Known by her fans as the Queen of Rockabilly and the First Lady of Rock, Wanda Jackson, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Be sure to check out our 2004 compilation, Hard Headed Woman, which features Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Jesse Sykes, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Trailer Bride and so many more paying tribute to Ms Jackson.
The Hideout's Inaugural ball last night at the Black Cat in Washington, DC was a rousing success! The Waco Brothers were joined by Ted Leo for a couple of tunes, and Jon and Sally treated the audience to many Mekons songs.
Walkabout Theatre and Collaboraction present "Goldbrick" based on the music and lyrics of Jon Langford. "Goldbrick" runs from January 29th to March 1st at the Building Stage, 412 N. Carpenter.
Go to Collaboraction for details and tickets.
The folks over at SPIN have entered their verdict on the new Dex album, Ruins of Berlin, and it's a four-starred one!
First in Flat Duo Jets, and now with nimble sis Sara Romweber (ex–Let's Active) on drums, the dynamic Dexter keeps the careening, untamed spirit of early rock'n'roll alive by not taking anything too seriously. Ruins of Berlin aims to raise his profile by featuring tender duets with Cat Power ("Love Letters") and Neko Case ("Still Around"). But it's fevered outbursts like "Lookout" and "Grey Skies," where Dex unleashes his slightly sloshed voice and surfabilly guitar, that have real soul-saving potential. -- John Young, SPIN.com