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News: July 2010

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Deadstring Brothers music on the TV

The Deadstring Brothers songs "Smile" and "The River Song" (from their
album Sao Paulo) will be featured in the ABC show Scoundrels on July 11th.

Check your listings for show times.  We don't watch much TV around here.  Are there vampires in this one?  Or is it a weight loss dance contest?  Will crimes be solved using space age technology beyond the budgets of any real life police department?

We get confused easily.

Anyway, enjoy!

Ha Ha Tonka Blogging from the Studio

Ever wonder what goes on in the studio?  Ever wonder how music is created?  The process?  The arguments?  The appearance of Yoko Ono grinding things to a halt?  How to feed the USC marching band when they show up to record their parts? Who separates the green M&Ms from the red M&Ms in the break room?

Then we've got the blog for you.  Join Ha Ha Tonka as they churn through the process of making their next record.  They are feverishly blogging HERE to keep you in the loop.

Bloodshot Swag at Pitchfork

Chicago=Festival Central!

If you find yourself wandering around between bands at the Pitchfork festival this weekend, stop by the CHIRP Record Fair. Bloodshot has a table of wares that'll be much cooler than all the weirdo energy drinks and henna tattoos and whatnot usually being offered.

We'll have music and merch--stuff you may even NEED to combat the likelihood of sweltering summer weather, like hats and mini coolers.   You'll even get a free BEER COOZIE with a purchase to keep your beverage cold.


Andre Williams appearing at Concert of Colors

Andre comes home to Detroit as part of the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue and will perform "Bacon Fat."

Here's the skinny, and check out that powerhouse line up!

Detroit’s native son, multiple Grammy winner and co-founder of Was (Not Was), Don Was, is your master of ceremonies for a series of performances by classic and contemporary Detroit acts. Was is a master collaborator, best known for producing mega-watt musicians including Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and Bonnie Raitt.  Was also took home the 1995 Grammy for Producer of the Year. Guaranteed to thrill!
These performances are recorded for a series of music videos on the Don Was Cavalcade of Recorded Music (2008 and 2009 Revue videos still reside there). This third edition of the Detroit All-Star Revue features:
Alberta Adams
Dennis Coffey  (the guitarist from Motown's house band and on Andre's recent album That's All I Need
Marshall Crenshaw
Doop & The Inside Outlaws
Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment
Motor City Horns
Andre Williams
Outrageous Cherry
The Satin Peaches
SRC Gary Quackenbush
Jere Stormer
Sun Messengers (30th anniversary this year!)
Kim Weston

All-Star Revue House Band:
Don Was, bass
Luis Resto, keyboard
Terry” Thunder” Hughley, drums
Brian “Roscoe” White, guitar

Justin Townes Earle appearing in the comedy "My Fool Heart"

It also features Dr Ralph Stanley, Jim Lauderdale Jim Waive and many others.

From the teaser that you can see HERE, we can't tell you much about it, other than we too are fond of air-popped popcorn and have a very similar popper in our office.



Biram video live in the studio

Scott H Biram popped by the studios of SugarHill in Houston to play some new songs and talk about what's in his mojo bag.  The answer may disturb you.

He throws down some new songs as well.

Have a look HERE


The boys sweating it out in the retail bunker (the office A/C doesn't quite reach that deeply into the building...really), are christening their new (used) Sony 5 CD changer with this buffet of fine rock ... because Rob just left the building, and he'd probably hate it:

Big Black - Pigpile
The Cramps - Flamejob
Epsilans - Killed 'E, Deader'n a Six Card Poker Hand
Dead Boys - Young Loud and Snotty
Jesus Lizard - Goat

Don't call the retail hotline for at least 4 hours ... they won't be able to
hear you.

Thanks for the stereo, Patrice!

Andre Williams feature in Detroit Metro Times

Check out THIS feature in the Detroit Metro Times on Andre Williams.

It's got some swank photos of 'Dre at his South Side Chicago home, hit hat collection, and some embedded videos of "Twine Time," "Bacon Fat" and "Jail Bait."  Gives some context to his long, wild and weird career and its enduring impact.


Graham Parker Documentary in the Works

Don't Ask Me Questions, a documentary about our own in-house rock and roll legend Graham Parker, is nearing completion.

BUT (isn't there always a but...?), in this internet era of everyone wantin' everything for free, the producers are a little cash-strapped so they've set up a tip bucket kinda thing to finish it off.  So, if you've ever dreamed of being a big shot Hollywood producer with johdpurs and a bullhorn, now's your chance to take part.

Find out how, AND catch a trailer of the film HERE

Exene Cervenka + Kevin Costner = WTF????

Yeah, sometimes we find out things about our artists that make our tiny little monkey brains spin.  This would be one of them.  Exene Cervenka and Kevin Costner made a movie together way back when, with Dave Alvin and John Doe and a load of others.  Note the fundraising for Gulf Coast charities.

The Degree of Separation betwixt Bloodshot and Kevin Costner has shrunk to 1! Will a Nicolas Cage/Sally Timms duet album from 1986 be unearthed soon too?

From the Huffington Post: "Before he danced with wolves, Academy Award winning actor/director Kevin Costner made a never-before-seen movie  that's being released today after nearly 25 years in a vault: Bad Day, directed by the award-winning rock video director, Modi Frank, and photographed by punk rock queen, singer, poet and visual artist, Exene Cervenka, co-founder of the seminal band X. The duo are releasing the cowboy-themed short as a digital downloaded for a "you decide" amount. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Gulf charities providing aid to both people and the environment."

Have a peek at the trailer HERE




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