Stef’s thoughts on the 2013 Grammy Awards: 1. While running in place and performing a song that references Forrest Gump make sure you have warmed up. It could go terribly wrong. 2. When giving an acceptance speech always thank the swap meet! 3. Deep side parts on men aren’t so bad after all. 4. ButterfliesMORE
We’re switching up the format this week a little bit. Instead of the normal behind-the-scenes video from our rehearsal space, we thought we’d take this one right to the stage and share it with you from there. From last night’s show at Martyrs in Chicago (thanks to a fantastic crowd, btw), here’s Melanie Fiona’s “WrongMORE
Deep&Disco is releasing part 2 of the “Call Girl” remixes on vinyl this coming Monday, 1/28. We really enjoyed Part 1 when it came out last June–the second half won’t dissapoint. The 12″ includes three remixes plus the original from Gets Over You. My personal fave is by UK’s Hot Toddy. Check it out: We’re alreadyMORE
Taking some time on this New Year’s eve to lay down a bit of what The Right Now did this year. We’ve been doing these year-end wrap ups since 2008 or so, and I’m thinking we can probably be more concise as the years go by. The first years consisted largely of “We played aMORE
What’s up with these amazing British soul singers? Someone add Daley to the list. “Alone Together” combines great production & stellar songwriting with a solid vocal performance–it’s contemporary R&B at its best. Dig it.
I shied away from Gary Clark Jr. initially. He seemed like another blase guitar hero heralded by Eric Clapton, Rolling Stone, etc, and that didn’t really interest me. Man was I wrong. I love his album Blak and Blu (especially the title track which is my song of the week pick). I don’t really know howMORE
Cody Chesnutt burst onto the national scene in 2002 when his song “The Seed” was remade for The Roots’ LP Phrenology. That was one of the feel good jams of that year and brought a lot of exposure to Cody’s The Headphone Masterpiece. He dropped off the radar in the last ten years, but he’sMORE
TRN family member Rob Collazo mentioned this tune as a Cover Up suggestion not long ago, and it hit a chord with all of us. Good lookin’ out, Rob. Here’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” for all the lonely souls out there:
Ed. note: Jason Kriv (aka JKriv) brings you the post this week. His label Deep&Disco put out the “Call Girl” remixes. He also plays bass in Escort and will be performing with the disco group and TRN this Friday at The Metro. “Personal Touch – It Ain’t No Big Thing” 1976 – PAP Records Written/ProducedMORE
Episode 3 of our Cover Up series pairs Stef and Brendan up with a three-chord burner from the 90s, En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.” And yes yes, a little help from the 808. Enjoy this cut from our rehearsal space in Chicago, and hit our Facebook page with requests for more Cover Up tunes!