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The Postmodern Jukebox Band does a ragtime take on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."
Scott Bradlee is the brains behind the operation.
A co-worker mentioned how he digs the Allman Brothers, which reminded me of these guys. It’s been a while since I’d listened to the North Mississippi Allstars, and realized that such a thing is a horrible mistake to make. When I first heard their sound, all I could think was that they should be huge, and it bothered me that more people didn’t know about them. Great rocking blues, with some Allman Brothers styling, but sweatier, dirtier, and nastier. From their 2000 album Shake Hands With Shorty, this is the greatest song ever (at least for today), Shake ‘Em On Down.
The world needs more of this sort of thing.
Tom Pang grew up playing violin, which his dad wanted him to play in an orchestra. I am glad he may have disappointed his dad when he discovered an affection for bluegrass, and applied his Mongolian roots to it.
Yes, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider.
When I found out about him doing an album of Broadway standards, Dee Does Broadway, I wondered if that meant he'd be doing it straight, or metalling it up into potential corniness?
Well... he does both. Dig his rendition of The Threepenny Opera's "Mack The Knife":
It's bit of fun.
Here's San Diego's excellent bluegrass act Nickel Creek covering Britney Spears' "Toxic."