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News: January 2010

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Rosie Flores cracks the Top 20 on them radio charts

Rosie's new album Girl of the Century broke into the top 20 on the national AMA charts coming in at #18.

Sure, it's a dead medium, but there are still some stations out there that care.

Exclusive Justin Townes Earle MP3 & vote JTE GQ's Most Stylish!

Earlier this month, Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes stepped into the studio to record "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind." Take a listen to it over at the The Tripwire and then catch JTE and Dawn on tour together this winter.

In other news, JTE has been nominated by GQ Magazine as one of "The Most Stylish 25 Men in the World," but you can vote him THE most stylish man in the world this GQ reader poll. Be sure to pick up the issue on newsstands in February!

Spend an hour with Dex Romweber!

Listen below to an EXCLUSIVE podcast with Dex Romweber. He's spinning obscure discs that he's into and telling us about them.  Weird, cool stuff.  Then, be sure to check out Dex and Sara on the road this month with Exene Cervenka.


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Introducing Bloodshot Drinking Buddies -- and Jane Baxter Miller!

Check out the newest addition to the Bloodshot catalog, Bloodshot Drinking Buddies -- there you will find artists and albums that, while we didn't release them, we love them just the same. Our first artist to officially join the ranks of a BDB is Jane Baxter Miller, whose debut solo recording, Harm Among The Willows, is available now. Jane is no stranger to the Bloodshot family -- you've might have already got a taste of her sultry voice on Bloodshot comps like The Bottle Let Me Down, Poor Little Knitter in the Road and Hard Headed Woman.

And if you're in Chicago, be sure to catch Jane's CD release show at the Hideout on Saturday, January 23.

Martin Atkins fundraising auction for Revolution3 school

Invisible Records founder Martin Atkins has recently started an independent school that examines the music business from the inside out and through a decidely entrepenuerial, grass roots lens. He is auctioning items from his personal collection and storied career (PiL, Killing Joke, NIN, Pigface, among others) to help rasie funds to support the school.

Check out the school here: http://www.revolutionnumberthree.com/whatisr3/

Bid on incomparable rock ephemera here: http://www.revolutionnumberthree.com/donate/

 

Paul Burch Record Club

Paul Burch will soon be a single man, but not in the way that will land him on eHarmony.com. On March 1st Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub will begin the streaming and sale of an A side/B side single every month throughout the rest of the year. For a one-time fee of only $5 fans can join the Paul Burch Record Club which will allow them to subscribe to the entire year-long series. For $10, in addition to receiving all 20 tracks in mp3 form, Paul Burch Record Club members will receive, at the end of the year, a CD of the singles with custom artwork. An additional $15 level will get fans all the mp3s, a CD at the end of the year, and a personalized thank-you note from Paul!

Visit Paul's website for details

Justin Townes Earle named one of the 25 Most Stylish Men in GQ

Vote now for the Justin as the most stylish! As we say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.

We don't mind him being in the company of Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp.  Hell, even Ichiro is pretty bad ass, but we CANNOT let the likes of Russell Brand, Tom Brady, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham or Pete Doherty beat him out!

Vote HERE!

DEX ROMWEBER DUO IN STORE PERFORMANCE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS in Nashville

Dex Romweber superfan Jack White has opened the doors to his record store in Nashville for their inaugural in store performance event.

That's right, check out the digs at Third Man Records and Novelties and see the Dex Romweber Duo for FREE at 6pm on February 4th.

This is free, all ages, first come first serve, no booze allowed, all live rock and roll show.

Third Man

623 7th Avenue South  Nashville

Entrance to the venue is at the rear of the building

Justin Townes Earle + Levon Helm = C-O-O-L

Check out this piece wherein Justin recounts playing with the Band's Levon Helm.  That's right LEVON f****** HELM!

Here's a snippet:

Q: "You just played at one of Levon Helm's "Midnight Rambles" at his home in Woodstock, New York. What was it like playing with such a legend of contemporary Southern music? "

A: "I got to sit in Levon Helms parlor and watch football with him before the show, and I got to sing the first verse of "The Weight" with him playing drums. It was one of those nights I will absolutely never forget — definitely the highlight of my career by far. I'm such a Band dork that it was like no one else in that room mattered but Levon Helm. I could have touched him with my elbow while watching him play drums, he was so close to me. It was just one of the coolest things ever."

Read the whole sheband HERE.

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