (ft. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki & Kamasi Washington)
Rhye – Summer Days
Bully – Feel The Same
The Beatles – Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
Michael Nau – How You’re So For Real
Niki & The Dove – Play It On My Radio

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/05/17

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available anytime via OnDemand online and via the app.

Cypress Hill – Hits From The Bong
Bully – Running
Spissy – Cruising Paradise
Alex Lahey – Every Day’s The Weekend
Frank Ocean – Provider
Rhye – Summer Days (Roosevelt remix)
Vince Staples – Rain Come Down
Washed Out – Hard To Say Goodbye (Lone remix)
Dream Beach & Tommy Genesis – Cry For You
DJDS ft. Khalid & Empress Of – Why Don’t You Come On
Cap Ferrat – East Coast Stars
Bedouine – Dusty Eyes
Julia Lucille – Beneath The Spring
Land Of Talk – Heartcore
Alex Cameron – Runnin’ Out Of Luck
Chrystal – Waves
Molly Nilsson – About Somebody
Allah-Las – The Earth Won’t Hold Me (Kathy Heideman cover)
Hoops – Sun’s Out
TOPS – Cutlass Cruiser
Nilein – Dive
Yeule – I Saw You In My Dreams Last Night
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Meadow
The Blaze – Territory
Wy – You + I
John Maus – The Combine
Joey Bada$$ – 500 Benz
Petite League – Shin Bruise

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/29/17

Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available anytime via OnDemand online and via the app.

Jaded Juice Riders – PBR
Anna Of The North – Money
Brockhampton – Sweet
Syd – Bad Dreams / No Looking Back
D33J ft. Baths – Wisp
Banoffee – Ripe
Jadu Heart – I’m A Kid
BAUM – Hot Water
Electric Guest – Oh Devil
Twain – Solar Pilgrim
Lady HD – Relax
Leisure – Alone Together
Sam Evian – Need You
Weaves – Walkaway
Makthaverskan – In My Dreams
Ducktails – Light A Candle
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
Turnover – Curiosity
Man Without Country ft. Sansa – Lion Mind
Fake Laugh – Physical
Gussie – Others
Kalm Dog – Winter Americanos
Kevin Krauter – Opportunity
Boy Scouts – Queen
Ariel Pink – Feels Like Heaven
Faith Healer – Try
Mirror Gazer – On My Way

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 8/22/17

Cut Copy – Standing In The Middle Of The Field
EMA – Blood and Chalk
Magic Island – Summer Luvin’
Rhye – Summer Days
Daughter – Burn It Down
Compton White – Track 2
Anna Of The North – Someone
Kelela – LMK
Beiju – Don’t Know
Lou Phelps ft. Innanet James – What Time Is It
BOSCO – Cruel
Duke Dumont x Gorgon City ft. Naations – Real Life
Yumi Zouma – December
DJDS ft. Amber Mark & Marco McKinnis – Trees On Fire
Yellow Days – Hurt In Love
MOSSS – Here If You Want (Pale Blue)
Sasha Evens – Give Me Reason
Sheer Mag – Milk and Honey
Mons Vi – Divina
Confidence Man – Bubblegum
Marius – Existence Problem
Sobs – Catflap
Stanley – Brewin’ Up
Beach Fossils – Saint Ivy
Bunny – Let Me Be Your Dog
Loners – Moon
K A R Y Y N – Moving Masses
Florist – Glowing Brightly

Premiere: Brandon Whyde // Come To Jesus

Brandon Whyde

I would often walk into a Fountain Square bar and there would sit Brandon Whyde…relaxed, beyond cool, smiling and being smiled back at by the prettiest lady in the room. I couldn’t help but admire his aesthetic. He was (is) cool, but he was also, maybe surprisingly to some, shy and kind, and if you broke through with a little effort, easy to talk to to.

Whyde is a soulful singer-songwriter with a penchant for mourning and reflection. His whiskey-infused voice tells tales that sometimes will make you weep and other times will make you holler in celebration. He’s seen his fair share of success, in his early career. He’s opened for the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Lady Antebellum, and Nathaniel Rateliff, and he even sang at Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl’s wedding.

Whyde ultimately decided to leave Indianapolis. He headed to the greener musical pastures of Nashville, Tennessee to create his third album, “Silver Apples of the Moon,” which he’ll release on September 19th. When he wasn’t working on the album, he was co-writing songs with Grammy-winning country songwriter Clint Lagerberg and modern Americana music stars Jamie Kenney, Tony Lucca and Stone Aielli.

Whyde’s new album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and it includes some of the veteran musicians who helped The Shoals earn acclaim as a hotbed of musical talent. Spooner Oldham, who played keyboards on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and Bob Wray, who’s played bass on more than 30 #1 country hits, are just a few of the artists appearing on “Silver Apples of the Moon.” Today, we premiere the first song and video from the album, “Come To Jesus.”

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