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They’re a garage band… the come from Northbrook, Illinois. 

Congratulations to Northbrook Garage. They are our Band of the Month for March 2012.

The kids from the suburbs of Chicago, who make amazingly mature music and bring the soul when they have to, brought the votes.  But, hey Northbrook Garage are already old hands at winning…  Here they are doing an Amy Winehouse cover at Ardent Studios in Memphis.  They won the opportunity to record at the legendary studio.

In honor of their latest victory, we are offering their song So What for the bargain price of $0.99 at Amazon* just click on the album cover below.

*Okay fine, .99 is the normal price, but it’s less than a dollar and it’s a great song, so go download it now!
Congratulation to Northbrook Garage

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – As You Were (We Are) Mix

Calm before storms – morning routine – saying things and writing words and hoping it all doesn’t get away.  We are lovers in dangerous times… for what it’s worth… I can’t get no satisfaction but I if I try sometimes I just might get what I need. Sometimes you can’t make it on your own…

I added 23 new songs to the MP3 player this week.  58 total so far for November. Here is a random sample of those 58 songs:

Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars

(Click on picture to purchase and download the Barton Hollow version)
Today, I heard a live version of this song from a live album I got from Noisetrade.

Single Ladies (Put a RIng On It) by Beyonce

click on album cover to purchase and download song)
I know what you’re thinking – Beyonce? But, she is Sasha Fierce!

Undone (The Sweater Song) by Weezer (as perfomed by BOTW alums Brother Howe).
(click on the album cover to purchase and download Brother Howe’s version of The Sweater song originally done by weezer.)
Brother completely Undo – um come undone on this killer version of the Weezer classic.
In a Razor Town by Jason Isbell

(Click on album cover to purchase and dowmload this song)
Former DBT member now one of the most exciting voices on the Americana scene.  A stand out track from Sirens in the Ditch.

Body and Soul by Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Regardless of anything else, Amy Winehouse had prime chops, and here she goes toe to toe with a legendary crooner on this remake of the 1930 song.

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Beyonce: The Beyonce Experience - Live [Blu-ray] Beyonce: The Beyonce Experience – Live [Blu-ray]
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
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Amy Amy Amy: The Amy Winehouse Story Amy Amy Amy: The Amy Winehouse Story
Author Nick Johnstone unravels the life and career of one of Britain’s most brilliant yet doomed stars. Amy Amy Amy tracks Winehouse’s erratic journey to fame from her North London Jewish family home, detailing her meteoric rise to stardom, the two albums that catapulted her to the top and her death in 2011. Her well publicized problems with drugs, anorexia, bulimia and suspected self-harm kept her in the headlines, always threatening to obscure her undiminished singing talent. Amy Amy Amy redresses the imbalance, giving full measure to Winehouse’s talent while offering an honest account of her multiple personal crises.