Lydia Loveless had to cancel the rest of her tour. (insert frowny emoticon here).
She has been sick since Thanksgiving and last night in Northampton MA she lost her voice. The band debated taking off a day or two and keeping the weekend dates but it doesn't sound like she is getting better anytime soon. She just hit the wall cuz, well, dang, she's been on the road the better part of the year.
Not the way they wanted to end the year but we think we can say they gave it all they had.
12-05 The Fire Philadelphia PA
12-06 DC9 Washington, DC
12-07 Hampton Taphouse Hampton, VA
12-08 The Abbey Bar Harrisburg, VA
2013 will see a fresh and rested Lydia and we hope to get her back to those cities as soon as we can. Sorry about that.
Wow, it's the end of the day! The end of the week! Crazy day AND everyone's putting together their Big Bird Halloween costumes.
So we're combining news bits, sue us (not really, please).
It's got stories about the songs, her career and all the geeky gear talk guitarists lapse into at the drop of hat...er...pick AND a couple of embedded videos.
"From rollicking down and dirty fun to touching, heartfelt song, Working Girl’s Guitar is Rosie to the core. Sassy, classy and ready to kick ass-y (Did I really say that!?). It’s Rosie’s fault. She’s got me all riled up."
NEXT: Graham Parker's interview in SLATE magazine HERE. GP talks about making a movie with Judd Apatow, the Rumour reunion and Glenn Beck. At least he didn't make a movie with Glenn Beck. There's some embedded video of some vintage Rumour ("Local Girls") and some streaming new music.
FINALLY, after frequent and persistant (but well-meaning) badgering by lots of you folks, we got in new printings of the FIREWATER LOGO T and the LYDIA LOVELESS Gasoline Logo T's for your sartorial needs.
Carry on with your weekend,
In late July, Bloodshot turned 18!! In that hazy, crazy summer of '94, we put out a little compilation to alleviate our boredom (Angry Birds hadn't been invented yet...I know...it was like the Stone Age) and try and get into to shows for free. It features the first widely available recordings of Bottle Rockets, Robbie Fulks, The Handsome Family, and provided Jon Langford with more opportunities to make music...
And now we're old enough to do things like vote, buy pornography and Lotto tickets, get a Sam's Club membership, get a home loan (and allow banks to screw us), sue somebody (like a bank), get sued, be convicted as adults, buy tobacco, buy Nicorette gum, enter the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes....ah the world is our oyster.....
To celebrate, we're throwing at Party! 5 Bands! Beer Tastings!
Sounds like heaven to us.
While you're in the festive mood, check out our August sale highlighting artists connected to that very first album.
• We're pleased to announce that Lydia Loveless will be a featured guest and performer on the nationally-syndicated rock-n-roll talk show, Sound Opinions. The episode starts airing on Friday, July 27 -- but go to the Sound Opinions website to see when it will air on your local station that weekend. (UPDATE: Listen to it here!)
• Justin Townes Earle will curate two evenings of music entitled "In the Spirit of Woody Guthrie" on October 26th and 27th at Pace University / Pace Presents Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York, NY. Marking Guthrie's centennial celebration, the nights will also feature music from Joe Pug, The Low Anthem and John McCauley of Deer Tick. For ticket information, visit the Pace online box office.
• The final album from rockabilly legend Janis Martin will finally get its audience, thanks in part to our own rockabilly filly, Rosie Flores. Rosie is also currently writing to follow up to her Bloodshot debut, Girl of the Century.
• Whitey Morgan and the 78s are pounding the hot pavement this summer, and gathering some great press, including this solid review from the Washington Post and this feature from Creative Loafing.
To cleverly lure you into record stores and to the shows (being the geniuses at marketing that we are), we've partnered up with hip indie retailers along the tour route to offer you sale pricing, freebies, giveaways, and tickets.
Check HERE for all the skinny. Save money! Spend money! See a double bill that'll melt your socks (ouch!)!
On Record Store Day April 2012, we released two singles---by Lydia Loveless and Justin Townes Earle--- exclusively for independent retailers. Well, they disappeared super fast, but we've got about 100 or so of each we can now offer to you directly.
And so we will, but act fast...cuz after this, they be gone gone gone.
Then you'll have to shell out $40 to buy one on eBay from some dude who bought them all up that morning...
In the winter of 2012 Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless took to the tour trail together for a couple weeks and it made such a dynamic double bill that they’re gonna do it again this June.
The aptly titled Bad Machine Tour follows the release of outstanding new albums in Biram’s Bad Ingredients and Loveless’ Indestructible Machine
The Bad Machine Summer Tour begins in Tulsa, OK on Friday, June 1 and circles around the Midwest and East Coast before looping back for three shows in Biram’s home state of Texas, ending in Austin, TX on Saturday, June 30. Full tour dates HERE
In celebration of the tour announcement, Scott and Lydia are offering up FREE MP3s from their respective albums. Both are linked below, feel free to download/share/repost the tracks.
*Lydia Loveless “Learn To Say No” (from Indestructible Machine) – DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE
*Scott H. Biram “I Want My Mojo Back” (from Bad Ingredients) – DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE
Or both together via Soundcloud
Due to an sudden death in her family, Lydia has come off the road and return home.
The affected dates with the Hackensaw Boys (who are still playing) are as follows:
2/21 Springfield, MO
2/22 Kansas City, KS
2/23 Fort Collins, CO
2/24 Evergreen, CO
2/25 Denver, CO
We'll get her back your way as soon as we can.