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"An unsettling, rocking journey from the dark edges of the American Underground to the bright dawn after an all-night bender. " Stereo Subversion
"Hooray, then, for guys like Dexter Romweber. He plays rock 'n' roll, dammit, and you can tack on as many qualifiers as you please, but it is what it is, straight-up bluesy, primal, gut-punching rock 'n' roll." ---Phoenix New Times
"A deranged, swampy 14 songs that will scratch your Link Wray and rockabilly itch, while the title track is a Roy Orbison-worthy nighttime ballad in the vein of Orbison's "In Dreams.""--Houston Press
"There’s no holding back this time as the Romwebers race full-throttle toward scrappy, raucous rock ’n’ roll bliss." --listendammit.com
"14 primordial tracks that ought to be in the collection of every noir-obsessed vinyl fiend." -- The Onion AV Club
"Its versatility is quite dazzling, making it one of the best records in the Romweber catalog." --allmusic.com
"A beautiful, swampy affair and is to date one of the best records to come out in 2011. Any true lover of real rock and roll delivered with the proper attitude should own this record." --kinston.com
"Romweber's dark, menacing growl could intimidate Nick Cave if the two of them ever faced off, but sister Sara does her part by providing the music's bombastic beat." --Blurt Online
Join us as we celebrate our 17th Anniversary, the Hideout's 15th anniversary and the release of our live album recorded at the Hideout during OUR 15th anniversary.
Too much math? Well, just know this:
September 9th at the Hideout
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Tickets only $10! On sale NOW!
Entertainment provided by The Waco Brothers, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Kurt from Deadstring Brothers (solo) and Danny Black & Nora O'Connor of the Blacks.
Beer sponsorship by Goose Island
Food provided by Dangerously Delicious Pies!
The Onion AV Club is already on board. Hope to see you there.
Ha Ha Tonka's version of "12" 3-speed Oscillating Fan" always whips the crowds into a frenzy at the end of their shows. And, since much of the USA has been, or still is, sweltering under a wicked heat wave, we were happy that the folks over at Music Fog finished up this video of the band performing the song at SXSW.
Enjoy it HERE and we hope it helps cool the room a bit.
Today the Bottle Rockets new album hits the shelves, or "drops" as we say in the biz. (Personally, I hate that term, as dropping something, other than a toxic boy/girlfriend, is rarely a good thing, but that's a discussion for another day).
Anyway, thanks to all the folks who pre-ordered the record. The first 40 of you got an autographed poster, and everyone was entered in a random drawing for a couple of nifty things for the inner BROX geek in all of us.
The winners are: Tammy Stowe of Union MO won the autographed pick guard from Brian's Telecaster, and Brian Leahy of Georgetown MA won the autographed snare drum head. Congratulations. I am sure they will be worthy additions to the shrines you have in your basement and/or garage.
Finally, here's a release day review from their St Louis hometown.
Pick up a copy of HHT's latest Death of a Decade, and be entered to win a pair of tickets for a show in a town near you:
GOOD RECORDS- Dallas, TX (9/17 @ LaGrange)
LANDLOCKED MUSIC- Bloomington, IN (9/27 @ The Bishop)
CULTURE CLASH- Toledo, OH (9/30 @ Frankie's)
RECORD ARCHIVE- Rochester, NY (10/1 @ Water St. Music Hall- Also giving away a vinyl prize pack)
Enter to win a pair of tickets and a vinyl prize pack at ZZZ Records in Des Moines (no purchase necessary) (9/21 at Vaudeville Mews)
The album is also for sale through September.
Ha Ha Tonka, after a somewhat quiet summer, are hitting the road with vengeance. They will be on the road pretty much the rest of the year supporting their "wow" new record Death of A Decade. So, if you are east of the Rockies, you will have LOTS of opportunities to see the boys and have yerself a fun night on the town. HERE'S the schedule
In anticipation of the tour, they sent us THIS video today as a way of announcing it. It kind of frightened/amused us, but it is definitive evidence that they've had too much time on their hands. Please help them.