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News: June 2010

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Ha Ha Tonka sings ... in the shower!

During their two-night stand in Chicago last month, Ha Ha Tonka filmed an acoustic version of "Pendergast Machine" from their album, Novel Sounds of The Nouveau South. Well, rather than hit the stage, the guys decided to hit the showers—the showers at Reggie's Rock Club, to be exact.

Watch it now!

Exene Cervenka talks about her musician's life

Recently, Exene Cervenka stopped by the Philly studios of the venerable radio station WXPN to record an interview for its ongoing series, A Musician's Life. Exene talks to host Tracey Tanenbaum about moving to California, her MS, and talking about punk rock with Dick Clark.

Listen to it in our Giveaways section here.

Justin Townes Earle talks about his new record

Justin's been finishing up his next record, Harlem River Blues (due out September 2010), and he took some time before opening for some band called The Swell Season to talk about it to Paste Magazine. He gives us skinny on producing, how moving to NYC influenced and the magic of having Jason Isbell on it.  Have a read HERE.

Deadstring Brothers live on KEXP!

During the tour of the Pacific Northwest, Deadstring Brothers stopped by one of our favorite radio stations KEXP and recorded a live set—didn't catch it when it aired? No problem—you can listen to it here.

GO BLACKHAWKS!

LETS GO HAWKS! In honor of our Blackhawks and their forward, Canadian hottie Patrick Sharp (so says JP), if you order ANY Sadies CD (they're Canadian, ya know, eh?) in the next 24 hours (ending at 4p CST on 6/10/10), you'll get our DVD, 'Bloodied But Unbowed,' featuring two Sadies videos, for FREE! Weeee.

Andre Williams chats with Camp Bacon!

Dre Bacon

Nommmmm, bacon. The salty, smokey cured strips of swine has gained somewhat of hipster devotion amongst foodies. Even our own radio guy, Joe Swank, has a pro-pork proclamation hanging above his desk ("Praise the Lard," it says). So it comes as no surprise that one of the States' most famous delis, Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, hosts a weekend party that bows before bacon. And who else to invite to perform at Camp Bacon but no other than the man who penned the R&B hit "Bacon Fat," Mr Rhythm himself, Andre Williams? The organizers of Camp Bacon recently rang up Andre to chat a bit—you can read the interview here. And if you're in the Ann Arbor area next weekend, be sure to check out 'Dre's performance on June 18.

Devil in a Woodpile CD back in the house!

Division Street, Devil in a Woodpile's second CD, has been out of print for sometime now.  But our Canadian distributor found some mouldering in the back of their warehouse and sent them back to us (boooo Canada for not digging the Devil the way we do).

Anywho, that means we've got  a precious few back in our greasy mitts and have put it back up for sale.  Grab 'em while you can.

Division Street is just a cool-ass record with songs like "Wrong Woman" and "Big Boat" and features the fiddle playing of a before-he-was-famous Andrew Bird.

Nora O'Connor & Kelly Hogan on tour with Jakob Dylan

Two of the finest songbirds in the world (we may be biased on that one, but we really don't think by TOO much) Nora and Kelly are even better when they sing together.  Anyone who ever saw them Struts or Flat Five shows at the Hideout knows what we're talking about.

Jakob Dylan ain't no fool and is having them back him up on his summer tour.

So, while you're enjoying the show and gettin' all swoony over Mr D, check out the foxy ladies with the powerhouse vox behind him.

Go HERE for tour dates near you.

OUT NOW! Songs for Wiggleworms!

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IT'S NEW RELEASE DAY! Old Town School of Folk Music’s beloved early childhood music program "Wiggleworms" turns 25 in 2010. To celebrate, the Old Town School of Folk Music teamed up with Bloodshot LTD to release the collection Songs for Wiggleworms!

And don't forget: through the month of June, all of our kiddie-related titles (and swag) is on sale! Check out the list of family-friendly discounts here.

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of 'Novel Sounds!'

HHTTo celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ha Ha Tonka's lauded sophomore album, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South (really—just take a look at all the nice things people have said about the album), we're putting the CD and LP on sale! Already have a copy? Buy one for your dad for Father's Day! Or for your bestie for Xmas in July! But that's not all, if you buy the CD or LP from our site between now and Friday, June 18 at 5p, you'll also receive an MP3 of "12-inch, 3-speed Oscillating Fan" from the out-of-print 7''. Wait, but there's more! Everyone who purchases the CD or LP is also entered to win an autographed copy of the OOP 7''!

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