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.

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Overcoats at LUNA music

Overcoats, a folk-soul duo made up of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell with Joao Gonzalez on percussion, fill up any space they perform in with unquestionable joy. When they performed at LUNA music the band played selections from their critically acclaimed album Youngpiling on the synths and layered vocals to create an experience that out-performs any recording. You can relive, or experience for the first time, these songs via our attempts at capturing the magic that Elion, Mitchell, and Gonzalez created.

 

Photo Recap: Destroyer and Adam Gross at The HI-FI

Late October usually brings around some stressful situations. Will my Halloween be costume good enough or is it too obscure for anyone to get it? Will our country tear itself apart before or after November 6th? Normal stuff.

It’s important to find moments of calm amid this chaos, and Dan Bejar’s work with Destroyer is pretty much an oasis of just that. His music breathes rhythm and synth in a style that’s introspective without losing sight of a larger world, ringing slightly melancholic while avoiding flat out misanthropy. Bejar brought this soothing energy to The HI-FI back in late October on one stop of his solo tour, crooning to an audience hanging on each note he sang.

Opening the evening was hometown favorite Adam Gross of SM Wolf. Gross performed to a crowd already on his side, but quickly won over anyone not previously familiar with his work thanks to his uptempo arrangements and powerful pop vocals. If that wasn’t enough, he even volunteered his guitar when the venue learned that Bejar’s was lost by an airline during his trip to Indy. Amid the chaos of life outside the venue that night, The HI-FI was at least one place where people are still kind to each other.

 

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Adam Gross

 

Photos by Doug Fellegy

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

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Mudkids at LUNA music

Every year Indianapolis throws down for Record Store Day and every year our LaundroMatinee crew assemble to capture the sights and the sounds. We’re starting off our recap in a big way by with Mudkids, a legendary local hip hop crew who performed at LUNA music. With energy like this it’s easy to see why so many turn out for this party.

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