Justin Townes Earle is currently wowing audiences while touring Down Under, but that isn't stopping him from entertaining us in the US while half a world away—JTE was recently named NPR's Song of the Day for "Look The Other Way," off his new album, Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now. Earlier last week, Justin's recently recorded World Cafe Live performance was broadcast via NPR stations across the country—if you missed it, the archive is available online.
Our man's man Scott H Biram showed up at the studios of LastFM and dropped some jaws. Check out the videos of four songs he did, the interview and the level of Biramosity he brought to the usually staid studios.
and then the other videos, as well as the interview HERE
On the heels of the release of their Bloodshot debut, Want More, post-soul evangelists JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound virtually took over the Chicago airwaves today with morning appearances on Chicago Public Radio's "848" and ABC 7's "Windy City Live." If you didn't get to catch the broadcasts, never fear! Listen to the 848 appearance here, and watch the WCL performance here!
On Memorial Day, Justin took the stage at the magnificent Millennium Park in downtown Chicago in front of over 10,000 folks. It was a glorious evening. It was also the first decent weather we had around here since like October. People were goofy with joy (or maybe it was the coolers full of wine and cocktails). We burned piles of recently shed flannel clothing in the back (no, not really, jeeez....).
Anyway, WXRT recorded the whole thing and they are broadcasting it Sunday June 12th at 8pm central time. So if you weren't there, here's your chance to have a listen. If you were there, here's your chance to re-live the memories.....ah the memories.
SUNDAY JUNE 12TH at 8pm central on WXRT 93.1 FM or listen ONLINE
This show is archived here.
The Blacks will appear TOMORROW (April 28th) on Chicago's local arts/news show 848. It will air at 9 am Central time. Listen to 91.5 WBEZ tomorrow in the Chicagoland (as you will likely be sitting in traffic somewhere....) or online HERE.
Maybe they will let the band takeover. Maybe the band will take it over anyway. Maybe they will be polite and answer the questions thoughtfully. Maybe they will grab the mic and scream out the studio window that they're mad as hell and they're not gonna take it anymore a la Peter Finch in Network.
Who knows? That's what makes the Blacks so much fun