Joey Ryan, as captain of the Augustana (S.D.) men’s basketball team, used to torch my beloved Minnesota State Mavericks. Imagine my surprise to find Ryan, a hell of a perimeter player, is an even better musician. He’s the lead singer in Joey Ryan & the Inks. My understanding is these boys had quite the showing at South by Southwest this year. Understandable, considering infectious grooves like this one. Check out the rest of their album here.
Ohio’s baddest blues rockers The Black Keys have released “Tighten Up” as the lead single for the upcoming album Brothers.
Singing dinosaur puppet…for the win!
You guys know by now I’m a total homer, so it’s only right I bring to you “Our Song,” the latest track released from The Spill Canvas’ upcoming EP, Realities. It’s a catchy little rock song and the hook seems to borrow the melody from Keith Urban’s “You’ll Think of Me.”
Nonetheless, these guys represent Sioux Falls, S.D. proudly. Roosevelt High School’s finest, ladies and gentlemen.
I’ll be covering their show in Portland, OR on Tuesday, April 27 at the Hawthorne Theater. Should be a good time.
Here’s a little Bobby Womack to help your hustle and boost Monday morale. Do what you gotta do to get “Across 110th Street.”
Cool fact: Bobby Womack, age 66, is all up on the Gorillaz new album, including the lead single Stylo.
Suck it, Bieber.