Alt-country/goth/folk troupe Murder by Death has spent the better part of the decade providing an alternative to John Cougar Mellencamp in Bloomington, Indiana's musical history. After the Great White tragedy, they stopped setting their drums on fire at the end of every show, but a good band does fine without such frilly accouterments.
Every Monday (we bumped it this week to pay respects to Kenny Rankin), C&L's Late Nite Music Club will feature an act from every state, alphabetically by state, as part of LNMC's 50 State Strategy. Know a band or artist that you think is the best in their state? Email suggestions to latenitemusicclub [at] gmail.com. Next week: Iowa.