It's been over twelve months since Drew passed away. It still seems
impossible. The Silos have had many true members and many. many honorary
members, yet I feel that Drew's passing has been the biggest change in the
history of the band. I know he would have wanted us to continue, and we
will, but with whom and in what direction? Konrad and I have been fortunate
and honored to have had Rod Hohl with us for almost two years as our
bassist and most of all as our brother. He joined when Drew moved from bass
to guitar and made The Silos his comfortable home. We've also had many NYC
friends join us at all the Drew tribute shows - Bruce Martin, Jason Victor,
Russ Meissner, Dennis Kronen, Mary Lee Kortes, Eric Ambel.........our NC
buddies Caitlin Cary, Lynn Blakey, and the whole Pour House crew.......and
our Austin contingent - Jon Dee Graham, Kyle Schneider, Steve McAllister,
and Michelle Anthony have all benefitted from Drew's eternal glow.
On Feb 6th, the great frontman of the Cramps died. Check out BS co-owner Rob Miller's obituary in Blurt.
Lux Interior, the singer, showman, shaman, rock and rock archeologist, thinking and fucking man's Elvis by way of Vincent Price, huffing, puffing, grinding leather-panted and stiletto-healed leader of the Cramps died on February 4th. They were/are my favorite band. Ever. Lux, guitarist Poison Ivy and the rest messed me up but good and I never really got to thank them for it.Read full piece
Wayne "The Train" Hancock's new album is all done and ready to smoke jukeboxes all over the land. "Viper of Melody" is set for an April 21th release and will available on CD and a limited edition LP--just the way Wayne's music begs to be heard.
Pre-order now and hear some advance tracks on the Bloodshot Radio station now!
Deadstring Brothers have completed their latest album Sao Paulo. Man, it SMOKES. Look for it in the late spring. You'll be able to hear advance tracks on the download sampler card included in the Ben Kweller 7" and on the Bloodshot Radio station soon.
Austin's one man band/human dynamo has finished his new album entitled Something's Wrong/Lost Forever. It is set for a May 2009 release and will available on CD and limited edition LP. You can sample some new Biram on the download sampler card included in the new Ben Kweller 7", or look for it in April on the Bloodshot radio station.