• Ickmix

    IckMix 6: Move

    I put this together for my brother a few months ago as a running/exercise companion. Since then, I’ve listened to it quite a few times on my runs, and quite simply, it pretty much kicks ass. So download, throw it…

  • Rock

    Marah’s New Tune: “Valley Farm Song”

    There are certain bands out there that have made such a profound impression on me at some point in my life that I will be following (and supporting) anything they do for the rest of their career – or my…

  • Best of Lists

    Pete’s Favorite Albums of the 00’s

    Quick Note: I didn’t want to bombard my Top 10 with Springsteen and Prince albums, so I chose my favorites of theirs from the 00’s. Did I spend more time with¬† M.I.A.’s Arular than with Bruce’s Magic or Prince’s Musicology?¬†…

  • Rock,  Roots Rock

    Street Songs

    We’ve spent all this time building up our digital music libraries, so why not tinker around with them a bit and have some fun? Last week I explored tunes that clocked in at 2:28. This week, I take it to…

  • Ickmix

    Ickmix 3

    ‘Tis time for another Ickmix. This is my best one yet, if I may toot my own horn. Toot. Take a little trip with me, yah? Oh and check my fancy intro. Download Ickmix 3 (57MB, 41:38) [audio:ickmix3.mp3] Playlist after…

  • Marah,  Rock

    Marah Video from Schuba’s Tavern

    It’s been a while since I’ve caught up with Marah on the road via one of Milwaukee Zack’s great videos. Well, here’s a performance of “So What If We’re Out of Tune (with the Rest of the World)”, live at…

  • Marah,  Rock

    Marah Video: This Time

    Another one for the Marah fans out there (present and future) …this time it’s “This Time”, one of my favorite tracks (and the “hidden”track) from their latest, If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry. This is live at the Abbey Pub…

  • Rock,  Video

    Marah Can’t Hardly Wait

    My man Zach from Milwaukee has delivered yet again with a great live Marah video (see his previous offering). Recorded live at the Abbey Pub in Chicago, IL on February 17th of this year, here is Marah performing a Replacements…

  • Marah,  Rock

    I’ll be your sure thing…

    Here’s a 2 minute pop masterpiece by a band out of south Philadelphia who call themselves Marah. They caught my attention a few years ago when they released Kids in Philly, an album chock full of powerful lyrics and imagery,…