Portlandia Stranger Things
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Hulu: Marvel’s The Runaways Moone Boy
CBS All Access: The Good Fight*
Star Trek: Discovery*
*New TV Shows, check back in coming weeks to see if they make the cut.
Shows I’ll watch when they return:
Angie Tribeca (TBS)
Billy on the Street (?)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Code Black (CBS)
Doctor Who (BBC America/PBS)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Kat Robichaud‘s big, robust voice and demented circus music isn’t quite what you’d expect from The Voice. Kat & her Darling Misfits have opened for The Dresden Dolls‘ Amanda Palmer and appear alongside Amanda on our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can hear Kat’s song below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.
The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.
We in the Muruch household were very excited to hear Sarah Simmon cover Brandi Carlile‘s “The Story” on NBC’s The Voice last night. It’s our favorite Brandi Carlile song and really should be the next “Hallelujah” cool song everyone loves to cover (hear that, Allison Crowe?!). Sarah didn’t quite capture the chill-producing emotion of Carlile’s extraordinary original, but it’s a formidable song for any singer to tackle.
Ever since Carrie Underwood broke out on season four of American Idol with her cover of Heart‘s “Alone,” the song has become a favorite on reality singing competitions. But it’s a great song by a great band, so that’s fine by me. Sasha Allen gave the femme monster ballad an emotive, acoustic soul makeover on The Voice last night. See her impressive cover and the unparalleled original by Heart below…
The Voice‘s Judith Hill may have covered Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” last night, but her soulful voice and piano playing reminded me of the first time I heard Alicia Keys perform “Fallin'” on The Grammys (or was it the VMAs?) back in 2001.You can watch Judith’s performance and hear the original Carole King song below…