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News: September 2012

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NEW ROSIE FLORES STREAMING ON MTV HIVE

The title track of Rosie Flores' new album Working Girl's Guitar is streaming on MTV Hive.

As they say: "Few album-openers more effectively assert the artist’s identity than the title track to Rosie Flores’ new solo album, Working Girl’s Guitar. The song is an up-front, declarative statement of purpose, from its surf-inspired opening riff to Flores’ strong voice belting out the lines, “I’m a working girl’s guitar / playing towns / travel far” — a fair summation of the life of the 61-year-old guitar slinger who sings the words."

Have a listen HERE, and look for the album in stores and on online on October 16th

FIREWATER US tour; first in 4 years

In support of their fab new record, International Orange!, Firewater is hitting the road in the US of A for the first time in 4 years. Tod A has packed up his toothbrush, guitar and seven semis full of lighting and pyrotechnics he stores in his apartment in Istanbul and brings that boss Firewater sound across the land for 4 weeks starting September 12th in Brooklyn.

Check out the dates (hopefully) near you!  Don't miss them, you don't wanna kick yourself for another four years!

Fear not, European friends, Firewater crisscrosses your continent for SIX weeks starting on October 12th in Istanbul.

PopMatters.com Reviews Waco Brothers/Paul Burch Album

In our continuing quest to present fuller and more thoughtfully written music journalism to you, rather than glib tossed off bon mots aimed at the legions of short attention spanned media-consuming blobs so prevalent out there, we present to you THIS lengthy review of the Waco Brothers and Paul Burch collaboration Great Chicago Fire we released this spring.

It's by the good folks (and tasteful music fans) at PopMatters.com.   They run down the album song by song and even post a soundcloud file of the title track.

So have a look.  It'll be more interesting than whatever you are doing at work right now.  Trust us.

 

 

Graham Parker and the Rumour Tour Confirmed!!

 

GRAHAM PARKER AND THE RUMOUR CONFIRM FIRST US TOUR IN 31 YEARS

NEW ALBUM 'THREE CHORDS GOOD' OUT NOV 20; PARKER AND BAND TO APPEAR IN NEW JUDD APATOW FILM 'THIS IS 40.'
Here's a story in ROLLING STONE about GP on the set...

After more than three decades, Graham Parker and The Rumour have reunited and will tour the U.S. this November and December. Upcoming dates will support their first album together in 31 years, 'Three Chords Good,' out November 20 via Primary Wave Records. The band will play a mix of new and old songs, including some not performed live since the group's split in 1981.

Tickets are on-sale Friday, September 14th at most venues.

Graham Parker and The Rumour--guitarists Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont, keyboardist Bob Andrews, drummer Steve Goulding and bassist Andrew Bodnar--were known as some of the most explosive live performers of their era, releasing a number of live records including a concert version of their critically acclaimed album, Squeezing Out Sparks.

"After doing 'Three Chords Good' I can safely say no band on earth has what the Rumour have," says Parker of the reunion. "Let's burn up some stages."

Listen to "Coathangers" off the new album on RollingStone.com: http://bit.ly/NEXgFb

Graham Parker and the Rumour can also be seen in Judd Apatow's upcoming film, This is 40, and the Parker documentary, Don't Ask Me Questions, by the Gramaglia Brothers (End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones.)

Graham Parker and The Rumour Tour Dates (more to be announced soon):

NOV 24 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
NOV 25 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1860 Opera House
NOV 27 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
NOV 28 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern On Stage
NOV 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
DEC 1 - New York, NY - Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
DEC 2 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre
DEC 6 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
DEC 7 - Newton, NJ - The Newton Theatre
DEC 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
DEC 11 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
DEC 15 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
DEC 16 - San Francisco, CA  - The Fillmore
DEC 18 - Chicago, IL - The Park West
DEC 19 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater

Barely Bloodshot: Set Times

Time's running out to get your $12 tickets to our 18th anniversary party, Barely Bloodshot, on Saturday, September 22 at Mayne Stage. If you snooze,  the door price is $20 -- SO BUY YOUR TIX NOW! (No physical tix needed, your name will be at the door).

Also, since some of you were asking, here's the set times for the day:

6:00pm doors
6:30 -- Lagunitas beers tastings begin
6:30-7:15 -- Shake'em On Down (in Act One Pub & restaurant)
8:30-9:00 and 10:30-11:00 -- Deadstring Brothers acoustic (in Act One Pub & restaurant)
7:30-8:30 -- Dex Romweber Duo
9:15-10:30 -- Jon Langford & Skull Orchard
11:15-12:30 -- Lydia Loveless

Firewater's new album chosen for the "Under the Radar" retail program

Firewater's NEW ALBUM,  which was the #1 best seller through our main US distributor last week,  was accepted into the indie retailer coalition CIMS's "Under the Radar" program for October.

And so yer thinking: "Good GAWD, what could all that insider baseball type goobledygook mean to me, the bargain minded music shopper?"

It means that, at the following stores, you can find the album on a Listening Post and SALE PRICED!

Support indie Retail!!!

ALABAMA:
OZ MUSIC (Tuscaloosa)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

CALIFORNIA:
FINGERPRINTS (Long Beach)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
LOU'S RECORDS (Encinitas)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
MAD PLATTER (Riverside)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
RHINO RECORDS (Claremont)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
SALZER'S (Ventura)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
STREETLIGHT RECORDS (San Jose)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
STREETLIGHT RECORDS (Santa Cruz)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

COLORADO:
TWIST AND SHOUT (Denver)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

DELAWARE:
RAINBOW BOOKS & MUSIC (Newark)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

FLORIDA:
CENTRAL SQUARE RECORDS (Santa Rosa Beach)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
PARK AVE CDS (Orlando)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
UNCLE SAM'S (Miami)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

IDAHO:
THE LONG EAR (Coeur D'Alene)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
THE RECORD EXCHANGE (Boise)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

INDIANA:
INDY CD & VINYL (Indianapolis)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

KANSAS:
KIEF'S (Lawrence)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

LOUISIANA:
EUCLID RECORDS (New Orleans)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

MISSOURI:
EUCLID RECORDS (St. Louis)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

MONTANA:

ROCKIN' RUDY'S (Missoula)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

NORTH CAROLINA:
SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS (Raleigh)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

NEBRASKA:
HOMER'S (Omaha)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

NEW YORK:
LAKESHORE RECORD EXCHANGE (Rochester)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
LOONEY TUNES CD STORE (West Babylon)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
RECORD ARCHIVE (Rochester)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

OHIO:
FINDERS RECORDS (Bowling Green)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSSY (Columbus)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

OREGON:
SKIP'S RECORDS & CD WORLD (Eugene)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

SOUTH CAROLINA:
EARSHOT (Charleston)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
EARSHOT (Greenville)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

TENNESSEE:
DISC EXCHANGE (Knoxville)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

TEXAS:
CACTUS MUSIC (Houston)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

VERMONT:
PURE POP (Burlington)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

VIRGINIA:
PLAN 9 RECORDS (Charlottesville)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
PLAN 9 RECORDS (Richmond- 2 Stores)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

WASHINGTON:
EASY STREET (Seattle- 2 Stores)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
OFF THE RECORD (Yakima)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

WISCONSIN:
STRICTLY DISCS (Madison)- Listening Post & Sale Priced PLUS free poster w/ purchase 10/1 THRU 10/31

Firewater Early Praise

Firewater's International Orange hit the streets last week and, for the first time in 4 years, the band is whipping rooms in the US into sweaty frenzies.

So, we thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight some of the initial press surrounding the record---the interviews, the reviews and lots of video:

-An interview with Tod A and an embedded video of a live in the studio KEXP performance in Salt Lake City's City Weekly

-Interview with Tod A on the making of the record and traveling the world in Austin's The Horn

-Interview with Tod in Examiner.com on leaving NYC and immersing himself in world music and the differences in living abroad

-Excellent reviews in the Vancouver Weekly ---how many times do BS records get called slinky and sexy--Blurt, and Examiner.com

So sit back, relax---or chillax, as I'm told the kids are saying---and catch up on what all the hub-bub is about.

 

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Cordero back on the road; Collaborating with Os Mutantes

CORDERO, Brooklyn's favorite bilingual indie rock dance band, will appear on a US midwestern tour beginning October 3rd with a free concert at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk beginning at 8:30pm--featuring two sets of Cordero, and an ongoing Obama presidential debate drinking game. Cordero will be debuting songs from an upcoming collaboration album with Os Mutantes leader Sergio Dias, the beloved 1960's psychedelic rock icon, which re-imagines the great classic protest songs and love songs of Latin American history.

Ani Cordero has the new honor of playing drums for the legendary band Os Mutantes, "The Brazilian Beatles," appearing as their drummer, on a to-be-announced tour.

Cordero will be touring with a new more complex musical line-up this fall, which features accordion from Will Holhouser of Antony and the Johnsons, Omar Akil Little of Lee "Scratch" Perry's band, and others. 


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Rosie Flores on NPR's Weekend Edition discussing Janis Martin

ROSIE FLORES will discuss the late rockabilly legend JANIS MARTIN and Janis' just-released final album The Blanco Sessions on NPR's Weekend Edition with host Rachel Martin this Sunday, September 30 at 9:45 a.m eastern time

IT'S ARCHIVED HERE

Janis Martin was one of the few female recording artists working in the male-dominated rockabilly field in the 1950s. Nicknamed "the female Elvis" for her dance moves, the Sutherland, Va. native, born in 1940, recorded a number of singles for RCA Victor and Pallette from 1956 to 1961. Her first single, "Will You Willyum" b/w "Drugstore Rock n Roll" (covered by Rosie on her upcoming album Working Girl's Guitar), sold more than 750,000 copies, landing her national TV appearances. In 1960, her husband demanded she leave music. But she returned in the '70s, and in 1995 made a guest appearance on Rosie Flores' Rockabilly Filly album.

It's here that the saga of Janis Martin's farewell album, The Blanco Sessions, began. The Blanco Sessions, produced by Flores and Bobby Trimble, was released on Cow Island Music on September 18, 2012.

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