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News: August 2010

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Deadstring Brothers song on the TV this Weekend

The song "Houston" from the Deadstring Brothers' recent album Sao Paulo will be on the ABC show "Scoundrels" this Sunday, August 8th.

Check for your local listings.

Personally, we're usually too busy on Sunday nights with our feet in the kiddie pool and our mitts wrapped around an icy mojito to be inside watching TV.  We'll make an effort, though, to dry off our feet and dash inside and watch and listen.

Andre Williams Tour Giveaways

Mr Rhythm is hitting the road in August and early September .

To help spread the word about his latest slab 'o' soul, some buddies at retail are coming through with some goodies for YOU, including chances to score free tickets to the shows.  So, if you're in any of the of cities below, considered yourself tipped off...

SALT LAKE CITY (8/16): Slowtrain Records has the record on sale, on a listening post and giving away a pair of tickets to the show

AUSTIN (8/20): End of an Ear has the record on sale, giving away posters with purchase and running a contest to win a pair of tickets.

HOUSTON (8/21): Sig's Lagoon and Cactus Records have the record on sale, are giving away posters with purchase and running a contest to win a pair of tickets.

CINCINNATI (9/9): Shake It Records has the record on sale, giving away posters with purchase and running a contest to win a pair of tickets.

Andre Williams + Utah = ONE CRAZY TIME!

What state of our fine union comes to mind when you think of true bad ass soul?  That's right, UTAH!

Andre is hitting Utah for the first time ever and we look forward to hearing about what sort of cultural earthquakes he may set off.  Check out THIS incredible picture and article in Salt Lake City's local alt-paper the Slug.

"Andre Williams plays the kind of music that SLUG magazine is proud to get behind. Down and dirty, completely authentic & 100% original, a real soul rebel, his obscurity is almost baffling."

We swear, Andre gets more action than all of us put together.

P.S. We have absolutely NO idea why Mark Pickerel is lurking in the background.

Rosie Flores on Tonight Show with Los Lobos

The title sez it all.  The Rockabilly Filly will be singing back up during Los Lobos' appearance on the Tonight Show this Wednesday (8/11).

Gives you a reason to watch the show...




Old 97s EP back in print!

As we've mentioned before, with the weirdo nature of this racket sometimes we run out of things for a long time, call them out of print, then PRESTO! some more mysteriously make their way to us.

So it is so with the Old 97s long unavailable CD-EP Early Tracks.  Our Canadian distributor came across a box of them and sent them back.  Now we are offering it up to you, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST for only $4.95.

Let's show our neighbors to the north that they were fools, FOOLS, I say, for sending these back....


Ha Ha Tonka Playing Playboy Mag's "Rock The Rabbit" concert series

Ha Ha Tonka are playing in NYC on August 25th at the Highline Ballroom as part of Playboy Magazine's "Rock the Rabbit" concert series.

Tix are only $12.  Also on hard are Bear Hands, DJs, "custom Playboy energy drink cocktails" and Playmates.  Real live Playmates!   We may have to have bass player Luke Long tethered to the stage.  This event sounds like it may teeter in the regions between the sublime the ridiculous and the fantastic.

Jon Langford Retail Specials

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house and interact with actual human beings?  HERE'S a list of independently-owned stores (Remember?  Stores?) that have Jon's new album Old Devils on sale, or giving away stuff or letting you hear it for free on a listening post.  Or all three.

Support local indies!  We hope there's one near you.

Tell them we sent you!  Enjoy your little excursion out to the world.

Make sure to check with the store for availability and act fast on the giveaways.  All are first come first serve.

Andre and the Cobras at the Concert of Colors in Detroit

In July, Andre went home to Detroit to play in a big fancy room in front of a lot of fancy people for the 210 Detroit Concert of Colors.

Check out THIS video of him doing his classic "Bacon Fat."  Included in his band are Matthew Smith (Volebeats, Outrageous Cherry, producer of Andre's last album), Don Was, and Dennis Coffey of the Funk Brothers (check out that wailing solo...)

And while we were looking, we found THIS kick ass video of the Detroit Cobras from the 2008 show doing their song from Tied and True "As Long As I Have You."

The video and audio on these are super pro.  ENJOY!

Ben Weaver vs Anthony Bourdain

Down here in the BS dungeon, the one thing we probably love just as music around here is food (we also consider beer a food, by the way). Our resident neo-folkie, Ben Weaver, entered an essay challenge to be included in Anthony Bourdain's book, "Medium Raw."

Feel free to read and vote for his essay "Kitchen Bestiary" HERE.

Check back in October when we release Ben's new album, Mirepoix and Smoke-- songs inspired by his time spent in a Minneapolis restaurant's kitchen.


NPR presents a First Listen of JTE's newest, 'Harlem River Blues!'

JTECan't wait til September 14 to hear Justin Townes Earle's new album, Harlem River Blues? Well, the folks at NPR are streaming it in its entirety for the next two weeks -- Listen to it here! Then come one back here and pre-order the LP or CD to have it on your doorstep on release day!


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