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From the Porch: Exploring…

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Downtown Paducah, Market House Theatre

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The rain is falling… at least its a light rain and it appears to be about finished with our region for the day. If you feel like getting out, stretching your legs, hearing a few tunes and getting involved then head over to Max’s Brick oven in Paducah. Today the Buzzard Brothers Smoke on the Water Flood Relief Fundraiser kicks of at 11:00 AM. There’s BBQ, music and fellowship. Music starts at 11:00 and runs through around 3:30 or so. Nathan Blake Lynn and The Solid Rocket Booster’s mix it up with other local artists to provide entertainment. All proceeds go to The Community Foundation of West Kentucky. Find more info on Facebook.

I’m spinning new music from Town Mountain this morning in the second hour. These guys have been around for about 10-years with two albums already under their belt and a title from the Rockygrass Music Festival band competition. The new album Steady Operator hit the street May 10 and features both traditional and non-traditional bluegrass music. Find out more on these guys at

Here is Town Mountain covering Bruce Springteen’s “I’m on Fire”.

Put these shows on your calendars.

  • Thursday, May 19 Bawn in the Mash at The Big Apple Cafe, 9 PM, Murray, KY
  • Friday, May 20, Blair Joseph, Logan Oakley and Jasmine Davis at Doe’s Eat Place in Paducah at 8 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, Mark Dvorak, Dixie Volunteers, Cumberland River Plowboys, Bawn in the Mash and Nathan Blake Lynn among others at LBL’s Pickin’ Party at The Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes.
  • Saturday, June 10, Josh Williams Homecoming on the court square in Benton, KY

Written by John McMillen

May 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

Weekend Energy Preview 5/14

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Here’s what’s in the mix for this Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is so meticulously luxurious, it’s like a well-orchestrated diamond heist in your ears!


Breakbot – Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid) – If you’re working on you summer mix, why not add the newest single by Breakbot? This short song is pure pep, great for dancing, yard work, watching roller coasters in slow motion and dipping vegetables into ranch dressing. Dance, dance with me! Anything Breakbot touches melts into gemstones like Baby I’m Yours and his remixes of Without Lies by Aeroplane and, of course, What’s Up Fatlip (by Fatlip). Here’s a fun diversion: the video for What’s Up Fatlip.

Mungolian Jetset – Moon Jocks ‘n’ Prog Rocks (Radio Edit) – See this week’s “Discovery” below.

In Flagranti – Hollow Discourse – Leave it to In Flagranti to get you up and dancing, every time, without fail. Hollow Discourse, from the new album “Worse For Wear” is solid strutting music. Why do we like cake? Because it’s simple: egg, flour, sugar (and maybe other stuff, I’ve never made a cake). Hollow Discourse is like a cake, it’s got a fat bassline paired up with a thick, sloppy drumbeat and that’s pretty much the recipe! When something tastes great, it doesn’t need more pepper.

Basement Jaxx – Raindrops (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix) – I’ve always been a fan of Basement Jaxx, since their incredible debut album Remedy in 1999. Over the twelve long years since, they’ve never faltered in their unique touch on music, their delicate and creative hand in the vast, often numbing field of electronic music. This is art. Yeah, maybe  I sound bias or sentimental, but the BBC called their 2009 single Raindrops “a slinky, pounding, twinkling, uplifting house juggernaut.” Doorly’s Dubstep mix recently came out and I’m here to say it’s even better than the original mix. The frenetic pops are pared back, the voice is drawn out, the beat is rumbly and thick. The song is still uplifting, but in a more yearning way. The raindrops really feel a million miles away in this song. The beat meets the emotion, a true emotion, which feels rare in music, any music. This song will move you. Unless you’re offended by the human body or artistic expression check out the super trippy original video.

(After the jump read this week’s Discovery and what Almost Made It)

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Written by Matt Markgraf

May 14, 2011 at 1:00 am