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News: October 2008

Keep up on what's happening with the Bloodshot gang!

New Pine Valley Cosmo Record On The Way!

Recording will commence November '08 for the new PVC record. For this go 'round, PVC will be backing the considerable talents of the Rockabilly Filly Rosie Flores. If you saw them play together at '08's American Music Festival at Fitzgerald's (expecially that version of the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant" you know we're all in for a treat.

Jack White namechecks Dex bigtime in new Documentary

A documentary called It Might Get Loud premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September. It chronicles the artistic process and influences of guitar superstars Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, and includes White’s citing of Dex as a “huge influence”, and includes live and recorded tracks from his earlier band, Flat Duo Jets.

Story and video behind the song "Overtown"

The story behind the video for the song "Overtown"---the song about the riots in the early 80's, and then watch the video itself. Go here.

Fancy Pants New Cordero Video

Don't miss the hot video for "Ruleta Rusa", off of Cordero's recent release de donde eres, which debuted on Myspace Music. Check it out here on MySpace.

Bobby Producing Tribute to Shel Silverstein

Bobby and his dad are executive producing a tribute to Shel Silverstein that will be released on Sugar Hill/Vanguard in mid 2009. The two of them have the following bands slated to contribute (and quite a few are already recorded):
Emmylou Harris
Black Keys
George Jones & Ray Price
Allison Krauss
Band of Horses
Dr. Dog
Andrew Bird
Kris Kristofferson (backed by members of the Silver Jews)
My Morning Jacket

Dex rubs shoulders with some IMPORTANT Hollywood Stars in his Acting Debut.

Dex's first acting role is in the upcoming film Lake City, to be released on November 21st in NY, 28th in LA and nationwide later. It stars Sissy Spacek, Rebecca Romjin, Drea de Matteo and Keith Carridine.

Dex plays Frank, the guitarist in Keith Carradine’s band, and he is joined in that combo by Dave Matthews. In the film, Rebecca Romijn plays a small-town cop romantically involved with Troy Garity's character, who reunites with his estranged mother (Sissy Spacek) when deadly circumstances threaten their home. Directed by Perry Moore, known for his work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe, the film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2008. When asked about his experience, Dex explained, “It was very different being in a movie, then playing music, but the waiting around to perform was the same."

Neko duets with Dex Romweber

Neko recorded a duet "Still Around" with Dex Romweber for his new album The Ruins of Berlin to be released February, 10th 2009. She is a huge fan. Other guest stars include Cat Power, Exene Cervenka (X, Knitters) and Rick Miller (Southern Culture on the Skids)

Bottle Rockets Celebrate 15 Years With Select Shows and Some Contest Action

The Rockets are survivors. To celebrate and to gear up for their forthcoming Bloodshot album (to be released in 2009,) The Bottle Rockets are playing 15 select shows world wide. This is your chance to join the band in an anniversary celebration of all they've accomplished and the remarkable work to come. In addition, Brian will play all dates with a custom made guitar (worth $1500) courtesy of Creston Electric Instruments that will be given away at the last show of 2008 via a live webcast. In addition to the guitar, the band will be awarding a "Bottle Rockets for Life" prize package to a lucky fan that includes all past and future albums, t-shirts, and free tickets to any show, anytime (see contest and tour details here).

Ryan Adams' "Heartbreaker" lands in eMusic's Top 100 list

eMusic.com asked its subscribers to vote for the Best 100 albums available through their site.

Heartbreaker came in at #24.

Read all about it here.

WNYC's Soundcheck Interviews Jonathan Lethem and Walter Salas-Humara

WNYC's Soundcheck spoke with Jonathan Lethem and Walter Salas-Humara about I'm Not Jim, and discussed how they fused their creative approaches. Take a listen to the interview here.

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