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ROBBIE FULKS DAYTROTTER SESSION

Robbie Fulks recorded a live acoustic sessions at Daytrotter, including two songs from his new Bloodshot album Gone Away Backward, a Fulks classic, and a standard. Stream it here.

SPIN ANNOUNCES 'BOTTLE ROCKETS/THE BROOKLYN SIDE' REISSUE AND STREAMS DEMO FEATURING UNCLE TUPELO

As SPIN reports, we're reissuing The Bottle Rockets' long out-of-print first two albums Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side (in remastered form with 19 bonus tracks and a 40-page booklet) on November 19th! Click the link below to hear a previously unreleased demo of "Indianapolis" featuring Brian Henneman backed by Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt). (That trio of alt-country pioneers appear a handful of times on the reissue.)

Read the announcement and stream the track here.

PRE-ORDER IT HERE

MURDER BY DEATH TO CELEBRATE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 'WHO WILL SURVIVE...' WITH SHOWS AT 'THE SHINING' HOTEL

On January 17th and 18th, Murder By Death will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their classic album 'Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?' by performing the album at Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the hotel on which Stephen King based 'The Shining.' (For those unfamiliar, it's a concept album about the Devil waging war on a small Mexican border town. Yeah, that's right. Spooky stuff. We wouldn't expect any less from MBD.)

Book your tickets and pre-order the reissue of the album here: http://www.murderbydeath.bigcartel.com/

POPMATTERS GIVES HA HA TONKA'S 'LESSONS' 8/10 STARS

"There are times when I listen to the album and end up lost in reflection about fading memories and missed chances. Other times, the guitars and drums and harmonies lift me up, convince me that the road ahead is bright. Either way, 'Lessons' makes for a fantastic journey." 

PopMatters nails it with this 8/10 star review of Ha Ha Tonka's newest album 'Lessons.'

BLOODSHOT FALL '13 SAMPLER FREE DOWNLOAD ON EMUSIC

Bloodshot's Fall '13 sampler is available for free download on eMusic! Get some free tracks from Robbie Fulks, Luke Winslow-King, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Bottle Rockets, Justin Townes Earle, Murder by Death, and more.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

LYDIA LOVELESS 'BOY CRAZY' EP ANNOUNCED VIA POPMATTERS WITH TITLE TRACK PREMIERE

Lydia Loveless is BACK! PopMatters has the scoop on her brand new five-song EP 'Boy Crazy' coming out November 5th on Bloodshot! The article also features a premiere of the title track. The EP is a collection of sun-washed, rebel-powered pop songs presenting a conversation about judgment and loss of innocence, as one transitions from good old American naivete to you-should-know-better "wisdom."

Listen here.

Pre-order here (with chance to win signed Lydia CDs).

As Lydia put it: "It's my rock and roll tribute to baseball pants and youth."

An all-new Lydia full length LP will be released in 2014.

World Premiere of "Revenge of the Mekons" Documentary

The long-in-the-works documentary REVENGE OF THE MEKONS is having it's WORLD PREMIERE November 15th in NEW YORK CITY at the NYC DOC festival

Other screenings:

NOVEMBER 16TH: Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington NC

NOVEMBER 21ST: UK premiere at the LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

From the program:

WORLD PREMIERE Emerging from the first blast of 1977 U.K. punk rock, the Mekons were notorious, as critic Greil Marcus notes, for being “the band that took punk ideology most seriously.” Charting the group’s progression from socialist art students with no musical skills through its reinvention as rabble-rousing progeny of Hank Williams, the film reveals how, four decades into a still-evolving career, the Mekons continue to make original, genre-defying music while staying true to the punk ethos.

BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES 'LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND' PERFORMANCE TO PREMIERE IN U.S. ON 10/31

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages' wild performance on BBC's 'Later with Jools Holland' will make it American debut Thursday October 31st at 10PM ET on Palladia. The episode also features performances by Pixies, CHVRCHES, Janelle Monae, and Tony Joe White. 

HA HA TONKA'S "PIED PIPERS" TO BE FEATURED ON ABC'S 'NASHVILLE' TONIGHT

Tune into ABC at 10/9c tonight to hear Ha Ha Tonka's song "Pied Pipers" featured on ABC's 'Nashville!' The song is from Ha Ha Tonka's new Bloodshot album 'Lessons.' 

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